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Epiphone Les Paul Custom fake/Real?


lpj_93

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Well the guitars in the photos look real enough, but I seriously doubt that's the guitar you'll actually receive.

 

The low feedback rating, low sales, and poor english are classic tipoffs that this is yet another asian rip-off artist.

 

BTW, the seller says "All bids and sales are FINAL."

 

ENOJOYING!

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Well the guitars in the photos look real enough, but I seriously doubt that's the guitar you'll actually receive.

 

The low feedback rating, low sales, and poor english are classic tipoffs that this is yet another asian rip-off artist.

 

BTW, the seller says "All bids and sales are FINAL."

 

ENOJOYING!

nahh the pics look fake. the pots on guitar #1 are misplaced

and on guitar #2 the epi logo is misplaced.

both are clearly fakes

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1. Knobs visibly misaligned - not good; the horn of the cutout doesn't look right to me - compare to this http://images1.thomann.de/pics/bdb/143010/21694_800.jpg ; pickguard too far from the cutout - see the same picture; screws of the tailpiece look to have rounded heads, while Epi tailpiece has flat ones.

My verdict - as fake as it gets.

 

2. Pickguard bracket screw is too close to the edge of the pg - that's the only issue I can see from such a small photo.

My verdict - potencial fake.

 

 

 

 

I would really be cautious with auctions that do not include detailed pictures of the guitar, including normal-res photos of front and back of the headstock.

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I think they are more than half of the retail price...so i suppose that's a dead giveaway that they are fakes...

 

 

Beat me to it. The website is one giveaway..............clearly not an authorised Aussie Gibson/Epi stockist, or even a small music shop. But the other big giveaway is the 'too good to be true' price. I don't know the exchange rate but I know you guys get stung on the price of instruments. 450 is about the retail price in £ GB.

 

Alan

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Thanks for your help!

I can see why such sellers cannot be trusted. I'll save my money and buy a genuine epi. [biggrin]

No problem, that's what we're here for.

 

All too often, folks check in here with these questions AFTER they order or receive the guitar.

 

You did the right thing - post your guit when you get it.

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No problem, that's what we're here for.

 

All too often, folks check in here with these questions AFTER they order or receive the guitar.

 

You did the right thing - post your guit when you get it.

 

I'll make sure ill post it as soon as i save up the money! :lol:

Thanks everyone once again, saved me from getting scammed.

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