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Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue, long neck tenon, '68 custom humbucker, Kluson waffleback, gold hardware, Murphy Lab Ultra Light A...  All product info

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GIBSON 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged

68-style Les Paul Custom model from the Gibson Custom Shop with Burst Bucker pickups

The Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged represents the last LP Custom model before the Gibson Norlin era and features historically accurate late sixties construction features. A faithful recreation of the last pre-Norlin model, Gibson uses traditional manufacturing techniques and era-appropriate electronics for an authentic sound, while cohesive visual appointments identify this model as a bona fide Les Paul Custom. Including Custom Shop Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity!

Authentic '68 construction

In the frame of the Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged many construction features of the last pre-Norlin models can be found again. Thus the Mahogany body is finished with a solid two-piece maple top and multiple body binding, while the mahogany neck with original Authentic '68 Medium C neck profile features a 14° headstock angle for string reduction. Of course, a 22-fret ebony fretboard with historically accurate medium jumbo fret wire is used on the Les Paul Custom model.

Double humbucker-features from the Gibson Custom Shop

The Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged represents the Custom version with dual humbucker appointments, forgoing the middle pickup for additional freedom of the picking hand. Thus, for tone conversion, two Custom Shop hand-wound '68 humbucker are used in the neck and bridge positions to produce the full LP tonal palette with traditional alnico warmth. Under the hood, the 1968 Les Paul Custom features hand-wired electronics that match the original, using high-quality parts from CTS and Switchcraft and oil-paper capacitors.

Custom equipment with Murphy Aging

The Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged is not only sonically, but also visually equipped with a custom finish that corresponds to the original. Accordingly, there are numerous multi-ply Binding on the body and fretboard, while the headstock is equipped with genuine Kluson Waffleback tuners and carries the famous Split Diamond inlay. Both the Hardware appointments and the Ebony nitro finish have undergone an Ultra Light Aged treatment, which was amazingly accurate in detailed analysis of real originals of the era by aging legend Tom Murphy and his team at the Murphy Lab.

The Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony Ultra Light Aged at a glance:

  • 1968 Les Paul Custom reissue model from the Gibson Custom Shop
  • Mahogany body with two-piece maple top
  • Multi-ply body binding
  • Mahogany neck with Authentic '68 Medium C profile and Long Neck Tenon
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Two Gibson '68 Custom humbucker in neck and bridge position
  • Hand-wired electronics with paper-in-oil capacitors
  • Gibson ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge and stopbar
  • Kluson waffleback tuners
  • Gold hardware
  • Ebony nitrocellulose finish with Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged Treatment
  • Including Custom Shop Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: Les Paul
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Binding: Multi-Ply
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Long Neck Tenon, set
  • Neck Profile: Authentic '68 Medium 'C'-Shape
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Inlays: Block
  • Nut type: Nylon
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 56.9
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: '68 Custom Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: '68 Custom Humbucker
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Electronic: Handwired, Black Beauty Caps
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
  • Tuners: Kluson Waffleback
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Gold
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
  • Colour: Ebony
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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