This can't be real?? thoughts?

Real or not real?

  • Real!

    Votes: 45 59.2%
  • Not Real!

    Votes: 31 40.8%

  • Total voters
    76

JPIndustrie

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Might be , it has the correct gap between the bottom screw of the truss rod cover and nut , and Gibson used inked on SNs on some USA Les Pauls of the period like the Les Paul Classic ...

Poor guitar either way though...
 

Guitarworks

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10,053
It’s probably a genuine Gibson, even with the possibly-suspect inked-on serial number. The problem is: You can’t really put a Floyd on a Les Paul without first reducing the angle of the neck joint to make it work properly. A Les Paul cap and neck angle are not designed to accept an aftermarket through-body vibrato system. That’s why Gibson created the Axcess model to overcome that problem. Not surprisingly, they include no photos of the back to show you what kind of a hack job was done to get the Floyd and springs in there. My guess is it plays like crap. I wouldn’t be mounting a lock nut anywhere on that delicate headstock behind the factory nut either. The factory nut should’ve been replaced with a Floyd nut. Don’t bother with it unless you want to un-do that whole mess and restore it back to factory spec.
 

Trandy

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6,761
It's fake...the Gibson Custom Shop does make LP's with a Floyd...but that's not one of them. :(
 

MusicalMan

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154
Real. Look at the headstock construction - the wings are there which I have never seen any fakes have. You can remove all doubt if you see what's in the truss rod cavity. Better have a 5/16" nut... The inked SN isn't something to run from. Imported fakes generally etch the SNs from what I've seen. Either way, I would be inclined to believe it has been modified.
 




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