Gibson Les Paul Custom 1968

Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson Les Paul Custom 1968

The Richard Fortus Collection

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Summary
Finish Details: The back of the neck has been oversprayed from approximately the first to ninth frets. There are three small black drop fills on the front of the body behind the tailpiece, likely from a prior Bigsby installation. The remainder of the finish appears original.
Top Material: Maple Top
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Solid mahogany body with carved maple cap. There are three filled screw holes on the front of the body behind the tailpiece, which have been drop filled with black lacquer.
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .82" (1st fret), .98" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00" to
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound ebony fretboard and block inlays. The neck has been refretted, and the back of the neck has been oversprayed from approximately the first to ninth frets. The radius appears to have been changed to 10" during the refret.
Electronics: Original patent sticker Gibson humbuckers, 3-way toggle switch, and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The bridge tone pot and capacitor have been replaced; the remainder of the wiring harness appears original. The original pot codes date to 1968.
Pickup Measurements: 7.5k (neck), 7.0k (bridge)
Hardware: The nut has been replaced.
Weight: 9 lbs 9 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck has been refretted -The back of the neck has been oversprayed -The nut has been replaced -The bridge tone pot and capacitor have been replaced -There are three small drop fills on the front of the body
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has aged nicely, with noticeable play wear throughout the body and neck. The finish has consistent checking, and the back of the body has heavy buckle rash. There are three filled screw holes on the front of the body, likely from a previously installed Bigsby, which have been drop filled with black lacquer. There are many small blemishes, dings, and gouges on the sides of the body, and heavy finish wear on the back of the body exposing bare wood. The neck has bare wood exposed at the heel and along the sides of the fretboard below the binding; the upper portion of the neck has been oversprayed. The face of the headstock shows light wear, and there is some wear along the top edge as well.
Serial Number: 529849
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief; the frets are wide and moderate height with minor wear. The original pot codes date to 1968; the serial number dates the guitar to 1968.

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