Faulty Wirkmanship?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mschafft, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. mschafft

    mschafft Member

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    Hey,

    the following ad is from a private seller in the neighbourhood. I'm on the fence and might go and check it out.

    http://www.anibis.ch/fr/musique-instruments-guitares-~-accessoires-electrique--2354/guitare-électrique-epiphone-dot-es-335--13931416.aspx?fts=epiphone+dot&sf=ftw&so=d&fcid=0

    I'm a bit confused by the presence of trapezoid inlays on a "dot" and the spelling mistake in the orange label (wirkmanship).

    Is it legit? Is it a limited edition? Have you got any idea if this one comes stock with Alnico Classic or 57 Epis, which I prefer?

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Manny
     
  2. Guitarworks

    Guitarworks Member

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    I think the typographical error on the inside label says it all, not to mention the trap inlays on a DOT. I don't see the financial benefit of faking an Epiphone, but apparently someone has attempted to. I'd leave it and let the seller know it's highly suspect and likely not genuine.
     
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  3. deadbeat son

    deadbeat son Member

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    Another issue: the trapezoid inlays are not the correct size. (Look at frets 12, 15, and 17.) Perhaps they're decals & someone installed them wrong? Otherwise it's a horrible fake.
     
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  4. bob-i

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    I just looked at my Epi, not misspelled. I don't get it.
     
  5. mschafft

    mschafft Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll definitely pass on this one.
    Have a great day
     
  6. 696

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    Wow, they are faking Chinese made Epis now?
     
  7. stratter

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    Why would you fake an epi?

    on a related note... what's up with that 12 inlay
     
  8. AaeCee

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    Good wirk sniffing that out guys! ;)
     
  9. DrumBob

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    Stat away from that one. Total fake.
     

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