The 50's classic is the MIM version of the US 57 RI. Better fit and finish and way better fretwork than the typical MIM by a long ways. Mine is absolutely mint. Upgrades include 3 layer White/Black/White pickguard & trem cover, White pickup covers. (The aged 'mint' plastic is included if you want to go back to stock.) The pickups are Fender CS 50's. This guitar has one of the best feeling Strat necks ever! This is as close to a MIA 57 RI as you can get without spending large! head to head - it doesn't give up much at all. It's a great playing and sounding Strat. NOTE: The trem cover is included. I had it off to swap strings. Currently setup with 9's ... There is no fretwear on this one. I used it to record some surf songs and went back to my custom Tele... The only trades I woud be interested in would involve a QSC K8 or other K series speaker. In generic but decent hardshell case. Price Drop To $465 Plus Freight Way less than a road worn or the *new* Classic Player and a much better guitar!