I saw that earlier on today before I saw this post. I wasted my breath and sent him a message telling him actually asking him, " you realize this is a fake Gibson right?" Then I told him about the serial being the biggest give away about it being a $300.00 fake. His pic's are pretty bad but don't necessarily mean he knows it's a Chinese counterfeit. I love the Gibson Custom Shop logo on the lower portion of headstock with the wrong type of serial #. I do think they fixed that but then they still didn't get it right. Oh well these things are all over the place. Maybe a really good reason for newcomers to buy from a reputable dealer or shop instead of ebay.