Can anyone give me a primer on what the differences are going to be here? I know the 2001 Korean made 335 should be a pretty quality build, but I am not sure about pickups, and other parts/components etc. People seem to really like the Chinese made 335 and it sounds pretty nice in the video reviews I have heard. Musician's Friend is selling a Limited Edition Epiphone ES-335 Pro for $399 right now. They look great and seem to have VERY positive reviews. However- someone is selling a 2001 MiK Es-335 Pro for $400 with a hard case. I am not sure this is a great deal really since I don't really care it comes with a hard shell case- 20 years of wear is 20 years even if it was babied. Thanks for advice- I have been searching for comparisons and have not had much luck. I am pretty much a "Semi-Hollow" newb and all my guitars are either solid body Teles, Strats, LP, or acoustics. Here is a shot or 2 of the local MiK 335 thats for sale.