Thanks for making me feel welcome.. Well I am still kind of a jazz wannabee... so the Klon is kinda part of my blues/rock past even though I still use it whenever I am plugged in..
I think it was about $250 when I got mine.
It doesn't seem indispensible to me like some guys feel.. I like my $30 Boss SD-1 as much or even more on some days..Seems more "transparent" if you can say that about an OD pedal.. I used to be a real gear hound and that was when I got the Klon. I also had played in a blues rock funk cover band so it was good there too. I got my Princeton Reverb about 15 yrs ago for $375(sounds like a great deal nowadays) and am really happy with it..and I upgraded it with a WeberVST speaker I won when the net was still new and you could actually win something!..seems like the best of Fender in a compact package..
My Riviera is actually my first electric.. I got it in 1970 or so and played in my first gigging blues band. The Tom Anderson Droptop I got when i was having some trouble with left hand pain and wanted an axe with a Floyd and 9s.. Still play it everyday even though I am learning jazz!
Really a superb guitar(fantastic attn to details and a beauty to look at) and I really like their pickups.
I probably play my first axe as much as any of them and it is a $60(1965 price) Goya nylon string I got from my first teacher when I was about 13.. action is awful but it still sounds better than most nylons I have played up to about $1000 these days.