The Fake Epiphone Thread II

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Sinmastah, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. questionposer

    questionposer Stacie Klein Delray Beach Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to MLP.

    We really need to see more photos as listed below.

    A close up of the serial number.
    Inside the control cavity.
    Inside the truss rod cover.

    Regards,

    QP
     
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  2. Dowler 82

    Dowler 82 Junior Member

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    At the moment this guitar is a few hours away from me, the only other photo I have is this one.
     
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    Dowler 82 Junior Member

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  4. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    The guitar seems legit,

    made Dec 2009 at the korean Unsung-factory

    09=year
    12=month
    21=factorycode = Unsung, Korea
     
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    Dowler 82 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the help. I was a bit weary with regards to the pictures people posted warning about the 'H' position and also the position of the pots.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    keyword still is 'it seems'

    more pics will help to make a clearer decision on it
     
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    Dowler 82 Junior Member

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    Unfortunately these are all I could get. Seller is currently on vacation.
     
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    Dowler 82 Junior Member

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    But he tells me he got it from a dealer, though didn't mention which one.
     
  9. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Doesn't really proove if it is 100% legit

    we know korean Epis made by OEM factories always can be 'different'
    that's why the label could be not exactly like it is on MiC Epis, which are made in their own plants

    the requested pics will help to make better calls
     
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    Dowler 82 Junior Member

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    Quick update, asked the guy for more pictures of inside the cover plates, his reply was sorry cannot give anymore pictures but if you want to buy it you can have it half the price. Sounds a little iffy. Also will not let me go look at it, will only send via courier. So that pretty much made my mind up. Many thanks for all the tips though, will continue my search for a genuine one.
     
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    IMG_0796.PNG IMG_0797.PNG IMG_0798.PNG IMG_0799.PNG Hi guys, just wondered if anyone can tell me if this '98 Epiphone les Paul is genuine, the thing that's making me question is it looks like it has a join on the neck and the back of the guitar some of the grain is in a different direction to the rest. The guitar itself does look gorgeous but if it's fake it's fake. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to help.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Looks legit to my eyes

    The scarfjoint is how they're usually made
     
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    Miketrain Junior Member

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    Thank you for the reply, so the grain in the back of the guitar is normal aswell?
     
  14. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Yes, I don't see anything wrong with it
     
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    Hey Everyone, I'm new to the guitar community and inexperienced when it comes to spotting out the fake etc etc.. I've considered purchasing this Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO online, just wondering if it's legit :)
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  16. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Hi,

    :welcome: here @ MLP

    Don't worry, the guitar looks absolute legit
     
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    Teagan Junior Member

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    Thanks!
     
  18. GunMonkeyINTL

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    Really?
    So, even though you're going to "do the right thing" (as you see it), you don't have any qualms about throwing it back into the pool, where someone is more likely than not to get bitten by it?

    You use the resources of this forum to help you avoid getting taken by a fake, but you're going to put it right back out there so someone else will be.

    The least you could do is destroy the counterfeit logo before releasing it back into the wild.
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Hey guys, I saw this Zakk Wylde LP on Ebay and I am wondering if its real
    Thanks in advance for your help ! s-l1600-2.jpg s-l1600.jpg s-l1600-3.jpg
     
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