Up for sale this stunning & beautiful condition 2018 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony.
Celebrating 50 Continuous Years of Les Paul Customs 300 pieces made
In the summer of 1968, Gibson did something unprecedented. They re-released two guitar models that were discontinued a decade earlier, a Les Paul Custom and a Les Paul Goldtop. Many famous guitarists at the time adopted 1950s Les Paul models because of their heavy tones, vocal qualities and endless sustain, creating a demand for the classic body style that continues through today.
2018 marks the 50-year anniversary of when Gibson introduced reissues to the guitar industry. Whilst it might seem unthinkable today, Gibson stopped producing traditional Les Pauls between 1961 and 1968 but when the Les Paul made its comeback in ’68 the Custom was one of the models reintroduced.
The expert builders have gone into meticulous detail to recreate the look, feel, and the sound of an original 1968 Les Paul Custom, giving you a piece of that vintage vibe at a fraction of the cost.
Body and Neck
The body is made from a solid piece of lightweight, non-weight-relieved Mahogany which will make it comfortable to play without compromising on the sustain and tone that comes from a Les Paul’s solid mahogany construction. This guitar features a glued-in, long tenon Mahogany neck for added sustain and stability, the latter of which is only enhanced by the use of hide glue which creates a stronger bond between materials. Hide glue is also used to secure the Maple top and the Ebony fingerboard so you can be assured of the durability of this guitar.
This particular guitar has a VOS (vintage original spec) finish which is designed to make it look exactly like a Les Paul Custom would fresh out of the factory in 1968.
The 50th Anniversary Les Paul Custom comes loaded with two 68 custom humbuckers. The 68 custom pickups are designed to recreate the sound of Gibson’s humbuckers from 1968 and will give you that authentic, instantly-recognisable Les Paul tone that has helped shape much of music for decades. Gibson Custom Limited Edition (Only 300 Made)
Body Style: Les Paul
Back: Lightweight Solid Mahogany Back
Top: 2-Piece Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Weight relief: None
Neck: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit, 14 Degree Peghead Angle
Neck profile: Medium-Chunky C-Shape, scanned from original
Nut width: 1.687”, 42.85mm
Fingerboard: Solid Ebony, Hide Glue Fit
Scale length: 24.75”, 62.865cm
Number of frets: 22
Inlay: Pearl Block
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-o-matic w/ Nylon Saddles
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Knobs: Black Witch Hats w/ Gold Reflectors
Tuners: Kluson Waffleback
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, Switchcraft Toggle Switch
Finishes: Ebony VOS
Case: Gibson Custom Black Hardshell with Gold Lining
Collateral: 50th Anniversary Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Replica 1968 Gibson Gazette, Exclusive 1968-style Gibson Guitar Picks, Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity
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