Originally Posted by Custom53
FYI, Knowing selling a Fake Gibson Les Paul copy is against the law and is a Federal offense. The fact that you are not trying to mislead anyone into thinking this is NOT the real deal makes absolutely NO difference in the eyes of the law. If arrested and convicted you will pay a huge fine as well as doing some prison time. This is NO joke...this is a serious offense.
'''as well as do some prison time...."
Are you in the USA or Iran? Do prison time?
Everybody in the USA must be in prison for some offense or another.
One can question the ethics of replicas/fakes, etc. without being silly. Do you work for the Gibson propaganda department?
The odds of someone in my country, Canada, doing prison time for selling this gutar would be ZILCH. Our courts are based on common sense and no judge is going to treat selling a declared fake guitar the same as selling couterfeit $20 bills. In fact, in Canada and most western democracies, even couterfeiting $20 bills would probably not land you in prison if you had no previous criminal record.
Do the police in the USA really have nothing else to do? Judges bored? Prisons with empty cells?