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need help with this Gibson LesPaul Custom

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by simplecomplexity, May 23, 2011.

  1. simplecomplexity

    simplecomplexity Senior Member

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    with all the "tradetangs" floating around, gotta make sure this is not a dud before i get it..

    would like to ask for any comments from fellow TGP-ers wrt the guitar.
    got a couple of photos...
    i didn't know gibsons lpc come with stickers on the PUPs?

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  2. oldgtarz

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    Considering the fact it has a rosewood fretboard and cheap epiphone hardware, I'd run...
     
  3. Matt Novak

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    They've changed from 3 to 2 bolt truss rod covers... they must be learning, or members here :)

    Fake, as oldgtarz says - RW board is a dead giveaway, plus the headstock shape and inlay are off...
     
  4. Jura

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    Fake.
    100% sure..
     
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    Fretwork is not Gibson as there are no nibs on the fret ends...
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    Headstock looks weird, rosewood board, no fret edge binding Fake, fake, fake.
     
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    Yes, it's a fake; most obviously the bridge, but other items are the selector switch looks wrong, rosewood fingerboard, headstock shape is WAY off, the cutaway looks wrong, no nibs over fret ends, and the selector switch ring is too small.

    One would think they would try a little harder to fake such a guitar.
     
  9. simplecomplexity

    simplecomplexity Senior Member

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    wow... the comments have been pretty one sided! i guess i'm real thankful to u guys for the advice...
    its pretty obvious what my decision should be...
    THANKS!!!
     
  10. Bob Pollock

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    Yep that's a Genuine Chinese Fake!!! Props to you for taking the time to ask some questions before getting hosed.
     
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    as every one pointed out the rose wood fretboard is a dead give away that it is fake, the customs have an ebony fretboard.

    don't buy this guitar.
     
  14. simplecomplexity

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    simplecomplexity Senior Member

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    thanks everyone!
    i found the case slightly suspiscious too...
     
  16. mhuxtable

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    How can you tell it's Epi hardware?
     
  17. simplecomplexity

    simplecomplexity Senior Member

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    like i mentioned in the first post... the sticker on the PUPs...
    normally the Epis come stock with Gibson stickers...
     
  18. TattooedCarrot

    TattooedCarrot Supporting Member

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    I can't believe people consider dropping that kind of serious coin on an expensive guitar, yet they clearly know nothing about it.

    At the price point of an LP custom, one should at least know some basics and that they do not have rosewood fretboards - ever. All the other things wrong with these fakes (fret nibs, logos, knob positions, headstock shapes, et) are a little more understandable, but the rosewood just makes me go [​IMG] that the question even needs to be asked.
     
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