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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    I don't think I've ever seen a volute on a fake yet. Looks OK to me but wait for paruwi to drop by.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I don't see anything wrong
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Done :thumb:
     
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    questionposer Stacie Klein Delray Beach Premium Member

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    Thanks paruwi. The seller has removed the fake Gibsons but has now changed the location of the Epis from China to London. That's quite a suspicious thing to do.
     
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    IMG-20170625-WA0015.jpg hi all,
    Just needed your opinion on this whether this Epi is real or fake? Never seen a model like this.

    Thanks.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Hey. Thanks so much for that.
    Cheers.
     
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    Wow that body shape looks goofy...also all hardware looks crooked bad....:/

    Was that studio with binding and trapezoid inlays?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    it is a LP-100 Standard

    and it shows some of the often praised 'great korean workmanship'.....:naughty:
     
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    I'm not sure, for sure you are right.... but this looks terrible to my eyes. If it's legit, it's the worse legit guitar I've ever seen in my life....Also never seen this model. I honestly think it's a fake. I see there is nothing right with that guitar.
    Body shape is looking soooo wrong, that cutaway, the horn, the shoulder, that plate too. Pots alignment are also looking funny, bridge angle is wrong, neck pup is angled. Inlays are all angled and misaligned, also never seen this neck with trapezoids. Headstock, logo and decal...also are a punch in my face....

    I see nothing matching to this;

    https://reverb.com/item/2575692-epiphone-les-paul-100-standard-made-in-korea-1998-w-gigbag
     
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    I'm interested in both of these guitars. They look genuine to me. I just wanted to get a second opinion from somebody here.

    Thank you.
     

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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    better pics would help.....
     
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    paruwi, can I PM you?

    Also, do the 2017 Traditional Pros have stamped serial numbers?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Yes and Yes
     
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    Hi, What's your opinion on this one? Looks like the real deal to me.
     

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    No expert has answered, so this non-expert will. Looks genuine from what I can see in the pics. But I can’t see enough. I think we need a clear shot of the serial number, plus probably other things I can’t think of.
     
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    You can't tell much from those pics....
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I don't think it's fake, seems to be from Feb 1995 Fine factory Korea
    though I have not seen many with this kind of serial# font :hmm:
     
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    That headstock looks whacked and I have never seen a serial number like that. Pete is going to have to chime in on it.

    Oops he already did. Whats up with the headstock Pete? The shape on top looks way off. Korean differences?
     

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