#1
Hi I live in China and it is very hard to get dealerships to ship out here without costing the Earth.

I found this on a Chinese site and was unsure if it was fake or not can some one please help judging by the pictures thanks!

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5263764386
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#2
I say this because there are lots of fakes sold in China and I am terrible at identifying fakes.
#3
Looks genuine enough - but I can't really read the writing on that site. If it's at the right price it's probably genuine - most copies are "suspiciously cheap"

you can always ask them - they don't list much china stuff on their site but if you go here and click on "counterfeit guitars" they give contact details - give them a link the to shop and they should be able to verify it or not.
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#4
Pretty much that^.

Forgive my lack of culture but can you give an estimate of that price in US dollars?
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#5
Okay great thanks alot! I checked on Gibson's site aswell as the retailers site and they are authorized by Gibson.

And it's around 400 dollars.
#6
The only reason I was unsure is because I thought Epiphone Dot's had dot inlay's not blocks.
#7
That's fake. They don't make that guitar by Epiphone with those tuners, the orange pickup selector cover, or the block inlays. That site is definitely selling fake guitars.
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#9
Just out of curiosity, who the hell fakes an Epiphone? Rather, why?
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#10
^Because most people don't really think it'd be worth it, so they don't keep their guards up when shopping for an Epi.

"Costing the Earth" I love it!
#11
the fact that its described as a "dot es335" should be a clue as well, epiphone makes a 335 copy, but it isnt labeled as the "dot"
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#13
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Epiphone makes a "dot" model. They Also make a "335" model, which is different from the "dot".


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#14
I know its strange that an epiphone guitar made in china is more expensive there than it is after being shipped half way around the world. My wife bargained a guy down on a lefty epi LP in a Beijing music store and it was still more money than one here, not that I bought it.

Having shopped in plenty of music stores in several major Chinese cities. Your best bet is to shell out the cash and go to a place like Tom Lee music. Most of the stuff I saw in other places was fake. Half the time they don't even know what they are trying to copy. Ball end strings in fender bullet end packages. I bought a strat in Nanning that was so bad the only thing I kept was the neck to hang bodies with for painting.
#15
the inlays are the only thing putting me off. the dots have dots, casino's have slanted squares.

other than that the lines in the knobs are good, F holes are correctly positioned too, pickguard seems corect.
#16
oh.. my.. GOD. He was using us to see if HIS GUITAR COULD PASS AS A REAL ONE!
THEYVE INFILTRATED US!
#17
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oh.. my.. GOD. He was using us to see if HIS GUITAR COULD PASS AS A REAL ONE!
THEYVE INFILTRATED US!

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#19
dude you live in china and have to ask? my brother lives there and he has yet to have to ask if anything is fake. 9 times out of 10 the answer is yes regardless of what it is.