Is It A Fake?

Discussion in 'SG Copies' started by Didds, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. WavMixer

    WavMixer Well-Known Member

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    Our crayon eating, deal chasing, guitar flipping resident Ferengi! This would be who sent you the crayon snacks :thumb:
     
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    These mysteries are meant to remain mysteries.
     
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    Urban Dictionary...

    Crayon Eating M@#$% F$%&

    When a person is bad at everything and increasingly stupid you assume that he/she eats crayons for enjoyment.

    "Yesterday Cody started yelling at me for stealing his phone when it was in his hand the whole time, and i thought to myself: He is one crayon eating MF...."

    Is eSG trying to tell us all something??? About us or himself??? If at all???
     
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    I was going to write something that may be considered inappropriate in regards to technicolor skid marks and remembered that a 14 year old started this thread. :io:
     
  5. Didds

    Didds Well-Known Member

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    Haha well I guess there are a few upsides... But guitars can be damn expensive here. Maybe I'm just taking the fact that I live in one of the hottest countries in the world for granted haha
     
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    Although it looks great I have my doubts............when was the last time you saw an SG come out of the factory with gorgeous DEEP sharp bevels like that ?
    Not even the Custom Shop produces bevels like whats on that guitar.
    If it is in fact the real thing then Gibson has finally done it's homework
     
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    Why would you say that ?
    It's done all the time !
     
  8. Didds

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    I'm not sure I'm familiar with "Bevels" is that another word for contouring?
     
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    Yes, particularly the contouring around the inner side of the cutaway. BTW, I think SG Lou is being facetious. He's pointing out how nicely this one is contoured.
     
  10. Didds

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    Well in that case, I think it's meant to be a bit better looking. Here's a clip of why I think that is
    Go to about 6:33 and he'll tell you about these machines. I'm not sure if that affects the contouring at all but it could be why. Otherwise I have no clue
     
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    My 14 sgj and my 13 50s tribute have extremely deep bevels.
     
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    Yes, TOO NICE . I looked at various sites that sell Gibson's earlier and did not see ONE that had such sharp, defined bevels
     
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    Well, if you'd bothered to quote the whole sentence, you would've got the answer!

    So you've seen a Chibson with a Les Paul scrawl, hologram, brass nut, G-Force tuner & supplied in a 2015 Gold hard case? In fact, you're seeing them 'all the time', right?

    Well, I'm no expert, but I just did a youtube search - where people love posting Chibson unpacking videos - and I didn't find a single one that matched a single feature from the above description. But I'm prepared to be amazed, if they're faking these rather than 2013s or 2016s. Got a link?

    As for the bevels, they look very similar to my '16 - but the burst exaggerates the effect.
     
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    Everything seems to check out; I think it is a 2015. Even though the seller didn't show pictures of the case by itself, you already have pictures of the case. In the pictures with the SG, it is inside the case. My guess for why the seller didn't include pictures of the case by itself was just out of laziness because the seller didn't think anyone would want it.

    If you decide to pull the trigger on it, I think you'll like it. I know I like mine :thumb:
     
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    G'day, Didds and welcome. Hope you're not too hot down there, today. I think that one looks OK. Lou seems to have overlooked the fact that Gibson frequently sends their best guitars to Japan, from whence that one may have come. I have not seen any fake 15 SGs or Les Pauls with the correct appointments. I mean first, you'd have to get the orangutan drunk to get the signature.......
     
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    Haha thanks. Yeah I find it hard to believe that knock off guitar makers would put all the bullsh** on the 2015 fakes. As of now, this guitar has gone off gumtree (probably sold). Since I promised myself I would always play an instrument before buying it, I doubt I would have bought it anyway given the distance from my location.

    However, have found a much better listing for the same 2015 SG (if you couldn't tell, theres no changing my mind on what guitar I'm going to buy, it's this model).
    It's $100 AUD cheaper than the other one at a negotiable $1700 so like maybe $1400-$1500?
    Anyways it's in a much closer location and I think it looks great.

    Just thought I'd run it by the SG experts to get some thoughts on it

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    It looks like it has the original brass nut on it. If you like the zero fret idea and this is the original owner, I would see if he could get the titanium replacement. The brass is too soft and the zero fret gets grooved and causes tuning issues.
     
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    Price just got lowered to $1600 AUD Negotiable. I'm getting a bit excited :fingersx:
     
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    Titanium nut is a freebie just by writing or phoning Gibson...
     
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