This is a used 1999 Gibson ’68 Reissue Les Paul Custom electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 8 9905, is in very nice, 100% all original condition, and includes the original hard shell case, as well as, the original adjustment tool and case key. This particularly early production example (possibly #5, according to the serial number) displays several unique details, which make it somewhat more special, and certainly more rare, than the regular production version: firstly, it has an incredibly exotic flame maple top which ironically bares the closest resemble to actual fire we’ve seen on a guitar, secondly, it is chambered due to the inherenetly cumbersome (12+ lb. average) weight of a non-chambered ’68 Custom, and lastly, it has several different cosmetic appointments. This is a very beautiful guitar, and while doing research, it was evident that this is a very rare example produced in quite limited quantities, so for those who fancy the special ones, this is a pretty great piece, not to mention, a particularly great guitar!
Features of this 1968 Custom Reissue include:
-Highly figured flame maple top
-Chambered mahogany body
-Multi-ply white/black binding on top & back
-ABR-1 bridge, stopbar tailpiece
-1-piece mahogany neck w/long neck tenon
-22-fret bound ebony fingerboard
-Pearl block inlays
-Rounded neck profile
-24-3/4″ scale length, 1 11/16″ nut width
-Kidney bean Grover tuners
-PAF humbucking pickups
-2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
-Includes Custom Shop case
The ’60 slim neck profile feels incredible, and the guitar has a great low-action setup. The guitar weighs a featherweight 7 lbs. 11 oz., due to the chambered body construction. The highly figured book-matched top is stunning, and looks even better in person. It sounds fantastic, and is much more like a ‘Burst with respect to tone, thanks to the carved maple top in place of a mahogany one. The neck profile, fret stock, and string height are all very conducive to easy playability and fast action. It was recently setup Pyramid .010-.046 strings, which feel fantastic.