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post Mar 3 2010, 06:50 PM
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HI Guys can you guys tell me if this china gibsons are of any decent quality ?? or do the look good and after a while start falling apart ?

http://www.ioffer.com/search/items/gibson%...r/80000/0/false


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post Mar 3 2010, 06:55 PM
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There are not Gibsons made in china!

Those are blatand fakes and in most cases just a poor excuse for a guitar! Not only they try to fool you with the look, in most cases they are extremely cheaply made and not even playable. DON'T BUY THAT CRAP^^


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post Mar 3 2010, 06:57 PM
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XD that's what i thought tongue.gif but you gotta admit they do look really nice ..

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post Mar 3 2010, 07:30 PM
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That's the trick to it! They make them look like the original so that people get fooled into buying something that isn't worth it's money... now imagine you pay 3000$ because you though it was a Gibson and it turns out it is one of those...these guys are serious criminals!


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post Mar 3 2010, 08:26 PM
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I would be worried that the wood may still be green...

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post Mar 3 2010, 08:28 PM
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In this case you pay for what you get, I mean they are cheaper than most starterkit guitars^^
I guess Ruben is on a hunt for a good guitar and I have yet to try a guitar that was >200$ and plays good...

But they are blatant copies, they even say *made in USA* on the back - if you are trying to sell one of those as a real one I guess you easily fool people into spending a lot more expecting the real deal!


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post Mar 3 2010, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Mar 3 2010, 07:30 PM) *
...these guys are serious criminals!


Totally agree with this. I wish these guitars weren't put on the market at all.


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post Mar 3 2010, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Mar 3 2010, 07:28 PM) *
.... I guess Ruben is on a hunt for a good guitar ...

I´m allways on a hunt for good cheap guitars tongue.gif

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post Mar 3 2010, 09:26 PM
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Zakk is right, this is definitely a fraud. It's nothing unusual lots of companies do it, some with no, some with some, some with lots of support of main brands, but it's definitely a lucrative business. Just try to be an informed buyer and never buy a guitar online, try it first. That's my suggestion.


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post Mar 3 2010, 10:15 PM
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The seller even admits they are fake.


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post Mar 3 2010, 10:29 PM
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retailing at 129 GBP means it probably has about a tenth of that spent on it in actual raw material. My fence costs more than that! 'nuff said!
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That is definitely no Gibson!


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They look quite nice, but are they really good quality, that is a question.


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post Mar 7 2010, 02:04 PM
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When something is too good to be true, it usually isn't true.


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post Mar 7 2010, 03:30 PM
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That said, some cheap models from China are actually quite nice guitars - for what you pay for them. For what it is, I recommend having a look at HK Vertrieb. Think it's a german company importing guitars from Hong Kong. You can get some cheap guitars (I think they also have more expensive models, mind you) for not so much money. If what you are looking for is exactly that and not a high-end guitar, I think it's not necesarily a bad buy. You just need to be aware of what it is you are buying!


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Isn't it illegal to make a copy of a guitar and use its logo and state made in usa when its not and just a fraud ?


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Mar 7 2010, 08:05 PM) *
Isn't it illegal to make a copy of a guitar and use its logo and state made in usa when its not and just a fraud ?


Sure it is, lots of things are illegal, but they get away with it


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