Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom Heavy Antique Pelham Blue VOS

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom Heavy Antique Pelham Blue VOS

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Description & Specs

From Gibson:

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.

Model Number: LPC68M2M13615
Serial Number: 090058
Finish Package: VOS
Construction: All Hide-Glue Construction
Weight: 9lbs 7.3oz

Neck Material: Mahogany 
Peghead: Les Paul Custom
Head Veneer: Custom Holly
Neck Dimensions: 68 Standard, 0.89" -1.03"

Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale: 24-3/4
Fingerboard Binding: .062 White w/Tortoise Side Dots
Nut: Nylon
Inlays: Custom
Fretwire: Reissue

Top Material: Plain Maple
Top Finish: Heavy Antique Pelham Blue
Top Binding: 7-Ply W/B/W/B/W/B/W
Back Binding: 7-Ply W/B/W/B/W/B/W
Back Material: Mahogany, Light 
Back, Neck, Rims Finish: Natural Filler, Antique Metallic Teal
Routing: 68 Single Carve
Body Dimension: 68 Single Carve

Hardware Material: Gold
Machine Heads: Gold Waffle Backs
Bridge: ABR-1
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Jackplate: Reissue Oreo
End Pin: Brass
Truss Cover: 74 Custom
Pickguard: 68 Custom
Knobs: Black Witch Hate w/Gold Inserts
Switch Tip: Cream
Switch Washer: Black and Gold
Backplates: Reissue, Custom Shop Medallion

Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker "S"
Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker "S"
Pickup Covers: Gold
Mounting Rings: Black

Case: Hardshell Case Historic Brown w/Pink Interior
Accessories: Chicago Music Exchange Certificate of Authenticity, Extra Switch Plate Included

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