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When the Les Paul Custom was re-introduced in 1968, its fat neck and weighty body became the stuff of legends. With the Custom Authentic program, the Custom Shop has dedicated itself to producing new guitars that have the aged look and broken-in feel of the vintage pieces they replicate. The Custom Authentic '68 Les Paul Custom captures all the details of the original, from the multi-ply binding and ebony fingerboard to the aged hardware to the hefty body and neck.

Available in Aged Finish by
Tom Murphy

Available as the 1968 Custom Figured Top

Top wood: Carved maple
Back wood: Solid mahogany
Binding: Aged multi-ply white/black on top and back
Available left-handed: No
Finish Colors: Aged Ebony

Neck construction: 1-piece mahogany with long neck tenon
Fingerboard wood: 22 fret ebony
Inlays: Pearl block
Binding: Aged single-ply white
Profile: Rounded
Scale length/Nut width: 24 3/4"; 1 11/16"
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: Burstbucker 2 (rhythm), Burstbucker 3 (treble)
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Hardware Color: Aged Nickel
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1/Stopbar
Tuner style: Kidney bean

Collateral: Custom Shop case, Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Care Kit