Gibson Custom Shop PSL ’68 Les Paul Custom Figured Top Nordic Blue 9.1 #400828

Serial Number: 400828
Weight: 9 lbs 1 oz

For over 30 years Gibson Custom has proudly been the torchbearer of, not only Gibson’s legacy, but also American craftsmanship and the value of human ingenuity. We believe today, as we did 20 years ago, that there remains a place in this world for the best of the best and that there is a value in what we do that extends far beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a finely crafted Les Paul.

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail.

The 1968 Les Paul Custom stood apart from its 1950s 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. This 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue was designed to be the final say in historical accuracy, tone and feel. Every detail and spec was meticulously revived by the skilled artisans at Gibson Custom Shop to provide an amazing, life-long vintage ownership experience.

Other Features Include:

  • Body Style Les Paul
  • Body Shape Les Paul
  • Top 2-Piece Figured Maple Top
  • Back 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Binding Multi-ply
  • Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Weight Relief None
  • Profile Authentic ’68 Medium C-Shape
  • Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count 22
  • Frets Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material Nylon
  • Nut Width 42.85 mm / 1.687 in
  • End Of Board Width 56.89 mm / 2.239 in
  • Inlays Abalone Block
  • Headstock Inlay Custom Abalone
  • Joint Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
  • Finish Gold
  • Bridge ABR-1
  • Tailpiece Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines Kluson Waffleback
  • Pickguard Black Multi-Ply
  • Truss Rod 2-way Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover Authentic 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
  • Switch Tip Cream
  • Switch washer Black
  • Jack Plate Cover Black Multi-Ply
  • Control Covers Black
  • Strap Buttons Brass
  • Mounting Rings Black M69
  • Pickup Covers Authentic Profile Gold-plated Nickel Silver
  • Neck Pickup 68 Custom Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup 68 Custom Humbucker
  • Controls 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors
  • Pickup Selector 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories Gibson Custom Switchplate Medallion (w/ Historic Black Plastic Cover in Case), Certificate of Authenticity Booklet, Historic Reissue Hang Tags
  • LPC68PSL16481
  • 9 lbs 1 oz
  • 400828

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