Pretty sure this one is fake

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The headstock is legit for an older paul, but I dont think that headstock pic is from the same guitar as the body shots.
 

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The pots look a little off to me. I wish there were more pics though to be sure.
 

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I will like to see the back so we can see if the Official Chinese Serial Number is in place.

My investigatory skills are telling me that something smells like a dead skunk on this one:laugh2:
 

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That logo is really weird, but it doesn't look like a typical Chibson... it's possible it's real but I'm seeing red flags pop up like crazy when I look at that headstock. The actual shape is correct for something that is vintage, but I've never seen a Gibson logo like that...

W.
 

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Plus, that is a lame description for a guitar like that. I want more meat on that bone:thumb:
 

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The headstock photo is distorted, that being said, the shape is fine. The bridge and TP are correct. The nibs are there. My bet is real. Like others have said, I want more meat on the bone. Show me the inside of the wiring cavity, and the serial #!!!!!!
 

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Metric bridge or is it just me? I'm not sure that the picture distorted the headstock that much. But then again, I'm not a fake LP expert.
 

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If you look at the angle of the Tone knobs to the top.

As far as a I know all the the knobs should be 100% perpendicular to the back of the guitar. In that picture they look to angle with the carved top.
I've played a few Chinese Knockoff's and that is one thing that has been common.
 

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Yeah I haven't flagged it yet but there have been some fakes showing up at my buddy's pawn shop so I was just double checking. I also agree typically people with nice guitars do a better job describing them.
 

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It's not vintage. The pristine condition of the headstock coupled with a Fifties shape point to someone fudging the facts on a real Les Paul ... maybe selling a RI as vintage. Guitar might be real, but seller ain't. Avoid.
 

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That logo is really weird, but it doesn't look like a typical Chibson... it's possible it's real but I'm seeing red flags pop up like crazy when I look at that headstock. The actual shape is correct for something that is vintage, but I've never seen a Gibson logo like that...

W.

Agreed. I noticed that as well when I took a second look after I posted. Between that and the bridge being metric....it's starting to scream fake to me. Though I'm fairly new to the LP family, I've played many Gibson acoustics over the years, and I've never seen the font look like that...:shock:
 

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Not really sure.. but it might be a japan copy
With a refinished headstock.
If it was vintage, he should probably have more info on it.
Bridge aint metric though...
 

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That bridge's posts don't look like slotted metrics, guys.

It's not vintage, that is for sure.

Looks like a Japanese LP.
 

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People don't sell a "Gibson Les Paul" any more, they'll say if it's a Standard, a Traditional, an Historic etc. It's like saying "Wow, a Fender Stratocaster!" It's a phrase used by people who've never owned one, let alone sold them.

It's either a fake or a scam.
 

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Looks like an Orville/Epiphone Japan that someone put a poorly done Gibson logo on.

Probably a very nice guitar.
 

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it has nibs - legit. would like to see the back of the headstock, tho.
 

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The are plenty of MIJ Les Pauls that had nibs too.

The top does not look right. It looks too glossy, like poly.
 

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I'd ask for some better pictures. One of the whole guitar and one that shows off the back of serial number. I'd also ask the seller what they mean by 'Vintage'. It's not vintage in respect to Gibson but the seller might just mean it's older then 10 years. Or they meant it's a reissue. The seller really doesn't know how write an ad and/or doesn't know a lot about the guitar other then the basics. Though depending on how they reply, you should be able to feel out the seller better.
 

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