But doesn't that beg the question, why would anyone bother to counterfeit Epi Alnico Classics? They got all of US$15 for them, only by trying to pass them off as the "Epi Slash" model. As an Alnico Classic, they'd be worth maybe $5? A counterfeiter doesn't bother printing $1's when making $20's is just as easy. (So $20's became a lot more complicated.) Here's the same seller, same pups, without the labels and covers removed (thanks for the pic, SJM!), this time being passed off as "same as Gibson '57 Classic". Original Epiphone 57CH Classic PAF Humbucker Pickups Fit Gibson Les Paul SG New | eBay I suspect the pups are legit (as Epi Alnico Classics), just that the seller seems to have several of them (and a lot of other misc parts), and he's trying to maximize what he can get for them by lying or misleading about what they actually are.