2018 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony VOS LP


2018 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony LP.

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2018 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony LP.

Excellent 2018 Gibson 68 LP Custom.

9.3 lbs

This was the 50th Anniversary Edition and has superb appointments as you can see by the specs.

Mint condition (VOS ebony finish so you will see the slight aging associated with the VOS Les Pauls)

Comes as pictured with COA, case candy, and original case.

The original owner changed out the pots for some reason, but the originals are included as pictured.

Killer, collectable LP at a great price!



Celebrating 50 Continuous Years of Les Paul Customs

In the summer of 1968, Gibson did something unprecedented. They re-released two guitar models that were discontinued a decade earlier, a Les Paul Custom and a Les Paul Goldtop. Many famous guitarists at the time adopted 1950s Les Paul models because of their heavy tones, vocal qualities and endless sustain, creating a demand for the classic body style that continues through today.

The 1968 Les Paul Custom stood apart from its 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 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom 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 vintage experience. Each will include an exclusive case, collectible switch plate medallion, throwback hang tags and guitar picks, and a copy of the 1968 Gibson Gazette which announced the new Les Paul models to the world. Limited to only 300 total instruments produced.

Model 2018 Gibson Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom Ebony
Builder Gibson Custom Shop
Year 2018
Body Type Solid Body
Top Wood Maple
Body Wood Mahogany
Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish Color Ebony VOS
Aging VOS
Back Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Binding 7-Ply Cream Binding
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Neck Carve Medium-Chunky C-Shape, scanned from original.
Scale Length 24.75″, 62.865cm
Neck Radius 12”
Frets 22 – Historic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Width 1.687″, 42.85mm
Nut Material Nylon
Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Inlays Pearl Block
Headstock 14 Degree Peghead Angle
Neck Pickup 68 Custom Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 68 Custom Humbucker
Pickguard Replica Multi-ply Acrylic
Hardware Gold
Bridge ABR-1 Tune-o-matic w/ Nylon Saddles
Tuners Kluson Waffleback
Controls 3-Way Toggle Switch / 2 Volume / 2 Tone
Case Gibson Custom Shop Black Hardshell Case
Weight 9.45 Pounds