2018 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Customs and Goldtops

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  1. dleake

    dleake Senior Member

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    2018 Gibson Custom 50th Anniversary 1968 Les Paul Custom and 1968 Les Paul Goldtop. Custom limited to 300 total. Goldtop limited to 68 total. I found this bit in the promo material interesting - "In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice" (Sorry for the bad pics. Screen shots from Instagram)

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    that gt looks pretty sweet.
     
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    dleake Senior Member

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    Saw this Custom in the wild - It's 9lbs!

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    I appreciate that the binding isn't neon yellow. Just a nice aged look. And they fixed the pickguard!
     
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    Spectacular!! Enjoy in good health! :beer::cheers2:
     
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    I like both of them actually.
     
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    Ok - I am hot for this '68!
    I think I will be putting up a guitar for sale for one of these BB '68's.
    If i were rich - I'd be buying 5 of these and at least Mick Ronson'ing up two of them.
    Hope these are Canada bound. Beautiful recreations!


     
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    I turned 50 in January and have a need for a nice aged, light Gold Top with P-90s. I hope nobody but me likes these Goldtops and they end up on the clearance rack before long.

    Waddya think the chances are?
     
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    I'm digging this one.................Lesters look great in a Tux. :thumbs:

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    Better shot of the backplate. These are starting to roll out.

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    I had a 54' BB that had the neon yellow binding....Awesome guitar....but that was too yellow ....this one looks good.

    I don't get the logo design of the back plate....
     
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    I think it's supposed to mimic the art design on the hang tags from that era.
     
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    Maybe they're finally getting it. They look really cool!
     
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    Why haven't they until now? I don't see a difference to what they've been doing for years now. And I agree, I really like these anniversary models.
     
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    I see .... pretty obvious ... lol

    Thanx guys!
     
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    Well AFAIK, this looks first histoic 68 with correct pickguard and vintage pup covers. Agree with u that 99% of the guitar should be same as previous 68ri. But still I love it! :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing!


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    Wow, these are my favourite models. :dude: Hope the 68 Custom Humbuckers are similar to early T-Tops in originals.
     
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    Ebony fingerboard - Hallelujah!
     

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