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Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop Heavy-Aged Electric Guitar


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Please make a selection from the drop down menu and browse through the Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop Heavy-Aged Guitars that are in stock and have been individually photographed/listed by their unique serial number/weight.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the legendary re-released 1968 Les Paul models, Gibson Custom is proud to introduce this special 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop Heavy-Aged guitar. Painstakingly crafted in the image of a heavily-worn original, the 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop has plenty of vibe to go around thanks to a selection of ultra-accurate vintage features and period-correct electronics with P-90s. This incredibly accurate re-creation is sure to satisfy whether you're a collector, a Les Paul aficionado, or a discerning guitarist who loves the feel of a well-played instrument.

Painstakingly Crafted in the Image of a Heavily-Worn Original
What makes this re-creation so unmistakably authentic is the fact that Gibson Custom got their hands on an actual Les Paul Goldtop from 1968. In fact, the guitar this is based on is actually owned by a Gibson Custom Shop employee who bought this guitar brand new five decades ago! Each and every aspect of this guitar was meticulously studied by the Gibson Custom team in order to make this reissue as authentic as possible.

Ultra-Accurate Vintage Features
This 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop brings you as close to the original as possible with a slew of ultra-accurate vintage features including a hide glue construction, an authentic neck carved, a nylon nut, aged trapezoid inlays, godl top hat control knobs, vintage-style tuners, and a traditional marriage of a lightweight stopbar tailpiece with an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge featuring nylon saddles. The heavily aged finish throughout provides a well-played, vintage feel.

Period-Correct Electronics with P-90s
A set of custom P-90 pickups grace this Les Paul, giving this guitar that brilliant, vintage-inspired single-coil bite that players have come to know and love over the years. Pairing these pickups with hand-wired electronics featuring 550K CTS volume and tone pots, Black Beauty capacitors, and a Switchcraft toggle, you can be sure this guitar will faithfully re-produce that legendary sonic character of the original.


  • Based on an Actual 1968 Les Paul Goldtop
  • Heavily Worn Goldtop Finish
  • Lightweight Solid Mahogany Back with 2-Piece Maple Top
  • Authentic Hide Glue Adhesives Throughout
  • 24.75"-Scale Medium-Chunky C-Shaped Mahogany Neck (Scanned from Original)
  • Solid Rosewood Fingerboard with Aged Celluloid Trapezoid Inlays and Nylon Nut
  • Custom P-90 Pickups w/Hand-Wired Electronics
  • Vintage-Correct Hardware
  • Includes Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Goldtop Heavy-Aged Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.687"
Neck Shape Medium-Chunky C (Scanned from Original)
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Les Paul
Neck Type Long Neck Tenon
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top 2-Piece Maple
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom P-90
Neck Pickup Custom P-90
Bridge Type ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic w/Nylon Saddles and Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Double Band, Double Line Deluxe
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Gibson Custom Limited Edition
Model Heavy-Aged 1968 Les Paul Goldtop
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

About Gibson:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!