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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:48 PM

Is it jus me or is this guitar fake as heck?
http://www.ebay.com/...=item4adab3aba1
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

Brutal. It would hardly be possible to pull this one off in the days of the Internet.

The company producing these even went through the trouble of stamping the metal tailpiece with the Gibson logo.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

I believe James Best was a decent guitar player a while back. Seems I recall he was "Sheriff Roscoe" in a TV series, and was in a few "Andy Griffith" shows a few decades ago..
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

I guess the seller knows well why he wrote three question marks after the denomination. [biggrin]
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

View PostMartin 1940D28, on 20 August 2014 - 03:38 PM, said:

I believe James Best was a decent guitar player a while back. Seems I recall he was "Sheriff Roscoe" in a TV series, and was in a few "Andy Griffith" shows a few decades ago..

Makes sense, make a worthless guitar worth something....that is unless the signature is fake as well lol.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

View Post62burst, on 20 August 2014 - 03:09 PM, said:

Brutal. It would hardly be possible to pull this one off in the days of the Internet.

The company producing these even went through the trouble of stamping the metal tailpiece with the Gibson logo.


out of curiousity, did Gibson ever produce a steel reinforced neck?
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

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This seller is a real word wizard.

Vintage?!?

Gibson?!?

And calling it a Hummingbird Dove ?!?!?!

Come on! . It's a slope!

And one of the most cockeyed fakes I've ever seen.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

View PostBigKahune, on 20 August 2014 - 05:08 PM, said:

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This seller is a real word wizard.

Vintage?!?

Gibson?!?

And calling it a Hummingbird Dove ?!?!?!

Come on! . It's a slope!

And one of the most cockeyed fakes I've ever seen.


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From what i can gather even the signature is only worth 39 bucks tops so at least that part is probably real, Afterall who would fake a 30 dollar sig? lol [biggrin]
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

Ha! A post WWII Dove!
Well, I guess all Doves are post WWII.
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:40 PM

I wouldn't even want to strum it. It looks like a total piece of crap.
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:28 AM

Nice book matched back....Those 1948 Hummingbird Doves are super rare!
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:46 AM

Wouldn't play it, even if it weren't being flogged as a "vintage Gibson Hummingbird Dove..."; it's ugly as hell...
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

Sold. 25 bids.

Cost to someone of a lesson learned: $620. One can only hope that the buyer is a big fan of a certain "James Best".

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:02 AM

View Post62burst, on 30 August 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

Sold. 25 bids.

Cost to someone of a lesson learned: $620. One can only hope that the buyer is a big fan of a certain "James Best".



Yep I saw that to. He will be very happy when he takes it to get set up and told he bought a Chinese POS fake.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

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$620 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and. 17 .!. [lol]


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:59 AM

Ah, Fleabay, protecting those customers of yours!
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:15 AM

View Post62burst, on 30 August 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

Sold. 25 bids.

Cost to someone of a lesson learned: $620. One can only hope that the buyer is a big fan of a certain "James Best".


View PostBigKahune, on 30 August 2014 - 09:10 AM, said:

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$620 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and. 17 .!. [lol]
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This money could buy a very nice and definitely real Epiphone guitar.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

View Postcapmaster, on 30 August 2014 - 11:15 AM, said:

This money could buy a very nice and definitely real Epiphone guitar.


Exactly. Like this one, for example....

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:23 PM

View PostCougar, on 30 August 2014 - 12:09 PM, said:

Exactly. Like this one, for example....

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Yes! =D> =D> =D> [thumbup]
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