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Beauty...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.
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

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1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Les Paul
Top
2-Piece Plain Maple
Back
1-Piece Mahogany
Binding
Multi-ply
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Nitrocellulose Gloss

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material
Nylon
Nut Width
1.69" / 42.85mm
End of Board Width
2.24" / 56.89mm
Inlays
Mother of Pearl Block
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Tuner Plating
Gold
Bridge
ABR-1 (Wired)
Tailpiece
Stop Bar
Tuning Machines
Kluson Waffleback
Pickguard
Black Multi-Ply
TrussRod
2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover
Authentic 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Switch Tip
Cream
Switchwasher
Black
Jack Plate Cover
Black Multi-Ply
Control Covers
Black
Strap Buttons
Brass
Mounting Rings
Black M69
Pickup Covers
Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver

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
Pickup Selector
3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack
Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories
Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags