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    Identification help Les paul

    Hello everyone, this is my first thread in this forum.

    I have been offered to buy a Les paul, and i dont know if it is a fake, thats why i'm seeking help to identify this thing, if anyone knows what it is. I dont even know if this is the right place to ask.

    The owner says it is a gibson guitar that gibson themself used to try different pickups in.
    There is no serial number on the headstock, he tells me it is from the 1970s.

    I have 4 pictures of it, if anyone could tell me anything about it i would be thankful.
    Here are the pictures i got so far.

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    Regards Alexander Hansson Sweden

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    Les Paul Forum Member MeHereNow's Avatar
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    Re: Identification help Les paul

    If it's a Gibson... a heavily modified Challenger or Sonex
    Get my money, buy my medicine...

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    Les Paul Forum Co-Owner Tom Wittrock's Avatar
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    Re: Identification help Les paul

    That does not appear to be a real Gibson, and it is definitely not from the Gibson Custom Shop!
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Identification help Les paul

    Well i couldnt find any topic that really fit my question. According to him (may be a lie, or it may be that he himself was misinformed when he bought it) it was used to try different pickups in the gibson factory, i will ask if he has any proof of that when i call later today.

    I just wanted to try to get some more information before i talked to him. See if anyone ever heard of anything like this at the gibson factory.

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    Les Paul Forum Member Big Al's Avatar
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    Re: Identification help Les paul

    WTF!WTF!!WTF!!!

    Why do these guys use the tiny Film Noir photo's??

    IDK, that may be a Gibson shadow.
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: Identification help Les paul

    https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/th...5/#post5380413
    That is the buildthread of the guitar.

    I've just decided not to get that guitar.
    It was not alot of money, but im to poor to buy a guitar that might be hard to sell.

    Really cool project tho, and i'm sure that i will regret not getting it.

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    Re: Identification help Les paul

    To me it's a faka a fakasian as in fake , forgery

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