Fake Gibson ES345 on Ebay Oz

The Nighthawk

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Hi, an ES345 just appeared on eBay Australia - looks like too many digits in the serial number to me?


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serial has it as a 2020 model, but that serisl looks well funky. all the ones i found in that finish do not have a dark back. beyond that i have no clue. seems like they are asking well under market price
 

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serial has it as a 2020 model, but that serisl looks well funky. all the ones i found in that finish do not have a dark back. beyond that i have no clue. seems like they are asking well under market price
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my thoughts exactly. They say its genuine but they're 200+ miles away and we're in lockdown.
 

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I don't know a lot about the new models, but that over stamped '22' at the beginning of the serial number has me wondering. Also the rounded edges of the head stock and finish thickness ...

Here's a 2020 model 345 Sixties Cherry for comparison. Uniform depth of all serial and 'made in USA' info.

Sharper headstock edges and obviously thinner finish. The finish is not the same color , so it's not an exact comparison.
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Here's a 2021 on Ebay as well.... Still sharper edges and the finish is thinner. Stamping is more uniform.
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looks legit to me.

probably just the photos making that headstock/serial number look suspect.

don't know if I'd drive 400mi round trip to check it out, though...

edit. just noticed seller has no feedback.
 

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looks legit to me.

probably just the photos making that headstock/serial number look suspect.

don't know if I'd drive 400mi round trip to check it out, though...

edit. just noticed seller has no feedback.
Now that I see the rest it does look legit...

Serial still looks funky tho...
 

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I don’t see why it should be fake.. Maybe check if they did 345s in sunburst in the year this one was made..
 

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Guitar is legit in the pics, hope it wasn't pulled because of false reports of fakery
 

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