Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Sinmastah, Jan 26, 2009.
Looks good to my eyes
I bet your right and there fake. I'm just looking for something concrete to show them. I wonder what they will do with it. Maybe il take it for 50. I love the buzzes but can't pay that much for a fake. Ill find a real bullseye with active for around 500. I also noticed the toggle switch hole is way offline with the post. I imagine a real one is made in a cnc machine while the fake is done by hand? Why is binding on the head so thick on a fake? Does it hide something?
They still use templates from the 'MiK' area
and another Fake in the UK
I just saw this one which is about to end on eBay.
It looks legit to me but I would like to have an opinion or two if somebody is online.
I already had purchased one LP 1960 tribute a few months away so it is ok if we wont make it on time.
Thanks for your great help anyway!
it looks fine to me, just hope the Gibson pickups are still in the guitar,
great price btw....
The previous one is great! The Gibson pickups were installed ok!
I do not think that is going to stay in this price range although I hope it will since I have to add freight costs from the UK to Greece which is a significant number if you add up the insurance...
As always thank you for your incredible help!!!
It is really much appreciated!
Today I returned the buzzsaw on previous page to the local guitar center- I bought online None of the four guys working had ever heard of a fake Epi. The older guy went right to web and the first thing he pulled up was this forum, lol. Luckily it brings you to page 1 instead of 805. One guy was familiar with the zakk s. He said the nut was hokey, the tuners were out of line, pickup spacing off and all in all looked wrong. Unfortunately they are stuck with another stores purchase. I was sceptical of this axe from the start but was comfortable with there no hassle 45 day return policy. I took a gamble at their expense but they intern gained a valuable resource in this forum, thanks again!
I did expect it this way
Some of you saw my thread about getting a LP Custom for cheap because of a broken and repaired neck.
I can spot a fake Gibson from a mile away, and the shop I bought it from is very trust worthy.
But...this one doesn't fit in my Gibson case...
because of the body shape or the longer headstock ?
I've not heard of faked Korean Epis in the beginning 90s
Correction, it will fit. Just a little more snug than my Gibson. I got a little paranoid and didn't give it the little extra push it needed.
Thanks for reassurance.
New to the forum and just after a bit of advise please. Ive just won a listing on ebay for an epiphone les paul black beauty and after reading this thread im getting a little worried that its not genuine.
The pictures are not the best quality but i`d massively appreciate your feedback if you think its real or not.
Wait for paruwi, our true expert to respond. BUT the pics were taken at angles that hide several "fake signs". But the serial number on the back of the headstock appears to begin with the oversized letters "EE", and that is a common sign of a fake.
Hi, Welcome here @ MyLesPaul
looks good to my old eyes
Budokan Fake Check.
I bought this a while ago on Reverb from The Chicago Music Exchange.
It came with no documentation or case. Somewhere in this thread is a 'looks good to me' validation based on the seller's pics. I finally took my own pictures to post.
This one happened to come up for sale and arrive while I was in the process of selling my other fully-documented Budokan. Naturally, a side-by-side comparison revealed no differences other than a funny looking heel joint (see photo). This includes acute examinations of the back of the pups and behind the backplate.
I did swap out the middle pup ring and Grover sent me the correct parts for the tuners (an issue both of my Budokans suffered from - see the Counting the Budokans thread for more).
But without its pedigree papers, one wonders about how it ended up here, where it was before, if it's a cast off for an unforgivable sin or if it's a really good fake. I might sell it, so I would be grateful for verifications, opinions and theories (real or imagined) on how it emerged for sale in a pink case.
Thank you in advance. Nice case, eh?
This seller has quite a few guitars from a well known Chinese counterfeiting website.
He states they are not counterfeit. In fact they are "remake of original Les Paul Epiphone or Gibsons produced by manufacturers."
Here's a link to the Epiphone Les Paul that he is selling.
Please report this seller to Gibson (even though it will probably fall on deaf ears).
This guy needs to be shut down.