#1
I just heard about the issue about gibsons being made in china.

Are there any big points that can help me tell the difference when buying an epiphone?
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#2
Dude there was a great invention called GOOGLE


I suggest u use it and see if u can find the official Gibson thingy
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#3
If you're buying it from Guitar Center or an established independent guitar shop, it will most probably be genuine.
#4
2 Screw truss rod cover
Says gibson on it
Doesnt look cheap
No messy wiring
If it's a custom it should have a fret marker at the 1st fret
Headstock angles back

There are a lot of posts on this recently you should check them out too
#5
if you want to know if en epi you're looking at is fake, then post it.

tbh, most of the time the fakes are gibsons not epis.

but to make a buck, people on ebay would sell air if they could.
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#6
fake gibson's always come with stickers on the pups...
fake epiphone's, why copy them?
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#7
Quote by HighPotency
2 Screw truss rod cover
Says gibson on it
Doesnt look cheap
No messy wiring
If it's a custom it should have a fret marker at the 1st fret
Headstock angles back

There are a lot of posts on this recently you should check them out too

Have you ever seen a fake Gibson or Epiphone?
Quote by Ghold125
fake gibson's always come with stickers on the pups...
fake epiphone's, why copy them?

They'll generally be on eBay at Buy It Now with a very low price (like $0.99), and a huge shipping price ($200 from China). It will still seem like a bargain for the guitar, but they made it for a fraction of the price they're selling it for.