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Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Sinmastah, Jan 26, 2009.
Yes, its fake.
thought so, bought a legit one and could tell the difference straight away, just a warning guys if you live in the UK and use google checkout you are not covered by credit card protection, as I have just found out, got that piece of crap from MZonline, yes I am another 1 suckered in.
You guys ever want some close up pics of a silverburst i got one 2 feet from me right now, got it last year from MF for 500 bucks, can see some pics of it in my album. They are better looking in person I tell ya....
lol one person voted no what a hater
*cough* Gibby Guy *cough* *cough*
Seriously, well within their right if this does nothing for them.
Meh, I don't really care that much. He doesn't think it's useful because he doesn't use it I guess. Not my problem if he buys a fake gibby.
Yep, even though a lot of the same rules apply................
Hey guys i have a question for ya, today i went to a music store that i've never been too and checked out what they had, not a gibson dealer so i wasn't expecting much, but some thing caught my eye, it was a burst plaintop Epi with the gibson headstock. So i kinda got excited and pulled it down to see if it was a jap built or an elitist, but there wasn't a serial number, it had a sticker that looked like it had a few numbers but i couldn't really make them out, and i looked but couldn't find a 2nd stamped any where, so have you seen many fakes with the gibson headstock?? Also as a side note the poor thing needed alot of love, all the hardware was corroted and it had a few dings in it and asking was 400 bucks.
Hmmm, it sounds like a MIJ alright. The sticker means its "used" so no warrantee. They scrape the serial when they do that. It might be ok, but needs a closer look to verify it is indeed a MIJ. If it is,
and the damage isn't to bad, it might very well be worth the 400.00.
Sounds like an early (89-90) MIK as well. Make sure the open book doesn't taper at the top. Most MIKs of that time had sticker serials. They're great guitars in their own right.
Any chance you could sneak some pics?
Well i'm sure i can get some pics but DJ you hit it, i didn't say it when i first posted but the headstock did look tappered to me, it was the first thing i said to my girlfried when i had it in my hands, and the only other les paul that had the same headstock was a gibson and i sure wasn't touching a 1800 dollor guitar and something happen. I kinda was thrown off by that tapper and that's why i asked if they made any fakes of the open headstock.
thanks guys, next time i'm down by there i will try to sneak pics, i couldn't find my phone when i was in there it fell out my pocket in my truck.
this is a cool site:
The Guitar Dater Project - Epiphone Serial Number Decoder
It's a nice site to figure out where and when you Epi was made, but does not garuntee authenticity. For example, go to EE101099999
You will see your guitar was created in 2010, and they made 99,999 guitars that month...
those are certainly unique guitars. Pawn shops talk different stories when cash is involved. I would think you could get that thing out if there for 300 easy.
EDIT: I didn't notice where you said it was at a local music store. All the same, they'll bite if you're talking cash and talk about how you'd have to replace the corroded hardware and whatnot.
+1. And a lot of them dont know guitars, so theres some playing room there.
Can Epiphone provide information directly? Mine looks pretty authentic in it's alignment and setup. Although I have replaced a lot of parts with Gibson bits now anyway.
They are slow to respond, but yes.
What information did they provide? What address do you write to?