Black SG - Fake or real??

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Este24, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Este24

    Este24 New Member

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    It smells funny like candy and the neck is weirdly sticky feeling when i play for a bit. All of the pots say gibson on them and i have the paperwork in the gibson case. How can I be sure this is a real SG??










    Obligatory first post joke so I Hope this doen't ruffle any feathers. I actually love reading the fake or real posts for all kinds of guitars. I find them entertaining and informative.

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    Here is my 2010 SG standard. All stock, lacquer is starting to show its age by sinking in to the grain a bit and the plastics and binding have aged some. It has a nice chunky neck that is a appreciated change from my F type guitars. It plays great clean and breaks up a tube amp at the perfect times when needed.
     
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  2. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Lol... great first post, welcome aboard! :D

    And pics too, Woohoo! :smile:
     
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  3. SG standard

    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Yes, welcome! Very classic SG, I've always liked the 'black with a batwing pickguard' look, and finally bought one myself in 2016. Have fun... :)
     
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  4. DaveInSoCal

    DaveInSoCal Member

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    Clearly a fake, not even a good one! I'll take it off your hand's for $100. Your welcome! :naughty:
     
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  5. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    That's totally a fake, send it to me and I'll dispose of it properly.
    :rofl::rofl:

    Welcome! What a beautiful SG!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Nice SG.
     
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  7. jtees4

    jtees4 Active Member

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    I think it is quite obvious that the smell is coming from the sneakers in the picture next to the guitar! Oh yeah, and welcome. Nice SG!!!
     
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    Very nice Epiphone g400

    ;)
     
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  9. Este24

    Este24 New Member

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    I think i've read through 100 threads so far. Good stuff guys and thanks!

    Damn stinky sneakers
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Have you thrown that ugly fucking thing in a dumpster yet?

    Please provide the location of the dumpster....
     
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  11. Norlin SG

    Norlin SG Well-Known Member

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    Without a doubt it is a real git and not a fake git. Just go ahead and play the hell out of it and then decide. If it is not a clunker, then you did good even if it might not be a Gibby.

    My inclination would be that it is a newer Gibby because of the bogus Gibson circuit board. The crappy finish on the neck is just icing on the cake. A good knock off would not have such quality assurance issues.

    Sometimes with a newer Gibby, the only way you will know it is authentic is if it has glaring quality assurance issues.
     
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