Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop 1968

In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG design. The Les Paul design was first reintroduced 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.

Years of Production: 
1952 - 1960, 1968 - 1969, 1972 - 1975 (as Les Paul Deluxe), 1976 - present 

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard  

Design Elements:  Two P-90 pickups, trapezoid inlays, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge

Notable Les Paul Players: Jimmy Page, Slash, Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Pete Townshend

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