#1
I purchased this off ebay, I received it today. Prior to posting feedback I want to ensure it is genuine. Any tried and true means of telling? It is a Les Paul Studio.

It has the made in USA stamp, and a genuine serial (I checked it today). I figure I'll pull the pickups tomorrow and see if they say Gibson. Any other suggestions. Here are some pics. I got such a good deal on it it is hard to believe. All it needs is a setup, some cleaning, and some tightening of various parts.



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#3
It looks real from those pics...but a pic of the headstock would help confirm.
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#5
Looks like a studio.
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#6


I'll try to get a pic of the front of the headstock tomorrow.

According to the guitar dater project website:

Your guitar was made at the
Nashville Plant, TN, USA
March 2nd, 1999
Production Number: 178

The auction listed it as a 1998...the serial number says otherwise.
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#7
in all honesty i believe you are fine. looks good to me and the serial number definately helps. sometimes people are idiots and either listed it wrong or could have simply typed the wrong number and not have caught their mistake
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#8
This is a '98 studio:



...with bigger inlays.

I couldn't find a picture of a '99.
#10
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Looks real to me.

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$715 including shipping ;-) As I said, it needs a little set up work, but I can do it all. I can't wait till this thing sings.
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
-Epiphone Es-333 Delonge Edition
-Fender Twin Reverb '65
#12
Quote by Johnnyboy66
Inlays are right, I hear the 99 studios had smaller ones.



I don't know much about Gibson, I'm more of a Fender guy.
#13
Looks quite real, the smaller inlays are a bit suspicious, but someone said they had smaller ones in '99.
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#14
I'm getting one. Great opportunity and I can sell it at a profit if I ever need to.
#15
Looks real apart from the inlays. As far as I can remember, LP's always had wider trapezoid inlays...
But I'm pretty sure it's genuine. Everything else about it is real.
Last edited by sashki at Jun 9, 2006,
#16
the headstock would be a main thing the "book shaped" headstock, you dont find them on copies nowadays due to the lawsuit era, nice guitar
#17
looks like a nice gibson lp studio, i used to have a very similar one before trading it in for a standard.
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#18
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I'm getting one. Great opportunity and I can sell it at a profit if I ever need to.



Yeah I bought it to sell it. Now that I spent the morning setting it up and cleaning it, it looks and sounds world better.
-Epiphone Riviera w/ Bigsby and Gibson 490r/498t combo
-Epiphone Es-333 Delonge Edition
-Fender Twin Reverb '65