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Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom VOS Electric Guitar Ebony

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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 sty...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Price: $5,499.00
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Overview

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.

The 1968 Les Paul Custom stood apart from its 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 Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom 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 vintage experience. Each will include an exclusive case, collectible switch plate medallion, throwback hang tags and guitar picks,and a copy of the 1968 Gibson Gazette which announced the new Les Paul models to the world.

Features

  • Nitro-finish lightweight solid mahogany body with 2-piece maple top
  • 24.75"-scale 1-piece mahogany neck with 22-fret ebony fingerboard
  • '68 Custom humbuckers, 3-way pickup switch
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Kluson "Waffleback" tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium chunky
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in long tenon
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Historic
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Nylon
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '68 Custom
  • Middle:
  • Bridge: '68 Custom
  • Brand: Gibson Custom
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson Waffleback
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
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  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: United States
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