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I'm thinking of buying this guitar, which is supposedly a 2002 issue, but want to be absolutely sure it's legit. I have some concerns that the certificate looks badly written for example. And also that the serial number 024551 doesn't appear to be a 2002 number

 

Can anyone offer some help/advice ASAP please ?

 

Thanks Andy

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You mean on the guitar itself ?, what other way would the serial number be added ?

 

Hello! Yes, they are usually ink-stamped - as far as I know. Like this: http://www.normansrareguitars.com/gibson-custom-shop-10th-anniversary-sg-custom.html. The images seem to be OK. But let's wait for others to comment too, - as I said - I am not experienced with them.

 

Best wishes... Bence

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Just an update on this.

 

I was able to verify the guitar was genuine, via a combination of photos from seller, Gibson and you knowledgeable folks

 

HOWEVER

 

The seller was a fraud. I found the guitar on Gumtree (UK) and exchanged many emails with the seller. Her prefered method of payment was 3V Visa Vouchers (?, yeah me neither) anyway i looked into that and they are a legit payment thing. But when she sent me the Google Wallet (?, yes i hadn't either but it's also legit) to pay my suspicions were quickly aroused. It was clearly a fake Google invoice, but a pretty good effort at one. Luckily i didn't bite and saved myself a fair bit of lost £££ in the process

 

I doubt we can trace her (or a him, who knows really) but Google's fraud team are investigating it. The seller obviously had the guitar as i requested specific photos and got them back within an hour. Shame we can't trace them from that alone

 

So if you see that guitar up for sale, ALERT someone

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Just an update on this.

 

I was able to verify the guitar was genuine, via a combination of photos from seller, Gibson and you knowledgeable folks

 

HOWEVER

 

The seller was a fraud. I found the guitar on Gumtree (UK) and exchanged many emails with the seller. Her prefered method of payment was 3V Visa Vouchers (?, yeah me neither) anyway i looked into that and they are a legit payment thing. But when she sent me the Google Wallet (?, yes i hadn't either but it's also legit) to pay my suspicions were quickly aroused. It was clearly a fake Google invoice, but a pretty good effort at one. Luckily i didn't bite and saved myself a fair bit of lost £££ in the process

 

I doubt we can trace her (or a him, who knows really) but Google's fraud team are investigating it. The seller obviously had the guitar as i requested specific photos and got them back within an hour. Shame we can't trace them from that alone

 

So if you see that guitar up for sale, ALERT someone

 

Thanks for the update! Also, just fyi for anyone watching this thread, handwritten serial number and/or model on these COAs is not uncommon at all.

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