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Pre-Owned Gibson Custom Shop '68 Les Paul Custom - Figured Fire Mist with Hard Shell Case

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Gibson Custom Shop '68 Les Paul Custom - Figured Fire Mist  with Hard Shell Case

Gibson Custom Shop '68 Les Paul Custom Figured: A Testament to Vintage Excellence

The Gibson '68 Les Paul Custom Figured stands as a monumental achievement within the Gibson Custom Shop, a place renowned for its unparalleled dedication to craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. This reissue model revives the distinguished design of the 1968 original, enhancing it with meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy. Distinguished by its solid maple top on a mahogany back, this guitar delivers the clarity and bite that defines the rock genre. The reduced number of humbuckers—now two instead of three—provides improved picking clearance, and the 14-degree peghead angle ensures reduced string tension, setting a new standard for the Les Paul Custom series.

Flawless Construction for Peerless Performance

Every aspect of this instrument is crafted for precision and longevity, from its handpicked figured maple top to its lightweight mahogany body. The neck is made of solid mahogany with a '60s square heel and finished with a custom holly head veneer, echoing the aesthetic and functional standards of its time. The ebony fingerboard is adorned with custom inlays and equipped with reissue fretwire, ensuring smooth playability and sustained quality.

Exquisite Details and Authentic Appointments

The '68 Les Paul Custom Figured is equipped with top-tier hardware to complement its stunning visual appeal and enhance its musical output. Chrome hardware, including waffle back tuners and an ABR-1 bridge with a lightweight stop bar tailpiece, anchors the instrument’s vintage authenticity while providing modern reliability. The control setup, featuring black "Witch Hat" knobs with gold inserts and true historic pickup covers, reflects Gibson's commitment to authenticity and functional elegance.

Specifications:

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Peghead: LP Custom, 14-degree angle
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, 24.75" scale
  • Nut: Nylon
  • Inlays: Custom
  • Body Material: Figured Maple, Lightweight Mahogany
  • Top: Handpicked Figured Maple B Top
  • Finish: Fire Mist - Gloss
  • Hardware Material: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Chrome Waffle Backs
  • Bridge: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Lightweight Stop Bar
  • Jackplate: '68 Custom Oreo
  • Pickguard: '68 Custom
  • Knobs: Black Witch Hat with Gold Inserts
  • Pickups: '68 CST GPC Medium BMR, '68 CST GPC Extra High BMR, True Historic PU Covers
  • Controls: Black Sprague Caps, Short Shaft Pots
  • Serial Number: 6 Digit Stamped
  • Additional Features: Black molded switchwasher with gold lettering, Chrome dial pointers

This guitar is in excellent condition and has undergone a full in-store professional inspection and setup. The neck is nice and straight, fits comfortably in the hand and exhibits only very gentle fretwear. Cosmetically, there are some very small dings to the top of the body near the bridge/tailpiece, and very light playwear to the finish on the top and back as can be seen in photos. Original hard shell case, strap, certificate of authenticity, original literature and hangtags are included.

This guitar ships fully insured with signature required.

***This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final.***

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