#1
hi...This is my epiphone les paul black beauty, i bought it in a shop in argentina, i started to worry when i noticed that in the back of the headstock there was a sticker that said "manufacture in China"...i dont knowe if this guitar is fake..i know you are experts so i hope you can help me..here some pictures..




PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!IM REALLY WORRY!!!!
#2
My best advice would be to check the serial number which should be on the back of the headstock if I'm not mistaken against an online database, if it exists.
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#3
Wrong forum, but it looks legit to me

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#4
Well, first off, does it really matter? I mean, if you like it, and it plays well, who cares if it's an authentic epiphone or not?
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#5
well i don't know how it works but if you produce a better picture of the serial number on the headstock, someone could tell you if it's fake or not off of that, unless it's a really nice fake, other than that i don't see anything that would label it as fake
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#7
Some Epiphones are made in China dude. It looks legit.
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#8
I don't really understand why people would make a fake epiphone.
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#12
dont worry my epi les paul had one of those to, and i got if from sam ash so im pretty sure its real. Besides why wlould make a fack epiphone when you can make a fake gubson
#13
I bought it in cordoba argentina...im from jujuy argentina...i cant remenber the name of the shop..but it looked like a decent shop
#14
Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
July 2007
Production Number: 09294


Gibson: Qingdao

The Gibson Qingdao Plant was opened in October 2002, Qingdao, China. It is the only plant run by Epiphone in Asia.Both acoustic and electric guitars are made here. The factory is dedicated to making Epiphone and only Epiphone guitars with the aim of producing higher quality guitars.


http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx
#15
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Guitar Info
Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
July 2007
Production Number: 09294


Gibson: Qingdao

The Gibson Qingdao Plant was opened in October 2002, Qingdao, China. It is the only plant run by Epiphone in Asia.Both acoustic and electric guitars are made here. The factory is dedicated to making Epiphone and only Epiphone guitars with the aim of producing higher quality guitars.


http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx



what's the EE stand for in a epi/gibbi serial number if you know?
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#17
i have an epiphone goth explorer and the serial is
0807200211
it doesn't appear in the page?!?!?!
#18
damn, I live in argentina and for a second I thought my people screwed an UGer over :s: dirty country this is.

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what's the EE stand for in a epi/gibbi serial number if you know?

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It looks legit to me, TS. I don't see anything suspicious about it.
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#20
they make Epiphones in Korea and China. the Chinese ones are of a little lower quality but it's probably real.
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Dude, nobodys going to make a fake epiphone


You'd be suprised man, there's a Chinese company that makes all sorts of fakes, can't remember the name of the site at the moment though
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#25
Epi's are made in China.
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#26
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Epi's are made in China.

Wrong.
Some are made in China, some are made in Korea.

Either way, though, they're made by orphan slaves who get whipped if they don't make 26 a day.
#27
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You'd be suprised man, there's a Chinese company that makes all sorts of fakes, can't remember the name of the site at the moment though

Meh, you'd think they would just slap Gibson on the title instead of Epiphone and raise its value by hundreds of dollars
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Meh, you'd think they would just slap Gibson on the title instead of Epiphone and raise its value by hundreds of dollars


I know man, the site even sells fake Gibsons at the same price as the Epi's, no idea who is buying them to be honest
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#29
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Meh, you'd think they would just slap Gibson on the title instead of Epiphone and raise its value by hundreds of dollars


At my local music shop there was a fake Les Paul there everyone at the shop knew it was fake. Then the Blue Oyster Cult came to play a festival but all there stuff was lost so they borrowed some stuff from the shop. I saw the guitar and thought it was funny that they gave one of them a fake Gibson.
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At my local music shop there was a fake Les Paul there everyone at the shop knew it was fake. Then the Blue Oyster Cult came to play a festival but all there stuff was lost so they borrowed some stuff from the shop. I saw the guitar and thought it was funny that they gave one of them a fake Gibson.

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#31
It's really odd you put this up, I was doing a gig (filling in for the drummer of) with myspace.com/containznutz about 2 before the gig was due to start, one of the guitarists machine heads broke off on his gibson les paul. So he borrowed a friends epiphone, Couldn't really tell the difference.
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#34
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what's the EE stand for in a epi/gibbi serial number if you know?



EE stands for QingDao, the factory which made the guitar. Other examples:

* DW = DeaWon
* EA = Gibson/QingDao
* EE = Gibson/QingDao
* MC = Muse
* SJ = SaeJung
* Z = Zaozhuang Saehan
* BW = China
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