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Trying to Figure Out if This Is this a Knock Off...

Gunslinger

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This LP Rosso Corsa Slash model is posted locally on Craigslist to include a Fender Champion 20 amp and a Boss DS-1 for $600. It looks authentic, but the SN gives it a 2006 manufacture date and these were all made in 2013 from what I have read. Also, the tuners don't say Gibson and the case doesn't have the Slash logo like the headstock like I have seen in other ads selling these guitars. It certainly looks beautiful. There are other photos and I don't see the typically knock off tell tale signs like sloppy paint edges and finish flaws. Is there any way to tell from the electronics?

Has anyone ever heard of a knock off of the Slash Rosso Corsa. And if someone went to this length to copy it, why would they then sell it for only $600? One would assume the purpose of counterfeiting an expensive guitar would be to sell is authentic for what the going price is ($3500-$3700).

Any insight would be appreciated.

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Gino753

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That is indeed a “Chibson” look at the “Gibson”inlay on the face of the headstock, the “color” of the “volume” and “tone knobs” the strap buttons, the “Nut” the “Tuning machines” the “Truss Rod cover” the “bridge” i can see the larger holes on the left and right, where a flat head screwdriver is used to adjust the bridge hieght.

Stay away!!! That is No Gibson
 

DANELECTRO

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The Chibsons are getting better. It use to be that you could spot them from 20 feet away.
 

Gunslinger

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Thank you all. I’ve seen lots of LP knock offs online but none that say Gibson and have a serial number. I guess this is more an attempted forgery than a knock off. Someone told me the gold paint in the serial number was not normal either. I definitely will be more aware from now on.
 

corpse

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The case too- that would not be an exclusive issue, but with all the other issues, viola'.
 
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