Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by MikeHenry, Dec 19, 2009.
Is this a fake?
Looks pretty much like a gen-u-wine mid-seventies (not their best period!) Gbsn ES-175 to me. What makes you suspicious?
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.
Michael's Music is a reputable store that has been around a long time.
Also, the sunburst is ugly enough to look authentic '70s :-}.
cutaway looks fake-azz.
Buy it and kick yourself later.
Looks legit to me. Real '68 for a reference:
Would someone fake a '70s 175 with a broken headstock?
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.
Looks authentic to me... I have a '71. The serial number puts it at 74-75...
Reference site here