1968 represents the first year of the standard Les Paul design returning to Gibson's catalog after being discontinued in 1961. These early models have many of the same features that made the '50s guitars so renowned; single piece mahogany bodies with maple tops, single piece mahogany necks with long neck tenons, and smaller headstock shapes. These guitars are as close as it gets to original 1950's Les Pauls at a price that is much friendlier for most players. This example had a replacement set of tuners at one point but was returned to original and is in excellent condition. The perfect Gibson neck shape make this a fantastic player, while the original "soap bar" P90 pickups sound phenomenal for any style of music. 1950's Les Paul Standards are often though of as the holy grail of vintage electric guitars, but this fantastic guitar from 1968 might be the next best thing!
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