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Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Sinmastah, Jan 26, 2009.
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How do you see that tuners are fake...to compare with real ones?
this are real ones...
If you don't believe me, feel free to ask the customer-Service guys in the Netherlands
and hope to get one of the knowledgeable ones like Stijn V (hopefully he still works there)
even if you totally disregard everything else, the font for the EE is bolder and larger than the numbers which is a dead giveaway that it’s a fake.
If you are able, get a hold of the seller and let him/her know and get your money back. If you like the guitar, it plays well and you didn’t pay a lot, enjoy it but just don’t be a douche and try to sell it off as something it’s not. It sucks to find this stuff out and before I knew that they were faking Epiphones like they were Gibson’s, I was taken too. I vowed to learn everything I could about spotting them. Pawrui indirectly taught me a lot, basically everything I know about spotting them. I as well as several other folks respect his knowledge and enthusiasm for these guitars. I can without a doubt say that he would never steer you wrong on purpose and I’ve never seen him call out a guitar as fake that was genuine.
Thanks a lot to you for the advise and evidences. I will report it as a fake :-(
Hey guys, this one seems legit to me but it's my first real guitar and I'm a bit OCD.
Another question, the serial number stamped on the headstock is kinda hard to read, but I'm pretty sure it says F354401. Is there a website to locate when its made? I know one place I tried said 2003 but that had to be wrong as this model wasnt around until 2009 (i think). Tried contacting Epiphone but 2 days later still waiting on reply.
Cheers for any info.
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Your Tribute+ looks absolute legit to me
here is more information about the serial#
Thank you Paruwi!
did you get it ?
Thanx ppl. I decided to buy from a big seller in Frankfurt, and I am going home with my beautiful Epiphone Les Paul Standard back to Brazil. Now I'm going to take some lessons. Rocksmith alone isn't working.
Hello guys, I'm new to the My Les Paul forum and first I'd like to thank the authors and everyone else for the contributions, awesome thread. I've learned a lot on how to spot a fake Epi. But now I'm not sure about this one I'm after, can you please help me? The seller didn't had any more pictures so I asked him for more to see the serial number, body and headstock bindings. If I remember right those antique ivory LPs were made circa 2006~2008.
we need the additional pics to make a call on it
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Yeah. Did a mistake? O____O
No, you did not....
we just need more pics to help you
Hi fellas, I've been given a les paul custom in a trade(can return it if need be as a family friend) I've checked the usual bits and I think it look real. the pictures at the beginning of the thread are gone so I can't double check. would you be kind enough to give me your opinion if it' fake or not.
Sorry, this is a FAKE
nearly all the known signs show up
hi thanks for that. can you explain why you've come to that decision ? just so I know for future reference as I don't think it looked bad except the serial and round bridge posts.
The first post of this thread shows pics to compare
Big fat EE in the serial#
ranking# way to high for this time 75447
screw on the Pickguard misplaced
yeah I viewed that but the pictures wouldn' load. noted rounded studs and ee serial seemed bolder but uniform in height. I liked the knobs up woth the pickguard screw so I assumed that was correct.