How can you tell a fake Gibson logo?

How can you tell a fake Gibson logo?

How to spot a fake Gibson:

  1. Measure the guitar to check if it’s undersized.
  2. Examine headstock and headstock logo to determine that they match those of authentic Gibson guitars.
  3. Check to see that all pearl is inlaid.
  4. Check that Les Paul model script is always in cursive.
  5. Verify that there’s not a 3-screw truss rod cover.

How do I know if my Gibson is real?

On a real Gibson, the binding is neatly applied, the lettering is neatly done, and all binding joints match perfectly. Here are a Gibson headstock and a fake Gibson headstock. The center dip is very sharp, the ends turn up sharply. The shape of the open-book design is very exact on the real headstock.

How do I identify a Gibson copy?

How To Spot A Fake Gibson Les Paul – 11 telltale signs

  1. The fretboard binding on a genuine Gibson should hide exposed fret ends.
  2. If the price seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
  3. If the potentiometers are unbranded, it’s almost certainly fake.
  4. The truss rod cover on a fake will usually have too many screws.

Is my guitar real?

Locations include the back of the headstock (sticker or printed), neckplate, the label inside the soundhole, stamped below the last fret, or stamped on the neck block inside an acoustic. There will be several different serial sequences based on country of origin and year range.

When did Gibson change their logo?

In 1947, the Gibson logo underwent its most radical change. The result was the birth of the classic emblem, which has served as the base for Gibson logo designs ever since.

Do Gibson guitars come with a certificate of authenticity?

Or you could just enjoy the fact you have one. Yes, it should have come with a case, certificate, hang tags, gibson manual, and I think a hex wrench.

How do you verify a Gibson?

The serial number can be found stamped or punched on the back of the headstock or acoustic in the sound hole. The acoustic models have been manufactured in Bozeman, Montana since the end of 1989.

Is the Gibson Les Paul logo fake?

The phony Les Paul logo is a consistent thickness – they haven’t been able to replicate the thick/thin, calligraphy style of the genuine logo – and looks obviously incorrect when compared to the original. Nigel Tufnel wouldn’t be fooled. Take a look at the top of the dodgy Gibson.

How to tell if a Gibson Guitar is real or fake?

Modern numbers are 9 digits but older/vintage Gibson guitars are much shorter. It should also have “Made in USA” underneath the serial number. Only the newer ones have the year on them so it’s not necessarily a fake if it’s not there.

Is the Gibson logo a registered trademark?

Gibson/Epiphone have registered trademarks. The logo and the headstock design are a couple that I’m aware of mentioned at the Memphis factory tour that I attended last year, after 40 years. Anybody that copies registered

How much did you pay for a fake Gibson?

Very curious…I bought a Fake Gibson. There is my review. First, I knew I was buying a risky axe. Total price paid: $310 USD, including shipping and a brown hard case with Gibson Custom logo on it. Received that guitar from China less than 10 days after I ordered it.