So I've been on this hunt for a 335 for the past year or so. Bought one and returned it after discovering some dead notes and just not being able to get the setup the way I wanted. It looked fantastic but just wasn't a great sounding 335. I've played about a handful of them since then in search for "the one", but just could not gel with any of them. I did end up liking the sound of one of the 2016 335's I played, but the look was not my cup of tea at all, and the price was double what I paid for the previous one I owned. When I returned the first 335 I bought, I ended up swapping it out for a 2016 Les Paul Standard. I had no intention of doing that (already had a traditional at home) but the standard just sounded so amazing and played so well that I felt I HAD to. So now I'm here, looking at some great deals on these ES Les Paul's. I've played a couple of them and they definitely sounded more like a 335 than a LP, yet still not the same as a 335. They fill the space somewhere between for sure. I'm almost to the realization that I haven't found the perfect 335 for me because, maybe a 335 isn't for me? Has anyone here had experience with the ES Les Paul's? What are your thoughts?