I know I'm going to sound like a heretic, but a few months ago before the originals began to shoot through the roof on eBay I was looking to piece one of these together from parts. My cousin's shop had a couple of vintage Coronados in stock, but I didn't like the rickety bridge, the pickups seemed hit or miss and I really wished that it had a center block like the 335. To me, this seems like it answers all the problems I had with the original. I liked the way they looked overall, but they just seemed too fidgety for me, and I had no interest in getting the old pickups rewound hotter (which is what I heard a lot of people doing). Maybe I just didn't want a Coronado, but with this new series I do now.