#1
I found this guitar on a site called trade 9. It's a Gibson Slash model plus top. I assumed it has to be fake due to the low price of $320 (counting shipping). If it is not real, does it look like it has the same woods, pickups, etc...? I currently have an Epi Les Paul 100 (sigh), so anything would be a step up from that.
Thanks (I'm a newbie, so don't be too mean!)

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#6
Gibsons dont have stickers on there pickups. And the case says made in Canada
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#7
it looks fake, but damn they did a good job on it. i dont think gibsons come wiht plastic sticky things on the pickup that say gibson, at least not the two gibsons i got.
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4)??????
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#8
looks pretty good for a fake
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#9
Its real the truss rod has two screws.
Also this video could help you spot a real from a fake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKo9Y52CEU
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#11
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Custom-Shop-Slash-Les-Paul-Signature-Guitar?sku=517817

compare the back of this les paul to the back of the one you are lookin at, a bit different

also theres no toggle switch in the middle of hte tone knobs
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#14
100% fake

[edit] I'm gonna add why I said this now actually

1, Pickup selector - writing colour is only used on Epiphone

2, Tone knobs should be horizontally alligned in 2 pairs

3, Bridge is not at correct angle, the spacing should be roughly 1/2 as big at high E than low E, spacing looks inconsistant to that effect on picture
Last edited by JackalUK at Jul 30, 2008,
#15
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I'm confused they also had a couple JEMs on there fo 209


Why confused? They're obviously fake too...
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#17
Quote by Datrooper
I didn't know if they are real theres just something wrong with them


Just to give you a slight clue: no JEM sells for that little. Not even the low end ones. Even if that price is in pounds they're still nowhere near retail price.
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#18
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Just to give you a slight clue: no JEM sells for that little. Not even the low end ones. Even if that price is in pounds they're still nowhere near retail price.

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#19
Quote by Bassmastajazzyj
Its real the truss rod has two screws.
Also this video could help you spot a real from a fake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKo9Y52CEU


if you're talking about the truss rod COVER, you might want to examine the one in the picture above, and a truss rod cover of a REAL gibson
Last edited by sethp at Jul 30, 2008,
#20
Quote by Bassmastajazzyj
Its real the truss rod has two screws.
Also this video could help you spot a real from a fake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKo9Y52CEU


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=truss+rod+cover&st=

No more than 20 bucks, and they've got two screws.
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#21
Why is this still being discussed? Several people have said it's fake now
#22
Quote by bBreaker
Gibsons dont have stickers on there pickups. And the case says made in Canada


My case has the same sticker, and my Gibson isn't fake.
#23
Im not a expert on the model but use gut feeling and common sense,and that means it is a fake.Someone selling it cheap is a warning sign,or maybe it is stolen.If the buyer request dubious payment options that is another warning sign.

Use the serial number and call Gibson for verification.But it just doesn't "look" right either in the photos.
#24
Fake:


Gibson:


If you look at the Truss Rod Covers. They both have two screws, but all gibsons have that little curve at the bottom of the cover. If you look closely, the Gibson copy doesn't have that.

And the finish looks like an Epiphone. The first time I looked at the pictures, I thought I was looking at an Epiphone Slash copy. The Stop Bar tail piece is too far away from the bridge with the saddles, if we had a straight shot of the body, the treble knobs would look too close to the edge of the body, and again the truss rods. Besides those, it's a pretty good copy!

Edit: I remember looking at a site where they had a lot of Gibson Copies. They looked like the real deal from a full body shot, but I looked at the bridge, truss rod cover, and knobs. If you don't know what a real Gibson looks like, you'd think it was a real one. But I'd freaking get one for like an upgrade or a back-up guitar!
Last edited by Mockingbird452 at Jul 30, 2008,