The Fake Epiphone Thread II

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

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  1. Hogie34

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    I’ll let the resident expert answer to confirm but I say without a doubt fake. There is so much about that one that screams fake like the cut away, knob placement, horn shape etc...
     
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    could you give some details?
     
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    what is wrong with the horn and cutaway...I compared to others and didn't noticed
    The original Knob where included with, the guy changed them. I have also the case
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I did not say anything about the horn or knobs - nonetheless we need more pics......
     
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    Paruwi, I remember a LP Custom MIK in vintage sunburst but it wasn’t similar to the tribute finish this one has. Am I remembering correctly?

    OP, I’m the one that said the knob placement was off, but it could be the angle of the pic. To me, the neck volume knob is too far forward in relation to the bridge. The cut away looks shallow and wide . Horn looks like a cross between a made in Korea and an Eclipse type. Again, could be the angle of the pics and could be the reason you’re not seeing what I see since you have the guitar in front of you. The stop bar/tail piece screws look like the wrong ones as well. They look like round tops instead of flat.

    Like I said, trust Paruwi’s judgement to confirm. I’m just a guitar player not an expert.
     
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    You can't call it fake just by the finish....
     
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    Sorry I replied on the wrong guy my mistake :(
    I will do more picture this night
     
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    Could you tell me what is wrong with the cut away and the horn shape? a9d174fb2cb6dc826e0452f32acc0cdd68e70923.jpg
     
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    Is the serial EE080203065 already been used, as per your different discussions/checks?
     
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    like Pawrui said, post some more pics and he can give definitive answers. Post a pic of where the binding on the body meets the neck in the cut away, a pic of the serial # and back of head stock and headstock binding, especially where it meets the nut/neck.
    yeah, that was more for personal reference. I love that tribute color and was just wondering. I should have been clear on that. Sorry guys .
     
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  12. paruwi

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    not exactly, but many confirmed fakes have close numbers....like
    EE080203268
    EE080203263
    EE080203264
    EE080203188
    EE080203280

    and IIRC back in 2008 the production-number wasn't 5 digits
     
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    So binding at head
    20180208_203516.jpg
     
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    Binding body 20180208_203544.jpg
     
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    sorry this one is 300% Fake - no doubt
     
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    Ok so no doubt also with the serial format...with the big EE
    20180208_203819.jpg
     
  18. paruwi

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    Fake

    • big fat EE in the serial#
    • binding at the headstock and body
    • rounded studs at the Tailpiece
    • fake tuners, too big washers
    • placement of the €piphone-Logo on the headstock
    • does the label read 'Sct-Up' ?

    look at the first post of this thread and scroll down for comparison pics
     
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    Label say Set-up
    How do you see that tuners are fake...to compare with real ones?
     

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