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Watch out for fake vintage ABR-1 bridge on Reverb

luizhmax

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Jan 4, 2020
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Watch out! There's a guy selling a current ABR-1 bridge as vintage on Reverb with a vintage box for a lot of money.
 

kerryboy

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Help me out here bro, what does a real one look like, and what is it about that bridge thats wrong as I would have got sucked in by that one.
 

luizhmax

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Help me out here bro, what does a real one look like, and what is it about that bridge thats wrong as I would have got sucked in by that one.
The letters on the back have a round edge - just like any current model from Gibson. A vintage one would have a more sharp and squared edge. There are other tells but this one is the more obvious one.
 

Mundaymystery

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Dec 6, 2022
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Hi
i m about to buy one for a lot of money, and I am concerned.
could I email you a pic?
i would be very grateful for your expertise
thanks
 

Mr. Legit

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Sep 11, 2016
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There are several tells that this is obviously a Historic or a more modern reissue piece. It looks like the ad was taken down though. I hope an unsuspecting buyer was not bamboozled by this piece. Caveat Emptor.
 
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