Chibson Fakes Are Getting Alot Better! Scary!

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  1. yamariv

    yamariv Senior Member

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    I was just on Youtube, one of the channels I watch was calling out this seller's guitars on one of his videos. The seller is trying to pass his Chibson Guitars off as real even after being contacted by the Channel's owner..

    Look at the pics, yes it's still obvious it's a fake but the the scary part is the Chibson's are getting much closer looking to real Gibson's than ever in my opinion..Shape is getting more accurate, nibs are now appearing, headstock shape is improving etc.. Still can't see if they are doing the Wings though. Serial # font is still off too

    Hope no one gets scammed on this one.. Eeek, can't stand shady sellers!

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338014323&icep_item=142711000223
     

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    Prometheus Senior Member

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    The Trogly's Guitar Show eh?
     
  3. yamariv

    yamariv Senior Member

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    Yup
     
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    Mike_LA Silver Supporter

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    Ok, so I'm not that tuned in to see that as an obvious fake, I would Never know from looking at those pics.
    I don't even see a pic of the serial number.
    Please advise . . . . . . .
     
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    Reported to eBay, can't stand this type of scum.
     
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    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    Sorry but that Chibson is looking garbage.

    I cant see anything “better” than the typical chibson.

    Body, horn, alignments, headtock, is all wrong.
     
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    yamariv Senior Member

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    How do you report it to Ebay, I was looking for a link on the listing but couldn't see it before I posted it..

    The crappy part is this guy knows he's been called out as a fake and is still defending it in the description. Some kid or newb LP owner is gonna get ripped off, what a Scum@%$!
     
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    yamariv Senior Member

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    I agree it's still a piece of crap and I can tell but they are improving alot which is scary! The horn is a better shape than some bad ones I've seen, the headstock is off but still better than others. They also have nibs now, and the tailpiece placement is getting better too.
     
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  9. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    yamariv Senior Member

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    There's lots of telltale signs to learn, too many to list. If you search fake Gibby threads they'll all be explained but you'll have a fair bit of reading and comparing to get good.

    If you're ever in doubt, BEFORE buying, post a pic on here and we'll make sure you don't get scammed from guys like this Ebay seller..
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    A "1980" with a PCB board?
     
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    The “Les Paul” script is wrong too.

    The lines should be different widths, as if done by hand with a pen.
    These are all the same thickness.
     
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    Visual Cues;

    Import straps - Fail
    Import bridge (saddles with springs) - Fail
    TP beveled studs - Fail
    TP to Bridge distance - Fail
    Headstock shape - Fail
    Gibson Logo material, size, trimming - Fail
    Inlay shape - Fail
    Fret profile and size - Fail
    Les Paul Logo - Fail
    Body horn - Fail
    Heel shape - Fail
    Body Thickness - Fail
    Body cutway - Fail
    Pickguard - Fail
    Po-ker Chip - Fail
    Pup ring size - Fail
    Serial stamp - Fail
    Nibs (gibson never do rounder nib profiles, that is typical Chibson that use dremel VS hands) - Fail
    Harness - Fail


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    Yup, headstock (thanks @DarrellV ) and cutaway (thanks @PierM ). But also look at how Darrell's "Les Paul" is much more elegant and also, the headstock top is a "U" in the middle.

    What I find worrisome @yamariv , is indeed they have addressed some tell-tale signs--looks like they have nibs on the frets, and the bridge adjustment is a post, not a screw. Those are always 2 of the first things I look for.

    But (at least from the angle) the cutaway is pretty hideous.
     
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  16. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Yup, spacing on the word MODEL is off too! Just noticed...
     
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    But this one listed is not a Trogly one, is it?
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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