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Trying to identify a fake Epiphone or factory blemish banjo

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I got this banjo looks like a Epiphone mb-350  the peg head has s/n 9204633 has Epiphone tag set up inspected in use by 19 looks good quality nice inlay everything matches except the E is missing on the peg head in (Epiphone) the lettering is mother of pearl inlayed not painted also looks like all gold plated tuners and hardware

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Fake. Serial would indicate 1992, but the label type is wrong. Epiphone never used wood like that on the neck either...at least not in modern times. Also, the Epiphone don't is wrong, regardless of the missing E.

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