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Hello, new member here. I recently came across the pictured guitar (serial # A0100150), and am trying to figure out what it is. Diligent internet research led me here, because several years ago there was a thread about a similar guitar (search for A0100148 will find the thread). I've been told it's an Epiphone, but if so, why the Gibson logos on the headstock? The logos are not pearl inlays, they appear to be gold decals. Also the 3-screw truss rod cover should be a dead giveaway. I'm not interested in buying this guitar, but would love to know for sure what it is. Any help appreciated.

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Endeavoring to fix the pedigree of a counterfeit guitar is much akin to looking up the ancestry of a Seoul, Korea prostitute, friend bahookie.
Not much point in it.

It's a fake.
Not a bad looking fake, but unless somebody were to sell it for a hundred bucks (admitting freely that it's a fraud), I would steer clear of it.

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[quote name='bahookie' timestamp='1543432902' post='1964821']
Hello, new member here. I recently came across the pictured guitar (serial # A0100150), and am trying to figure out what it is. Diligent internet research led me here, because several years ago there was a thread about a similar guitar (search for A0100148 will find the thread). I've been told it's an Epiphone, but if so, why the Gibson logos on the headstock? The logos are not pearl inlays, they appear to be gold decals. Also the 3-screw truss rod cover should be a dead giveaway. I'm not interested in buying this guitar, but would love to know for sure what it is. Any help appreciated.
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A fake. Nuff said. You spent way to much time pondering a POS fake.

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[quote name='sparquelito' timestamp='1543439234' post='1964834']
Endeavoring to fix the pedigree of a counterfeit guitar is much akin to looking up the ancestry of a Seoul, Korea prostitute, friend bahookie.
Not much point in it.

It's a fake.
Not a bad looking fake, but unless somebody were to sell it for a hundred bucks (admitting freely that it's a fraud), I would steer clear of it.

[mellow]
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At least it admits is made in Korea, maybe it was made by a prostitute?

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[quote name='FZ Fan' timestamp='1543442107' post='1964844']
A fake. Nuff said. You spent way to much time pondering a POS fake.
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Thanks FZ, but I've actually enjoyed the exercise of researching this guitar, and along the way have learned a lot about Gibson fakes. So perhaps time not entirely mis-spent. I can say that given my limited musical skills and knowledge, this guitar plays very nicely, and sounds a lot better through my Roland Micro Cube than does my $150 Squier Telecaster knockoff :D But as previously mentioned, I won't be buying it, mainly because it belongs to a friend, and it's not for sale.

I'd still love to know the address of the Seoul working girl whose phone number is on the headstock :D

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[quote name='sparquelito' timestamp='1543439234' post='1964834']
Endeavoring to fix the pedigree of a counterfeit guitar is much akin to looking up the ancestry of a Seoul, Korea prostitute, friend bahookie.
Not much point in it.

It's a fake.
Not a bad looking fake, but unless somebody were to sell it for a hundred bucks (admitting freely that it's a fraud), I would steer clear of it.

[mellow]
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Thank you Sparq for your prompt and wise response. I won't be buying it, but for the time being am rather enjoying playing it!

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[quote name='bahookie' timestamp='1543443374' post='1964848']
Thanks FZ, but I've actually enjoyed the exercise of researching this guitar, and along the way have learned a lot about Gibson fakes. So perhaps time not entirely mis-spent. I can say that given my limited musical skills and knowledge, this guitar plays very nicely, and sounds a lot better through my Roland Micro Cube than does my $150 Squier Telecaster knockoff :D But as previously mentioned, I won't be buying it, mainly because it belongs to a friend, and it's not for sale.

I'd still love to know the address of the Seoul working girl whose phone number is on the headstock :D
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You guys should practice being Pete Townshend on that. Friends don't let friends play fakes.

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[quote name='01GT eibach' timestamp='1544148462' post='1966049']
Where is the "LP lookalike" in this thread? I have looked at all the pics, but can't find anything that looks like a LP ...
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If you stand 8 feet away and squint one eye it kind of does.

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[quote name='FZ Fan' timestamp='1544194361' post='1966094']
If you stand 8 feet away and squint one eye it kind of does.
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if its Asian made.. you have to squint both eyes.. [img]http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/default/eusa_dance.gif[/img]


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[quote name='slimt' timestamp='1544326682' post='1966290']
if its Asian made.. you have to squint both eyes.. [img]http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/default/eusa_dance.gif[/img]



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Rim shot. Ta dum.[img]http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/default/msp_thumbup.gif[/img]

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