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The Gold Standard
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In the summer of 1968, Gibson did something unprecedented. They re-released two guitar models that were discontinued a decade earlier, a Les Paul Custom and a Les Paul Goldtop. Many famous guitarists at the time adopted 1950s Les Paul models because of their heavy tones, vocal qualities and endless sustain, creating a demand for the classic body style that continues through today.

This 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop was meticulously crafted to be an exact replica of one well-worn original example - a guitar that just so happens to belong to a Gibson Custom Shop employee who received it new in 1968! Every one of these recreations perfectly captures the character and vibe of that invaluable original, the result of exhaustive study, uncompromising attention to detail and fine American craftsmanship. Each will include an exclusive case, collectible switch plate medallion, throwback hang tags and guitar picks, and a copy of the 1968 Gibson Gazette which announced the new Les Paul models to the world. Limited to only 68 total instruments produced.

Body
Wood Species:
Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Plain Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Finish:
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck
Material
Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit, 14 Degree Peghead Angle
Neck Profile
Medium-Chunky C-Shape, scanned from original.
Scale Length
24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number of Frets
22
Frets
Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.240", 56.89mm
Inlays
Celluloid
Truss Rod
Tubeless
Finishes

Heavy-Aged 60s Gold

Hardware
Finish
Chrome
Bridge
ABR-1 Tune-o-matic w/ Nylon Saddles
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Tuning Machines
Double Band, Double Line Deluxe Tuners
Pick Guard
Single Ply Cream
Control Knobs
Gold Top Hats with Silver Reflectors
Switch Tip
Cream
Switch Washer
Cream
Jack Plate Cover
Cream
Electronics
Neck Pickup
Custom P-90
Bridge Pickup
Custom P-90
Controls
2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Accessories
Strings
10-13-17-26-36-46
Case
Gibson Custom Black Hardshell Case with Gold Lining
Other
50th Anniversary Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Replica 1968 Gibson Gazette, Exclusive 1968-style Gibson Guitar Picks, Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity