The Fake Epiphone Thread II

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

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  1. bigdog75043

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    Nobody can tell for sure - though if the 'F-serial# is pressed in the wood it probably is legit...
    and it is a great price
     
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    Thanks Peter,
    the price is great if it stays at that level. From my first post until now it seems that it is getting higher every 5 minutes.
    13 bidders with 56 bids show that it is a popular item...
    I will keep an eye on this although I don't feel that the price will stay in reasonable range.
    For one more time I would like to pay my respects for the wonderful work you do in this forum!
    Kind regards,
    Nick
     
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    did you get it ?
     
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    No Peter, since I have to add freight and insurance costs from the UK to Athens I decided to stay back since the price reached the 300 GBP.
    The Euro/GBP rate these days is not the best so I call it off!
    It is still a very good price but only for a local buyer.
    Thanks for your interest!
    Kind regards,
    Nick
     
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    Shame I missed out on that one.
     
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    yeah, reported. i knew from the start that this was fake. no doubt about it
     
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    I would appreciate assistance on this one. Local CL ad, but I am a little bit suspicious. Now it could be the angle on the headstock photo but to me it seems like the washers from the machine heads are touching the binding. Also it looks like the split diamond logo is much closer to the top of the TRC than it ought to be.

    What do you all think of this?

    https://limaohio.craigslist.org/msg/d/epiphone-les-paul-black/6523572645.html
     
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    Just in case the ad is gone later and for reference here, some pics.

    [​IMG]

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    Seems to be legit
     
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    Thanks! I may contact the seller and go see it. The body didn't look off at all, but I just wanted to make sure before I committed to a drive that I think is over an hour each way.
     
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    ask for more pics....
    • serial#
    • side-shot headstock/neck area
    • opened control-cavity
     
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    Just wondering.. did they make fake Juniors? Or are you pretty safe when buying those? Thanks guys.
     
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    IIRC we haven't seen any - that doesn't mean they don't exist
     
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    I agree. I would have though if indeed they did exist.. one may have cropped up on the boards by now though? I did see one somewhat questionable one on a Tele forum once. I'll try and find the link just for curiosity sake.. you can have a look if you wish. :)

    I saw this one on eBay UK today also. Does it look okay?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Epiphone...657504?hash=item2cd09f3be0:g:LtoAAOSwoX5ao8Jq
     
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    Yes, though it is way overpriced for being a factory second.....
     
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