OMG! Fake Gibby's going for a premium now?

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Good Lord now I've seen just about everything!

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You are bidding on a Counterfeit Gibson Les Paul Plus Flame Top likely made by Li Dan before she was sentenced to prison time (http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/counterfeit-guitar-bust-708/). THIS IS NOT A REAL GIBSON, so please do not bid if you think otherwise.
There are not a ton of these out there so there is a chance they may appreciate in value as the Japanese Lawsuits of the 70's have.
Item number: 130330408511
 

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At least it's advertised as a fake. Looks like a decent case though.
 

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I will say that these are the 'clearest' pics I've ever seen of a fake gibby on the bay. :rofl:
 

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Well, heck yeah! My loaner may never go back to it's original owner. :naughty:
 

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I always wonder if I picked up a good fake, if I would notice or not while playing it....
 

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"there are not a ton of these out there so they might apreciate in vlaue" WTF what a douchebag!
 

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Aaaaaaand it's gone. Probably not the best idea to say in your auction that you're selling a counterfeit item.
 

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Great -- now people are going to say these are "rare" items and collectible? Oy.
 

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Somebody joked around about this happening when the story broke... I never thought it actually WOULD happen though. :shock:
 

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Good Lord now I've seen just about everything!

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I think that photo would be hysterical if it showed the fake and then a broken Gibson headstock next to it. Lord, I've seen SO many Gibson SG and LP headstocks broken in exactly the same spot recently. They SO need a redesign...
 

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I think that photo would be hysterical if it showed the fake and then a broken Gibson headstock next to it. Lord, I've seen SO many Gibson SG and LP headstocks broken in exactly the same spot recently. They SO need a redesign...

If they were redesigned the sky would fall and the world would stop turning! :D
 

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They were redesigned, it was called "The Norlin Era."
 

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I think that photo would be hysterical if it showed the fake and then a broken Gibson headstock next to it. Lord, I've seen SO many Gibson SG and LP headstocks broken in exactly the same spot recently. They SO need a redesign...

All they need is to re-introduce the volute.

That would work.
I have 3 guitars with volutes--and no problems with them.
 

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