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    New LPF Rule: Inquiries to authenticate/legitimize a Gibson as real or counterfeit

    Dear Les Paul Forum Members,

    In the past few weeks, we have experienced a few incidents when members have posted an inquiry as to whether a Gibson is real or counterfeit/fake.

    One of the benefits of membership in the Les Paul Forum is the ability to help one another with information about guitars, including help with authenticating them.

    However, we must avoid the unintended consequences of questioning the authenticity of a guitar on a whim, thus becoming armchair "judge and jury", and putting an owner of what may be a legitimate guitar in the position of having to defend the authenticity of their instrument.

    So - it is okay to ask for help in authenticating a guitar, but we require that you include the reason for your inquiry so that the Les Paul Forum does not become an indiscriminate "witch hunt". If you do not include a reason for your inquiry, your thread or post will be deleted by the Moderators.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with this requirement.
    Last edited by MikeSlub; 03-22-15 at 09:09 AM.
    Mike Slubowski

    * "Gibson guitars are like potato chips - you can't have just one!"

    * "So many Gibsons to love, so little time..."

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    Re: New LPF Rule: Inquiries to authenticate/legitimize a Gibson as real or counterfe

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    Dear Les Paul Forum Members,

    In the past few weeks, we have experienced a few incidents when members have posted an inquiry as to whether a Gibson is real or counterfeit/fake.

    One of the benefits of membership in the Les Paul Forum is the ability to help one another with information about guitars, including help with authenticating them.

    However, we must avoid the unintended consequences of questioning the authenticity of a guitar on a whim, thus becoming armchair "judge and jury", and putting an owner of what may be a legitimate guitar in the position of having to defend the authenticity of their instrument.

    So - it is okay to ask for help in authenticating a guitar, but we require that you include the reason for your inquiry so that the Les Paul Forum does not become an indiscriminate "witch hunt". If you do not include a reason for your inquiry, your thread or post will be deleted by the Moderators.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with this requirement.
    Thanks Mike... Gary at Guitars West, Inc.

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    Re: New LPF Rule: Inquiries to authenticate/legitimize a Gibson as real or counterfe

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    Dear Les Paul Forum Members,

    In the past few weeks, we have experienced a few incidents when members have posted an inquiry as to whether a Gibson is real or counterfeit/fake.

    One of the benefits of membership in the Les Paul Forum is the ability to help one another with information about guitars, including help with authenticating them.

    However, we must avoid the unintended consequences of questioning the authenticity of a guitar on a whim, thus becoming armchair "judge and jury", and putting an owner of what may be a legitimate guitar in the position of having to defend the authenticity of their instrument.

    So - it is okay to ask for help in authenticating a guitar, but we require that you include the reason for your inquiry so that the Les Paul Forum does not become an indiscriminate "witch hunt". If you do not include a reason for your inquiry, your thread or post will be deleted by the Moderators.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with this requirement.
    Mike,
    Wow, I just saw this...
    Thanks, BH

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