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Fake Custom? Interested in guitar but am cautious about etrade over seas

#1 User is offline   deltapapatango 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:16 PM

https://reverb.com/i...6-free-shipping

I dont see this model when looking at Gibson Custom website. Looking at location of seller I am cautious that it's a fake Gibson.

Interested in the guitar as this is my favorite color. Yup dark green faded Silverburst. Kind of like Frankenstein has taken over.

Thoughts?
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:55 AM

Real. No question.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:00 AM

that is an unusual color, but I kinda like it.

Agree with Pip, looks like it's the real deal.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:54 AM

View Postkidblast, on 24 July 2018 - 06:00 AM, said:

that is an unusual color, but I kinda like it.

Agree with Pip, looks like it's the real deal.

It says its a SB but it looks gold to me.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:03 AM

Sweet looking guitar. Very nice. Price doesn't seem too bad considering it's coming from Japan and includes shipping.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:26 AM

View PostLP Trad Pro II, on 24 July 2018 - 07:54 AM, said:

It says its a SB but it looks gold to me.

I wonder how accurate the colour balance of the pictures is?

It's trying to replicate what the SilverBurst finishes sprayed back in the '70s look like today. The appearance of the finish in many of the originals has aged - very possibly due to the effect of the Nitro ageing. Some have ambered towards a more Tobacco Sunburst look (the 'gold' appearance you mention) whilst others, as mimicked here, have gone slightly greenish. The majority of those I've seen have been at the 'warmer' end of the spectrum but, then again, I've not seen too many TBH.

Pip.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:58 PM

View Postpippy, on 24 July 2018 - 08:26 AM, said:

I wonder how accurate the colour balance of the pictures is?

It's trying to replicate what the SilverBurst finishes sprayed back in the '70s look like today. The appearance of the finish in many of the originals has aged - very possibly due to the effect of the Nitro ageing. Some have ambered towards a more Tobacco Sunburst look (the 'gold' appearance you mention) whilst others, as mimicked here, have gone slightly greenish. The majority of those I've seen have been at the 'warmer' end of the spectrum but, then again, I've not seen too many TBH.

Pip.

I had a feeling they were tying to make it look like it had aged. The thing about GT's is that green it gets with time I do not like one bit. I did see Kirk play the Peter Green & Gary Moore LP at a 'Tallica show in Seattle last summer.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:05 PM

View PostLP Trad Pro II, on 24 July 2018 - 02:58 PM, said:

...I did see Kirk play the Peter Green & Gary Moore LP at a 'Tallica show in Seattle last summer.

Sir; I Salute You!

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

View Postpippy, on 24 July 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

Sir; I Salute You!

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He only played it for about 2 mins on an intro to one of the songs. Then he switched back to one of his 50's monster themed Strat shaped guitars.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:47 AM

View Postpippy, on 24 July 2018 - 08:26 AM, said:

I wonder how accurate the colour balance of the pictures is?

It's trying to replicate what the SilverBurst finishes sprayed back in the '70s look like today. The appearance of the finish in many of the originals has aged - very possibly due to the effect of the Nitro ageing. Some have ambered towards a more Tobacco Sunburst look (the 'gold' appearance you mention) whilst others, as mimicked here, have gone slightly greenish. The majority of those I've seen have been at the 'warmer' end of the spectrum but, then again, I've not seen too many TBH.

Pip.





'scuse me now while I go buy a pack of Camel Extra Super Tar or two. Got this strange urge....
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:29 AM

View Post'Scales, on 07 August 2018 - 03:47 AM, said:

...Got this strange urge....

Good Grief! Me Too...

No offence to those who have a penchant for the SilverBurst finish but I've never been a fan. Aged SilverBurst isn't exactly an improvement.
The good news, however, is that there's unlikely to be a bidding war any time in the future between DeltaPapaTango and myself for one of these, erm, rarities.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:11 PM

Dude I checked. That guitar is long gone...
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:28 AM

Ah, well.
Sorry on your behalf that you missed that one but I'm sure you will manage to snag one eventually!

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:58 AM

View PostLP Trad Pro II, on 24 July 2018 - 02:58 PM, said:

...I did see Kirk play the Peter Green & Gary Moore LP at a 'Tallica show in Seattle last summer.



Interesting enough, I was killing time before Alice Cooper concert in another town at a guitar store. Some dude brings in a Peter Green/Gary Moore VOS for consignment a long with other LP's. Great looking guitar. That hole they drill into it bothers me though. I asked to handle it and they said yeah. I held it and looked at it and was told still has original strings and was never plugged in at all.

Wanted 9.5 G. I passed.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

View Postdeltapapatango, on 24 August 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

Interesting enough, I was killing time before Alice Cooper concert in another town at a guitar store. Some dude brings in a Peter Green/Gary Moore VOS for consignment a long with other LP's. Great looking guitar. That hole they drill into it bothers me though. I asked to handle it and they said yeah. I held it and looked at it and was told still has original strings and was never plugged in at all.

Wanted 9.5 G. I passed.


What hole did they drill into it? Or is it common knowledge and I am just a dope.
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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:38 PM

Below neck near pickup. Even the vos has it even if it is a modification. Look at the pictures of Hammett with it. Very noticable.
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