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Hi guys

 

I'm new to this forum and looking to buy myself LP standard or classic. One guitar in particular came into my sight because of good asking price. Can you help me to confirm that it is real LP standard and not the fake one. Here are some pictures i have.

 

http://tinypic.com/r/29emwqc/8

http://tinypic.com/r/ind1ll/8

http://tinypic.com/r/f37txy/8

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It's a fake.

Not a shadow of a doubt.

 

Not trying to be a smartarse but if you really want to know why we know it's a fake then the best thing you can do is to learn to spot them for yourself.

There are plenty of very good sites which point out the major errors overlooked by the counterfeiters including an official Gibson section right here in their website.

 

Most folks here are fairly reluctant to point out where the criminals are getting the details wrong so unless someone feels like listing the mistakes you'll just have to take our word for it.

Or, alternatively, you could always buy it because I'm sure it'll be priced as a bit of a bargain. But don't say you weren't told it was a fake before you bought it.

 

It's entirely up to you.

 

Pip.

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Guest Farnsbarns

Have you been looking for a LP for a while? I seem to remember a similar username posting asking if a guitar was a fake about 6 months ago. If it was you you can see there's a lot of them about. I would suggest you Google and read and look on the relevant section on the Gibson site. Post any you're looking at here. People will gladly steer you right.

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It was a wise decision to ask here first. The guitar shown by the pictures you linked is clearly a counterfeit. It's best to stay away from it.

 

Did you already consider buying a new Epiphone? They make very fine ones like the Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus Outfit model. I own one of these as a complement to my Gibson Les Paul guitars, and I love it!

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Maybe I'm the sucker here. I couldn't tell a good fake if my life depended on it so I buy my guitars from a Gibson dealer. It is expensive but I believe I know what I am getting.

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best to assume any Les Paul is a fake if its cheap and bought from somewhere you can't just take it back to.

I don't know much, but a casual glance at the second pic was enough even for me. Like the guys say, lots of in depth info sources on the web.

 

good luck in your quest for an LP.

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Good call on that; if you're investing in a Gibson, definitely look into it properly - buy from someone trusted where possible, and if it seems to good to be true - it probably is.

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Hi guys

 

I'm new to this forum and looking to buy myself LP standard or classic. One guitar in particular came into my sight because of good asking price. Can you help me to confirm that it is real LP standard and not the fake one. Here are some pictures i have.

 

http://tinypic.com/r/29emwqc/8

http://tinypic.com/r/ind1ll/8

http://tinypic.com/r/f37txy/8

 

Two things jump out right away that say, "fake." First, no fret end nibs and the post-hole for the bridge is a screen instead of a post. The pick guard looks a little weird too. If the pictures were better I'm sure I could spot other things too.

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wow I thought this one was a bit tougher to spot.. yes I did see a couple of things.. but over all a "good" fake.

 

Really? The body isn't even the right shape! Took me less than a second.

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Interesting to note that the serial number seems to be real...Nashville made, February 10, 2007, production number 265.

 

All the fakes come up like that. It's easy, they just follow the Ydddyrrr format and the guitar dater project will decode it as genuine. There's no database there, it's just a decoder. If you know the format you can enter any correctly formatted number and it will come up with a result.

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