Vintage 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop (All Original)

Gibson_Vintage_1968_Les_Paul_Standard_Goldtop_With_50s_body_and_Neck_Gold_Electric_Guitar_4765233SOLD - This super clean, 50 year old guitar, is a great example of the 1st reissue of the 1956 style Les Paul Standard that Gibson re-introduced in 1968. This is an all original, one owner guitar. The original owner bought it in 1968 and never really played it much, and kept it in a closet for 50 years! It’s in excellent condition with very little wear. Plays, sounds and looks amazing! It has the original Gibson rectangular hardshell case which is in mint condition, they don't come cleaner than this!

In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG design. The Les Paul design was first re-introduced briefly in 1968 as essentially a reissue of the 1955 Les Paul, with a pair of P-90 pickups and a tune-o-matich bridge. This reissue model was only made in 1968 and 1969, and there quite a bit of variation within those produced.  By 1969, Gibson started using the 'pancake' style multi-ply body, though there are some '69 examples with the more sought-after two-piece body as well. Also in 1969, Gibson started building necks with a volute at the headstock.

This 1968 Les Paul has a Honduran Mahogany body and neck (as stated in the flyer released in 1968) with a maple top, goldtop finish, tuneamatic bridge, small narrow width 1950's style headstock, P-90 pickups. The neck is nearly identical to mid-50's Les Paul with a great feel! Note the binding in the cutaway gets wider than it's 1950's counterpart, completely covering the maple top (unlike the 1950s binding which shows a slice of the maple top in the cutaway below the binding). Also the serial number is stamped into the wood at the back of the peghead, all metal parts are chrome (not nickel), and the gold knobs have metal inserts in the tops with "volume" and "tone" printed on them.

This guitar has been sold, the guitar sold for $17,895.00



  • One piece body
  • One piece neck
  • No volute
  • Small head stock
  • Holly veneer
  • Long neck tenon
  • Two P-90 pickups
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Four control knobs
  • Three-way pickup selector
  • White pickguard
  • Bound fingerboard
  • Stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge



  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose


  • Neck shape: Medium chunky
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in long tenon
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Material: Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit, 14 Degree Peghead Angle
  • Neck Profile: Medium-Chunky C-Shape, scanned from original.
  • Scale Length: 24.75", 62.865cm


  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10 in.
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.687", 42.85mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.240", 56.89mm


  • Neck: P-90
  • Bridge: P-90
  • Series or parallel: Parallel


  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2


  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson deluxe Double Band, Double Line


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