Fake ES175?

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  1. MikeHenry

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  2. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Supporting Member

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    Looks pretty much like a gen-u-wine mid-seventies (not their best period!) Gbsn ES-175 to me. What makes you suspicious?
     
  3. zombywoof

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    It has had a headstock repair - has to be a real Gibson.

    I agree with the above poster - what about this guitar looks inky to you.
     
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    Michael's Music is a reputable store that has been around a long time.

    Also, the sunburst is ugly enough to look authentic '70s :-}.
     
  5. flume

    flume Gold Supporting Member

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    cutaway looks fake-azz.

    Buy it and kick yourself later.
     
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    Looks legit to me. Real '68 for a reference:

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    Would someone fake a '70s 175 with a broken headstock?
     
  8. george4908

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    Do you know what years the ES-175s had those knobs with the gold tops? I had one like this years ago, also with the squiggle tailpiece, and never knew what year it was. Mine had a wood bridge, though. Great guitar, wish I had that one back.
     
  9. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    Looks authentic to me... I have a '71. The serial number puts it at 74-75...

    Reference site here
     
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