This has to be a fake..right?

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As soon as I saw the sticker on the back and the serial number... LOL

Diamond is too small, headstock shape wrong...bla bla bla.

Waaay fake.
 

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They should at least start taking those dumbass stickers off of the control cavity.

Or not.........once I see those I don't even have to look at anything else.

Fake.
 

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I thought it was a fake because of the sticker and the horn looked off but I always like to ask.
 

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Did they make a 50th anniversary Silverburst Custom? I bought a new Silverburst Custom earlier this year, and the pics of the guitar look just like mine. I don't see anything that screams fake from the pics. Not sure about the case... mine came in the brown leather case with pink lining, not the black Gibson USA case. Here's a pic of mine for comparison if that helps at all... If this is legit, someone's going to score BIG time. ;)
 

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Did they make a 50th anniversary Silverburst Custom? I bought a new Silverburst Custom earlier this year, and the pics of the guitar look just like mine. I don't see anything that screams fake from the pics.


There are several things in the pics that scream fake. Seriously, just look at it again.
 

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It is a very overpriced fake. Make him drop the price substantially and buy it for experimenting/modding the crap out of it + an extra hardcase never hurts
 

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There are several things in the pics that scream fake. Seriously, just look at it again.

The more you look the more they're obvious, but the slightly dicey b&w pictures work a treat from the seller's perspective :/
 

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The more you look the more they're obvious, but the slightly dicey b&w pictures work a treat from the seller's perspective :/


Not when they have that sticker on the cavity cover or when the horn is so badly misshapen that the guitar doesn't fit into the case properly.
 

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The headstock looks about as funky as George Clinton after a shower protest..
 

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nobody in there right mind sells an authentic LP Custom that cheap...... stolen or fake???:lol::dude::slash:
 

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I got a reply back. Here's what he had to say.



Here are some close up shots of what you requested.

Also, just to be clear, this is a Chinese copy my Godfather had, not an original Gibson.
Hard to tell the difference though.
I had a couple of my Les Paul friends look at it and they couldn't tell.

Recently, the US has cracked down on imports and getting a Chinese one through is very difficult. It takes a long time and there's a chance it could get confiscated.

This is for someone who CAN't afford a real one, but wants one that is beautiful and sounds great. Comes with a separate set of high-power pickups as well.

Bird in hand is what I'm saying :)
John
 

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Hmmm bird in hand ? I'm going to have to remember that one. Here's another...A Sucker's cash in his pocket ;)
 

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You all are superior detectives for sure. I didn't believe it was a fake until I read this in the ad: "I'm selling this COPY of a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Silverburst 50th Anniversary guitar."

Now having had my snark, I'm assuming the ad was altered to clarify it was a copy after you all started digging into it?
 

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