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.
Two minor flaws I need to point out: lines around the tuners where a bigger footprint set of Klusons were once installed (pic), and supposedly there was a hairline crack on the headstock which appears invisible now (pic). Otherwise in very nice shape with excellent frets and a comfortable, low set up. From a 13 Les Paul Standard Plus and all prewired just hook up your pickups and output jack. It's hot, but not distorted, with very good harmonics. This is a great looking Tele, with some figuring in the alder that you dont normally find on the workhorse Telecaster.
If youre looking for a REAL Les Paul without spending a fortune, get this beauty for $1199. Volume pots have push-pull switching to independently split the coils for single-coil tones, with hum-cancelling performance in the middle position thanks to a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity bridge pickup. More importantly, it has undergone a complete electronics upgraded with a great set of Di Marzios with an Area Hot T (DP421) in the bridge and an Area T (DP417) in the neck, both with Alnico magnets.
You can also pop up the neck pickup' tone control for reverse-phase tones, or lift the bridge pickup' tone knob to tap Gibson' new Pure Bypass setting, which routes that pickup straight through to the output jack, bypassing the volume and tone controls for a hotter, clearer sound. These are both hum-cancelling so youll have none of the usual Tele hum issues.
The bridge pickup is described as having a dynamic quality half-way between a PAF and a P90, nice, while the bridge pickup has the perfect blend of warmth and clarity.
Even though theyre hum cancelling, you can definitely find some Tele quack in this baby.
It was all professionally installed with quality USA pots, switch, cap, and cloth wires. The set up is phenomenal, with very low action and no fret outs during bends. Ibanez "Metal Mission" Jumpstart Pack, (Ibanez G10 Camo), (pic2), (pic3), (gigbag), (tuner/pouch/manual/strap/cable/shirt), (amp), (headphones).With 0 in upgrades (not counting labor), this is a great deal on a pro sounding Tele, in immaculate condition, at 0 less than a stock model. The GTA15R is the best amp I've ever seen in a prepackaged starter kit and includes gain control to add distortion, bass, mid, treble, volume and *reverb* - with a separate CD input for practice which has its own volume control.: If you're not familiar with my site, it's simple, and you'll love it or hate it: (1) This page has gear that has recently arrived; (2) Links at the bottom of this page take you to most of our gear, logically arranged by manufacturer or type, e.g. (3) Lastly, my contains a lot of gear that hasn't made it back to the proper pages yet and is sort of in limbo until I move it.It's not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since '98 and I firmly believe, "if it ain't broke - don't fix it." All guitars and other gear have pictures.Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there's a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size.Another cool 60 Classic with a mildly figured top, loaded with a great pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers (SH-4 JB in bridge, SH1N 59 in neck).