This is a well loved and played Gibson 68 Reissue Les Paul Custom. The guitar shows nice aging which does include some pitting on the top from many gigs. The binding and hardware have aged nicely. This is exactly the kind of wear someone would pay 1000s of dollars for the LAB to do for you. This is an amazing player with plenty of life on the frets.
Included with this guitar is a waterproof SBK flight case which is where this guitar has lived ever since I have owned it.
Beauty…and a Beast!
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.
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.
1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Specifications
Body 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 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 Hardware Finish Gold Tuner Plating Gold Bridge ABR-1 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 Electronics 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