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There's been at least one fake Epiphone Zakk Wylde or a Custom every single week in Canada for the past few months.
 
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So I'm still confused, Are SG-400s supposed to have that "custom shop" label? If so I'm worried about the possible originality of mine as it falls in that "2006 - 2017" period... unless mine is part of that 1% that is. My SG is May 2008 stamped one, serial number checks out in a lookup.

Photos of my guitar: https://www.mediafire.com/view/1y2y49rh4vrb2ll/20220726_174820.jpg/file (ignore the strap button on the top horn and 11-hole pickguard, it started as a 5-hole black pickguard 4 ply and a back of neck strap button.)
Headshot: https://www.mediafire.com/view/oxbnvq6il5e0fee/20220825_214157.jpg/file

I have confirmed under a blacklight that the guitar finish age matches up throughout the entire guitar, besides the little dents in it, and as the serial is ink stamped that would mean if the entire guitar was refinished then the serial was stamped on again.
 

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So I'm still confused, Are SG-400s supposed to have that "custom shop" label? If so I'm worried about the possible originality of mine as it falls in that "2006 - 2017" period... unless mine is part of that 1% that is. My SG is May 2008 stamped one, serial number checks out in a lookup.

Photos of my guitar: https://www.mediafire.com/view/1y2y49rh4vrb2ll/20220726_174820.jpg/file (ignore the strap button on the top horn and 11-hole pickguard, it started as a 5-hole black pickguard 4 ply and a back of neck strap button.)
Headshot: https://www.mediafire.com/view/oxbnvq6il5e0fee/20220825_214157.jpg/file

I have confirmed under a blacklight that the guitar finish age matches up throughout the entire guitar, besides the little dents in it, and as the serial is ink stamped that would mean if the entire guitar was refinished then the serial was stamped on again.

They just stamped the "Limited Edition Custom Shop" stamp on a number of models during certain years. These can be "limited" runs for various artist models, sometimes special colors for retailers and countries BUT they're all from the same factory, same production line (and there's no real number limit on them hence the quotations on "limited"). I think you're taking the 99% thing too literally - just that many models had it during that era, but many did not as well. Most of my guitars from that era do not have the stamp.
 

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From the '56 goldtop thread:

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One's pre-2006, one's post. Neither has the stamp. Whereas my 1993 MIK green LP has the stamp (because I think the translucent standards were marketed "limited" - notwithstanding a full 5-6 year run lol)
 

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So I'm still confused, Are SG-400s supposed to have that "custom shop" label?
The only thing that's fake is the concept of a Custom Shop Epi. Gibson would never let that happen.

That stamp is something they came up with in the marketing department. You're not the first to get confused by it, nor will you be the laat.
 


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