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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez 77FP Fake or Not?

I attached some pictures of this jem 77FP I am thinking of buying. Based on these crappy pics, does it look legit to you guys? Also, when I go down to check it out, what should I be looking for. I know the headstock is supposed to be fabric, is the body supposed to as well? What kind of trem should it have? Also what serial # should I be looking for? Anything else?

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Re: Ibanez 77FP Fake or Not?

It has no neckplate. That is what's bothering me. Shouldn't it have a neckplate and not the newer kind of bolt on that has no plate?
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Re: Ibanez 77FP Fake or Not?

It is fake.
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Thanks so much!! How do you know, by the neckplate? I want to let the seller know it's fake and tell him why.
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Terrible,awful fake!
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the colors, the bridge, the inlay, the AANJ for a few. There is a guide on here somewhere on spotting fakes.
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HEHEHE... so fake :P
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Looks like a blind monkey on crack installed the tuners.

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It's a Chibby! (to me it sounds funnier than Chibanez)
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Really, really bad fake.
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Chibanez all day long! Stay we'll clear!
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Re: Ibanez 77FP Fake or Not?

I'm sure you're convinced already, but it's a fake.
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Just look at the size of that elephant grip!
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Re: Ibanez 77FP Fake or Not?

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Thanks so much!! How do you know, by the neckplate? I want to let the seller know it's fake and tell him why.
Damn that looks bad. Wasn't hard to spot that fake.

FP had not aanj.
Fake trem. Should be edge or lo-pro edge.(15th got Edge Pro)
The cover plates is in the wrong place compared to on the real FP.
Turners would be stamped with Made in Japan. The list could go on.
Usually trem and shape of monkey grip/body is a dead giveaway.
Going by serial isen't always a good thing because the fake one could have a legit serial. Better to get to know the real guitar,then it's easy to spot the fakes.

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It's a Chibby! (to me it sounds funnier than Chibanez)
Maybe you know & maybe you don't silverctr, but Chibby (ちび or Chibi) means Runt. It's a very nasty way of calling someone short in Japanese.

Anyway, that is a TERRIBLE fake!!! The bridge is pretty much always the quickest way to tell.
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