PermissionToLand: Everything you said is absolutely valid except when I held the guitar up next to a real Angus Young and compared it, the body was obviously an Epiphone. Compare the body contours of an Epiphone to any real Gibson, which I did. Apparently serial numbers are no longer a valid test standard. This instrument was brand new, never been played. As you said, components and numbers all looked good but it's not a Gibson. Gibson did not tell me it was the real thing, they told me it was a valid twenty year old serial number. This is what scares me, fakers are clearing at least $1,500 from every sucker who doesn't have a real Angus to compare with. A good friend of mine has two of them. He's still laughing. Believe me, no one wanted that to be a real Angus Young more than I did.