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Elizabeth

Real or fake??

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I have this guitar I found at some family’s house and I have no idea if it is real or fake? Can someone please let me know what they think and/or how to check myself?? Thank you!!

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What does the label inside the soundhole say? Can you post a pic of that?

I'm not the expert here, but from what I can see of the headstock I think it's fake. 

No truss rod cover and the brand name and inlay just looks completely wrong.

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@jdgm i can’t post a photo right now as it is at my boyfriends house however I can say I’m not sure- the back was damaged and has been patched up and whoever fixed it stuck a large label over it to say they fixed it. If we are thinking of the same location that is..I’m not familiar with guitars. I’ll get back to you though!

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MANY details are decidedly non-Gibson. 

* Shape of the headstock

* Overall appearance of the sound hole sticker, as blurry as it is

* Composition of the bridge

* Style of tail-piece

* Type and shade of sunburst finish

And that weird 'jester' head stock inlay is very interesting, but also nothing that I can find on any Gibson model of any vintage. 

My gut says it's a fake, Elizabeth. 

🙁

 

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I agree, it looks to be a fake. The “Flowerpot Inlay” is reserved for Gibson’s high end guitars such as the L-5 or L-5S, this is the headstock of my L5-S. Yours would be a copy of a lower end flattop.

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Nothing about that guitar says "Gibson" except the name on the headstock. Everything else I see in the one overall photo says it is not a Gibson.

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1 hour ago, Grog said:

I agree, it looks to be a fake. The “Flowerpot Inlay” is reserved for Gibson’s high end guitars such as the L-5 or L-5S, this is the headstock of my L5-S. Yours would be a copy of a lower end flattop.

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So THAT is what they were trying to copy!

Looks like they used Wite-Out correction fluid or something. 

😑

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