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NEWEST FAKES FROM CHINA NOW HAVE NEW AND BETTER PARTS COPIED...

posted Oct 05, 2014 20:52:45 by davidisintexas
Well, if you watch my channel, Davesintexas on youtube you know that I have had 2 fakes from China that came in and sounded and played Great. The First time that happened was over a year ago and the PUPs failed shortly afterwards along with the tuners crapping out. So, time will Tell about this latest one a ES 175 Hybrid Gibson Fake.

BUT, it has been brought to my attention that the TRUSS Rods in the Newest Les Paul Fakes has been changed. No longer do they come with an Allen Key since they NOW have Similar RODs/NUTs that a Gibson has. They also have brought back their Counterfeit Model! Where EVERYTHING Matches Up with a Real Les Paul. To include the Bindings, the hole locations and the Style of Print for the Serial Numbers and the Location of the Made in the USA on their fakes was lowered and no more white paint! This ALONG with the New Electronics, I was told were from Korea, means the Chinese are gearing UP for the Rush of orders made available by the $1,000 dollar Price Increase by Gibson on ALL their MODELS! Sure Hope Gibson Finally steps up to do something. Have a good one.
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MichaelWamback said Oct 06, 2014 04:07:31
Interesting that they are changing truss rods. That's was the surest way to tell a fake from the genuine guitar (unless your eye is educated to the finer points of a real Gibson.) If they get the details and shape right, start installing Gibson bridges and truss rods - it's going to be tough telling the fakes from the real things without pulling the pickups.

I personally think Gibson's decision to cram all the changes down peoples throat is going to kill them, unless the walk back on that decision. We'll see how bad Henry's ego is, I suppose. But having picked up a new 2015, I can honestly say I wouldn't want the guitar if Gibson offered it to me for free.
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TMc51 said Oct 06, 2014 14:07:48
This is both good and bad news. I plan to order my Chibson really soon (still doing some research, and everything), and higher quality logo-less customs would be sweet to have. It'll also suck for people that get screwed into buying a fake. Mixed feelings overall.
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ChibsonsandMore said Oct 06, 2014 23:24:10
They've been able to use the one directional truss rods since I can remember. Cathy even quoted me one on my first order, but since they're unidirectional I turned it down.
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drew said Oct 07, 2014 05:51:44
They also have brought back their Counterfeit Model!


Where can I get one?
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ChibsonsandMore said Oct 07, 2014 05:54:56
Drew, He's talking about Guitar Monopoly's "replica".
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drew said Oct 07, 2014 05:58:59
Oh. Piffle . . . .
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angev2 said Oct 13, 2014 02:24:48
I would like them to copy the Ibanez Lawsuit model. Copy of a copy. I'd buy that!
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ChibsonsandMore said Oct 14, 2014 05:26:42
The Slash AFD "reissue" from Gibson being faked is a "copy of a copy of a copy". :)
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angev2 said Oct 14, 2014 09:29:52
3 levels of inception (or should that be deception) ? Too much to compute.
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