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#1 User is offline   Bob1234### 

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 03:48 AM

Hi all. Im new here so tell me if I'm doing
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:53 AM

 Bob1234###, on 16 December 2015 - 03:48 AM, said:

Hi all. Im new here so tell me if I'm doing anything wrong. So my friend is selling me his Gibson but however I have a suspicion its fake, if anyone knows I would appreciate it. Thanks.


Hi, Bob; welcome to the forums.

There are plenty of us that would be happy to weigh-in and help; but we've got nothing to go on.

If you can post some hi-res photos so we can inspect it, we might be able to give you a better idea.

Cheers.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:51 PM

You will get more response if you post pictures and post it in the forum for it's style such as Les Paul, Acoustic, Vintage, ....

Good Luck!
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:46 AM

Sorry about that I forgot to post the link😂 https://m.flickr.com...02/23696313842/
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:58 AM

 Bob1234###, on 17 December 2015 - 02:46 AM, said:

Sorry about that I forgot to post the link😂 https://m.flickr.com...02/23696313842/


Thanks Bob, but if we could get some more of that; it'd be good. Sorry, but identifying from a single picture is almost as difficult as identifying from none, sometimes.

We need to see:
  • close-up of the front of the headstock
  • close-up of the back of the headstock, including serial #
  • closer shot of the body front, and then the body back
  • inside the control cavity
  • if possible; back of the pickups

This should help us plenty :)
Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

Things I've Built...
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:38 AM

Here are some more picture. I havnt actually got the guitar yet as I'm being cautious first.
https://m.flickr.com...02/23179391383/
https://m.flickr.com...02/23723751671/
https://m.flickr.com...02/23178063934/
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:46 AM

 Bob1234###, on 17 December 2015 - 04:38 AM, said:

Here are some more picture. I havnt actually got the guitar yet as I'm being cautious first.
https://m.flickr.com...02/23179391383/
https://m.flickr.com...02/23723751671/
https://m.flickr.com...02/23178063934/


As far as I can tell; that is not an authentic Gibson in any right.

Hopefully someone else will confirm this, but I've never heard of an SG with a bolt-on neck.
Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

Things I've Built...
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:42 AM

 Bob1234###, on 17 December 2015 - 02:46 AM, said:

Sorry about that I forgot to post the link😂 https://m.flickr.com...02/23696313842/

Not a Gibson.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:57 AM

 Pesh, on 17 December 2015 - 04:46 AM, said:

As far as I can tell; that is not an authentic Gibson in any right.

Hopefully someone else will confirm this, but I've never heard of an SG with a bolt-on neck.


OK thank you. Should I go for it though. He wants 110 for it
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:21 AM

 Bob1234###, on 17 December 2015 - 06:57 AM, said:

OK thank you. Should I go for it though. He wants 110 for it

I wouldn't.

Not only is it a very cheap (crappy) guitar, it's also a "forgery", which makes playing it or owning bad in ways.
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Posted 18 December 2015 - 08:12 AM

 stein, on 17 December 2015 - 07:21 AM, said:

I wouldn't.

Not only is it a very cheap (crappy) guitar, it's also a "forgery", which makes playing it or owning bad in ways.

Ok thanks for the help
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Posted 07 February 2016 - 08:25 PM

Not a Gibson..
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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:32 AM

Seems like in the late 70s and early 80s there was one of these "looks like an SG from 50 feet away, built by nearsighted Pakistani workmen with dull tools" guitars in every third teenage boys' possession. Now I never see them. If there was a Great Burning of Formerly Popular Asian Guitars event in 1985 when Strats took over, I didn't get the invite. I never see them now. In fact, seeing this one kinda traumatized me.

Some actually sounded great. They were about 10 levels up from the Teisco-Checkmate stuff with chrome pickguards and little teeny plywood bodies.
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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

It's fake like a hooker's brea$ts.

It's fake like a politician's smile.

It's fake like, uh... something really fake.
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Am I alone in this?

Am I alone?
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