#1
hey guys,
a mate of mine's son just bought this epi les paul custom on ebay(if it even is a epi les paul custom) and i was a bit suspicious at the fact that he got it brand new off ebay for $550. but he bought it off a guy in australia which is where my mate lives, so im trying to find out if it is fake or not. cheers guys


Here are some pics, if u need more just let me know.


hope that works
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Last edited by Jorgo LP Custom at Dec 23, 2009,
#2
probably a b stock it looks real. it's got the same headstock screws and everything as the regular one. plus it has all the modern epiphone stickers and such as opposed to old ones.
#3
The position of the pickup selector looks kind of funky to me..

Maybe not.

What country what this Epi made in, do you know?
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-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
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#4
my mate says its from the epi factory in china(apparently most epis are ade there???) is this true??
#5
yer i ran the serial no. and it says :

"Guitar Info:
Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
August 2008
Production Number: 03298"
#6
Quote by Jorgo LP Custom
yer i ran the serial no. and it says :

"Guitar Info:
Your guitar was made at the
Qingdao Plant (Epiphone), China
August 2008
Production Number: 03298"



You should be all set then.
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#7
yer i actually have the guiyar at y place right now and the tuning pegs defiately have "grover" written on them, so what does this mean, real or is it just another good fake?
#8
Quote by Jorgo LP Custom
yer i actually have the guiyar at y place right now and the tuning pegs defiately have "grover" written on them, so what does this mean, real or is it just another good fake?



Someone just replaced the stock tuners with different ones. I personally like Grovers, so they probably just upgraded.
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#10
you really want to take this to EG section.

they get like 3 of these threads a day, and can list the differences.
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#11
yer true im new to this aye and i just started the new post and didnt relised that i put in in the new members QandA
#12
toggle switch is wrongly positioned and the pup guard doesnt run flush with trimming. the truss rod cover also looks wrong. I'd say fake.

http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/573/682/36/o_NmbFLoJSr2kvjLI.jpg

http://erikguitars.com/catalog/images/EpiphoneLesPaulCUSTOM.jpg

compare to these.

http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/brand,zzounds/BBTY-0490f95f8b3b2ac318db9a8baca0a17f.jpg

and that.

even the split diamond on the headstock looks totally wrong. look how tight that one is on zzsounds.

sorry man, id call fake.
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Last edited by Hynzy at Dec 23, 2009,
#13
haha thanks heaps Way Cool JR. and IdntNedUrCvlWar u guys helped heaps im sure dave( my mate) will be wrapped.

thank guys
#15
i'm not trying to be debbie downer, but they do copy epis too.

unless you really dont care, which to be honest is fine, you should really check in eg.

lists fake vs real epis. linked from an eg thread today.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/12286-fake-epiphone-thread.html
Jenneh

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#16
I brought one off eBay for the exact same price.. it was fake - no kidding.
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#17
Id say its fake
Look at the truss rod cover, it has 3 screws
Look at the headstock logo, it looks like the center rectangle isnt alligned with the rest of the logo pieces
#19
I would´nt worry all that much about it, if it´s an Epiphone ok, if not it still looks nice.