Recently went looking for a 335 to see if I could re-live the vibe of my old '61 ES335 that I unfortunately unloaded in '67. Tried at least 20 335s in L&M stores in Toronto, Oshawa and Ottawa. All of them had issues. Frets were too tall, workmanship was poor, sound was muddy, pups were low gain. At $2999, I expected better. Then tried a Collings I-35 and was blown out of the water. Now that's how a 335 should sound. Yes, it cost me $5800, but it's worth every cent. Has anyone else been fortunate enough to try this absolutely perfect 335-style axe?