Fake Les Paul on Ebay?

suedehead

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Okay, the first one looks like a new headstock. I can't see wings, serial, waterslide, and the logo looks wrong to me. The finish on the neck repair/replacement is pretty poor. But there is something that looks like '2'. Maybe it's a second but why sand off the serial? Stolen, maybe?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-1988/253197338700?_trkparms=aid=888007&algo=DISC.MBE&ao=1&asc=46150&meid=02e50d86d65d49d2b9e7ed26b71ebe5c&pid=100009&rk=1&rkt=1&sd=282686223729&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

Same seller, but this one looks legit with no issues (except for the EMGs!)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-2006/253197312929?_trkparms=aid=888007&algo=DISC.MBE&ao=1&asc=46150&meid=02e50d86d65d49d2b9e7ed26b71ebe5c&pid=100009&rk=1&rkt=1&sd=282686223729&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

What do you think?
 

rockstar232007

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Both legit.

Closed "b", and "o" on both - nobody has/will ever fake that logo.
 

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I think that first one a modded and abused Gibson. I wouldn't buy it. It's probably been sitting in someone's hanta-virus petrie dish of a basement or jizz-filled sock closet. I see nothing terribly alarming on the second.
 

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Yeah, they both look legit, but holy cow, I'd like to see the break photo, before that hatchet repair.
 

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They both look to be in bad condition. He says he does not play anymore, looks like they have been in a barn for the last ten years. Not that far from me but I don't like these neglected puppies.
 

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First one is probably an Epi neck/body with the headstock broken off and "replaced" with a Gibson off a trashed out old Gibson. Hahaha.

Whatever it is, that break was epic.
 


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