The above item is a reproduction - period.
EP's credit card was bought @ auction & the new enterprising owner concocted this scheme - using "vintage" material - to create a semantically dubious "original EP-owned" item.
The owner does such things because:
1. They are unscrupulous, & can count on naive / unskeptical fans to purchase, ....
2. They are recouping their investment costs.
Ironically, they are also devaluing the very item they bought in the first place.
"Greed", for good & bad, will forever haunt EP's legacy.
- Capt. "EL."