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Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar

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With its distinctive style and long list of appointments, the 1968 Les Paul Custom has long been a favorite of players and collectors. Featuring the trademark split diamond headstock inlay and lavishl... Click To Read More About This Product

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With its distinctive style and long list of appointments, the 1968 Les Paul Custom has long been a favorite of players and collectors. Featuring the trademark split diamond headstock inlay and lavishly bound body, this Custom Collection version adds a carved, 5A quilted maple top. Each piece of figured maple used for the tops on these guitars was hand picked by our guitar buyer in the Gibson Custom Shop. Each piece features has a unique and especially vibrant character that really makes each of these guitars pop. These very special tops are showcased by gorgeous transparent finishes, including Firemist, which is available only through us. The '57 Classic humbuckers provide the smoothest, richest tone of any of the Gibson pickups while gold hardware adds a sumptuous glow under the stage lights.

Gibson's Custom Shop produces some of the finest electric guitars on earth. Using the best materials money can buy, a staff of skilled luthiers reproduce some of the greatest Gibsons of the past and create stunning new instruments for players and collectors who demand the best.

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FEATURES

  • Highly figured maple top
  • Solid mahogany back
  • Multi-ply white/black binding on top & back
  • Gold hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge, stopbar tailpiece
  • 1-piece mahogany neck w/long neck tenon
  • 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard
  • Pearl block inlays
  • Rounded neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale length, 1 11/16" nut width
  • Kidney bean tuners
  • '57 Classic humbucking pickups
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Includes Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity
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Gibson Custom1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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(44 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heavy and expensive, and yet...

By Anonymous

from Portland

Comments about Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar:

The 1968 Les Paul Custom is fantastic. There's no replacement for a genuine Les Paul. I run it through a Vox AC-30 and it just purrs. The tri-burst is gorgeous. It'll wear a hole in your shoulder though. They don't drill holes in the body so the guitar is extremely heavy. That gives it a brighter sound and more sustain though. Les Pauls tend to be on the darker side tone-wise so the extra brightness does wonders for the tone of this guitar. As with all Gibsons, it's ridiculously priced, but if you've got the extra cash, definitely consider this guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worth every penny!!

By wilde455

from san diego, ca

Comments about Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar:

i own several les pauls and the '68 has to have the best tone of any guitar i have owned or played, i have the tri burst, and i have to say it is also one of the most beautiful instruments out there. the ONLY downsides are that its slightly heavy and VERY expensive, but for the price you are getting one hell of a guitar. i play on a marshall vs100 head and cab with only a dunlop "slash" wah, the sound emitted by this guitar is absolutely incredible. the sustain goes on for days, deep, mellow with a nice bite. a work of art.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sell your other guitars for this!

By WM

from Michigan

Comments about Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar:

This is the best Les Paul I've ever played. It's also the lightest I've ever played. It's no Strat when it comes to weight, but when it comes down to looks and sound, this is the guitar you want. I used to play a Les Paul Goldtop custom, so it's a nice change. The tone range is insane, and this guitar refuses to detune on even two-note bends. Using a Fender '65 Reverb (original, not reissue), with an RP-100A processor, Green Screamer, Boss DD-3, and JH-B1 Signature Wah pedal. Best tone, I will NEVER EVER EVER sell this guitar. Buy it if you can afford it, it's not overpriced, you'll get your money's worth.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful guitar

By Robert

from Vacaville, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar:

Yep as stated in a previous review this is one of the heaviest Les Pauls out there, invest in a very comfortable strap if you plan to play for any length of time. The sustain swims forever which allows for some nice Slash style solos. A little on the pricey side but well worth the investment. A Marshall JVM210C is the perfect amp to pair this guitar with, they sound amazing together.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unbelievable tone

By Florida Guy

from Jupiter, Fl

Comments about Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar:

I own the "flame-top" version of this guitar as well as many others: Fenders, Ibanez, Ovation Adamas, Squire (yes Squire, I have a sweet sounding Pro-Tone)and several others, but nothing beats the sound and feel of a genuine Gibson LP Custom, and this is one that not only plays like a dream but you can stare at it for hours! Yes, it weighs a ton, but that weight is where the sound comes from, so keep this one at home for practice and recording and bragging rights, and get a Studio for the stage. And, by the way, I played no less than eight to ten LP's the day I bought this one... it won hands down!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Dylan

from California

Comments about Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom 5A Quilt Top Electric Guitar:

I must say, that I have yet to play a better guitar. While it is pretty dang heavy, its the fact that they DONT drill holes in the body that give it that rich, classic, Les Paul sustain and warmth. The tone is amazing, and in comparison to my 1980 LP Custom, the pickups are definetely hotter and sound better. The tri-burst that I have is beautiful and the neck feels great. Definetely consider this guitar if you got the cash, nothing beats an LP Custom

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