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What is this? Is this legit? And what might it be?

#1 User is offline   Calvin68 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:00 AM

I have read this forum, but only just joined and this is my first post. I apologize if this is incorrectly placed but I believe this is the correct section. For the moment these pictures are all that I have, but I am trying to get more. I would be trading a G&L Tribute S-500 for this...

http://eastky.craigs...5681426845.html

I guess I am asking what this is? And is it Gibson?

Thanks in advance guys, for all and any help.
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#2 User is offline   sparquelito 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:23 PM

Hold off on that trade.

There are inconsistencies in the ad and in the photos of the guitar in question.

That's all I can say for now, for fear that I'll be branded a heretic (again).

I'll stand by and let the real experts weigh-in on this strange craigslist ad.

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#3 User is online   Dave F 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:38 PM

You probably want to post this in the Epiphone Lounge. You'll get more response.
Good luck
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:19 PM

View Postsparquelito, on 03 August 2016 - 08:23 PM, said:

Hold off on that trade.
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View PostDave F, on 03 August 2016 - 08:38 PM, said:

You probably want to post this in the Epiphone Lounge. You'll get more response.
Good luck

I agree.

This guitar is faked. Looks like an Epiphone with a Gibson decal. You better stay with your G&L.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:20 AM

+1 to Cap's suggestion; you're better off with the G&L than whatever that is.
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#6 User is offline   Calvin68 

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:36 PM

Thanks guys! I appreciate your help for sure. :)
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Posted 05 August 2016 - 04:20 AM

View Postsparquelito, on 03 August 2016 - 08:23 PM, said:

There are inconsistencies in the ad and in the photos of the guitar in question.


Well, at least the seller (misspellingly) identifies it as an Epiphone, so yeah, the "Gibson" on the headstock is faked. Older Epi's put "Gibson" on the truss rod cover; I could be wrong, but I don't think Gibson ever did that (of course, they're pretty easily swapped). Depending on condition, the price isn't too far off, but I'd offer $80-100 less and see how the seller responds.
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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:14 AM

sorry friend this link is not working properly.
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