Paul McCartney signed Hofner Guitars w/ JSA & PSA - BUYER BEWARE

Hi everyone - I know that this was a previous topic last week in regards to a Paul McCartney signed Hofner guitar with a JSA cert that was identical to a particular High In the Clouds book signature.

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/macca-signed-hofner-...

Just wanted to let everyone know that there seems to be a serious scam going on as I have been given a picture to another 'signed' Hofner, equipped with a different High In the Clouds signature. 

My questions for the AML group is:

1. Has anyone noticed any other artists with this copied signature issue on pick guards or any other item?

2. Do you believe this to be live ink? Doesn't look like an autopen to me.

To me, this is a huge issue because (1) the replicas are being certed (2) no one knows where these are coming from and (3) without matches, most would have accepted it as real.

Lets get to the bottom of this. A scam like this can ruin our hobby

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Alexander,

Have you seen any of the pickguards with a "High in the Clouds" style autograph in person?

And have you seen any where they were not on a plain white background?

Dear Steve,

no, I never saw such a faked pickguard in person and there's no need for me. I think I have other knowledges to see if a pickguard or/and signature faked or not! In my files are hundreds of "signed" guitars saved offered and sold worldwide. I'm pretty sure that in my files are such autographs "written" on pearlescent original Hofner pickguards. Confirmed as genuine by ....!!

Some years ago I gave up to spent my time at the US market. It's too much and my day has 24 h only and I only have two hands. I'm on a good way in Europe trying to clean the market in UK and Russia since several months.

In UK we have a big problem with "signed" Beatles items written by plotter machines and it's a shame that reliable companies didn't recognize these fakes. On the other hand I sometimes think that this companies are involved in this "business". 

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