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    Default Fake Gibson A9 on Ebay

    Looks like a fake to me. What say you?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/265305211536

    I have reached out to seller and reported it as fake at eBay. I asked seller for full photo of label and a video sample of sound.


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    Default Re: Fake Gibson A9 on Ebay

    I don't know why pawn shops fall for these but they have been doing it for years. At least they stopped using the orange labels. It isn't even a good copy.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Great name for a seller! “Norwalk” is a disease which causes “Diahorea and Vomiting”.

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    Default Re: Fake Gibson A9 on Ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Allen View Post
    Looks like a fake to me. What say you?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/265305211536

    I have reached out to seller and reported it as fake at eBay. I asked seller for full photo of label and a video sample of sound.


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    Not to mention $1999.99 seems steep for a used A-9?

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    So good:

    “The mandolin shows a few scratches and scuffs here and there. The biggest cosmetic flaw is a hole ”

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    Oh, c’mon! Everybody knows that Gibson used the three Phillips-head truss rod cover for that special run back in whenever! Totally worth the extra money right there! I hear they’re suing everyone for patent infringement over that design…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Allen View Post
    Looks like a fake to me. What say you?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/265305211536

    I have reached out to seller and reported it as fake at eBay. I asked seller for full photo of label and a video sample of sound.


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    Seller reply
    "Hello, I added more pictures of the label. It is a bit hard to take a picture with the camera since the hole is so small. As for a sound sample, I don't know how I would send it to you. and we don't know how to tune it or play it. If you have any more questions or suggestions let us know, please. "

    Sad to say but I think he knows it is a fake,
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    Default Re: Fake Gibson A9 on Ebay

    He's probably getting some heat from eBay. I reported it as counterfeit as well.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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