I certainly do agree with you. That said, it wasn't disclosed in this thread that the guitar was a POS until long after the sale.
The OP seems quite proud that he made $$ by off-loading a piece of shit guitar to some poor unknowing sap. Should he have disclosed the guitar was shite? Probably...
Shouldn't he just be able to smell the fret board to tell if it is Brazilian or not? I kid, I kid.
Looking at the headstock photo, the Gibson Logo doesn't appear to match other '57s. The Dot is placed incorrectly.