Mats Les Paul real or fake?

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Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by GeoffG on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:37 am

Have seen a guitar on eBay see link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141611392934?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The seller is in San Diego and the shipping cost is fiendish.
I have a son who lives in San Diego who could collect it for me and then I would have 
A Mats guitar to play when I visit him!

It claims to be a Mats Les Paul but I can see nothing that indicates that it is Mats from looking at the photos. 
I would be intersted in members comments 
Geoff

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:07 pm

Everyone's screamin' Matsumoku these days hoping to hike up the price.

That shape of neck plate was used on Zenon guitars.

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Catalyst on Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:16 pm

Nothing I can see screams Mats to me...

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Post by corsair on Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:30 pm

Hmmm... dunno. I've got an APII LC440 here that looks pretty similar...

Ask the seller why he thinks it's Matt made??

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Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:22 am

corsair wrote: I've got an APII LC440 here that looks pretty similar...

Hell of a lot for a cave top! I'd be after a solid body/set neck for this money. Be it Mats or not.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231514236908?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by GeoffG on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:21 am

Thanks to all for the response.
I sent a message to the seller asking why they thought it was a Matsumoku. No reply so far- I wonder why?!

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Meadows on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:38 am

Hey Geoff
That neck volume control also looks really close to the tail piece from where I'm sitting ??

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Catalyst on Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:52 am

Never seen a first fret wire so high up on a Mat neck either, I would be surprised if it was a Matsumoku guitar.

I have a minty LC440 here and can't see much of a resemblance to be honest.
'Cave top' or not, it plays, sounds and looks great - 'specially with a vintage DiMarzio in the bridge which gives it a real boost  Cool One of my favs without doubt.

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:06 am

Catalyst wrote:Never seen a first fret wire so high up on a Mat neck either,
That's a zero fret...ffs!

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Catalyst on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:32 am

Never seen one of those on a Mat neck either  lol!

Count Arthur Strong moment there....I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called, but we got there in the end.

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Re: Mats Les Paul real or fake?

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:09 pm

Westbone wrote:
Catalyst wrote: Never seen a first fret wire so high up on a Mat neck either,
That's a zero fret...ffs!
Razz

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