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The Gold Standard

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 Gibson Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue is a meticulously-crafted replica of a "first batch" example from 1968, identified by a crown inlay on the face of the headstock. The distinctive look and scarcity of this variation makes it extremely desirable to collectors. Custom Shop has proudly recreated it in exhaustive detail, from the 14-degree headstock angle to the thick cutaway binding to the precise contours and profiles throughout. It offers not only a vintage ownership experience, but a completely inspiring sound and feel with every chord and strum.
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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.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge

1968 Les Paul Standard Goldtop Reissue Specifications

Body

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

Neck

Material
Solid Mahogany
Profile
Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
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
Celluloid Trapezoid
Joint
Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit

Hardware

Finish
Chrome
Tuner Plating
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1
Tailpiece
Stop Bar
Tuning Machines
Gibson Deluxe Double Line, Double Ring
Pickguard
1-Ply Cream
TrussRod
2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover
2-Ply Black/White "Les Paul"
Control Knobs
Gold Top Hats w/ Silver Reflector Inserts
Switch Tip
Cream
Switchwasher
Cream
Jack Plate Cover
Cream
Control Covers
Brown
Strap Buttons
Aluminum
Pickup Covers
Cream Soapbar

Electronics

Neck Pickup
Custom Soapbar P90
Bridge Pickup
Custom Soapbar P90
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 Brown Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags