I have yet to see a Gibson fake that was as good as an Epiphone. Note there are plenty of fake Epis as well (mosty standards, customs, and black beauties), and all of them are utter crap. The Chibsons and fake epis all share a lot of common attributes. Crappy tuners, poor logo placement, goofy fonts for serial numbers, super wide head stock binding, poor knob placement (all over the damned place), crappy pots (usually minis), control cavities that look like they were hewn with an adze in the dark, non-functional or completely incorrect truss rods (dual action in gibsons, pieces of welded steel that do nothing etc) and so on. Basically no chibson I've seen looks half as well built as my $89 Epiphone LP Special I.