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Counterfeit Gibsons

Allen McBroom

Counterfeit Gibsons

There's been a marked increase in the number of counterfeit guitars we've been seeing at Backstage Music in recent years.  One recent one looked pretty valid at 20 feet, but the closer it got, the more apparent it was that this Gibson Les Paul was neither a Gibson, nor a Les Paul.  Spotting fakes takes a bit detective work, and a bit of construction detail knowledge.  There's no definitive guide to spotting what form a fake will take, so what we have to do in order to spot fakes is have a high degree of familiarity with the details of...

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