The (un)Official Fake Gibson Thread

Chinster

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Cheers. Here is a shot in the case, the case says 'Gibson USA' on the outside.
 

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Thank you. What were the obvious things that told you it was genuine?

The case looks genuine and the guitar has a Nashville bridge with small bridge posts, you'll never see that on fakes.
 

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Great stuff, I thought it was genuine but I'm not an expert so I could be caught out (have never owned a Gibson before).

The guitar smells awesome. Do fakes also smell awesome? :)
 

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Great stuff, I thought it was genuine but I'm not an expert so I could be caught out (have never owned a Gibson before).

The guitar smells awesome. Do fakes also smell awesome? :)
Glad we could help.:thumb:

And no, fakes smell like Sushi!:D
 

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-=[Shifty]=-;1437515 said:
:laugh2::laugh2:

Yeah, well, they aren't made by the Japanese, either.

Fakes = Made in China
Sushi = Japanese

:thumb:
:thumb::laugh2:

Correction: They smell like rice. Is that better?
 

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i found one of them fake LP being sold on ebay check it out
2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard - eBay (item 180456095400 end time Jan-16-10 08:19:11 PST)

item number 180456095400
Good eye!

The seller himself even questions it's authenticity (it is a fake btw), but at least isn't asking for what a real Standard would go for. It seems that he has been grossly misinformed.

So far, that's one of the better ones I've seen. I think I even saw HS "wings"!:shock:

Luckily, there are MANY other things wrong with it that prove it isn't real.
 

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thanks i learn how to spot them from reading all your guys comments. thank you all for the valuable information
 

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ZOMG! people akshully post here now! When did this happen?
 

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Bump cuz there seems to be a lot of fakes being posted recently.
 

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Is it possible that a Standard has got a 3 piece top?

plaintop.jpg
 

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