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  • This must be fake right...

    http://www.ioffer.com/i/gibson-les-paul-traditional-in-desert-burst-207276972?source=eisi

    Fake or a scam?

  • #2
    Dude, everything on ioffer is a fake...
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Gear:<br />
    Cort m200 (with SD 59/JB combo)<br />
    Ampeg Dan Armstrong<br />
    Gibson Firebird Studio<br />
    Gibson Explorer x2 (natural/white)<br />
    Gibson LP studio<br />
    Squier Tele Custom II<br />
    Godin LG EMG<br />
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    Jackson COW 6<br />
    Jim Root Strat<br />
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    • #3
      Ah thanks. I haven't come across the site before..

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      • #4
        Ah thanks. I haven't come across the site before..


        No worries, you know what they say? - If its too good to be true it usually is :cry:
        <div class="signaturecontainer">Gear:<br />
        Cort m200 (with SD 59/JB combo)<br />
        Ampeg Dan Armstrong<br />
        Gibson Firebird Studio<br />
        Gibson Explorer x2 (natural/white)<br />
        Gibson LP studio<br />
        Squier Tele Custom II<br />
        Godin LG EMG<br />
        Hello Kitty Strat <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
        Edwards LPC<br />
        Jackson COW 6<br />
        Jim Root Strat<br />
        ESP Eclipse I DBSB<br />
        Billy Corgan Strat<br />
        50s Tribute Goldtop HB<br />
        Squier Mini Strat <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/Totally_jammin_out.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Jammin'" class="inlineimg" /><br />
        Fender Cabronita Tele</div>

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        • #5
          As spike posted, ioffer is a well-known scam site.

          And yes, it's fake.
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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>caveman</strong>
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          • #6
            Wait is it a scam site as in you receive nothing for your money, or is it a tradetang counterfeit site?
            <div class="signaturecontainer">Overdone, Overdrive, Over-live, Override</div>

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            • #7
              Wow, $350 for a Gibson Randy Rhodes Les Paul Custom? That's gotta be legit!!!!
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              • #8
                350 for an Ace Frehley Gibson LP, lmao
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                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Ultrahighgain</strong>
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                • #9
                  Just out of curiousity (electric guitar noob here) what would be the difference between that fake Gibson, and say a similar Epiphone model?
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">The best piece of advice I ever got was when John Mayer told me, &quot;Don't be a name dropper.&quot;</div>

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                  • #10
                    Just out of curiousity (electric guitar noob here) what would be the difference between that fake Gibson, and say a similar Epiphone model?


                    Hard to say. There have been rumors that some of these fake Gibsons are being made at Epiphone facilities in China. I haven't seen any proof of that, but photos of the wiring cavities of some of these fakes do look very similar to Epiphones. Reviews of these 'Chibsons' run the gamut from "pretty good for $300" to "about what I expected for $300".

                    The important difference between them is that the Epiphone is a legally licensed copy of the Gibson Les Paul. The other is counterfeit made and sold under fradulent means.
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                    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>caveman</strong>
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                    <div class="message">I'll bend over backwards to make things work but I'll be damned if I'll bend over forwards.</div>

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                    • #11
                      I just remembered a time I went into ap pawn shop and they had a really nice Gibson Les Paul Gold Top behind the counter. I asked the guy to look at it, and the guy handed it me and said "That's a not a real Les Paul. It's a Chinese copy." Pretty straight up info from a pawn shop guy.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer">The best piece of advice I ever got was when John Mayer told me, &quot;Don't be a name dropper.&quot;</div>

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                      • #12
                        Wow, the fakes are getting closer. The only two glaring things I noticed about that (other than the price) are the bridge and the pickguard is beveled on the edges. The headstock is slightly off, but way closer than what it used to be. They even got the truss rod cover down to 2 screws like a real Gibson.

                        The other problem with selling/buying these is that somewhere down the road, even if YOU know it's fake, you may sell it to someone who then sells it to someone else for $1200 claiming it's real. Best to keep these out of circulation so some 18 yr old kid doesn't get scammed out of $1000+ buying his first "real" guitar.
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                        <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Funkwire</strong>
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                        • #13
                          Common sense tells me, yes.
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                          • #14
                            http://www.ioffer.com/i/gibsons-les-paul-custom-green-color-electric-guitar-202694422

                            I DON'T EVEN CARE HOW FAKE THIS IS. I want it.

                            The Chibsons aren't that bad. And $350 costs less than an Epi anyway.

                            Seriouslys guys, I'm considering a Chibson.
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                            <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Caesar</strong>
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                            • #15
                              Read the text of the ad and it's pretty obvious it's a Chinese company like Tradetang. I once saw a fake Gibson LP Standard at the local used guitar shop. The owner of the shop didn't have it on display and he would not sell it in his shop (apparently it's illegal). I don't know were he got it but it was a pretty bad fake. He brought it out to show me since we were talking about the fake Gibsons seen on Tradetang.
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