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 was meticulously crafted to be an exact replica of one well-worn original example - a guitar that just so happens to belong to a Gibson Custom Shop employee who received it new in 1968! Every one of these recreations perfectly captures the character and vibe of that invaluable original, the result of exhaustive study, uncompromising attention to detail and fine American craftsmanship. Each will include an exclusive case, collectible switch plate medallion, throwback hang tags and guitar picks, and a copy of the 1968 Gibson Gazette which announced the new Les Paul models to the world.
Limited to only 68 total instruments produced.
Wood Species: Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Plain Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Material: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit, 14 Degree Peghead Angle
Neck Profile: Medium-Chunky C-Shape, scanned from original.
Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.687", 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.240", 56.89mm
Truss Rod: Tubeless
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-o-matic w/ Nylon Saddles
Tailpiece: Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Tuning Machines: Double Band, Double Line Deluxe Tuners
Pick Guard: Single Ply Cream
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Reflectors
Switch Tip: Cream
Switch Washer: Cream
Jack Plate Cover: Cream
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
Case: Gibson Custom Black Hardshell Case with Gold Lining
Other: 50th Anniversary Switch Plate Medallion (w/ Extra Black Plastic Cover in the Case), Replica 1968 Gibson Gazette, Exclusive 1968-style Gibson Guitar Picks, Gibson Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity