I played one and its so sweet but ...8K+ new, thats some serious coin. What are some other models to look at in its sound range but not price. To me a 335 is closer sound wise to a Les Paul than some of these big jazz boxes so I always pass by the 335's feeling they are closer to my Les Paul. I dont even really play jazz but do some finger style and blues that I really dig on these. Maybe an ES-175 or something like that? I dont ever run into too many of these gibson at the shop so I was just wondering.