A striking looking Paul with a high gloss Ebony finish, accented with gold hardware. The ’60 Classic has all the features you know and love including ’60 slip taper neck, mahogany body with maple cap, all finished in a high-gloss, hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer. The classic tone comes from this marriage of maple’s clarity and definition and mahogany’s richness and depth which combine to produce a tonal complexity that no single-wood guitar has ever matched. Its resonance and sustain are only further enhanced by the deep-set quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 17-degree back-angled headstock. Mars Music (RIP) did a special run of around 500 pieces of the ’60 Classic in an Ebony (black) finish which is a solid (non-transparent) finish. Features of the “1960 Classic” are nearly identical to the Standard, with the primary difference being pickups, with the Classic featuring 496R and 500T ceramic humbuckers. Just like the Standard it features a mahogany body with maple cap. The only visual difference, other than the uncovered pickups, is the “Classic” screened logo and truss cover, vintage-style inked serial number, and “1960” on the pickguard. It also features 12″ fretboard radius, light amber top-hat knobs, cream plastic parts, inlaid pearloid logo, and aged-looking trapezoid fretboard inlays. Other than some light scratches in the clearcoat only, this guitar is in very nice shape with excellent frets and a comfortable, low set up. Gold hardware exhibits little to no wear. All original other than Schaller locking strap system (strap end included). A nice Paul for $1399. Includes original black case in nice shape.