A regular customer of mine brought this in to my shop for some fret work the other day along with several others (he owns over 100 guitars). From across the room I saw that it was a jumbo case that he was opening.... awww, a J-200, but wait, something wasn't quite right. He was quick to point out it wasn't a real Gibson. He had gotten it in a trade for what he figured was the equivalent of $150, and he liked the way it played and sounded, but it had some buzzes. Those of you who are J-200 experts will be quick to notice that the bridge is wrong, the back is obviously laminate, the rosette is wrong, the splice in the neck heel, and a bunch of other more obvious things. But let's dig a little deeper... On a real Gibson the truss rod cover covers the truss rod access... Real J-200 truss rods are not accessed trough the sound hole, covered by a gold sticker that says "Fine Guitar" And here is the sure sign.... the inside label of a real Gibson J-200 doesn't read "This in strument is hereb GUARANTEED againts faulty workmanship and materials. Gibson Qualrry Instruments Since 1873"