A 76 335 was my first good gtr. I still have it. I changed the trap tailpiece to a stop. Pickups are Duncan’s. Schaller M6 tuners and now has a tusq nut. It’s been re fretted too. I don’t play it often actually. Once I started playing solid body gtrs when I was a full time musician I never really used the 335 w any regularity again. It’s great for a lot of different styles of music but it is heavy and hangs oddly on a strap. I don’t think it’s a lot better or different than having a good lp standard or even a Tele.
I gigged and recorded for 40 years, went on the road many times and only brought 1 335 and a Strat. Left the Les Paul at home unless it was a local gig. Never felt the need for 2 of any guitar. If I had to do a lot of slide work that required open tuning, I'd leave one tuned that way and use the other guitar for regular playing.
Never understood duplicates.
I also don't have any duplicates in my collection, so never felt the urge to have multiple 335s - in fact I have a hard time justifying having a 335, SG and LP at the same time! But here's mine - a 58RI with a massive neck that I adore. It pairs well with my slim-necked SG.
I have 4 ES-335's - Each has different colors and pickups. Most are from different Era's.
1983 Custom Shop ES-335 Natural - Shaw Humbuckers
1996 ES-335 Flamed Sunburst - 57 Classics
1999 Custom Shop Black ES-335 59-RI - Tom Holmes H450/H455
2016 ES-335 Cherry Red- Memphis Custom Buckers.
I bought a mid 80s Dot reissue in tobacco sunburst but just never bonded with it, so it got sold in between marriages. When I wanted a semihollow in the 20teens, I went with Gretsches and recently with a CS-356...