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Gibson fakes

Post by togps » Sat May 20, 2006 11:05 am

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Post by bunbury » Sat May 20, 2006 1:02 pm

collect - how? Is this in Europe? If there's an adress here there'll be a whole office of lawyers on the doorstep by monday ....

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Post by bunbury » Sat May 20, 2006 2:18 pm

OK, it's a chinese site. That's impressive - looks westen until you start to read the language in the small print ... eg the "supposes for homepage" button at the bottom.

Think I'll settle for for the French tag for us Brits as "Les Ros Beef' before some gets in with something worse.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sat May 20, 2006 7:41 pm

slant eyes?...better not use that if you ever come to Japan...you may see the inside of a hospital.

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Post by ScottA » Sun May 21, 2006 2:16 am

Yeah, that's extremely inappropriate.

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Post by togps » Sun May 21, 2006 5:21 am


sneakyjapan
and ScottA sorry.

I aggree and I apologize me deeply. :oops:

I was upset about these Chinese faking industry.

I'll as well edit my my start posting

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sun May 21, 2006 5:45 am

I am not japanese...but my wife is. I just know they wouldn`t like but you did say sorry and thats good enough for me.

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Post by togps » Sun May 21, 2006 7:01 am

sneakyjapan, thank you.
Give my best regards to your wife.

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Post by bunbury » Sun May 21, 2006 11:05 am

Togps,

Why so upset about the Chinese fakes? Anyone who owns a late 70s lawsuit guitar from Japan has a fake proven guilty of fakery in court. I'm sure that most people who buy the Chinese fakes know exactly what they're getting (OK, not everyone)

The link you posted has a "strat" at $175 (inc delivery). That's cheap for any guitar and, yes, most likely it's pants. But so was the 3/4 size $175 real european-made guitar I bought for my son a few months ago. Impossible to keep in tune and with a neck that had a mind of it's own.

At least the Chinese guitars make me smile. :D

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Post by togps » Sun May 21, 2006 11:20 am

bunbury wrote: ...... I'm sure that most people who buy the Chinese fakes know exactly what they're getting (OK, not everyone)
I don't agree 100%. If a musician purchase this fake in China ! he'll probably know about it.

But people who are not so familiar with Gibson. They'll buy it at Ebay as a Gibson. This is the point.

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Post by bunbury » Sun May 21, 2006 12:13 pm

I'm sure some people make that mistake ... but surely anyone buying a new Gibson knows roughly what they cost and that anything from China costing $200 instead of $2000 is likely to be a fake ... along with nearly everythiing else on those sites from the Nike trainers to Jade necklaces.

Now, here's a thought. Over the years a percentage of goods like this have been deliberate production-line overuns knocked out the back-door by the factory owners. Don't Epiphone manufacture in China? :wink:

Me? Well, I've always fancied a fake Rolex. (only sort I can afford).

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Post by whitehall » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:43 pm

This is pretty funny as most of you here make a living selling gibson fakes to the americans. Or perhaps in your world Les Paul is Japanese.

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Post by Clay » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:17 pm

I may buy the Kramer 5150 copy for $185.00 just for a wall hanger. 8)

The Chinese market is a good thing the way I see it. They will force other manufactures to a more reasonable pricing system.

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Post by Deadman » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:45 am

My Freshman FA400D acoustic is Chinese and as good as a Taylor 310.
I'm not joking!

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Post by sneakyjapan » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:05 am

well, Leo Fender sold his company so were Fenders fakes after that? Or are only American guitars genuine?
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