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1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue
A Killer Black Beauty That's Ready to Rock!
Built just as the Custom that re-emerged in '68, with long neck tenon, accurate neck profile, Alnico II humbuckers, and elegant 'Black Beauty' appointments.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade:
Binding: Multi-ply
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Density:
Binding: Multi-ply
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 3.175 kg / 7.0 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: 1968 Les Paul Custom
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Yes
Profile: 1968 Les Paul Custom
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.9
Thickness at Fret 12: 1.05
Other Materials:
Average Weight: .453592 kg / 1.25 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: Les Paul Custom holly veneer
Inlay: Pearl Split Diamond
Peg Head Binding: Multi-ply
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 14 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 Degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: .600-.625
Type: Long neck tenon
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Gauges Used: Pitch and Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: 6/6
Material: Nylon
Width: 4.28 cm / 1.687"
Slots: E: .13716 cm / 0.054"
A: .10414 cm / 0.041"
D: .04826 cm / 0.019"
G: .0381 cm / 0.015"
B: .03556 cm / 0.014"

e: .03048 cm / 0.012"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Ebony
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.28498 cm / 1.687" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.24" @ end of board
Scale: 24 3/4"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Block
Material: Pearl
Dimensions: Large: 2.921 cm x 1.7018 cm / 1.080" x .875" Small: 3.937 cm x .6096 cm / 1.375 x .155"
Average Weight: .75 lbs / .340194 kg
Finishes
Ebony
Color Code: VOEB
Surface Texture: Nitro Cellulose Finish
Filler: Natural
Sealer: Nitro Cellulose
Top:
Top Coat: Nitro Cellulose
Scraped: Yes
A Period-Correct Rendition of a Custom That Returned with a Vengeance
The Custom was one of the first genuine single-cut Les Pauls to roar back into the lineup in the late '60s, and has been a popular and collectible evolution of the model ever since. The 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue marries accurate specs and features such as a long neck tenon, full-size Alnico II humbuckers, and an authentic '68 neck profile with the elegant Custom appointments like pearl block markers on an ebony fingerboard, gold hardware, and period-correct multi-ply binding. Dressed in a hand wet-sanded nitro Ebony finish, it's the closest thing to bagging the original return of the "Black Beauty."
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 68 Custom 68 Custom
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4300-4950 4300-4950
Material of Wire (gauge): #42 #42
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm x .9525 cm / 2.61 x.68 x .375"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.7 cm / 23.5"
Slug Material: 416 Grade Stainless Steel 416 Grade Stainless Steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480" .4826 cm x 1.24206 cm / .190 x .480"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico 2
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.1965 cm / 18.975" 58.36 cm / 22.975"
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125" 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm x .3175 cm / 2.5 x .5 x .125"
Polarities:
Cover: Gold Gold
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC: 7-8k 7-8k
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Reissue Waffle Back Tuners
Material: Gold
Weight: 3.6 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 12:01
Gear Type: Closed
What is allowable turn: 4-Jan
Plating specs: Gold Plated Stamped Steel
Part numbers: 130-430-14006/007
 
String Dimensions
E: .11684 cm / .046W
A: .09144 cm / .036W
D: .06604 cm / .026W
G: .04318 cm / .017P
B: .03302 cm / .013P
e: .0254 cm / .010P
 
Bridge
Style: ABR With Thumbwheels
Material: Zinc Surrounded by a die casting alloy for casting flow
Plating Specs: Gold Plated
Part number: 130-430-10160
Weight: .0637 kg / 2.25 oz.
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.1778 cm / 0.070"
A: 0.13716 cm / 0.054"
D: 0.1016 cm / 0.040"
G: 0.0635 cm / 0.025"
B: 0.0508 cm / 0.02"
e: 0.0381 cm / 0.015"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Lightweight Aluminum
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 130-430-11739
Weight: .0311845 kg / 1.1 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4"
 
Jack Plate
Style: "Oreo" WBW
Material: ABS
Part Number: 130-430-19805
Weight: .0056699 kg / .2 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 130-430-19321
Weight: .0141748 kg / .5 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: 1968 Les Paul Custom multi-ply
Part Number: 130-430-12184
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: 1968 Les Paul Custom
Part Number: 130-430-19080
 
Knobs
Style: Black Witch Hats w/gold Volume and Tone inserts
Part Number: 130-430-19231/130-430-19232
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Reissue Black
Part Number: 130-430-19808
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: Reissue Black
Part Number: 130-430-19809
 
Switch Washer
Style: Thick/Blk/HS Gold
Part Number: 130-430-19295
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 130-430-13851V/130-430-13852V
Accessories
Case
Style: Reissue Les Paul
Color: Reissue Brown with Pink Fur Lining
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Custom Historic Certificate of Authenticity in a trifold binder
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