Is this a fake??

guy77

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Hi guys...I was wondering if anyone could help me out here? I wanna know if this gibson is the real deal. I've got a few pics. Any way of spotting whether if it's a real or fake gib?? Besides the truss rod cover (2 screws). Juz let me know if u need any more pics. Thanks :)
 

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korby

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The truss rod cover seems a little close to the nut , other than that ?????
 

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Fake....they are making it appear to be a Custom. They have a Truss rod cover that says Standard (looks like a Epi) and there is no split diamond graphic on the headstock which would indicate a Custom. Just my opinion, other here are experts in this area, but it looks fake.
 

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It's Fake...

All kinds of no no's ...

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Bridge ....
 

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Fake....they are making it appear to be a Custom. They have a Truss rod cover that says Standard (looks like a Epi) and there is no split diamond graphic on the headstock which would indicate a Custom. Just my opinion, other here are experts in this area, but it looks fake.

Agreed. No diamond. Do Customs come with a rosewood fretboard? Also there just isn't enough "swoop" coming off the center from the top of the headstock. It looks a little flat.

Pickup height-adjusting screws should be gold. The ring screws should be black on a Black Beauty.

Bridge should have thumbwheels & have bolts screwed directly into the body.
 

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The list of faux pa's on this fake are long and distinguished...

Like my...



Driveway :shock:
 

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Absolutely fake,

I thought customs come with ebony not rosewood, then you have custom inlays on what is supposed to be a standard (no trapezoids), the stuss cover as mentioned is too close and the headstock is not sharp enough and does not share the proper contour and angles of the real thing.

Pass....
 

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Fake for sure no doubt.

2 issues w/headstock, wrong fretboard, no fret binding, bridge....etc.
 

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I noticed the headstock shape right away but several others beat to the puch.
FAKE!
 

guy77

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Thanks guys....appreciate it. needed yr expert advice. cheers :)
 

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You guys forgot about the gold colored screws on the pickup rings.
 

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