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Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Gloss Ebony

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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.


Body Shape: Les Paul

Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple

Back: 1-Piece Mahogany

Binding: Multi-ply

Weight Relief: None

Finish: Nitrocellulose Gloss

Neck Material: Solid Mahogany

Neck Profile: Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape

Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm

Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Number Of Frets: 22

Frets: Medium-Jumbo

Nut Material: Nylon

Nut Width: 1.69" / 42.85mm

End of Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm

Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block

Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Finish: Gold

Tuner Plating: Gold

Bridge: ABR-1 (Wired)

Tailpiece: Stop Bar

Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback

Pickguard: Black Multi-Ply

TrussRod: 2-way Adjustable

Truss Rod Cover: Authentic 2-Ply Les Paul Custom

Switch Tip: Cream

Switchwasher: Black

Jack Plate Cover: Black Multi-Ply

Control Covers: Black

Strap Buttons: Brass

Mounting Rings: Black M69

Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

Neck Pickup: 68 Custom Humbucker

Bridge Pickup: 68 Custom Humbucker

Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors

Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft

Output Jack: Switchcraft

Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Case: Custom Shop Hardshell

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

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.