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  • TRadetang? Gibsons made in China...

    This site advertises here. The banner was at the top of this forum. I have too many questions to list.

    http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/New-arrival-GIBSON-ES-335-hollow-electric-guitar-in-cherry-finish-free-shipping/100777-2097295.html
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  • #2
    wow...

    gibsun
    les paul custom truss cover on a 335
    all the pics and even the description say made in china yet the bacl of the headstock is stamped 'made in usa'

    quite the puzzle...
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    • #3
      I already posted in the counterfeit forum about this, very strange.
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      • #4
        This site advertises here. The banner was at the top of this forum. I have too many questions to list.

        http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/New-arrival-GIBSON-ES-335-hollow-electric-guitar-in-cherry-finish-free-shipping/100777-2097295.html


        I have to admit to being curious about them myself.

        It's no secret Rondo Music has been selling outstanding Strat and Gibson LP copies for years. I owned one of the Strat copies, the neck and body were excellent. Most people change out the hardware and electronics, but that is done to MIA gits too.
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        • #5
          They're plywood.

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          • #6
            Wang Dang Sweet Tradetang!

            But they're made in Quindao. That's a pretty humid Asian climate. I'd be concerned about the wood cracking here in the USA unless they're made in a humidity controlled environment. Wasn't there a thread about that recently?

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            • #7
              I have to admit to being curious about them myself.

              It's no secret Rondo Music has been selling outstanding Strat and Gibson LP copies for years. I owned one of the Strat copies, the neck and body were excellent. Most people change out the hardware and electronics, but that is done to MIA gits too.


              I don't think Rondo ever put the word "gibson" or "Fender" on the headstock. The models they sell are also very visibly different from Gibbies and Fenders. I think the scores of law suits filed by the companies for the most part insured that only they could make their guitars.

              I was surprised at seeing the ad on the banner of this forum.
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              • #8

                The models they sell are also very visibly different from Gibbies and Fenders. .


                I don't recall any significant differences between the Chinese strat and my MIM Strat.
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                • #9
                  I don't recall any significant differences between the Chinese strat and my MIM Strat.


                  Well, I'm not a Rondo historian, so I could be wrong. Were they were selling counterfeit Gibsons and Fenders?
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                  • #10
                    Well, I'm not a Rondo historian, so I could be wrong. They were selling counterfeit Gibsons and Fenders?


                    Nope, just cheap knock offs.

                    Their resonator was pretty decent though.

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                    • #11
                      Nope, just cheap knock offs.


                      If Rondo had a copy of a hardtail I would buy one tomorrow.

                      My strat copy was that good. Don't care for a tremelo though.
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                      • #12
                        Well, I'm not a Rondo historian, so I could be wrong. They were selling counterfeit Gibsons and Fenders?


                        No...they sold copies...not counterfeits.

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                        • #13
                          I have an Agile LP copy from Rondo. But I doubt anybody would mistake it for a gibson. The link I posted sells "Gibsons" made in China. Pretty sure gibson frowns on that...
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                          • #14
                            I have an Agile LP copy from Rondo. But I doubt anybody would mistake it for a gibson. The link I posted sells "Gibsons" made in China. Pretty sure gibson frowns on that...


                            So Gibson's lawyer will send them a "Cease and Desist" and they'll start calling them Gibsung.

                            You're right, no argument about the name. I guess my point was copying is rampant, nothing from software to musical instruments is safe. Maybe they're a good copy.
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                            • #15
                              So Gibson's lawyer will send them a "Cease and Desist" and they'll start calling them Gibsung.

                              You're right, no argument about the name. I guess my point was copying is rampant, nothing from software to musical instruments is safe. Maybe they're a good copy.


                              Gibsung:lol:
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