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2024 Gibson Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue 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 Style: Les Paul
  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Top: 2-Piece Plain Maple
  • Back: 1- Piece Mahogany
  • Binding: Multi-ply
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Weight Relief: None
  • Profile: Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12in
  • Frets: Medium-Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fret Count: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Hit
  • Finish: Gold
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback
  • Truss Rod Cover: Authentic 2 Ply Les Paul Custom
  • Jack Plate Cover: Black Multi-Ply
  • Mounting Rings: Black M69
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Pickguard: Black Multi-Ply
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Control Covers: Black
  • Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Gold-Plated Nickel Silver
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
  • Truss Rod: 2 Way Adjustable
  • Switch Washer: Black
  • Strap Buttons: Brass
  • Neck Pickup: 68 Custom Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 68 Custom Humbucker
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
  • Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors
  • Case: Custom Shop Hardshell