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Help! Fake or not!?

DaveTheBrave

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Hi guys, I saw a Gibson Les Paul online for sale, and first I did not think about whether it could be a fake or not.
The price is pretty low (500 USD) but the guy seems to don't know what he has there - at least I thought that first.
But seeing the pictures I am not sure anymore if the guitar is a fake or not, the seller does not have a certificate what is already unpleasant.
Can you help me and tell if the guitar is real if you look at the pictures?

Thank you in advance..
 

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fred dons

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very fake, the engraved number, the bridge posts, the inlays are all dead giveaways but I'm sure that if you post a close up of the front of the headstock I can find a few more
 

DaveTheBrave

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aw man, thanks - I guess you are sure about that? I refused to believe it - it was too good to be true..so sad. Especially since I asked the seller if it is a fake one since I suspected so, and he said it is real..
 

DaveTheBrave

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It's shocking how many fakes have slotted bridge posts.
It seems to me that learning to spot that simple thing can help you spot 90% of fakes.
yes that was the first thing that triggered me. And the second was the metal plate in the back - I don't know how those plates look, but I can not belive that Gibson would take such screws which would stick out so much.
 

renderit

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yes that was the first thing that triggered me. And the second was the metal plate in the back - I don't know how those plates look, but I can not belive that Gibson would take such screws which would stick out so much.
They look a little different...
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DaveTheBrave

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I'm having a hard time believing anyone would think that was legit. I mean that badge plate kinda sinks it... no??
Yeah, I know - seems to be a bit silly right. Sorry, I thought maybe there were older custom models which look like that but was a bit silly to think so. Thanks anyway for the help.
 

NYCBURST

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If the question was "how much more fake could this get?" The answer would be "None! None more fake" ...
 

DaveTheBrave

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very fake, the engraved number, the bridge posts, the inlays are all dead giveaways but I'm sure that if you post a close up of the front of the headstock I can find a few more
I git some more pictures, one of the headstock, too. The headstock does't look bad but I am still sure that the guitar is a fake.
 

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