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A Very Early 1968 Goldtop


The very first Les Paul Standards of 1968 are different than all the rest.  This particular guitar is known as a “First Series” ’68 with serial number 975059. 


They have a crown inlay (like a 335) on their headstock where the infamous
'Les Paul Model' silkscreen typically resides. The truss rod cover  is engraved with the words "Les Paul" .  Additionally, a few super
early LP Standards have a misplaced, high strap button as does this guitar. The
misplacement of this button was a sign of teething problems as Gibson resumed
single cutaway LP production.


I acquired this guitar from well known LP Burst collector, Meyer Rossabi in New York City.  One of the best
sounding guitars I own.

1968 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop