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Gibson Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Gloss Ebony With Case

SKU 00GIB032
by Gibson
Original price $ 6,199.00 - Original price $ 6,199.00
Original price
$ 6,199.00
$ 6,199.00 - $ 6,199.00
Current price $ 6,199.00

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.

Detailed Specifications

Neck Depth:

1st fret: .877”
12th fret: .1.021”


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


Material: Solid Mahogany
Profile: Authentic '68 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687"
End of Board Width: 2.24"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Block
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


Finish: Gold
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: ABR-1 (Wired)
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback
Pickguard: Black Multi-Ply
Truss Rod: 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


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


Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories: Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags