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Gibson Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Gloss Ebony (578)

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.



Top Material: 2-Piece Plain Maple
Binding Style: Multi-ply
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose Gloss
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Profile: Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687" / 42.85mm
End-of-Board Width: 2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
Finish: Gold
Bridge: ABR-1 (Wired)
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Tuners: Kluson Waffleback
Pick Guard: Black Multi-Ply
Truss Rod Cover: Authentic 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Switch Tip: Cream
Switch Washer: Black
Jack Plate: Black Multi-Ply
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
Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
Included Accessories: Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags