It is a very basic guitar, no frills, but plays and sounds just as it is supposed to. Mine was made in 2006 and looks exactly like the one in picture. I did personally drop a couple of Seymour Duncan pickups into it but that was a though choice because the stock pickups sounded really awesome to me, better than the stock ones that came in my 2010 Les Paul Studio.
I own the 1995 version of this guitar which I bought used. It comes with covered Humbuckers and an ebony fretboard. The tuners are Jin Ho and the first and only guitar I have that uses them. I had never heard of them before I bought this. Great look. Great sound. It's a classic, through and through.