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.
It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
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- 2-Piece Plain Maple Top
- 1-Piece Mahogany Back
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
- Solid Mahogany Neck
- Authentic '68 Medium "C" Shape Neck
- Solid Ebony Fingerboard
- 12" Fingerboard Radius
- 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
- Mother of Pearl Block Inlays
- Certificate of Authenticity, Mounted Custom Shop Switch Plate Medallion; Reissue Switch Backplate in Case
- Custom Shop Hardshell Case Included
- 9lbs 6.4oz
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