After several years of discontinuation, Gibson brought the Les Paul back in its original body shape in 1968 with both Standard and Custom models. These instruments featured many of the 50’s style construction methods and appointments like single piece mahogany bodies and necks with no headstock volute, longer neck tenons, and carved maple tops on both models. This early 1969 Custom still has these earlier features; a transitional neck tenon, single piece body, and a pair of excellent sounding patent number humbucking pickups. The perfect neck profile is very close to an original ’59 size and shape while a professional re-fret makes this a truly phenomenal player. These guitars are becoming harder to find and have found favor with anyone looking for the ’50s Les Paul sound without the 6 figure price tag. EXC w/OHSC $16,500.