Spent a little time with a new 2014 that's on clearance for less than $2k and liked it for its size compared to a 335. I have a 335 and love it's sound, but it's unwieldy to me. The good: size of course, and the familiarity of the LP shape. Pickups sound really good, they're the unpotted alnico II and III. Playability is really good, nice action. Fit and finish looks good and has a really nice top on it. The bad: not quite up to my historics in the neck profile department. It's supposed to be a 59 profile but it's more slim; similar to my Shanks' profile, especially in the shoulders, but a little smaller. Binding is that silly flesh colored stuff that comes out of Memphis, and doesn't really match the rest of the plastics, that look more historic spec. The neck finish is sticky. Overall it's a stunner in appearance with the historic burst top and the dark back. Can't make up my mind to pull the trigger on it, and was hoping if anyone else has one, or spent some time with one, they could enlighten me some with their opinions.