Re: Chinese Fakes...
I have a bigger problem with the Chinese fakes because they are made to deceive the buyer. You can get a Gibson for $250!! Another problem is people buying them and trying to resell a LP Custom for $1000. Some kid or inexperienced buyer picks it up and eventually finds out they've been duped. The custom made replicas don't sell anywhere near the Chinese fakes and the seller usually has clients ready to purchase. The Burny's, Greco's, Tokai's...ect, ect are more of an impersonator than a replica or fake. I intentionally left out Orville/OBG as they were owned by the Gibson Corp.
Just my 2 cents worth.
EDIT: Gibson doesn't have a problem with Slash's LP because they are making a crap load of money, and I'm sure Slash is as well....even now putting out a cheap Slash EPI.