orys Posted January 15, 2019 Share Posted January 15, 2019 Hi there guys! I need your help. I stumbled upon this add locally and after emailing the guy i got a very good price but now it's time to start suspecting if it real or not. The first and last Gibson i ever had was a 2014 SG Standard so i don't know much about them. This ES-335 is claimed to be a 1974 that a mate of the seller had brought for him from the US, 19 years ago. There are a few things that i am trying to figure out that don't seem kinda right. The Gibson logo, open B and O, and the dot over the I supposedly till 1969. The volute as it seems to have a volute was during 1970 and on but no made in USA under the serial number. The position of the crown logo, and the shape of the logo looks strange and not too symmetrical. The orange label has "union made" which was used from 64 through 69. Onto the photos now. I hope someone can comment whether this is a real Gibson or not and what possible year it could have been manufactured. I know i'll have to remove the pickups and pots but will not drive 400 km to go see a fake. ;) Looking forward to your help guys. Thanks in advance. Tio 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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