Originally, without opening the photos, I thought that it was a fake, but now I am leaning real. I've had three of them and I know the Chinese fakes. Fakes usually don't have bullet truss rods and often have 22 frets. Scallops look too good. PG doesn't look like a typical fake. Tuners look good. Looks like it has the brass nut. The serial number thing may be a problem though. Need to look at that for sigs. If it's a fake, it's a good one. Can you post more photos? Pull the neck and take photos of the neck heal markings, etc, same with the body. Pull off the pickguard too.