It is easy to see why ES-335s make so many personal lists. Affordability keeps it on the list for so many, too. But recently, CME made it possible for quite a few of us to take it off the list by getting one at some blowout prices. I opted for a Reissue '64 ES-345 TDC Maestro VOS. Technically not a 335, of course, so I, not so cleverly, am able to leave a 335 on my list? I believe that one is a 2015, with the jack on the side and not the top? If, so, I just took another wish off my list by getting that exact one, once again due to blowout pricing. I am really impressed with it. It was initially more of a "just because" on the list, but I'm finding it to be a seriously good guitar. I picked up new one a year ago at a no-brainer $500, and very nice it is, and more! When the CME Memphis blowouts came along, I was first tempted to get a Gibson ES-175, as the prices were that irresistible. But the EPI is so good (and use of a jazz box is more limited to me), that I turned my attention to getting a good Es-3x5.