It's real.....not a fake. Gibson produced a hand full of these prototypes by hand in the Kalamazoo plant as a promotion item. After the public showed there was a demand for the map guitar Gibson changed the bridge and controls to a 3 knob configuration before the factory line production model was made at the Nashville plant in 84. Also made a painted one (stars and stripes) and of course the natural finish. The prototypes were built in 82 and early 83. Educate yourself before you go calling it a fake. Google it and you'll find both versions. Very sweet collectors piece.