Vianet.ca
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Too Good To Be True

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Sault Ste.Marie Ont.
    Posts
    468

  2. #2

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    It isn't a real Gibson, those ones are made in China.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    SSM
    Posts
    216

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    Ahh the Chinese rip-offs. You still hear about some people getting sucked into these. If you frequent eBay there are specific write-ups for these fake Chinese guitars and fake microphones etc.

    They have Paul Reed Smith, Gibson, Ibanez etc etc and from what I've seen they usually have obvious differences.

    Gibsons: Look at the inlay work on the headstock (logo). Those will tell you right away. The fake one's will be solid white and the authentic ones have the abalone inlay (pearly look if you're unsure what abalone is). The serial number on the fakes are usually hand written or printed in a marker where as authentic Gibsons are stamped into the wood.

    PRS: Right peak on the headstock, always out of proportion. Lower cutaway, something always looks wrong there as well. Again, the inlay work is not even close in comparison.

    Ibanez (Jems): I haven't looked much at these so I'm not positive how to spot these right off hand but if you play one the guitar goes out of tune on the first dive-bomb from what I hear.
    Last edited by Dillio; 09-20-2010 at 10:30 AM.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sault Ste. Marie
    Posts
    31

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    Too good to be true indeed. Personally, if you want to buy a cheap knock-off for yourself & pass it off as the real deal to impress, that's okay with me. If you're trying to resell it as the genuine real deal, that's a problem. These fakes are here in town & are being sold or parted out as genuine. Heads up.

    http://www.superguitar.net/

  5. #5
    Senior Member ZakkFeral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    322

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    Willy aren't you the co-owner of superguitar with your cousin Chad Wong?

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sault Ste. Marie
    Posts
    31

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    Yup. We're busy making Royd Flose tremolos, Pes Laul & Ibonex guitars.

  7. #7
    Moderator ByrdDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    SSM
    Posts
    1,123

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    Can you get me a good deal on a Fendar Tellercaster and a Princetone Revarb amp ?

  8. #8
    Moderator ByrdDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    SSM
    Posts
    1,123

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True

    200 BUX - What a deal !


  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sault Ste. Marie
    Posts
    31

    Default Re: Too Good To Be True


+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts