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Can you identify this Les Paul Studio?


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Hello everybody,

 

I've just bought my first real - or is it genuine - Gibson Les Paul. I wasn't conserned about the looks before buying it but now I'd like to know if it's a FSR or something - or is it a fake. That's why I decided to post you some pictures about the guitar. What do you think about it?

In my opinion it's cool but strange looking (couldn't find the right color eventhough I ran through the Internet - Gibson's customer service told me it's supposed to be wine red (in fact the cap has a hint of the color in the edges) and made in 1998). The paint job etc. looks like professionally done to me.

 


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The finish of the top and the headstock look odd but it's almost certainly a real Gibson LP Studio.

 

There are at least four give-away pointers present that the 'fakers' have yet to adopt (as far as I'm aware!).

 

As you state that the paint-job looks professionally done I'm guessing you mean the body front has been re-finished. The whole guitar, in fact, looks like it's had the original finish sanded off which would tie-in with the information supplied to you by the service team at Gibson.

 

That doesn't account for the 'sparkle'-like appearance of the peg-head, though, unless it, too, has been re-done and the painter had access to proper Gibson decals/silk-screens - which is doubtful.

 

A limited edition?

 

[biggrin]

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looks fake to me i have a wine red studio i know how it shoud to look. not loke right to me. sorry

 

Actually, it looks real to me.

 

Anyone else?

 

But I think it has been refinished.....but it still looks good....nice Gibby!

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Did Gibson customer service tell you it was made in 1998? If I'm reading the serial number correctly' date=' it looks as though it was made in 1995.[/quote']

 

Yes. First and fifth. 1995.

 

Actually' date=' it looks real to me.

 

Anyone else?[/quote']

 

So far craigh and myself.

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That doesn't account for the 'sparkle'-like appearance of the peg-head' date=' though, unless it, too, has been re-done and the painter had access to proper Gibson decals/silk-screens - which is doubtful.

 

A limited edition?

 

[-( [/quote']

 

Builders (MLP) can replicate that as well....

 

There are sites that have old leftover Kalamazoo logos for sale.

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There are sites that have old leftover Kalamazoo logos for sale.

 

Don't tell the Chinese!

 

LOL!

 

I've seen quite a few selling 'old' Fender decals so, yes, I suppose it seems logical to assume Gibson ones are available too.

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Did Gibson customer service tell you it was made in 1998? If I'm reading the serial number correctly' date=' it looks as though it was made in 1995.

 

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No, sorry for the confusion. I didn't have my glasses on when reading the reply so I accidentaly thought It was number eight I saw eventhough it really was five. My fault. [biggrin]

 

 

Anyway I thank you all for your time! The only thing I know about the guitar for sure was that it has Seymour Duncan pickups instead of the originals. I'm very happy with the guitar eventhough it's been repainted.

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#-o

 

 

Don't say what makes it real!

 

We put up all about the 2 hole TRC's and now the fakes have them too!!!

 

 

What? can't I tell him about the recording that is implanted in every gibson? You know the one that says "Henry thanks you for helping purchase his third Bmw".....lmao

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What? can't I tell him about the recording that is implanted in every gibson? You know the one that says "Henry thanks you for helping purchase his third Bmw".....lmao

 

That's Funny!

 

LOL!

 

#-o Dayyumm! I've just let the Chinese know that you were joking #-o

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We don't provide any details anymore on why guitars appear to be fake, or genuine.

That makes it indeed harder to copy our guitars.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Stijn Vergeest

Gibson Europe Customer Service

00800-4GIBSON1

00800-44427661

www.gibson.com

service.europe@gibson.com

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We don't provide any details anymore on why guitars appear to be fake' date=' or genuine.

That makes it indeed harder to copy our guitars. [/quote']

 

Really makes me wonder: how hard is it for a company producing fakes to go out and buy a real guitar measure it and replicate it?

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Guest rogerb

The serial number comes up in the Gibson data base as a 1995 Les Paul Studio, wine red with gold hardware.

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