Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Help identifying this les paul !


Temoc612
 Share

Recommended Posts

sorry, did not realize the pictures were not uploaded correctly, here they are.

 

Serial No is 00170426

That serial number has been on many fake Gibsons. My guess is that this guitar is a copy. Look closely, you can see issues even in this small pic. Google that serial number.

 

Here’s a link to a member asking about a goldtop with the same number.

 

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/64039-help-is-this-a-real-les-paul-standard/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Farnsbarns

Not a good picture but I have my doubts. In that pic it looks like the pots are out of position. The cutaway looks a little odd. The tuners are very green. The inlays at the lower end look an odd shape and the centre line seems slightly off. All these things are things I see in bad photos of genuine guitars on occasion and sometimes a second pic shows I'm wrong.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not a good picture but I have my doubts. In that pic it looks like the pots are out of position. The cutaway looks a little odd. The tuners are very green. The inlays at the lower end look an odd shape and the centre line seems slightly off. All these things are things I see in bad photos of genuine guitars on occasion and sometimes a second pic shows I'm wrong.

 

I am with Farns on this. I researched this and can't find a P90 Standard for 2000 and the guitar looks odd. I would avoid it.

 

Agree with the above.

I'm no expert but the body looks wrong - a bit shallow and top too flat.

Plus the serial number issue mentioned.

 

Avoid.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Temco;

 

Think this was a Deluxe that originally had mini humbuckers that have been swapped for P90’s.

 

Although it could be a special run for one of the big box chains.

 

Johnny

 

 

Upon closer inspection this morning (through clearer eyes), I'd have to agree with some of the others and say not real.

 

Johnny

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 years later...

USA line serial numbers work like this (there have been a few years where other systems have been used).

Ydddyrrrr

First and 5th digit give the year, 2nd, 3rd and 4th are the day of the year from 0-365(6) and last 3-4 digits are the individual guitars of the day so there very probably is a guitar with that serial.

The 426th guitar stamped on 17 Jan 2000, to be precise.

From the rest of the thread it seems to have been used on lots of fakes as well. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...