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post Feb 28 2008, 09:34 PM
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I've bought 3 guitars and loads of other stuff of Ebay, and everything has been perfect.. But you have to do your homework before you buy smile.gif

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post Feb 28 2008, 10:23 PM
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Are we sure it's original? dry.gif


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post Feb 28 2008, 11:16 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 28 2008, 11:32 AM) *
I think when you've been playing a while you know what will be right for you and what not. Like for me every Parker guitar I have ever touched as been awesome and not just because I've touched it biggrin.gif but now I wont even play it before hand I will just buy it off ebay but remember for us in the UK the difference between trying and buying in a shop and buying on ebay is normally huge. Ebay is half the price usually.


i use ebay a lot and you have to be careful buying guitars from China, most good deals will be a stupidly low price and a lot of shipping cost, so you think well it´s cheap so thewy must make their money in the shipping, realistially it´s a replica... this goes with all things, if it´s a gibson he can give you a serial number that can be checked on line. although this can be pirated by people who duplicate gibsons from an orginal, be careful, only buy from sellers with good feedback ratings!! Like Me !!!! lol tongue.gif

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post Feb 28 2008, 11:41 PM
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i see something look like Gibson but i dont believe its the same quality as LP


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post Feb 28 2008, 11:55 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...bayphotohosting

is this fake? i always thought gibson had set necks


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post Feb 29 2008, 12:38 AM
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I see some poor soul bought it here in the US. Went for 202.50 with 135 shipping charge. Hope customs lets it through. I was talking to a co-worker today who used to work in China for an American mfg. He was telling me how you could buy fake Callaway golf clubs for 200.00 a set. He bought a set just to see how bad they were but never got'em back into the US. Apparently it had pissed Callaway off that these chineses knock-offs were being brought into the country so they asked customs to put a stop to it. When he arrived to clear his items, They cut the heads off of each club and told him to get rid of the poles! laugh.gif

The person may never get the guitar if Gibson has anything in place with US customs.


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post Feb 29 2008, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE (g-forcelover @ Feb 28 2008, 05:55 PM) *
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...bayphotohosting

is this fake? i always thought gibson had set necks


Correct me if I'm wrong, but arn't LP's semi-hollow bodied? This one says solid.


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post Feb 29 2008, 12:43 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Feb 28 2008, 06:41 PM) *
Correct me if I'm wrong, but arn't LP's semi-hollow bodied? This one says solid.

the LP ultras do. not all of them though.


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post Feb 29 2008, 12:45 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Feb 28 2008, 06:38 PM) *
The person may never get the guitar if Gibson has anything in place with US customs.

oh, they'll get their guitar, let me tell you why. the u.s. refuses to crack down on scumbags like this just so we can maintain "good trade relationships" with china. its sick and wrong that people get away with this and makes me furious. gibson already tried to sue chinese manufactures, but were told not too, because it would "endanger trade relations" between the U.S.A and china. because god knows we NEED all that plastic crap. mad.gif

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post Feb 29 2008, 01:25 AM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Feb 28 2008, 06:45 PM) *
oh, they'll get their guitar, let me tell you why. the u.s. refuses to crack down on scumbags like this just so we can maintain "good trade relationships" with china. its sick and wrong that people get away with this and makes me furious. gibson already tried to sue chinese manufactures, but were told not too, because it would "endanger trade relations" between the U.S.A and china. because god knows we NEED all that plastic crap. mad.gif


Man, thats BS. I'm with you on this. I deal with International shipments periodically and the entry into other countries seems to be alot tighter. I have to pay $300 a month to be certified for my export crates because of bugs in lumber. Yet I recieive crates/pallets all the time from other countries without the ISPM15 stamp. Go figure mad.gif I think the US will probably let it through as well.


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post Feb 29 2008, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Feb 28 2008, 07:25 PM) *
Man, thats BS. I'm with you on this. I deal with International shipments periodically and the entry into other countries seems to be alot tighter. I have to pay $300 a month to be certified for my export crates because of bugs in lumber. Yet I recieive crates/pallets all the time from other countries without the ISPM15 stamp. Go figure mad.gif I think the US will probably let it through as well.

Exactly! were selling our souls to china, while our country whithers and dies. ive given up almost all hope of anyone changing anything or sticking up for whats right. what we need are leaders who stand for the people, NOT corporate interests.


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post Feb 29 2008, 01:44 AM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Feb 28 2008, 12:33 PM) *
Exactly! were selling our souls to china, while our country whithers and dies. ive given up almost all hope of anyone changing anything or sticking up for whats right. what we need are leaders who stand for the people, NOT corporate interests.


I will definitely agree with you guys. It really is ridiculous how we're losing so much money just because of this, and why? Because we need the imports from China. The quality of many items is just ridiculously low, and I can't believe that America has still let this go on. *Sigh* If only I could move to Sweden to go play with Marcus and Kris.. laugh.gif


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post Feb 29 2008, 02:12 AM
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Man guys, we need a thread for this very thing. I can spot a fake Jackson ( I think ) ohmy.gif But if I were looking to buy an LP, I really would'nt have a clue as to quality points of interest. Same as any other mfg. I know down the road I will want a different make of guitar and it would be great to have other owners look at what i'm watching and give feedback on it.

Mods?


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post Feb 29 2008, 02:46 AM
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Here. (my thread BTW) smile.gif


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post Feb 29 2008, 02:50 AM
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I hate China's products. I mean wasn't it just a few months back, that some type of toys were making toddlers sick because they contained led paint? Guess where it was from.

American products are infinitely better made than Chinese, and you don't have to worry about getting poisened from them dry.gif


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post Feb 29 2008, 02:57 AM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Feb 28 2008, 08:46 PM) *
Here. (my thread BTW) smile.gif


Nice links man! We definitely need a sticky here mods.
This one ( not mine ) would be a great thread for members to get input on different guitars for potential purchase.


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post Feb 29 2008, 02:58 AM
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I find it easy to spot most fakes.. There's always something that gives it away, like the bindings, variation of the companylogo font, odd tussrodcover, pickups looking out of place, bolt-on neckjoint on a Les Paul (obvious giveaway), .. and sometimes even the shine on the paintjob can look odd. etc.etc.etc.etc.


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post Feb 29 2008, 03:23 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 28 2008, 08:58 PM) *
I find it easy to spot most fakes.. There's always something that gives it away, like the bindings, variation of the companylogo font, odd tussrodcover, pickups looking out of place, bolt-on neckjoint on a Les Paul (obvious giveaway), .. and sometimes even the shine on the paintjob can look odd. etc.etc.etc.etc.


This is the exact input I would love to have when buying used gear. Trond, I'll pm'ya on my next purchase tongue.gif
Seriously, for some of us less experienced guys it would be great to have, especially from instuctors. smile.gif


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QUOTE (skennington @ Feb 29 2008, 03:23 AM) *
This is the exact input I would love to have when buying used gear. Trond, I'll pm'ya on my next purchase tongue.gif
Seriously, for some of us less experienced guys it would be great to have, especially from instuctors. smile.gif


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