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agoodvintage

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Hey guys, this one seems legit to me but it's my first real guitar and I'm a bit OCD.
Another question, the serial number stamped on the headstock is kinda hard to read, but I'm pretty sure it says F354401. Is there a website to locate when its made? I know one place I tried said 2003 but that had to be wrong as this model wasnt around until 2009 (i think). Tried contacting Epiphone but 2 days later still waiting on reply.
Cheers for any info.
 

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but I'm pretty sure it says F354401. Is there a website to locate when its made?

Hi,
Welcome here @ MyLesPaul-forum

Your Tribute+ looks absolute legit to me

here is more information about the serial#

F-Serial used on LP Std'59/'60 models and Tribute/Plus models
This newest serial number system used by Epiphone is not yet completely deciphered.

'F' doesn't refer to 'Fine, Korea' - nor to 'Fuji-gen, Japan' - New "F" models are made in China.

This serial number system doesn't exactly tell the year - and doesn't tell the month at all.
  • Beginning with F300000 in late 2009 used on LP Std'59/Std'60/Tribute models
  • Continued around F310650~F311050 in spring 2012 on Tribute-Plus models
  • Continued around F305000 in 2011
  • Continued around F310000 in 2012
  • Continued around F317000 in 2013
  • Continued around F324000 in 2014
  • Continued around F330000 in 2015
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Epiphone serial-number-information
 

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No, it looks absolute legit to my eyes....

Welcome here @ MyLesPaul forum

:wave:
Thanx ppl. I decided to buy from a big seller in Frankfurt, and I am going home with my beautiful Epiphone Les Paul Standard back to Brazil. Now I'm going to take some lessons. Rocksmith alone isn't working. :)
 

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Hello guys, I'm new to the My Les Paul forum and first I'd like to thank the authors and everyone else for the contributions, awesome thread. I've learned a lot on how to spot a fake Epi. But now I'm not sure about this one I'm after, can you please help me? The seller didn't had any more pictures so I asked him for more to see the serial number, body and headstock bindings. If I remember right those antique ivory LPs were made circa 2006~2008.
 

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can you please help me? The seller didn't had any more pictures so I asked him for more to see the serial number, body and headstock bindings.....

we need the additional pics to make a call on it

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Welcome here @ MyLesPaul
 

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Hi fellas, I've been given a les paul custom in a trade(can return it if need be as a family friend) I've checked the usual bits and I think it look real. the pictures at the beginning of the thread are gone so I can't double check. would you be kind enough to give me your opinion if it' fake or not.
 

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Hi fellas, I've been given a les paul custom in a trade(can return it if need be as a family friend) I've checked the usual bits and I think it look real. the pictures at the beginning of the thread are gone so I can't double check. would you be kind enough to give me your opinion if it' fake or not.
 

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hi thanks for that. can you explain why you've come to that decision ? just so I know for future reference as I don't think it looked bad except the serial and round bridge posts.
 

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can you explain why you've come to that decision ?

The first post of this thread shows pics to compare

  • Big fat EE in the serial#
  • ranking# way to high for this time 75447
  • rounded studs
  • wide binding
  • screw on the Pickguard misplaced
  • big tuner-washers
 

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yeah I viewed that but the pictures wouldn' load. noted rounded studs and ee serial seemed bolder but uniform in height. I liked the knobs up woth the pickguard screw so I assumed that was correct.
 

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yeah I viewed that but the pictures wouldn' load. noted rounded studs and ee serial seemed bolder but uniform in height. I liked the knobs up woth the pickguard screw so I assumed that was correct.
The PG screw is actually another indicator. It is too close to the outside edge. Compare to the location on a known good one, and you’ll see it’s closer to the outside by 1/4” at least.
 

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