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Is my new Gibson es335 a fake (Chibson)?


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I bought this off of Reverb last night and haven't received it yet.


This is my first Gibson and I paid just over 2k for it so I just want to double check that it is a real Gibson. I have been reading everywhere about how to identify a fake, and it seems to check off 7 out of 9 of those boxes and the other 2 might just be that I need to see it in person. 

I need someone with a trained eye to check these pics and let me know. I won't be able to sleep until I get some closure on this topic so I greatly appreciate any help. There is a 7 day return policy so I will be able to return it if something is off.  Supposedly a 2011 iced tea Gibson es 335.


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Looks pretty legit to me. Fret nibs on it. Headstock looks legit; as does the neck pitch. I don't think you'd get that kind of back on a Chibson. It's way too nice.  I'd say you got a pretty dang good deal on it. Hard to find any Custom Shop model for 2k.

I'm no expert on anything but SGs. However, like I said, it looks pretty legit to me. Custom Shop for your first Gibson is pretty good. Lol.

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