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Is this Hummingbird fake?

#1 User is offline   meanstreak 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

Sure looks fake to me but I'm admittedly not an expert. No serial on the back of the headstock, what looks like an Epi sized pickguard, and that funky shaped fretboard all scream fake to me.


http://www.ebay.com/...9.N43.S1.R2.TR4


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

Many things dont look right to me.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

That one is all wrong.......

- beak on the fretboard
- appears to be a volute at the headstock
- label ain't right, nor is the serial number
- white cap on the neck heel
- barn door electronics
- single layer t-rod cover
- top of headstock doesn't look right

It is a shame folks try to bamboozle people like this.......there are better ways to make money.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

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Fake. . .Run.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:52 PM

I've already reported this to eBay but they haven't taken any action
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

It's another "Gibsun"!


Fake, fake, fake!
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

Guess they heard the noise and pulled their listing.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:30 PM

The seller is disclosing much less of a spiel this time around. When it was listed and was a topic here last month, the seller was telling of a Gibson neck swap onto an Epiphone body.

More fake spotting and general Hummingbird info from last month's thread: http://forum.gibson....d-frankenstein/

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

CHIBSON
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#10 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

This is the same Epiphone Hummingbird Frankenstein with supposedly a Gibson neck slapped onto it brought up here on the forums not too long ago (link).
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 19 March 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:

That one is all wrong.......

- beak on the fretboard
- appears to be a volute at the headstock
- label ain't right, nor is the serial number
- white cap on the neck heel
- barn door electronics
- single layer t-rod cover
- top of headstock doesn't look right

It is a shame folks try to bamboozle people like this.......there are better ways to make money.


You forgot the bridge (wrong shape), the rosette (3 main circles instead of 2?), wrong pickguard position, the shape seems also wrong to me [thumbdn]
no clue what this W on pickguard is.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 19 March 2017 - 12:33 PM, said:


- appears to be a volute at the headstock



What does "volute" mean?


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2005 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R NS - L.R. Baggs iBeam pickup
2008 Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M NS - L.R. Baggs iBeam pickup
2009 Epiphone Dove Black - custom black pick guard, L.R. Baggs Element pickup
2009 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M VS - L.R. Baggs Element pickup
2011 Gibson J-45 Standard VS
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:59 PM

Another horrid fake. Must try harder, China...
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

View Postmeanstreak, on 19 March 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:

What does "volute" mean?

Martin volute:

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Pre-Bozeman (Dark Era) Gibson volute:

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

No errant glue drops inside the sound hole. Pass.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

No center brace on the back. Cheap plywood fake.
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