#1
Ok so.........I bought an Epiphone three years ago.

Just today I read an article about counterfeit Gibsons.

The apparent tell-tale signs that you have a fake are:

1) Three screws in the Head Stock Truss (when there should only be two)

2) An Odd-looking transistion between the head stock and the nut.

3) Apparently the opening in the back (that holds the pickups an junk) is painted black on the inside ( as opposed to a real guitar, in which the inside is the same coloras the outside of the guitar.)

As I was searching this website I saw the Exact guitar I own.
(Ace Frehley Les Paul Edition Guitar).

So I grabbed My guitar and began to inspect.

I found that my guitar Has two of these tell-tale signs that it's a fake. ( i hadn't opened up my guitar to check the inside paint job but im too worried)

Now My guitar is an Epiphone as opposed to the acutal Gibson posted on the site.


Would you guys happen to know if the counterfeits are made with epiphone parts.....Or if the epiphones are counterfeitted as well?
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#2
pictures?

and as far as I know, those conditions don't apply to epiphones.
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#4
Ahhh please respong Im dying here.......................I paid 1300$ for a guitar that may be worth like 150$
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#5
A guitar designed by Ace Frehley might as well be fake, as I bet it cost 300 dollars and the quality is worth 100 dollars.
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#6
Well maybe you should buy and see, I played mine for three years and it sounds nice. But you never know with EVERYTHING being counter feit these days.

Plus I was young and stupid when I bought that guitar.
I like my 699$ strat much more. BUT STILL!
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#7
if you liked the guitar and loved playing it before you suspected it was counterfeit then why does it matter..
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#9
Because Of Its Cost!!!!!
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#10
IF the guitar plays and soudsn goudn enough to be kept, Who the hell cares? At least you got a good lookin, guitar. If it bugs you go pawn the sucker and get another one SHEESH
#12
Three screws and a sketchy transition to the nut sounds like just about every singly epi I have encountered. And since I work in a music store, that's quite a few.
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#13
K nvm......If you cant post a relevant answer, Then Ill give up, I didn't ask for you to ask me the same ****ing question 37 times.

I wanted to know if my guitar was counterfeit or not.
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#14
Quote by Tommy Walker
Epiphone's have 3 screws on the head

EDIT:
no epi is worth $1350



this is true, I just checked mine it has 3 screws and it's an epi
#15
Quote by HangmaN47
Ahhh please respong Im dying here.......................I paid 1300$ for a guitar that may be worth like 150$

...

You spent 1300 on an Epiphone?
And yes, the easiest way (I know of) to make a counterfeit Gibson would be to use an Epiphone.
#16
Quote by gwitersnamps
Three screws and a sketchy transition to the nut sounds like just about every singly epi I have encountered. And since I work in a music store, that's quite a few.



Thank you for being the only helpful person around..........i feel much safer now........That my local music store didn't gype me out. And to the guy who told me to pawn it: there isn't any pawn shops in this town.
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#17
Sorry, but i live in a small town where retail price is high. 1300 dollars Isn't a bad price to pay for a three humbucker epiphone in this town.
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#18
So i guess you really have to look hard to tell the difference between an epi and gibson prooving gibsons a rip
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#19
Quote by HangmaN47
Sorry, but i live in a small town where retail price is high. 1300 dollars Isn't a bad price to pay for a three humbucker epiphone in this town.


internet?

dont pay those prices....
#20
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no epi is worth $1350

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He said worth.


Have you heard those things dude? they ****ing rip! that plus the production run on them was only small i think around 2000-3000 ever made!
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#23
Well, my one is real according to the original post.

I don't know if the TS's is real or not, but if the specs he found are for Gibsons and he has an Epiphone then its likely they wouldnt match up anyway.
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#24
Quote by Tommy Walker
Epiphone's have 3 screws on the head

EDIT:
no epi is worth $1350

Quite a few are. Masterbuilt series?
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#25
Quote by Tommy Walker
Epiphone's have 3 screws on the head

EDIT:
no epi is worth $1350


Aren't the Elites about that much?
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#26
A friend of mine paid £600 for an Epiphone Zakk Wylde Signature LP... about $1200

It does sound pretty sweet though.


My Epiphone LP Standard cost me about £350, so about $700-ish.
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#27
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pictures?

and as far as I know, those conditions don't apply to epiphones.


you are correct sir, don't worry, everything is fine TS