How to spot a fake Les Paul

BillB1960

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Am I the only one who doesn't get a sense that this guy is real sincere about spotting fakes?

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3S3nPS9Vzo]How to spot a fake Chinese Les Paul Supreme - YouTube[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrDFtriqU4Q&feature=channel]How to spot a fake Chinese Les Paul Standard - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Care to summarize? I couldn't watch the whole thing as I wanted to bitch slap him 90 seconds into the first video.
 

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Care to summarize? I couldn't watch the whole thing as I wanted to bitch slap him 90 seconds into the first video.

Bottom line this guy is doing a commercial for fake Gibson Les Paul's under the guise of trying to educate people on how to spot one. He goes on & on about how he thinks it's a real maple cap, how he special ordered an ebony board, etc, etc...
 

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Seems like a sales pitch for fakes if you ask me. That guy is a douschebag.
 

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Bottom line this guy is doing a commercial for fake Gibson Les Paul's under the guise of trying to educate people on how to spot one. He goes on & on about how he thinks it's a real maple cap, how he special ordered an ebony board, etc, etc...

He's probably one of the distributors on eBay trying to boost his business
 

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I've seen his videos before, putting the fake part of it aside I really do like his tone - whatever computer program he's using is pretty cool.

But yeah, he also owns a fake Gibson Iommi SG and a couple others, I don't think he's too concerned about spreading the message that fakes are bad.

Also, the fact that the Supreme is closer in body shape to a Nighthawk than a Les Paul, should be enough to sell you on the fact that it's a fake.
 

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Hes the spokes person for good counterfeits! Jeez. I like his truss rod comments. What a dick.
 

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i posted this ages ago, but that first one looks like a fvcking prs singlecut, way off
 

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Bottom line this guy is doing a commercial for fake Gibson Les Paul's under the guise of trying to educate people on how to spot one. He goes on & on about how he thinks it's a real maple cap, how he special ordered an ebony board, etc, etc...

So he's a fvckwit? Gotcha.
 

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yeah, this guy endorses fake Gibsons, doesn't he?? LOL!! cheesy dude!!:laugh2:
 

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btw: he was giddy as a pig in mud testing out the Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom, LOL!!!:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
 

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I think the guy just gave an honest review of the chinese fakes putting all economic and political issues aside. I for myself however would never purchase one
 

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I'd maybe get one as my 'beater guitar' LOL!! relic it during the process, har har har!!
 

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Wow. A lot of anger here. I'm glad I watched.

Yeah I like his videos and he always seems happy - I disagree about the whole buying fakes part, but what can you do? I can't make his decisions for him, but I can enjoy the videos and his tone :dunno:
 

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