The Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue has a 2-Piece Plain Maple Top, 1-Piece Mahogany Body, Medium C Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, Kluson Waffleback Tuners, Wired ABR-1 Bridge, 68 Custom Humbucker Bridge Pickup, 68 Custom Humbucker Neck Pickup, Incl. Custom Shop Hardshell Case.
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. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.
- Brand : Gibson
- Model : Custom Shop 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue
- Colour : Ebony
- Finish : Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- SKU : LPC68ULEBGH1
- Body Shape : Les Paul
- Top : 2-Piece Plain Maple
- Body : 1-Piece Mahogany
- Binding : Multi-Ply
- Neck : Mahogany
- Neck Profile : Medium C
- Fingerboard : Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlays : Mother of Pearl Block
- Fingerboard Radius : 12"
- Nut Width : 1.687"
- Nut Material : Nylon
- Scale Length : 24.75"
- Frets : 22, Medium Jumbo
- Pickguard : Black Multi-Ply
- Tuners : Kluson Waffleback
- Bridge : Wired ABR-1
- Tailpiece : Stop Bar
- Hardware : Gold, Murphy Lab Light Aged
- Bridge Pickup : 68 Custom Humbucker
- Neck Pickup : 68 Custom Humbucker
- Controls : 3-Way Selector Switch, 2x Volume, 2x Tone
- No. of Strings : 6
- Case/Gigbag : Custom Shop Hardshell
- Condition : New