I don't see the Classic in their official 2016 line up so I'm not sure what the specs are now. The Trad has a 50s neck 57 classic pickups. Classics usually have a 60s neck and ceramic pickups. Recent Classics have also had a toggle for a battery powered boost in place of one of the tone knobs.
OK so digging in deeper I found that the Traditional model has a 50s neck profile and the Classic has the 60s slim taper. The other weird thing is that the Classic isn't on the Gibson website. They only seem to be available on americanmusical.com and zzounds.com. I'm thinking about buying my first LP and don't want to spend as much as a Standard or Historic costs so these are the ones I'm focusing on. Any info appreciated.