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Unread 01-06-2014, 12:22 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

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LOL!! Not really sure how Gibson could make knockoffs of their own guitar under a name they own..
LOL boy did they sucker you into the "because it's owned by the same parent company must be a real gibson" thinking. It's one thing people paying a premium to have "Gibson" on the headstock (at least that helps to hold it's value), but to pay a premium to have "Epiphone" on the headstock vs other knock offs is just plain foolish.
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

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LOL boy did they sucker you into the "because it's owned by the same parent company must be a real gibson" thinking. It's one thing people paying a premium to have "Gibson" on the headstock (at least that helps to hold it's value), but to pay a premium to have "Epiphone" on the headstock vs other knock offs is just plain foolish.
Clearly you know not of which you speak..
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

if I get a chibson with a custom logo on it (not gibson but one of my own) does that still make me a bad guy? :O
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

Chibsons are for chumps.
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if I get a chibson with a custom logo on it (not gibson but one of my own) does that still make me a bad guy? :O
Not to me, no. Remove the logos and "made in USA" and you remove the legal/moral problems about counterfeiting. You still have the worry about not knowing exactly what you are getting for your money....
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Not to me, no. Remove the logos and "made in USA" and you remove the legal/moral problems about counterfeiting. You still have the worry about not knowing exactly what you are getting for your money....
It doesn't have "made in USA" serial numbers, the les paul or gibson logo. Just the open book headstock and the les paul-ish body shape (because most of them have the wrong shape anyway). I'm hoping the quality is comparable or hopefully better than an epi standard but I'm aware it's a crap shoot.
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It doesn't have "made in USA" serial numbers, the les paul or gibson logo. Just the open book headstock and the les paul-ish body shape (because most of them have the wrong shape anyway). I'm hoping the quality is comparable or hopefully better than an epi standard but I'm aware it's a crap shoot.
Did you look at the pictures of those things close up?
You'll be much better off spending your money on an Epi than these Chibson guitars.
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

I currently own a genuine gibson les paul traditional faded and I used to own an epiphone les paul standard plus in honeyburst made in 08. the genuine gibson is my #1 and the epiphone was a sweet guitar on its own right. The QC on the "chibson" (though technically i guess mine doesn't quite qualify as much as the typical counterfeit since i specifically asked them to remove such trademarks :P ) falls short of epiphone but overall given the quality I expected I'm pretty happy with it. Is it gibson quality? Hell no. Is it epiphone? eh, maybe on their off day. The biggest issue on mine is that they sort of finished over the truss rod cover and I had to dig it out but it's there. I'm pretty happy with it, and I think it'll be a fun project guitar to play with.

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LOL boy did they sucker you into the "because it's owned by the same parent company must be a real gibson" thinking. It's one thing people paying a premium to have "Gibson" on the headstock (at least that helps to hold it's value), but to pay a premium to have "Epiphone" on the headstock vs other knock offs is just plain foolish.
You are dead wrong. Gibson decides what a Gibson is, no one else. They own the name...period. If they stop making all their USA guitars and rebrand all their Epi's as GIBSON then those are the only real Gibsons. The 1961 Les Paul was still a Les Paul, not an SG and those that call it an LP/SG are technically wrong even though it makes things clearer. Not up to you, me or anyone else. Just Gibson.
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

This is interesting... What there really made with..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ckafhfIj6U
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Re: side by side comparison Chibson vs Gibson

boring...
You want a gibson, you save money and you buy it. You don't want to spend that much, there are great guitars for 600 EUR, come on. You can get a used strat or telly, or LP studio.
You can even have guitars as good as gibsons for less money, but definitely chinese fakes is not the place to look for them.
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if I get a chibson with a custom logo on it (not gibson but one of my own) does that still make me a bad guy? :O
Not in my book, your guitar would not be a chibson either....... it would be a les paul copy guitar.
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