how to spot fake epis

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by lp junior freak, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    And the apparent damage?
     
  2. Heavy Magic

    Heavy Magic Junior Member

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    my guess is from leaning up against the wall for years
    he wouldn't know he hasn't touched it since I've known him.

    as far as the tuner, looks like it was mounted that way.
    yes obviously poorly crafted in that area
    the thing plays great stays in tune.
    I played it for months

    just had to come here after my eyes bled out looking for anything on
    the web to tell me what it was.
    serial is under a clearcoat

    is there anything in the pot area I could be looking for to tell me?

    thanks
     
  3. Heavy Magic

    Heavy Magic Junior Member

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    if I went by standard EPI serial

    it says it's a 1960! lol
     
  4. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    You can get new Standards around 430
    and new Traditionals at 500

    with warranty!
     
  5. Sportrider24

    Sportrider24 Senior Member

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    Fake or real $400 is too much in my opinion. I would post your pics in the Fake Epi II thread and see it one of the experts can help. I do know that older Korean models tend to have some of the characteristics of fakes which make some think they are fake. I'm sure some of the guys would chime in if you post your pics in the sticky thread.
     
  6. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    It is not a fake !
     
  7. Heavy Magic

    Heavy Magic Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback much appreciated
    I will repost in the other Thread.

    HM
     
  8. bdog56

    bdog56 Junior Member

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    What make you curious about it being authentic?
     
  9. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    ...........pure knowledge :laugh2:
     
  10. msvsdoj

    msvsdoj Senior Member

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    I would have said....

    What makes you respond to a post 11 months old?
     
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  11. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    it can happen - being a noob :wave:
     
  12. RaSTuS26

    RaSTuS26 Senior Member

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    It's 23 months old, you missed a year.
     
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  13. msvsdoj

    msvsdoj Senior Member

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    Crikeys, I did...even worse!
     

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