- Jun 11, 2011
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ok dude, you win...but my friend had better not EVER tell me he called and verfied a serial number with a manufacturer and then I call that same manufacturer and get told it is a fake TWICE.
you want to sell it...put it on CL, someone will buy it (I hear).....
The seller said he wondered about it as well, so he called Gibson and gave them the serial number and they said that serial number was a white Custom just like what he had (other than the mods). I'll want to call and talk to Gibson myself to verify, although the seller is a friend of mine and I trust him.
OK, I got the serial number and called Gibson. It's a counterfeit. I actually called them twice and spoke to two different people, just to see if they'd both tell me the same thing. They did.
Looks like it would be a nice axe were it not for........you know
. . . Gibson . . . said that there are hundreds of known fakes that have stamped serial numbers that begin with 020055 . . .
Yes, that series of serial numbers is FAKE...
I always wonder . . . weren't there any real Gibsons stamped in Nashville on July 19, 2005? Anybody who owns one must be facing a lifetime of frustrating explanations: "No it's REAL! I swear! I bought it at an authorized Gibson dealer . . . oh, screw it!"
No offense, but if you need to ask if that guitar is fake, you probably shouldn't be looking to purchase a Les Paul.