Looks like a find, I am sure it would foot the bill well. Fail on the "sit on top" box, but way cool idea in general. I wonder what brand of components he uses, there is a significant price increase to use high end western made caps and such versus cheapo Asian components that have higher drift and failure issues. I would assume he has the cheaper stuff, but so does the reissue Fenders!
If I were you, I would give it a shot, nothing to loose, and a lot of money to save. Brads machine is MADE to be Jerry, has reverb, is rack mountable, and you know his stuff is DURABLE, its on a few tours as we speak. But hell, you could by 3 of these for the same. Durability would be a huge concern for me, as I am sure you too, I am always lugging gear around and I am sick of it to be super careful all the time. Hard decision..... in the end the real deal is always a bit better, we all know that, but "Big" money savings is even better sometimes. Tough call!!