Found a guy in Tampa, FL who does a great job of policing his local Craigs List for people trying to sell fakes. Everyone should post this on their local Craigs List:
Gibson or Fender Guitar - Is It Authentic? - $1000
Before you buy an expensive Gibson or Fender guitar off of Craigslist or any where else call Gibson Customer Service 1-800-444-2766 or Fender Customer Service (480) 596-7195 and have them check out the serial number. Its free and will save you from being scammed. Gibson is open 24/7, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fender Customer Service opens M-F 11AM EST to 4PM EST. A word of warning, if their data base information does not match the guitar advertised; DON'T BUY IT. Gibson and Fender fakes are common and more often you will find the neck of one guitar on the body of another guitar; the color in the data base is often the give away. So take your time and check it out BEFORE YOU BUY.
Michael, you might want to sticky this post.
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