When is a Gibson fake legit ?

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  1. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Why is a Chinese Gibson fake outlawed, but a Canadian one isn't ?

    "Bobburst" Gibson Les Paul 1959
    Handmade Gibson replica by legendary pro builder Bob Wojeck in Toronto, Canada in 2009-2012 (three year waiting time). This is not a parts guitar, but a handmade replica made from scratch.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/283558974597
     
  2. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    If I was going to spend 4K for a nice LP
    I would probably look into this guitar.

    1- He's not trying to pass it off as a Gibson.
    2- The price is right up there with a Gibson.
    3- A good guitar is a good guitar.

    I see no problem here.
     
  3. pedecamp

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    Do a search for "Chibson" on ebay theres a ton of them listed and ebay seems to allow it. I dont agree with it but its there and so is Bob...
     
  4. HackeIommi

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    AFAIK there are tons of luthiers building replica of many brands. Nothing new here. I just think besides logo and a serial number, this kind of guitars needs a luthier's signature to prevent anyone tries to sell as a legit Gibson. This seller is honest, so thanx to him. But we still live with tons of impostors on this planet.
     
  5. Chubbles

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    Sometimes I think it just depends on who gets the money in the end.
     
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    A fake Gibson look legit when it is named Ep*****e :cool:

    :rofl: LOL
     
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    Maybe because Canada isn't on the "S**th**e" country list?:cool:
     
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    If I could try it out I'd know everything about it in 10 or so minutes. And if it played like butta and sounded like gold I'd be hard pressed to turn it down
     
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    A fake Gibson is legit when it's sold on eBay. Just do a search for "chibson" on eBay. You'll find a bunch shipped from China, no headstock pics. And Gibson lets eBay get away with it. What the...?
     
  11. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    That's because E-bay is bigger than Gibson.
    Gibson only sues people that are smaller than they are.
     
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    Actually, I do have a problem with this guitar.
    The maker is honest and is not trying to pass it
    off as a Gibson, but once it gets into circulation
    it's only a matter of time before someone tries
    to pass it off as "the real deal".

    ...unless the maker installed a "tell" somewhere,
    Maybe in a pickup cavity? I would have done that.
    (branded my initials and the date in there)

    ..but then again if the guitar is excellent
    it wouldn't matter to me if it's a "fake".

    "A good guitar is a good guitar."
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    The part about a replica having a Gibson logo on the headstock baffles me. Building a guitar and then using the logo of another company that did not build said guitar seems like misrepresentation to me. If a replica has the logo of the company that built the replica guitar, then at least there is no misrepresentation of who built it.

    I agree with @Tony M that, "A good guitar is a good guitar." But IMO, one shouldn't need to use the logo of another company to justify that.
     
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    What your not aware of is the logo is also a " replica " just like the bridge, stop, tuners Yada Yada Yada 36_11_6.gif
     
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    "Genuine imitation leather..."
     
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    I am aware that every aspect of the replica is a replica including the logo. Maybe I should have used the word "name" instead of "logo". Even the font used for the serial number is incorrect.
     
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    Interesting ???

    Call the doctor, quickly ! :rofl:
     
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    https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/1959-bobburst-les-paul-replica.427042/
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    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/city...ca/1450455093?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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