Gibson LE Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop with Case

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Don't pass on this 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop! Only 68 guitars will be produced for this run.

A Crowning Achievement:
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.

This 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop is a meticulously-crafted replica of a “first batch” example from 1968, identified by a crown inlay on the face of the headstock instead of the typical Les Paul silkscreen. The distinctive look and scarcity of this variation makes it extremely desirable to collectors. Gibson Custom Shop has proudly recreated it in exhaustive detail, from precise contours to era-correct construction methods. Each one of these limited-edition instruments features a VOS (light patina) finish and includes an exclusive 1968-style case, a collectible switch plate medallion, throwback hang tags, guitar picks, and a copy of the 1968 Gibson Gazette which announced the new Les Paul models to the world. Only 68 guitars will be produced for this run.
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Gibson LE Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop Specifications
  • Series: Gibson Custom Limited Edition 
  • Body Style: Les Paul
  • Back: Lightweight Solid Mahogany
  • Top: 2 Piece Plain Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
  • Binding: Cream
  • 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 Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Scale Length: 24.75”, 62.865cm
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut: Nylon
  • Inlay: Celluloid
  • Binding: Cream
  • Binding Style: Traditional, Rolled Hardware
  • Bridge: ABR-1 with Nylon Saddles
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum 
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Reflectors 
  • Tuners: Double Band, Double Line Deluxe Tuners 
  • Plating: Chrome 
  • Neck Pickup: Custom P-90
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom P-90
  • Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors, Switchcraft Toggle Switch 
  • Finish: 60s Gold VOS
  • Case: Custom Black with Gold Lining
  • Quantity Available: 68

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