Gibson or Chibson ?

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  1. Razzle

    Razzle Senior Member

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    There's a purple flame LP on fleabay... gotta say I've NEVER seen a Gibson with this kinda inlay, and the binding looks weird, and the headstock doesn't look right.

    But I'm no expert, figured I'd ask you guys are ARE experts...

    Gibson or Chibson ?

    Gibson Les Paul Custom Purple Flame

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  2. marksoundguitars

    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer MLP Vendor

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    I'm no expert, but I'm calling this one a fake.
     
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  3. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    Chibson. Total.
     
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  4. lemmy loud

    lemmy loud Senior Member

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    Im not an expert, but as an artist, I am OCD with proportions and details . . .
    To me, the "Gibson" logo is too far down and the diamond is too small and
    not positioned the way it would be on a real Custom. I could be wrong, of
    course, but it just doesnt look right.
    :dunno:
     
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    Malikon アストロモンスター V.I.P. Member

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    look at the truss rod cover
     
  6. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Nut looks thick/big,Diamond looks small.

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    Large type screw head bridge posts?

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  7. Malikon

    Malikon アストロモンスター V.I.P. Member

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    Slotted bridge screws = Import
     
  8. bum

    bum Senior Member

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    As soon as I saw the top inch of the guitar I started giggling, that's fake, and a bad one
     
  9. Skit

    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    Well, it sold. :naughty: Or to put it another way it is off the market at least for now.
     
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  10. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    :facepalm:

    Think they got the full 2 G's?
     
  11. Skit

    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    I really doubt it. :rofl:
     
  12. bum

    bum Senior Member

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    I like your style :applause:
     
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  13. Skit

    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    Well thank you sir. :cheers2:
     
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  14. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    probably not a good idea to buy a guitar from a gun store anyways
     
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  15. Skit

    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    It's a pawn shop.
     
  16. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    yeah, that sells knock off guitars, buyer beware...
     
  17. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    A well armed pawn shop.
     
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  18. Razzle

    Razzle Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone... yea a pawn shop, guy might have gotten screwed.

    I'm thinking it wasn't sold but reported.
     
  19. bum

    bum Senior Member

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    So when the zombie apocalypse comes we'll need loads of shotguns and a chibson
    It's good to be informed.
     
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  20. Skit

    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    It was sold, I hit the button (but I won't be paying for it) then had a chat with Gibson about it. They forwarded the link of the sale and the Pawn Shop's site to the legal department.
     
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