#1




Guy wants to sell this to me for a cheap price.

Concerns of mine: Logo, truss cover screw, size of bushings, and all silver hardware

I guess these could be the angle of photo but.no sure, if it is fake, anyone ever play one?
#2
I don't see much reason to fake an Epiphone.


My guess is that it's just been modded to look like Gibson Les Paul Custom TV Silver.

#3
I had one of those, it had all gold hardware. You're right about the tuners, I dunno how upgrading a set of Grovers with a set of Grovers becomes desirable in anyones mind... Truss Rod Cover is the same as mine.
#4
Quote by pks330




Guy wants to sell this to me for a cheap price.

Concerns of mine: Logo, truss cover screw, size of bushings, and all silver hardware

I guess these could be the angle of photo but.no sure, if it is fake, anyone ever play one?


Sorry, this is a FAKE !

Tuner-washers, Logo on the headstock, Binding, Screw on the Pickguard



can you show more pics ?

Binding, where the neck meets the headstock ?
serial# ?
TP-bushings ?
opened controll-cavity ?
Last edited by paruwi at May 16, 2015,
#5
Quote by Keskimaki
I don't see much reason to fake an Epiphone.



That's exactly why they sell them in huge pieces.....
to uneducated buyers and deal-hunters

same reason why spreading fake 20€/$ bills is easier than 100€/$......
Last edited by paruwi at May 16, 2015,
#6
I have to agree with Paruwi it looks fake, especially since the logo is off centered.

But if you can get it really cheap and it plays decent I say go for it
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#7
Quote by Robbgnarly


But if you can get it really cheap and it plays decent I say go for it


still too expensive for a piece of firewood.....
Last edited by paruwi at May 16, 2015,
#8
Quote by Keskimaki
I don't see much reason to fake an Epiphone.



And comments like that are why Epiphones are one of the most commonly faked guitars.
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#9
Heres a pic of one I've owned for a while and a pic of his he just sent, says serial is EE07.....




I know mine is real I bought it brand new, but I'm having trouble recognizing differences
Last edited by pks330 at May 16, 2015,
#11
I can understand the idea that it might be a fake, mostly because of the truss rod cover, but really, why fake a $400 guitar to begin with? By the way, I own one of the real Gibson Les Paul Customs in TV Silver and it is the best sounding/playing Les Paul I own. And I own 8 right now. I have owned about 10 others in my life.
#12
Quote by alexcasella68
I can understand the idea that it might be a fake, mostly because of the truss rod cover, but really, why fake a $400 guitar to begin with? By the way, I own one of the real Gibson Les Paul Customs in TV Silver and it is the best sounding/playing Les Paul I own. And I own 8 right now. I have owned about 10 others in my life.

because comments like this make people less likely to suspect that it might be a fake if the legitimate product isn't that expensive, and people are going to be less cautious when buying a cheaper guitar than a more expensive one.

in any case - this thread is from 2015 - please check the date of the last post before replying.
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