Dating gibson 68 les paul custom reissue
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expand We are unfortunately unable to ship this guitar internationally at this time due to CITES restrictions on rosewood.
It also came standard with two humbuckers as opposed to three, providing additional picking clearance.
And lastly it had a 14-degree peghead angle for reduced string tension.
A great Joe Ganzler quote from the LPF, 1-15-2004: "I will still also concede that some of THE best Les Pauls I've ever heard and played were '68's that have been routed for 'buckers!
I have also encountered direct comparisons to the mid-sized 1959 neck shape.
Basically the earlier guitars had their cavities routed BEFORE the maple cap was applied.
Later guitars were routed in the traditional 50's style AFTER the maple cap was applied.
This leaves a little shelf at the bottom of the cavity and a slanted wall in some places.
So, earlier guitars will have the inaccurate cavity route, whereas the later ones will be more accurate in this respect.