Fake ES175?

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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?
 

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.
 

Radspin

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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 :-}.
 

george4908

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Looks legit to me. Real '68 for a reference:

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.
 






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