Is there any reason to be skeptical of this L.P.?

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  1. Kdawg1966

    Kdawg1966 Supporting Member

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    I'm no expert, but it looks legit to me... you can call Gibson regarding the serial number. One time when I called them the guy pulled up the exact ad I was looking at.... he seemed cool enough.
     
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    What he said. I was going to offer the same advice.
     
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    You can hide a lot with blurry pictures. White lettering serial number? I don't think Gibson does that.
     
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    +1 white lettering SN, and it's either the photo angle or the headstock looks a bit longer than it should with a questionable truss cover (margin is too wide) and placement so far from the nut.

    Typically, the problem area to look at is the bridge pins diameter vs Epiphone.

    ... if it has a headstock repair you know it's authentic :)

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    Pics are poor and don’t include common “tells” .
     
  7. Jabby92

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    Seems fake to me, used non-custom shop LPs go for $1600-$2200 pretty commonly depending on the model. This should be closer to $2800-$3300 IMO. The customs also have black lettering for the serial instead of white, so I think its just a really good fake. I think anyone serious about selling this guitar would have some nice photos, not some cereal box camera quality like this.
     
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    It looks legit but its hard to tell. A lot of times fake gibsons will have the imported tune-o-matic bridges with the flat head screw posts. The nut and truss rod cover look legit but its hard to tell the rest because the photos were taken at a distance.
     
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    If I am selling any guitar, especially for that asking price, I would for sure post a lot more photos. If you are that interested, ask the seller for more. Any hesitation from the seller, then it’s time to move on.
     
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    My concerns would be why a person who is trying to sell an alleged authentic Gibson for $2300 would use such crap pictures and as little description as possible. I personally would stay far away from that one.
     
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    I KNOW that 2 of the Guitar Centers in that area (Roseville and Edina) were blowing out some very nice Gibson's a few years ago,,,I kick myself for not grabbing a Custom Shop LP they had for $1799 or $1899.....so, realistically this person may have gotten a smoking deal at a local GC and is just passing it along....I WOULD contact Gibson and run the serial # by them....they should be able to verify things.
     
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    Hard to say. The tuners look crooked which is common on fakes, but the pictures aren't good enough to make a determination for sure.
     
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    My gut says it is real (I have an '02 R7). Nothing triggering my radar. But the pictures do suck and I'd want much better pictures before traveling more than 10 minutes to see it. I see an edge that looks pretty chowdered up but maybe it's just glare.
     
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    If you go to check it out, bring a screwdriver and look at the nut and pots. That'll tell you immediately if it's real or fake.
     
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    Nothing there that's concerning at all, but you should get half-decent pics before going to check it out.
     
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    Not around here. (I'm in the same area). R7s and R8s can go between $2,000-2,500 depending on condition. Very hard to get $3,000 for one anymore. That's bordering on an R9 price.
     
  19. FLYING V 83

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    Blurry pics, no details.
    Unusually large gap between trc & nut
    Non-original case?
    Need proof from Gibson or pass.
     
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    Gibson customer support is happy to verify serial numbers. They hate fakes. You can call them at 800 4-gibson or email them at Customer.Relations@gibson.com.
     
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