fake gibson les paul

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"Wait wait, I thought it followed YDDDYRRR format?"

Not in these specific years -- except for ones make in the K-Zoo plant, which continued with the 6-digit serials and have them stamped in the wood.

However, when you see this type of decal:

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You can date it using the two-digit prefix.
 

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If it starts with 00, and it is a decal, it is a 1976 LP. It should also say Les Paul Custom on the back of the headstock. It appears to be a perfectly legit 76 Les Paul Custom.
 

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The seriell number is 00112845.

It's a 1976 Les Paul Custom. It's got a three piece maple neck, pancake body, three piece top and the narrow nut. It's probably a heavy girl, too.

To get a better fix on value you need to have a look at the pickups and pots/wiring.

But, you seem to like the price and were only worried about it being fake. It's not fake.
 

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I know this guitar, great price? (at like, $4k) I think not.
and according to the serial, it's from 2002

Which raises a HUGE question, why the volute?

I mean, the guy who sells it doesn't know anything about the guitar so the price sitts under $1k.
 

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I mean, the guy who sells it doesn't know anything about the guitar so the price sitts under $1k.

Dude, if it is under 1k buy it! It is an obvious refret, but barring the neck being twisted or truss rod broke, I would buy it at $1000 or less all day long!
 

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"Wait wait, I thought it followed YDDDYRRR format?"

Not in these specific years -- except for ones make in the K-Zoo plant, which continued with the 6-digit serials and have them stamped in the wood.

However, when you see this type of decal:

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You can date it using the two-digit prefix.

So many things to learn! Cheers mate
 

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I mean, the guy who sells it doesn't know anything about the guitar so the price sitts under $1k.

Guy? What guy? Have you even read the description in any way shape or form?
That guitar is at impound, you realize this right?

The ad clearly says "Est price of 30000 SKR" which lands at $3552 (Yeah I overestimated the skr --> $ rate earlier)

Still bloody overpriced however I flip it imo
 

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"The ad clearly says "Est price of 30000 SKR" which lands at $3552 (Yeah I overestimated the skr --> $ rate earlier)"

That makes a big difference!
 

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"The ad clearly says "Est price of 30000 SKR" which lands at $3552 (Yeah I overestimated the skr --> $ rate earlier)"

That makes a big difference!

Exactly my point

If it was BELOW $1k I would've snapped her up already (basically)
 

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"The ad clearly says "Est price of 30000 SKR" which lands at $3552 (Yeah I overestimated the skr --> $ rate earlier)"

That makes a big difference!

You bid on the guitar and i was the only one that came up with a price.
 

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Yes you bid, that's why it's called as an auction
Which will END on Monday 8AM (that's 7th Sep)

Alright alright i was just curious if it was a point pickin the guitar up. But thanks for all the responses :)
 

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Looks real, I count it at about two thousand considering the refret and wear. I see similar examples in pawn shops and GC used for around 2,500 with original frets.
 

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There is a red palm imprint on my face from reading this thread
 

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