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Chinese counterfeiters are starting to improve their fakes to the point where it's almost impossible for a beginner to know whether a Gibson is made by Gibson USA or some factory in China! Only the newer ones have the year on them so it's not necessarily a fake if it's not there.
First of all, if anyone, especially a seller based in China is selling a Gibson Les Paul for an alarmingly low price, you probably want to pass. Fakes usually have the serial number either engraved too deep into the wood or inked (with too much ink).
Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Gibson founded the company to make mandolin-family instruments.
Below are some checklist items to determine if yours is real. It doesn't have the Mother of Pearl "Gibson" or crown inlay. It should also have "Made in USA" underneath the serial number.
He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he starred opposite Judy Davis in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company, which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system".
Gallipoli also helped to earn Gibson the reputation of a serious, versatile actor and gained him the Hollywood agent Ed Limato.
(born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.After several legal issues and controversial statements leaked to the public, Gibson's public image plummeted significantly, affecting his careers in acting and directing.His career began seeing resurgence with his performance in Jodie Foster's The Beaver (2011), and his directorial comeback after an absence of 10 years, Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which won two Academy Awards One of Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor.He later directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a biblical drama that was both financially successful and highly controversial.
He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century. In recent years, counterfeit versions of the popular guitar ave surfaced. Next, check for the serial number on the back of the headstock. Modern numbers are 9 digits but older/vintage Gibson guitars are much shorter.