The Fake Epiphone Thread II

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

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  1. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Epi never used this rounded studs......
     
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    Uh, this is interesting.

    I'm pretty sure I've seen late 2000 Epis with rounded studs, but apart that, I would not tag a guitar as fake because it does have different studs. Would be like saying my Epis are fake because I've put a totally different bridge in all of them.

    Not saying you are wrong, but still I have not enough elements to say it's a fake.
     
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    there are more things wrong on this Epi
     
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    Maube you should list them? :)
     
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    Wow, what a scam in that video then! Unbelievable!
     
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    looks good so far.....
     
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    Thankyou for the help! :D
     
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    Looks good to my eyes :thumb:
     
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    Hi Peter,
    thanks for your quick reply!!!
    You are really fast my friend!
    The serial number of the guitar is F316404
    Do you have any idea the date of the guitar? Year it was made?
    Is there any website that I can check a bit more for the new F type SNs?
    Kind regards,
    Nick
     
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    Based on my research I'd say End of 2012

    F-Serial used on LP Std'59/'60 models and Tribute/Plus models
    This newest serial number system used by Epiphone is not yet completely deciphered.

    'F' doesn't refer to 'Fine, Korea' - nor to 'Fuji-gen, Japan' - New "F" models are made in China.

    This serial number system doesn't exactly tell the year - and doesn't tell the month at all.
    • Beginning with F300000 in late 2009 used on LP Std'59/Std'60/Tribute models
    • Continued around F310650~F311050 in spring 2012 on Tribute-Plus models
    • Continued around F305000 in 2011
    • Continued around F310000 in 2012
    • Continued around F317000 in 2013
    • Continued around F324000 in 2014
    • Continued around F330000 in 2015
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    Did you get it ?
     
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    Hi Peter,
    Yes I got it! I placed my bid 2 sec before ending and I managed to be the winner!
    It looks like the price was good but I will have to add up a considerable amount since I will have to pay for shipment from the UK to Athens Greece.
    Although it was a very short notice I checked the photos of the listing and asked the seller for more info and SN.
    With your help and fast response I decided to go along and finally all turned up fine!
    My guitars collection will have a new member in a couple of weeks!!!
    I would like to thank you for one more time for your help and the information you sent me regarding the new F type SNs.
    Keep up your good work, helping us all to learn our guitars deeper day by day...
    Kind regards,
    Nick
     
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    :applause::applause::applause:

    Waiting for your 'NewGuitarDay' thread
    :wave:
     
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    The first one looks faked to me,
    Though I'm on the phone now,
    Will look again in the evening

    The second one is already removed, so I guess it was a fake, too
     

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