Let's see those 1968 Reissues!!

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Hemply, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Naga

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    Well, here is my Custom. It started its life as 68RI modified onto John Sykes '78 Custom probably at the factory (documentation mentions its) Dirty Fingers PUs, as well as it had the brass nut, Nashville bridge, metallic PU rings and metallized plastics. The metal parts were heavily aged also.

    When I got it, I changed the PUs onto Lollars, and plastics onto stock Gibson repros, and at this point it was the 1968RI...

    However I was not yet satisfied yet. The neck started to feel too "shouldered at some point, and the sound was "dead" due to brass nut.

    So, I decided to send it over to Florian Jaeger for a makeover... The neck was made more round, the bridge was changed Nashville->ABR, nut was made of bone, and of course it was repaint and aged to perfection... (the original paint was very thin though).

    It came back as PERFECT! The neck fitted like a glove to my hands. It still had the 25mm thickness, but round profile feels 110% right to my hands.

    The sound was very lively and bright, the effect was spectacular (I suppose this was due to the nut). I also changed the disc-caps onto russian PIOs.

    The looks, you guys decide! Please enjoy (my fave detail is the psychedelically cracked lacquer at headstock... I suppose yo od mont see those on knife-aged guitars :))!

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    Are you totall sure? :hmm:
     
  3. electro

    electro Senior Member

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    My 68 had short pots.
     
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    short pots on my '07 '68RI
     
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    Short pots on my '02 as well, so I think we can safely disregard the long shaft pot theory.
     
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  8. scottyk

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    I've installed a MSSC 50's wiring kit in my 2002.
    When it was time to order the kit, I spoke to them over the phone and they were kind of suprised themselves that mine had short pots.
    I actually had to measure them to convince them, and they were without a doubt short pots and the kit fit perfectly.
     
  9. 68Ronson

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    My 2000 68 Figuredtop in Triburst (plus my R9 gets in on the picture).
     

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  10. patrickBOOTH

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    Does anybody have any control cavity shots on theirs?
     
  11. LongBeach

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    cavity 08 68RI ebony, non GC model - sorry, blurry shot.

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  12. patrickBOOTH

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    Keeping it alive...

    2002 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1968 Reissue VOS

    Zhangbucker pure hand wound pickups with RC relic covers.
    Callaham steel tailpiece
    Faber steel studs
    Callaham steel posts an flywheels
    CTS 550K pots with custom taper
    Vitamin Q paper in oil capacitors
    50's wiring.

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  13. JorgeTeixeira

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    Here's mine, with a friend
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  14. Totally Bored

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    My 2010 68RI hanging with the Family

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    68 tri burst
     

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  16. ZWILDZR1

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    Better late than never here are some shots of my 01 blk 68 reissue. I love this guitar so much it really is a cool guitar and it's all mine. I can't wait to get my next LP maybe another Custom from the Norlin era or some type of standard.
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    Does anybody have all the particulars on these guitars like what pots are in them and the specs in general. Next time I put new strings on I am going to pull the pups so I can take pics and see which ones it has. I hope they are the 57 classics but I do want to know as the curiosity is killen me. :slash:
     
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    Here are some shots of the electronics cavity and close up of the pots.
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    I just bought this white one (2004) and have had the flamed one(2007) for awhile .used to have a black one too but sold it awhile back . The white one was hard to find . Did they not make many of the while ones ? I picked up the flamed one for $2000, left a low ball offer on the bay best offer option and the guy took it . Wasn't realy epecting to get it . Had to dish out a little heftier $2650 to secure the white one .
     

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