- Oct 28, 2009
- Reaction score
And of course, just like the million fake JEMs out there... they get better and better looking each day...
I am a little confused on the Serial # thing here.
Looking on EBAY I found this one looks like painted #'s
Gibson Custom Shop Class 5 Les Paul *Brand New* - eBay (item 150483181321 end time Aug-28-10 11:49:54 PDT)
Also, did not hear anything about the Gibson gold lettering on the back of this.
(Never saw one myself but that doesnt mean much)
Set me straight here
[COLOR="Yellow"]A recent counterfeit Les Paul... "looks" pretty darned good... next week they'll get the bridge and logo slant right.
This one is for sale by me for $2500.[/COLOR][/quote]
Just like the Epiphone thread, I didn't mark down every "tell" that a fake Gibson has. There are things the fakers will never get right without having to take an exhaustive look at each and every Les Paul model they fake.
Sånglöf;2196185 said:Wondering about hhose custom shop guitars. Do they all have that gold lettering?
I have a ES 335 from 2008, and it does not have those gold letters. I bought it new at a retailer where I live, with a Certificate of Authenticiti and all...
It also has a 8-digit serial number, not a CSXXXXX. Why is that. I'm really sure it's not a fake. It even smells vanilla Gibson!
-=[Shifty]=-;2196198 said:Are you sure it was made at the Custom Shop?