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#1 User is offline   J-200 Koa 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:54 AM

Looks a little off:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item231bed7c4b

#2 User is offline   ritchie69 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

Terrible fake!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

View Posttrvlr, on 05 April 2012 - 05:59 AM, said:

Been paying attention to these suspicious ebay listings just so I can know what to look for in event I get another bad case of GAS...but what is it on this one that looks suspicious?

the face of the headstock should be black, the back dont look like any mahogany that Ive ever seen, the rosette is wrong, the orange label should be round, and that is just just starters
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

View Posttrvlr, on 05 April 2012 - 05:59 AM, said:

Been paying attention to these suspicious ebay listings just so I can know what to look for in event I get another bad case of GAS...but what is it on this one that looks suspicious?


Shape of the headstock is a dead giveaway. The interior
label is all wrong. The most obvious is the body shape:
looks like a square shoulder.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:33 AM

Definitely a fake. I wonder if Gibson ever goes after people like this on eBay. I smell lawsuit. I reported it to the seller and to eBay too.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

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Ouch!

That headstock is so bad it hurts. . :blink:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

View Posttrvlr, on 05 April 2012 - 09:30 AM, said:

Educate me here fellas. What is it about the "shape" of the headstock that is the tell. .....


The shape is too hard to get on that angle. It's the script logo - wrong slant and wrong placement, the bottom of the G should extend close to the D turner. The crown or thistle should in recent models should be starting at some point between the A and B tuners. The front of the headstock should have a black overlay (traditionally holly wood but who knows these days).

Also, the back of the headstock should have "wings" - pieces of extra wood glued to the side edges of the headstock to bring it to proper width, on both Gibson acoustics and electrics (except narrow headstocks like on the Melody Maker).

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13 Gibson CS Advanced Jumbo R/Spruce..O12 Gibson Southern Jumbo TV....O11 RainSong JM-3000 12
11 Martin 000-15M Elderly LE....................O10 Gibson ES-359......................o10 Rickenbacker 360/12
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08 Gibson Robot SG LTD........................oO08 Fender Am/Dlx Stratocaster.....08 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe 12-string
08 Gibson Les Paul Push Tone...................o07 Guild F412...........................O07 Taylor NS74ce
07 Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II.....................o98 Martin D-45VR.....................0097 Guild X-700 Stuart
73 Yamaha G-55A......................................65 Gibson Melody Maker..............Amps: Bogner Alchemist (Head/212Cab)
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

Yeah, but the guy is throwing in a free set of strings and an unopened capo! How could one resist such a deal? [flapper]

Who makes all the fakes we see on ebay? They have to go to some trouble.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

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jdd707 said:

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Yeah, but the guy is throwing in a free set of strings and an unopened capo! How could one resist such a deal? [flapper]


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

The auction has arrived at 760 dollars...A real scam!!!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

they look pretty good, I wonder what they sound like
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Wonder where they get these?
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Wow, some of you guys are darn good at picking this stuff up. To me it looks like a J45 is supposed to look. However, to my mind, the price is a red flag. If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is......Good info in this thread.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

If that back is Mahogany my balls are made of GOLD!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:24 AM

pfox14 said:

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Definitely a fake. I wonder if Gibson ever goes after people like this on eBay. I smell lawsuit. I reported it to the seller and to eBay too.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:17 AM

It's a scandal to sell a Gibson fake at that price!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

Anyone going to file a complaint with EBAY? Then never do anything.....


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

I saw this on ebay and came here to see if anyone mentioned it. Aside from the fake headstock, let's not forget the square shoulder as opposed to slope shoulder. The guitar also has a white nut as opposed to a black graphite nut as found on the current standard. That's not a mahogany back either.
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