thats ok but having a jem with a sustainer wouldn't be the I Lu reason someone would buy a flo replica. If someone wanted just a jem with sustainer then hell yeah just buy a jem and put in a sustainer. People would buy a flo replica because it is a replica of flo, and hopefully because flo Dosent have as bad of a beatup as evo it wouldn't be a retail price of $7. A flo replica could probably go for more than 100 also. The problem would be getting fernandes to ship 100+ white sustainers to ibanez to have the guitars made, and depending on how fernandes is with pricing, we could end up with the price of an evo replica.
Original flo is back routed, has a special hybrid neck joint, has a (probably highly modded) fernandes sustainer system, with a special neck to fit the hybrid neck joint. Add a few minor injuries on the front, a few more than the front on the back, and a couple scratches and stress marks and you've got a flo replica.
Evo is a front routed jem with standard neck joint, with an 2 evo bridge humbuckers. Evo has a billion cracks and smashes which would take more time and effort to replicate probably than Having a guitar with only minor injuries.
Both guitars have backstops.
a little roll playing
me- 'omg a flo clone would be awesome i'd buy one'
a few weeks later
me- 'omg ibanez is going to make a flo copy'
me- 'omg there it is- wtf $10,000!!! $7000 street price!? i can just buy a used JEM and put a sustainer in it!!'
then a few weeks later
me- then i think of doing that and then just do it in a $300 ibanez RG because i don't want to screw up a $2000 guitar by getting it routed.
although my last sustainer install turned out perfect (my second)
i should have the guitar this week- getting a genuine floyd rose (i kind of have 1000 invested in the guitar now- the orig guitar was only $200 used- and i got a $300 bridge put in)