Most of the "classic" guitars have acquired their status because a number of legendary artists have played them. Some say the ES-339 will never be viewed as a true classic as it is a reduced version of the ES-335. And since today's artists still favor the ES-335 over the ES-339, chances are the ES-339 will never achieve the true "classic" status. Other people say the ES-339 provides exceptional price value, terrific looks and vintage sounds. Its price is meant to increase in the future and we are seeing the birth of a new classic. Which of these views is closer to your own?