A recent counterfeit Les Paul... "looks" pretty darned good... next week they'll get the bridge and logo slant right.
This one is for sale by me for $2500.
- Wasn't there a thread recently about the 3 hole truss rod covers? I think someone said that there actually are some examples of real Gibsons with the three hole.
- Why would someone copy an Epiphone?
- If you bought a good Gibson copy and it played and sounded as good or better than a real one, was made of good wood and looked good, would it really matter?
Why would someone copy an Epi?
There are large numbers of Epi guitars changing hands on a regular basis and I would assume that typically people will be less guarded about verifying the authenticity of a $500 guitar versus a $2,000 guitar.
Ironically, the fact that you asked this question is itself justification for them to copy them because many people simply would not expect it.