#1
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#2
The knobs look different than on the regulars.
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#5
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thats definitly a fake u can tell by the head a real epi head looks like this http://www.ethereal3d.com/Products/Epiphone-Full-3.jpg


It has the authentic Epiphone logo and the Gibson truss rod cover. I'd say the headstock was reasonably legit.
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#8
A bad pun, but it is a "Custom" so he could of done what he likes to it.

Doesn't mean its a fakey though.
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#9
I'm not sure if that model is the LP Custom as he mentioned. The tuner shape is different from mine, the TR cover has 3 screws (mine has 2), and the TR on mine says Les Paul Custom. BTW, mine is from the Elite Series, MIJ for the local Japan market.

#10
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It has the authentic Epiphone logo and the Gibson truss rod cover. I'd say the headstock was reasonably legit.


its supposed to be an mij, they dont use those covers...
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#12
It is real, older Japanese Epi's have the open book headstock and 2 screw truss rod cover.

Don't listen to people who really don't know what they are talking about.

Edit

Got confused with the 'Elite' (not to be confused with Elitist) series!

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#13
Quote by Chrisiphone
It is real, older Japanese Epi's have the open book headstock and 2 screw truss rod cover.

Don't listen to people who really don't know what they are talking about.
The one on eBay has 3 screws.

See my above post.

#14
A Japan only Epiphone should have the Gibson open book style headstock, but the headstock still doesn't look right not to mention what looks like a sticker for the serial no. which also doesn't look right.

This is a real MIJ Japan-Only Epiphone


#15
my epiphone LP doesn't have sharp corners on the end of the headstock like that. i wouldn't risk buying it. especially online.
#16
Quote by shredding king
thats definitly a fake u can tell by the head a real epi head looks like this http://www.ethereal3d.com/Products/Epiphone-Full-3.jpg


Are you joking? I mean, seriously? You have never seen the high end Epi's built in Japan with that headstock?
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#18
I wouldn't do it anyway. It's missing an inlay and there's a huge scratch apparently on the back of the neck. Besides, you can find much better guitars for that price.
#19
Well, I'm not sure on the tuners, but there really shouldn't be a sticker serial number
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#20
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my epiphone LP doesn't have sharp corners on the end of the headstock like that. i wouldn't risk buying it. especially online.


Because you more than likely have a typical made in Korea or China Epiphone. The line of Epiphones made for the Japanese market only have the Gibson open book style headstock, see the two photos I posted. That being said the one in question istill doesn't look right, the headstock looks like it narrows too much towards the the end. Almost looks like someone tried to convert the Elitist headstock to a Gibson headstock unless the photos are playing tricks on my eyes.
#21
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^^^ and here's a comparison of an Elitist and a Japan only Epi:





Win right there.

The Left one is Elitist, the right one is an Elite model.

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#22
who in their right mind would make a fake epi. not to bash epi because i love their new prophecy guitars but who would do that?
#23
when in doubt don't buy it!!!
But if you really love then why the hell not i'm not an expert.
But I wouldn't do it
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#25
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who in their right mind would make a fake epi. not to bash epi because i love their new prophecy guitars but who would do that?


so they could sell them to people like you who will automatically think its real, because no one would make a fake one...
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#26
read his feedback usually other people say if hes a good seller or if hes sold fakes before and ask for serial and whatnot
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#27
how about checking the serial on the back of the headstock?!

it's so simple it might just work O_o
#28
^yeah but it looks like a sticker..
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#29
according to the number it was made in korea in 1989.

edit: and that would make sense why it looks like a sticker..thats how they were for the korean models
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#30
I guess it can be assumed its fake. It shouldn't have a sticker, the serial number says Korea, and the headstock is of those only made in Japan.
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#31
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I guess it can be assumed its fake. It shouldn't have a sticker, the serial number says Korea, and the headstock is of those only made in Japan.

To further confuse matters, there are Japanese brands of LP and SG copies that are MIK and have the same open book headstock like the Gibsons.

The MIJ ones don't all show the engraved(?) SN and MIJ ... for example, some Burnys. ...

#33
no it is a real epiphone, and that headstock is different than the mij ones. you can see it get smaller instead of bigger as you look up. thats how the korean ones were in the 80s. its korean..
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