This is a like new 2007 Gibson ’68 Reissue Les Paul Custom electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 075538, is in extremely excellent, like new condition, and includes the original hard shell case, as well as, the original tool and case key. This Tri-Burst Les Paul Custom has an original MSRP of over $5,600.00, and has since been discontinued, to be replaced by the Quilted Top version, which has an MSRP of over $7,700.00.
Features of this 1968 Custom Reissue include:
-Highly AAA figured maple top
-Solid mahogany, non-chambered, construction
-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 tuners
-’57 Classic humbucking pickups
-2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
-Includes Custom Shop case
This guitar was purchased by the original owner in 2007, and was seemingly never played. There are possibly a couple small superficial scratches on the back, quite possibly from shop wear and not ownership, and slight oxidation on the original gold hardware, but otherwise, this guitar is in mint new condition.
The 60s slim neck profile feels incredible, and the guitar has a great low-action setup. The guitar weighs 9 lbs. 7 oz., which is actually on the lighter side for this model. The highly figured book-matched top is very attractive, and looks much better in person than in the photographs. It sounds fantastic, and is much more like a âBurst 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.