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How can I authendicate a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar This

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How can I authendicate a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar? This appears old and has some genuine "wear" but I cannot find any seriel numbers or markings to indicate it's inventory. The tag that appears just above the fret board is stamped "Custom Les Paul" (in two lines) and the name Les Paul is in bock letters- not the script that is usually his trademark. The guitar is black but the fretboard is a walnut or dark grain finish. It doesn't appear that the fredboard has been replaced.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 6 years ago.
Is anything written on the back of the headstock?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No, I can't find any markings or writing anywhere. I have since noticed that the logo doesn't look correct. The "i" in Gibson is too close to the "G". I'm pretty sure this thing is bogus.
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 6 years ago.
Can you post a photo of the guitar here?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have some photos but can't seem to get them attached here.
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 6 years ago.
The photos do not display. If it is easier, you can send them by email to my attention [email protected]