#1
http://cgi.ebay.com/GIBSON-USA-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-ELECTRIC-LEFTY_W0QQitemZ180231914253QQihZ008QQcategoryZ155301QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Look at that monstrosity. 8 people actually think thats a real gibby.

At first I said, wow... Dotted inlays? Then thought, oh its a special. Then I saw the headstock. Whats up with the truss rod cover? And the headstock looks like it was spraypainted. Maybe I'm wrong and this is real, but to my eyes it cant be.
#2
at least it only has 2 screws.

according to the thing at guitardaterproject.org the serial number is for a 2003 guitar from the nashville factory.

I'm not an expert but this guy might have at least done his homework.
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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#3
What I don't get, everyone can tell a real and a fake apart by looks, so why don't the fakers even take it slightly on board, i mean I know they don't care in the slightest about quality etc, but still...

EDIT: Thats real you mong, it's a lower model, I think it's a special, or a special faded
#5
It's real. This is how Gibson's faded guitars look.
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#6
looks alright to me...
i saw one once where the Gibson logo had been writtin on in black pen and looked nothing like a Gibson logo...
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#7
lol..i would have beleived it...but i never look for gibbys..

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#8
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EDIT: Thats real you mong, it's a lower model, I think it's a special, or a special faded


Check the truss rod cover... Its got the weird glossy plastic look. Normal Specials don't have that.
#9
Quote by nsilva
Check the truss rod cover... Its got the weird glossy plastic look. Normal Specials don't have that.


This is a pic from the Gibson website:



Now tell me it's fake.
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#10
I think its real, and if not, so what? It might play like a beast anyway.

Its cheap too, if i wanted it i'd probs ask for an mp3 of it playing.
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#11
It actually might be the real deal. The headstock is actually flat black on the real thing. All in all, if it is a fake, its quite good. Oh, and the truss rod cover might just be different as I have seen SG's with different covers.
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#13
Quote by Green_Jelly
This is a pic from the Gibson website:

blah picture

Now tell me it's fake.


Theres a white outline on that truss rod cover. Next time LOOK at the link I give you.

Now, I'll tell you its fake. Moron.

Don't you hate it when you try and act smart and it totally backfires.
#15
Quote by SGStrummer61
The headstock is actually flat black on the real thing.


I'm trying to get my friend to take pictures of his. :P
#16
it seems like there's been several different truss rod covers over the years.

overall I'd say that this was real.
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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#17
Quote by nsilva
Theres a white outline on that truss rod cover. Next time LOOK at the link I give you.

Now, I'll tell you its fake. Moron.

Don't you hate it when you try and act smart and it totally backfires.


Can second hand Gibson guitars not have spare parts now?

My Ibanez has a different pickup in it, is it fake?
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#18
Quote by nsilva
Theres a white outline on that truss rod cover. Next time LOOK at the link I give you.

Now, I'll tell you its fake. Moron.

Don't you hate it when you try and act smart and it totally backfires.




Gibson definately has truss rod covers without white outlines. Those things differ from year to year. It's real. You're the one trying to be a smart ass.

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Don't be a fool.
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oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
Last edited by Green_Jelly at Apr 14, 2008,
#19
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Don't be a fool.


Touche. I'm still eerie on wanting to buy it. :P
#21
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Touche. I'm still eerie on wanting to buy it. :P

then move on.

if you're not completely comfortable with any aspect of an auction (or any sale for that matter) walk away.
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#23
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What the... am I seeing Les Paul on that SG?

That's not uncommon
#24
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What the... am I seeing Les Paul on that SG?

That's a 61 Les Paul Junior, if I am not mistaken.
#25
its real.....

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#26
I was about to say, controls are the wrong way round.

Then I realised. Hahaha ^_^

Looks real to me, tbh.
#27
Quote by nsilva
Theres a white outline on that truss rod cover. Next time LOOK at the link I give you.

Now, I'll tell you its fake. Moron.

Don't you hate it when you try and act smart and it totally backfires.



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#30
Quote by nsilva
Don't you hate it when you try and act smart and it totally backfires.


I do. Now sit down.

Also, I have no idea how people can identify them as being real or fake so easily, I suppose I've never had an eye for detail.

It could be a pretty good buy.
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#31
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its real.....

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#32
Quote by nsilva
Theres a white outline on that truss rod cover. Next time LOOK at the link I give you.

Now, I'll tell you its fake. Moron.

Don't you hate it when you try and act smart and it totally backfires.

Thats a real sg we have had numerous ones come thru the shop that looks exactly like that one. And were a Gibson repair facility. So go figure Moron.
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