HELP! Is this a fake?

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fake..just look at the bridge post..

Yes, OF COURSE. In my zeal to nail a bad guy, I forgot one of the tell-tale signs. THAT is why I came to you, THE EXPERTS. Thanks. Let's protect some poor soul from buying this piece of you-know-what
 

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The experts can tell, but I'm not, but that guitar is a bad fake, and sure many ppl can recognized that one is a bad fake.
 

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You have to wonder if the seller got duped and is in turn trying to pass his/her mistake on. I'd HATE to see someone spend their hard-earned or long-saved $$ on this one. Some poor kid just hankering to get an LP. I guess I'm like Don Quixote, but I just HATE for the bad guys to win. Besides, we all prize our LP's and these fakes diminish ours :(
 

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Keep an eye out for anything that looks fishy and has a serial number of 00170.. Seems to be a favourite and it's stamped on almost all of the fakes.

Bridge posts, Horn, Finish, Inlays, Headstock - All wrong.

Hope no one bought this for Gibson prices …
 

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Keep an eye out for anything that looks fishy and has a serial number of 00170.. Seems to be a favourite and it's stamped on almost all of the fakes.

Bridge posts, Horn, Finish, Inlays, Headstock - All wrong.

Hope no one bought this for Gibson prices …

Thanks for the specifics. Interesting info on the serial numbers. Just looked again--the photo of the back seems to be strips of wood glued together.

Scary thing about price: it's priced at what a reasonable real LP would run
 

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Keep an eye out for anything that looks fishy and has a serial number of 00170.. Seems to be a favourite and it's stamped on almost all of the fakes.

Another big one is 02005***.
 

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not that i think this is real, but there are 3rd party locking bridges that have bridge posts something like that.
 

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Another big one is 02005***.

Dang, scary thing: I just looked up the serial number in guitardaterproject.org and this came back:

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
January 17th, 2000
Production Number: 132

I HATE bad guys
 

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I'm shocked that people still have to ask if these are fake. If you can't tell by the serial number alone, you should take 5 minutes to do some Google or MLP "research."

FYI ~ The guitar dater is the musical instrument equivalent of a band name generator.

Maybe I'm grumpy tonight, but the "Is this fake?" posts everyday are getting old... Maybe we need an "Is This Fake" sub-forum.

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I'm shocked that people still have to ask if these are fake. If you can't tell by the serial number alone, you should take 5 minutes to do some Google or MLP "research."

FYI ~ The guitar dater is the musical instrument equivalent of a band name generator.

Maybe I'm grumpy tonight, but the "Is this fake?" posts everyday are getting old... Maybe we need an "Is This Fake" sub-forum.

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Amen!

This isn't like trying to tell a fake Rolex from a real one, where you would need a jeweler's eye. The details of fake vs. real Gibson guitars are so blatantly obvious, even to an untrained eye, that it's ridiculous.
 

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I'm shocked that people still have to ask if these are fake. If you can't tell by the serial number alone, you should take 5 minutes to do some Google or MLP "research."

FYI ~ The guitar dater is the musical instrument equivalent of a band name generator.

Maybe I'm grumpy tonight, but the "Is this fake?" posts everyday are getting old... Maybe we need an "Is This Fake" sub-forum.

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PHEW, You ARE grumpy. I guess all I can say is if you are tired of "is this fake" DON'T READ THE POST. SHEESH--Some of us are trying to learn and were just not as "blessed" with the level of omnicience as you seem to think you are.
 

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I tried to take a picture of my guitar to help you spot fakes.. the same angle the best I could

FAKE
donw35-albums-donw35-picture71593-fake-les-paul.jpg


Real 1994 Les Paul Classic
donw35-albums-donw35-picture71594-real-les-paul.jpg

what did you spot ?
 

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PHEW, You ARE grumpy. I guess all I can say is if you are tired of "is this fake" DON'T READ THE POST. SHEESH--Some of us are trying to learn and were just not as "blessed" with the level of omnicience as you seem to think you are.

PRO TIP: Use the forum search feature before starting a thread. It's easy... even for someone without my level of "omnicience."

Maybe once you accumulate over 52 posts you can be a grumpy old bastard like me.
 

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