Pictures of Epiphone Les Paul Internals

Hi all, I am new here.

I have a bit of a strange request. Would it be possible for any owners of Epiphone Les Pauls (or even better, Les Paul Customs, or even better, Alpine White Les Paul Customs) to take a picture of the internals of their guitar with the big backplate off? Closeups preferred.

If anyone has any pictures from the internet that would do, I would be grateful for those too.

I am trying to tell if I have a Chinese fake in my posession or the real deal.

Thanks all.

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You know how we have a favourite guitar that we would rush into a burning building to save? this looks like the one that hid under the bed.. are the pups EMG replacements or originals with the black paint?

SG is my fav guitar, it has it all, the look, tone, shape, weight and playability.

:D Knobs are on the ' When I get a a Paypal account' list.

Pickups are originals with decoupage Kurt Cobains covered over with black electrical tape.

You think this is bad you should see it in alternative lighting, all the body damage visible, scary.

Might have some gold speed knobs laying around if you want them? FOC of course, im sure they would go in an envelope with a couple of stamps.

Here's a quick post with a few pics:

Headstock:

Blurred logo:

Wood/Internals - looks kind of cheap:

Cheap looking inlays:

Dodgy binding:

Did you manage to find out if the guitar was counterfeit? I think I might have been 'suckered' as well.... :( The seller assures me the guitar is - quote '100% genuine', however I have my doubts. He has agreed to take it back if I have any issues with it (plus I used PayPal so should be covered?).

Cheers, Andy

Well, I sent it back to the seller but it got lost in the post and I claimed my money back from Royal Mail. Never did find out if it was a bootleg or not, but if you bought it "from the factory" or brand new at a ridiculously low price, chances are it's a chinese fake.

Can you take some pictures of it like the ones I took? That would help.

Rampant_Mouflon wrote:
Well, I sent it back to the seller but it got lost in the post and I claimed my money back from Royal Mail. Never did find out if it was a bootleg or not, but if you bought it "from the factory" or brand new at a ridiculously low price, chances are it's a chinese fake.

Can you take some pictures of it like the ones I took? That would help.

I haven't actually received the guitar yet. The seller assures me they are genuine, however he said he will take it back and refund me if I am not happy with it. It wasn't rediculously cheap - it was cheaper than buying one new from a UK shop, but more expensive than buying a second hand one so I am not sure... My gut is telling me it's fake though :(
It is getting close to Christmas now and this was supposed to be a present. So when (if?) it does turn up I will probably end up getting one from a shop anyway.

Andy

You could PM me a link of the auction, that might help. Of course I won't be able to tell you for sure, but I could tell you my opinion from my experiences.

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