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A friend of mine is given a "Gibson Angus Young SG" and he considers buying it. But i highly suspect that it is a fake. Could you give me an idea please?

These are the high resolution pics: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YCB-dSRV1o7DeV4GLFrtRfLDZMV8HLPR?usp=sharing

And these are my findings:
- Serial number is not 8 digit (AY 010) and it's not stamped, it's painted. And there no "Made in U.S.A." writing.
- The fret bindings do not over the edge of the frets.
- There is a painting mistake close to the neck pickup.
- Pickup switch base is black instead of cream.
- The lightening bolt inlays an are not gradual.
- The hardcase surface rubs off easily.




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6 hours ago, axe-victim said:

I suspect you already know the answer, but if you need further verification, it’s a real fake.

Yeah sure : ) I think it’s a good example of what a fake gibson is.

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