2001 Gibson Les Paul Guitar '68 Reissue Custom,Art,Historic-Near Mint! - $5,495 (Decatur, AL)
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2001 Gibson Les Paul Guitar '68 Reissue Custom, Art, Historic in Near Mint Condition!
This posting is for a 2001 Gibson Custom, Art, Historic ‘68 Reissue Les Paul Guitar in Near Mint condition. The plastic is still on the pickguard. It was originally purchased as an investment grade collectible guitar and has been maintained as such. It has been prominently displayed in my temperature/climate controlled studio since I acquired it. It has been sparingly and lightly played….thus, the Near Mint condition designation. Beautiful patina finish due to graceful natural aging…no external ”aging” treatment! Authentic vintage tone from a vintage guitar! This guitar is also referred to as the Ebony “Black Beauty”. The guitar case, and the COA, has the Custom, Art, and Historic logo. Comes with all the original case candy, and a Gibson guitar strap.
Additional photographs available, upon request. So why am I selling it? I’ve reached a point in my life where someone else should have the opportunity to own this highly desirable, exquisite instrument. Priced at $5495, you won’t find another comparable guitar at this price. Awesome instrument to play and/or Great investment opportunity! Prefer in-person cash transaction, near Huntsville, AL. No trades! I will accept PayPal (+3%) payment. Fully insured UPS ground service shipping is available at Actual Cost to the Buyer’s address. Reply to ad, call or text, two five 6, six 4 two, 9 four six seven. Please include Name, Cell Phone No., and reason for Inquiry. Sorry, but this is necessary due to scammers. If ad is posted, the Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar is still for sale.
A bit of history for Gibson Les Paul Custom enthusiasts. The traditional Gibson Les Paul Custom was introduced in 1953 and discontinued in 1961 and its name transferred to the custom version of the then-new Gibson SG. In 1968, Gibson reintroduced the Les Paul Custom as a two-pickup-only model. The reintroduction of the Les Paul Custom in 1968 was enthusiastically received in the marketplace and remains so today. The 1968 Les Paul Custom stood apart from its 1950s predecessors in a few significant ways. Instead of a solid mahogany body, it now had a solid maple top on a mahogany back - adding the clarity and bite that many rock guitarists sought. It also came standard with two humbuckers as opposed to three, providing additional picking clearance. And lastly it had a 14-degree peghead angle (instead of 17 degrees) for reduced string tension. This set of features instantly became the new standard for the Les Paul Custom model, which has been produced continuously by Gibson ever since. The 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue was designed to be the final say in historical accuracy, tone and feel. Every detail and spec was meticulously revived by the skilled artisans at Gibson’s Custom, Art, and Historic Division. (The Custom, Art, and Historic division was Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop designation from the mid-1990s to the 2000s).