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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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How do I know if a UNIVERSE is real or fake?

same as question~
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 01:51 AM
 
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I would imagine that anything that isn't "Universe-like" that makes you think it's fake would tell you...

I'm curious as to why you're asking...have you seen one that's questionable?
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pics would be good
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 05:38 PM
 
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go look in the gallery on this site. if it doesn't resemble one of those, then it isn't a universe.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 05:39 PM
 
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Having the word "universe" on the headstock is usually a good start.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 05:41 AM
 
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and if the "Universe" logo is missing pull the neck off, and check the neck stamp
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 10:05 AM
 
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Is the cerial # for Universes anywhere else on the guitar except for the back of the neck or plate? The serial # for my guitar on the back of the neck was sanded off by accident when i bought it. I have no doubt its a Universe, I just want to know what year it was made in.
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The serial # for my guitar on the back of the neck was sanded off by accident when i bought it.
That must have been pretty acrobatic

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where did you buy it ?
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2003, 11:35 PM
 
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hmmm

Send the guitar to me and if it's fake, I'll send it back to you! Seriously, though, what makes you think that it is a fake?
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