wow, I found this page while looking for something else... best chinese gibson guitars - Google Search I got so disturbed by it that I forgot what I was looking for. In a world of Gibson bashers and cork sniffers who look at their new guitar with a microscope to find flaws in it, here is the alternative: Chinese Gibsons made by forced labor or child labor, built in fear and for sale cheap. There have been numerous threads on these boards about Chinese fake Gibsons. Most of what I've seen has been so crude that even a beginner could tell it was a POS. But what if they started to make good guitars? I'm old enough to remember when people made fun of guitars built in Japan. (I owned one, a Crest...) But now those command respect (not the Crest, the good ones). And I own a Chinese Epiphone that has responded really well to upgrades and turned into a real player. Ditto for my Chinese made Squier P-Bass. I replaced everything but the wood and the frets on these, and now they both really rock. But what if the Chinese started making guitars that didn't need to be gutted and rebuilt. Many of our members swear by their Epis, and there's always a thread where someone says that not only are Chinese Epis 'just as good' as Gibson guitars they are better. Many of us would scoff at that statement, but not all. Not trying to revive any Gibson vs Epiphone rancor here, we've all heard the entire debate and made up our own minds. But what if some Chinese entrepreneur said, "Let's make Gibson guitars that are better than they can do in Nashville..." Could they do it? Would they bother? Would you buy one?