Originally Posted by Generic Clapham
Its a shame, but I dont think Brachy8 hung around long enough to read any of the replies to his post. According to the site stats he posted and then just left - so I dont think he will know that his guitar is fake - he'll assume that the guitar dater proj site proved it wasn't.
I'll try and message him thru eBay to suggest he returns to read the responses.
Hi there, well, I guess I have to eat my words, I have just returned the fake EP LP BB from whence it came. Having spent all day yesterday trawling through this forum and web sites from here to yonder, I decided that Reh and Generic Clapham were correct.
In particular I have to thank GC for the useful link to the Chinese wholesale supplier web site which, I have to say, made my eyes water. It's definitely worth a look, just don't buy anything! I have also raised a dispute procedure both with e-bay UK and Paypal which may have results in barring this particular trader. I see that he appears to have generated another e-bay alias based in the fountainbridge area of Edinburgh.
During my researches yesterday, I also sent an e-mail to the Gibson, China support team asking if they could provide details of where certain Serial number batches had been delivered to. They probably will not supply these to me however, my contacts in the Scottish Musical Instrument Retail Association may have more luck. Anyhoo, to all those who, like myself, have been stung try and remember, even in the heat of LP lust, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is...