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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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ESP fake possibly??

Hello all my gf currently got me what seems to be an ESP m-100fm, but I have my doubts

any help would be awesome

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Not sure--what makes you think it's a counterfeit?



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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 11:27 PM
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Hell--I see it now!
That's an LTD--either real LTD with aftermarket decal or a fake.



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no serial on the neck, and the esp logo on the head stock, but I mean it has esp pickups, esp tunners, esp floyd rose type! and esp neck plate, and it has m-100fm inlayed in the neck, and feels like and esp neck!
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not to mention most m-100 series are h/h configuration not h/s/h
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Re: ESP fake possibly??

It might be a ltd some one repainted them just painted esp on the headstock after painting over the original ltd logo, but the neck looks like a ltd m series neck from what i can tell, or maybe its just a real old esp model?
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Re: ESP fake possibly??

I just wantn help
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It might be a ltd some one repainted them just painted esp on the headstock after painting over the original ltd logo, but the neck looks like a ltd m series neck from what i can tell, or maybe its just a real old esp model?
Not an old model. It's ab LTD model--either fake (probably) or re- finished.



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it looks like a refinish actually, cause the back is see through black finish while the top is a solid green
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That makes sense, since the FM stands for flame maple.
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but still all the m series I have found like below 200 are humbucker humcker setup not h/s/h
so idk i may refinish it, the neck is supper thing and nice
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but still all the m series I have found like below 200 are humbucker humcker setup not h/s/h
so idk i may refinish it, the neck is supper thing and nice
What the hell, why not, if the neck feels good sounds like a cool custom mod project!
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Re: ESP fake possibly??

Why would someone fake a low end model? They make fakes of expensive guitars to fool people so they think they are getting a good deal. It doesn't make sense to fake a low end guitar to sell for minimal $$$.
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Why would someone fake a low end model? They make fakes of expensive guitars to fool people so they think they are getting a good deal. It doesn't make sense to fake a low end guitar to sell for minimal $$$.
I know--makes no sense, but has even done.
They've been all over Trade Tang with the plethora of other fake brands.

Even the hardware on this LTD doesn't match the other M-100FMs.
Could be a total project guitar.



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The neck is an LTD, Not sure what the body is, kinda hard to see in the photos, but the neck is an LTD neck.
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