1968 Les Paul Custom ReissueBeauty...and a Beast!

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

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. + expand +
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We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood. Please consider locating a dealer who may be able to ship to your location.

1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Specifications

Body

Top Material
2-Piece Plain Maple
Binding Style
Multi-ply
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Gloss

Neck

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

Hardware

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

Electronics

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

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
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