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Gibson Les Paul Custom (1968) black Beauty, Early, Rare and Excellent condition, Original case

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Now in Stock: 1968 Gibson les Paul custom. All original.

1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom, serial # 526714, one of the early 1968 'Black Beauty'. Featuring Mahogany body, maple top, bound ebony fretboard, original gold hardware. Except for a refret this is a 100% untouched, all original 1968 in exceptionally fine condition, no cracks-breaks or repairs, excellent condition original finish, original pat. number pickups, original 1968 dating pots, original sprague caps, original gold hardware and tuners, original plastics and one of the cleanest I have come across over the years. Not that i see many of these, they are known to be quite rare.

There is some weather checking, some buckle-rash marks on the back of the body, a bit of surface wear, some wear to the gold parts and we noticed a original nail in the neck-rest of the original case made some scratches on the back of the neck,(we took the nail out to prevent further damage) but as you can see by the pictures, a very clean guitar for its age and with a rather wide 43.1mm Neck. Also it's relatively light compared to later LP custom and weighs in at 4.4kg. If you ever wanted one of these, this might be your chance to own a near perfect crack-free example in stunning condition. The 1968 custom is a unique guitar among the other vintage Les Paul Custom models, mostly exactly like the 1950 models but in contray to 1950's les Paul Custom models equipped with a Maple top. (1950s came with Mahogany top in general) It is my believe that the 1968 LP custom for that reason will sky-rocket in value as soon as the economy feels up to it. Comes with a good condition original hard case.




Condition & playability: Condition: Excellent, see above. 

Perfectly set up to your liking by our shop.

Including: Original Case.



  • Top Wood: Solid carved Maple
  • Fingerboard:  Ebony
    • Neck Wood:  Mahogany
    • Body Binding:  cream
    • Fingerboard Binding: Multiple
    • Headstock Bindings: Multiple
    • Fingerboard Inlay:  Block
    • Body-trim/inlay: Mutiple Black/white
    • Bridge & Tailpiece : Original ABR1 and Stoptail
    • Headstyle:  Gibson 
    • Headstock Venneer: black
    • Pickups: Patented
    • Pots: date 1968
    • Tuners: Original
    • Body Size: Les Paul Custom
    • Scale: 628mm (24.3/4")
    • Nut Width: 43.1mm (1.11/16"
    • weight: 4.4kg


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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
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