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UK Musical Instruments,Store passing off a Chibson as real....

posted Apr 18, 2014 20:13:27 by eatmydoo
Saw this on another forum thought id re-post here

All the tell tail signs are there but even a store with "30 years in the trade" look like they've been done.....some one on the forum i got this from is emailing them to tell them its a fake,will report if they get back to him

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MichaelWamback said Apr 18, 2014 23:26:09
Looks like a Chibson to me as well. Asian bridges on it for sure (although I did find a genuine Gibson that someone had retrofitted with an Asian bridge last year.) Certainly suspicious enough to warrant not paying almost 1,000 pounds for it.
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SteveTebble said Apr 19, 2014 07:35:12
0171 serial number is a common one on fakes. Note also the colour of the serial number, wrongly positioned trc, the odd slope of the 'n' in 'Gibson,' etc etc etc.

I've emailed them also.
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SteveTebble said Apr 19, 2014 07:40:50
Just had a further thought: Am I right in saying that on a Gibson LP Standard the truss rod cover simply reads 'Standard,' and only says 'Les Paul Standard' on an Epiphone?
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eatmydoo said Apr 19, 2014 18:20:52
Yep i thinks that's also true steve

heres an image of a real LP 2009 that this is a copy of

Might throw on of these on the build wish list that red & white is pretty sexy ;)
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