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    Gibson Custom Shop - 1968 Les Paul Custom Re-Issue - Ebony Gloss


    The 1968 Les Paul Custom stood apart from its 1950s predecessors in a few significant ways. Instead of a solid mahogany body, it now had a solid maple top on a mahogany back - adding the clarity and bite that many rock guitarists sought. It also came standard with two humbuckers as opposed to three, providing additional picking clearance. And lastly it had a 14-degree peghead angle for reduced string tension. This set of features instantly became the new standard for the Les Paul Custom model, which has been produced continuously by Gibson ever since. This 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue was designed to be the final say in historical accuracy, tone and feel. Every detail and spec was meticulously revived by the skilled artisans at Gibson Custom Shop to provide an amazing, life-long vintage ownership experience.

    Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

    Specs

    Serial No.

    102768

    Weight

    4.36kg

    Type

    Solid Body

    Colour

    Ebony

    Orientation

    Right Handed

    Number of Strings

    6

    Body Shape

    Les Paul

    Body Material

    2-Piece Plain Maple Top; 1-Piece Mahogany Body

    Body Finish

    Nitrocellulose Gloss

    Neck Material

    Solid Mahogany

    Neck Shape

    Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape

    Fretboard Material

    Solid Ebony

    Number of Frets

    22

    Fretboard Inlays

    Mother of Pearl Block

    Fret Size

    Medium Jumbo

    Fretboard Radius

    12

    Nut Material

    Nylon

    Nut Width

    1.69 / 42.85mm

    Neck Pickups

    68 Custom Humbucker (Gold)

    Bridge Pickups

    68 Custom Humbucker (Gold)

    Controls

    (Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors) 2 x 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 x 500K CTS Tone Pots, 3-Way Switchcraft

    Pickguard

    Black Multi-Ply

    Bridge

    ABR-1 (Wired); Stop Bar Tailpiece (Gold)

    Tuners

    Kluson Waffleback (Gold)

    Strings

    .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

    Case/ Bag

    Custom Shop Hardshell

    Accessories

    Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags

    Gibson Custom Shop - 1968 Les Paul Custom Re-Issue - Ebony Gloss

    $10,375.00

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