Ouch - Bad Fake on eBay

Prometheus

Senior Member
Joined
May 22, 2012
Messages
2,260
Reaction score
3,460
Glaring obvious for us nerds, yes

But srsly, I keep saying this, but for a regular Joe, I suspect it looks legit enough...
 

horns_up

Senior Member
Joined
May 23, 2011
Messages
305
Reaction score
113
I don't see much from those pics, or really know much about that particular model.

How is it an obvious fake?
 

Fritz44

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2014
Messages
2,026
Reaction score
2,057
I don't see much from those pics, or really know much about that particular model.

How is it an obvious fake?

Most obvious is the metric bridge, The vol and tone knobs are too far apart., Headstock is wrong stop bar is too far away from the bridge, the customshop logo is wrong.... this one is a terrible fake :)
 

horns_up

Senior Member
Joined
May 23, 2011
Messages
305
Reaction score
113
Most obvious is the metric bridge, The vol and tone knobs are too far apart., Headstock is wrong stop bar is too far away from the bridge, the customshop logo is wrong.... this one is a terrible fake :)

Thanks for elaborating....:)
 

Lightningflash

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2013
Messages
1,035
Reaction score
961
Most obvious is the metric bridge, The vol and tone knobs are too far apart., Headstock is wrong stop bar is too far away from the bridge, the customshop logo is wrong.... this one is a terrible fake :)

How can one tell a metric bridge from a standard one?
 

PixMix

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2014
Messages
745
Reaction score
723
Most obvious is the metric bridge, The vol and tone knobs are too far apart., Headstock is wrong stop bar is too far away from the bridge, the customshop logo is wrong.... this one is a terrible fake :)

All of that plus: look at the curve around the pick up selector. That's just the most obvious / visible feature of this particular type of fake. They cut their templates wrong.

 

Fritz44

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2014
Messages
2,026
Reaction score
2,057
Also the binding on the headstock doesn't even go all the way to the nut on the left side. I mean there are some pretty good fakes out there that even the experts might have trouble identifying...but this isn't one of them :laugh2:
 

Pappy58

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2014
Messages
3,811
Reaction score
8,177
Glaring obvious for us nerds, yes

But srsly, I keep saying this, but for a regular Joe, I suspect it looks legit enough...

Indeed they are getting close! :wow: and they like to fake the LPC's for some reason. They like the Bling I 'spose'!
 

xadamx

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2014
Messages
150
Reaction score
192
No fret nibs on this particular one would also be another easy thing to spot...
 

Latest Threads



Top