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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue - ultra light aged ebony

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The Murphy Lab is the section specializing in the “Aging” process of the Gibson Custom Shop. Like Lloyd Loar, Les Paul or Ted McCarty, Tom Murphy is an inseparable figure in the history of Gibson. After a brief stint at the Nashville sawmill, which he joined in 1989, he joined the paint department where he acquired fundamental knowledge to become a specialist in finishing and more particularly in nitrocellulose varnish.
In 1994 he established his own company. He will devote several years to analyzing the characteristics of vintage Gibson guitars, and developing exclusive techniques for varnishing and early maturation of instruments. Impressed by this unequaled expertise, Gibson decided to collaborate with the master builder and introduced the “Aged” models in 1999. The plebiscite was unanimous. To meet exponential demand, Gibson is opening the Custom Shop Murphy Lab division in Nashville Tennessee in 2021. Each craftsman on the team is trained in person by Tom Murphy for complete mastery of the sophisticated tools and procedures needed to craft these guitars. exceptional.

The Murphy Lab offers four levels of aging:
  • Ultra Light reproduction of an instrument that would have spent most of its existence carefully stored in its case. The rate of wear is very subtle, with a discreet V.O.S. style patina. (Vintage Original Specs).
  • Light presents more frank but nevertheless discreet marks (scratches of pick, small shocks).
  • Heavy presents the appearance of a guitar having spent several decades on the road, with many marks on the varnish at the level of the friction zones (belt buckle, forearm, back of the sleeve). Metal parts are oxidized by Murphy Lab.
  • Ultra Heavy is the ultimate stage of aging. You will have in your hands the replica of a Les Paul or an SG having been the subject of intensive use since its acquisition in the late 1950s. but naturally arranged on all the surface of the instrument, significant oxidation and patina.
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Single cut electric guitar

The GIBSON Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue (LPC68ULEBGH1) solid body electric guitar belongs to the Tom Murphy's Lab collection.
It is not just a tribute to the priceless original models -- it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail.
It represents the culmination of decades of work by Custom Shop's expert team -- a tireless quest to bring accuracy and authenticity to the hands of fans.

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 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. This 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 Custom Shop to provide an amazing, life-long vintage ownership experience. It features Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Instruments built in Murphy Lab department are ultra accurate recreations of iconic Gibson models, that perfectly mimics the broken-in feel of Gibson from the Golden Era.
For 25 years, Tom Murphy has been replicating the vibe and character of vintage guitars. In partnership with the master luthier, Gibson scienfically reverse-engineered the original imperfect and brittle 1950/60s Gibson lacquer which was causing checks under the finish.
Every Murphy Lab aged creation takes a completely separate path through the Custom Shop, receiving the Murphy Lab special lacquer formula and hand-applied Murphy Lab techniques.
Each Murphy Lab artisan has been trained by Tom Murphy to become an aging expert.
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  • Color Black
  • Custom shop Custom shop murphy lab
  • Electric Guitar Style Single Cut
  • handle with head yes
  • Number of strings 6 strings
  • Right-handed / Left-hand Right-handed
  • GIBSON Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue
  • SKU Gibson LPC68ULEBGH1
  • Solid body electric guitar
  • Made in USA
  • 2021
  • 1-Piece lightweight Mahogany body
  • 2-Piece plain Maple top
  • Solid Mahogany "Long Neck Tenon" set neck, Authentic '68 Medium C profile
  • Solid Ebony fingerboard, 22 Historic Medium-Jumbo frets
  • Scale 24.75"
  • Radius 30.38 cm / 12"
  • Neck width 1st fret 4.28498 cm / 1.687"
  • Neck width 12th fret 5.6896 cm / 2.24"
  • Gibson 68 Custom Humbucking pickups
  • Volume for each pickup
  • Tone for each pickup
  • 500k audio CTS potentiometers
  • Black Beauty capacitors
  • Gibson Wired ABR-1 bridge
  • Gibson Lightweight Aluminum stoptail
  • Kluson Waffleback
  • Nylon nut
  • Murphy Lab nitrocellulose finish
  • Hot Hide Glue
  • Gibson Custom Shop Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch case & COA included
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