1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue – Ebony



Beauty…and a Beast!

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.




1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Specifications

1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Hardware 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Neck and Side 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue Back and Neck


Body Shape Les Paul
Top 2-Piece Plain Maple
Back 1-Piece Mahogany
Binding Multi-ply
Weight Relief None
Finish Nitrocellulose Gloss
Material Solid Mahogany
Profile Authentic ’68 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material Solid Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 12″
Number Of Frets 22
Frets Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material Nylon
Nut Width 1.69″ / 42.85mm
End of Board Width 2.24″ / 56.89mm
Inlays Mother of Pearl Block
Joint Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


Finish Gold
Tuner Plating Gold
Bridge ABR-1 (Wired)
Tailpiece Stop Bar
Tuning Machines Kluson Waffleback
Pickguard Black Multi-Ply
TrussRod 2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover Authentic 2-Ply Les Paul Custom
Switch Tip Cream
Switchwasher 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 .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