The amplifier without the battery option sets the price of the amp at $1499.00. This makes it more affordable to own one of these beauties. You can actually add the battery option at a later date should you see the need for it!!
I played the G1 at the 2010 Winter NAMM show and it was a really great sounding amp. The two footswitchable channels were awesome and it had one of the best sounding reverbs I ever heard. Definitely worth checking out..!!