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Another fake vintage Dove?

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1 hour ago, Olive said:

But the main question remain. Nobody know any guitar company maker in the 70th who would put the logo of Gibson on the headstock and ingrave a serial number very close from the Gibson serial number style.

 

I would say the probability is greater that an individual with repair/restoration skills modified the instrument.  Japanese makers were not known to engage in such deception, as they were invested in establishing legitimate worldwide distribution structures for their products.

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This could have been much worse.

Olive admits the guitar has a nice voice, so while he undoubtedly overpaid for what he believed he was getting versus what he got, it is still a good player, despite its true lineage.

Half a loaf is better than none.

RBSinTo

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Hi,

I'm located near Montreal and I just got screwed by this same individual (same number and name). Sold me what was supposed to be a 50s Les Paul Special, turns out  it is a fake/counterfeit. I tried getting hold of him, he wont answer calls, emails or texts.

I will  try to alert Kijiji but not sure what I can do otherwise.

Michel

 

 

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On 10/29/2020 at 3:32 PM, bobouz said:

The trussrod utilizing a metric Allen wrench tells you all you need to know.  This guitar is a fake & was not built in Kalamazoo by Gibson.

Where it actually was built is rather a moot point.  If you ever choose to sell it, simply be honest & list it as a ‘Gibson Copy’.

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End of the story :

Hey everyone ! Okay, so I decided to sand the «Gibson» logo on the headstock and surprise ... it was a sticker put a long time ago and vernish. Was a nice job but it was easy to remove. Behind the sticker there was no name.

The crown is a real inlay and is still there on the headstock.

I also took off the fake label inside so now it is no more a fake / conterfeit Gibson guitar. It's just an vintage no name and beautiful acoustic guitar.

For Christmas 2020, I gave it to a charity group for young people here in Gatineau hoping it would help in the community.

Stay save and happy new year to all of you.

Olive

 

 

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