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A Crowning Achievement
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 is a meticulously-crafted replica of a "first batch" example from 1968, identified by a crown inlay on the face of the headstock instead of the typical Les Paul silkscreen. The distinctive look and scarcity of this variation makes it extremely desirable to collectors. Gibson Custom Shop has proudly recreated it in exhaustive detail, from precise contours to era-correct construction methods. Each one of these limited-edition instruments features a VOS (light patina) finish and includes an exclusive 1968-style case, a collectible switch plate medallion, throwback hang tags, guitar picks, and a copy of the 1968 Gibson Gazette which announced the new Les Paul models to the world. Only 68 guitars will be produced for this run.
Body
Wood Species:
Lightweight Solid Mahogany Body, 2 Piece Plain Maple Top, Hide Glue Fit
Finish:
60s Gold VOS
Neck
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
Inlays
Celluloid
Truss Rod
Tubeless
Finishes

60s Gold VOS

Hardware
Finish
Chrome
Bridge
ABR-1 w/ Nylon Saddles
Tailpiece
Lightweight Aluminum
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
Electronics
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
Accessories
Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Custom Black 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
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