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New For Sale $6699 - Please Call to Purchase

Serial # 402928
Weight: 9 LBS 7 OZ


Carrying on Orville Gibson’s historic pursuit of sonic excellence and aesthetic perfection, the Gibson Custom Shop combines traditional instrument-making techniques, innovative methods, and meticulous attention to detail to craft instruments worthy of its banner-era slogan, “Only a Gibson is Good Enough.”

This instrument exclusively features woods hand-picked by CME’s expert guitar-buying team at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, paired with one of our favorite finishes, plus a thoughtful combination of preferred fingerboards, neck profiles, pickups, and hardware, to make this customized Gibson guitar.  

Following decades of research for the Gibson Custom, Art, and Historic Division founded in 1993, Gibson Custom Shop established the Murphy Labs Division in 2017 to take Tom Murphy’s proprietary techniques to the next level.

Sporting a scientifically reverse-engineered nitrocellulose lacquer identical what was used on Gibson guitars of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this Custom Shop instrument has been meticulously aged by hand at Murphy Labs—with all the wear-and-tear of a well-played original, including an extra-rolled fingerboard binding for a broken-in feel and true-to-life look.


Series: Gibson Custom Shop Historic
Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Product Color: Ebony
Relic/Aging Level: Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: .010-.046, E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)

Body Shape: Les Paul
Body Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top Material: 2-Piece Maple
Body Binding: Multi-Ply
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Authentic '68 Medium C
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.69" (42.85mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Number of Frets: 22 Frets
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Fingerboard Inlay: Mother of Pearl Blocks
Inlay Shape: Blocks

Bridge Pickup: Gibson 68 Custom
Neck Pickup: Gibson 68 Custom
Controls and Switching: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Switch
Electronics Notes: 500K CTS Potentiometers and Hand-Wired Harness with Black BeautyCapacitors

Hardware Color: Gold
Bridge: ABR-1 Wired
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Kluson Waffleback
Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo
Pickguard: Multi-Ply Black
Truss Rod Cover: Black Bell w/"Les Paul Custom" in White
Knobs: Black Witch Hat with Gold Insert
Switch Cap: Cream

2024 Gibson Custom Shop Murphy 1968 Les Paul Custom RI Ebony ULA $6699

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