Hey Guys, So, I'm in the unfortunate position of shopping for a replacement for my beloved '72 335. A week ago today my house was robbed. 14K worth of music gear was stolen, as well as photography gear, macbook, TV, etc. It was all loaded up in my SUV and driven away. I'm completely devastated. I've already filed the report, hit the pawn shops and music stores, checked craigslist, ebay and all that. In the time being, home owner's insurance will replace the stolen items with new items, which works in my favor as far as the macbook and camera stuff goes. But the 335 will be replaced with a new one - not a '72. I can deal with this, as attached as I was to it. The replacement budget is around 3K. The other electrics lost are no brainers. '08 American Standard Tele, '06 Epiphone Elitist Casino '65 RI. '06 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion. But the 335 was as old as me and has been my main guitar for the past 10-12 years. I'm not familiar with all the latest Gibson models that would be comparable. I suggested this one to the insurance guy. I think I'd be happy with it. I was hoping to get some feedback on this model from some fellow TPGers. I'm into the slim 60s tapered neck, coming from the narrow Norlins '72 neck. I like the dots, because the original 335s came this way and I think it's the 335 in purest form. Just wondering if there's other models I should check out. I've done searches for the past few days on this and I've come up with a lot of Gibson bashing threads and a lot of why Heritage or cheap over seas copies are better threads. I know many will fight for whatever brand that they own, because they're convinced it's a worthy substitute. So let me be clear - I'm interested in a GIBSON 335 because that's what was lost and I know what I'm missing. I'm not interested in other brands or models, 336, 339, Studio, faded, etc. Thanks.