Gibson / Les Paul Standard / 1968 / Gold / Guitar For Sale

We all must surely love goldtop Gibsons so why not gawp at this genuine and full spec 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

Following the resurgence of the Les Paul in the late 60s, thanks to the popularity of artists such as Eric Clapton, Gibson reintroduced the single cut shape in 1968 using the 1956 guitar as a model.

This guitar looks fantastic. The one piece mahogany body has survived so well. The top has survived well with only a few minor knocks and the lacquer still retains its lustre. The back shows signs of buckle rash although this has only gone through to the wood on the top edge. The neck too has retained its sheen and remained damage free. The fretboard shows no sign of wear with plenty of life left in the frets.

Plastics are in fantastic shape. The pickup cover show no sign of cracking with only a little discolouration under the strings. The pick guard and binding are in brilliant condition. Hardware is still vibrant with the only vaguest hint of corrosion.

It has all the desirable 1st year features such as one piece neck, one piece bod, small headstock, early style cavity route and long neck tenon. It even has a proper late 1968 serial number. Electronically this guitar is all correct with all the solder joint untouched.

The guitar comes with its correct rectangular case with yellow lining which is also in great condition and even has the internal ‘Gibson’ ribbon intact as well as the fragile handle.

This guitar sounds as good as it look, both pickups being well balanced and toneful. The neck has the expected smoothness without being too bass heavy whilst the bridge pickup has plenty of bite.

The only mods are it once had different tuners but original types are now back on and the small screw holes of the others used to be on the back of the headstock have been extremely expertly touched up (see pics). Other than that, everything is very straight.

This is another stunning example and won’t be here for long so don’t let it get away.

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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