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Gibson Les Paul Serial Number Verification

#1 User is offline   JSands 

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:37 PM

I am looking to buy a Gibson Les Paul off eBay, but I want to verify that it is a genuine USA Gibson so I'm not cheated out of my money.

Can you check the serial number 009790568 please. It should come back as a 2008 Standard made in 2009 in Honeyburst.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:00 PM

Call 1 800 4 Gibson. They might could tell you for sure.

The Guitar Dater Project lists this:

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
April 7th, 2009
Production Number: 268
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:07 PM

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Actually, some fakes are stamped with "real" (stolen/reused) Gibson serial numbers.

You can ask Gibson to verify the serial number along with a description of the guitar it's supposed to be on - 1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) or service@gibson.com

Another option is to post some photos here (or email them to Gibson) in order to get an opinion based on a visual inspection of the guitar. (overall shot of the front and back, as well as a close-up of the front of the headstock and a close-up the back of the headstock).
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:39 PM

you mentioned not wanting to get ripped off, which is understandable.....
that said, i'll add that e-bay offers some "unbelieveably low prices" on lots of Gibsons......and the reason for the rediculously low price is that it's either a fake, or a seriously damaged authentic Gibson.

if the pricing is close to the going used price for that guitar at major retailers, then it's most likely legit.
if the price is "deal of a lifetime" low.......then it's not what the seller says it is.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:29 AM

Yep, check out this link as well:

http://www.gibson.co...terfeitGibsons/

It's a pretty old link, from 2007, when it all really got started. Luckily our legal department is doing a hell of job to prevent/take out as many of these on the market.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:23 AM

Anyone have any thoughts on this one? Does anyone know if it has the "push/pull" potentiometers? I am a little hesitant because the seller has not returned a couple questions that I asked.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item1c1c908c0d

Thanks!



 BigKahune, on 17 April 2011 - 05:07 PM, said:

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Actually, some fakes are stamped with "real" (stolen/reused) Gibson serial numbers.

You can ask Gibson to verify the serial number along with a description of the guitar it's supposed to be on - 1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) or service@gibson.com

Another option is to post some photos here (or email them to Gibson) in order to get an opinion based on a visual inspection of the guitar. (overall shot of the front and back, as well as a close-up of the front of the headstock and a close-up the back of the headstock).


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

Way too much money. Go buy one from a store for same or less.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:40 AM

You think the guy would have made the bed before taking the pictures..

looks real to me.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:27 AM

 malvord, on 20 June 2011 - 10:23 AM, said:

Anyone have any thoughts on this one? Does anyone know if it has the "push/pull" potentiometers? I am a little hesitant because the seller has not returned a couple questions that I asked.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item1c1c908c0d

Thanks!


It looks like a nice piece. I recently bought a Les Paul Standard 2008 in Desert Burst(last Saturday to be precise)for 1800 Euros - 2584 dollars current exchange rate. I looked around quite a bit and visited a few stores. I think there is added value in seeing/playing the guitar before buying it, especially given the love that goes into making these beautiful guitars. Point is, unless you are really set on that particular model (claimed by the seller to be a limited edition etc.) I would tend to agree with RCT's earlier post, and not exclude looking at purchasing new from a store. Alternatively, if the seller is close enough to you perhaps you could arrange a viewing. Sorry, can't comment on the potentionmeters (am new to the world of Gibson) but thought I would share my limited experience given my recent purchase. Good luck!
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:54 AM

 malvord, on 20 June 2011 - 10:23 AM, said:

Anyone have any thoughts on this one? Does anyone know if it has the "push/pull" potentiometers? I am a little hesitant because the seller has not returned a couple questions that I asked. ....


A Trad-Pro should have P/P splitting.

That BIN price is way out of line. A brand new Trad-Pro is about $2K - http://www.musicians...electric-guitar . . The guitar you're looking at looks legit to me and a limited edition of sorts - probably the reason for the jacked price.

The seller mentions this is a relisting so he didn't get his price last time around - maybe he's to cranky to answer emails on it.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:48 AM

 ChanMan, on 17 April 2011 - 05:00 PM, said:

Call 1 800 4 Gibson. They might could tell you for sure.

The Guitar Dater Project lists this:

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
April 7th, 2009
Production Number: 268



Guitar Dater project does not have access to Gibson Serial number information. The info they spread is not reliable and in some cases (intentionally or unintentionally) works into the hands of fake guitar vendors. Read more under http://www.gibson.co...-web-sites-722/

If you mail some pictures of the guitar to Service or send us the eBay auction number so we can see pics online, we will be happy to trace the serial for you in Gibson's serial number archive. Thanks.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:35 PM

So did you buy it?

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:50 AM

Hello All - I recivied a guitar and I wonder how much it is worth - can you help me with your professional expertise ?
On top of the headstock is sign " Ephiphone", below vertical "GIBSON" and on the other side on silver plate:

HAND-CRAFTED
IN KOREA BY
EPIPHONE
Quality Since 1910
The Epiphone Company
Nashville
TENNESSEE USA
186251

thanks ...

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

Does Gibson still verify production dates? I've called the service line and followed the "send by email, under 2MB total pictures, etc." directions four times (over 3 months) and haven't received a reply. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Hi guys !

I would like to have your opinion on this guitar :

It says that it's a DLM-CE but I can't find any information at all on this model on the internet, and before buying this guitar, I'd like to be sure that it's a real one.

If you guys could help me it will be very nice. Also, if you know the detail price back when this guitar used to be new ? Any other information would be helpful...

Thank you very much :)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

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Look at the bottom of the label - "Hand Crafted in Canada"

This is a guitar made in the old Garrison Guitars factory in Newfoundland. Gibson purchased the factory and produced (and/or rebranded some guitars) there, then eventually shut it down. The Gibson Songmaker was produced there. The Songmaker had a model DSM-CE.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:11 AM

Okay thank you very much. So you confirm this guitar is not a fake ?

I found the DSM model on internet but not the DLM. Is that normal ?

Thank you very much, though :)

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

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I found a couple of Gibson DLM-CE for sale. Exactly the same as yours. The guitar is genuine.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

 BigKahune, on 08 March 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

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I found a couple of Gibson DLM-CE for sale. Exactly the same as yours. The guitar is genuine.


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Great ! Thank you very much !

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

It would be cool if Gibson could authenticate there guitars for the seller. Say, Send Gibson a Pic and serial number to verify that the guitar is made by Gibson. Or if you could send a pic and the serial number to an expert to have guitar authenticated Kinda like "Carfax" for guitars. I belive the Gibson Les Paul is the most counterfeited guitar out there. The counterfeiters are getting better and better every year.

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