This Special Faded SG was refinished in a slightly darker walnut stain, and re-coated with a satin poly finish. The pickups were also switched out to the arguably better 490/498T set that comes in some of the more expensive models. The setup on this one feels almost perfect, and I really like the neck profile. The neck, frets, and fretboard are also in excellent shape. The body has one scratch on the underside and some little dings on the headstock, but overall the guitar is in very good condition. Brown Gibson hard shell case is included.