China "Knock-off" Factory Walkthrough...fakes, or not?

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  1. Greg's Guitars

    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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    If it were more organized by workstations and it would be very similar to both Fender and Gibson factories in the 50's......
     
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    JTM45 Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Indeed I own a couple and after a good set up and some upgraded electronics they play every bit as good as my USA models, they don't look the same but they play well.
     
  3. Bigfoot410

    Bigfoot410 Premium Member

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    OR....he's just fat and broke the damn thing.

    J/K. I would NEVER own a Cannondale and skimp on parts. Them be nice ass bikes. :)
     
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  4. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    I'll admit to being fat, but that hasn't broken my other bike parts. ;)

    The seatpost in that pic, half was left in the woods (sorry woods, I littered that day). The rest was shoved down inside, and I low-ridered back to the car.

    I tossed the remainder when I got home, replaced it with aluminum.

    There was no chance I'd consider repairing that one.
     
  5. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    But......isn't that exactly what Gibson fans wish for? #Kalamazoo
     
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  6. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    :D
     
  7. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    I believe my Steinberger Spirit V skrang bass was built there.... GREAT build!
     
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  8. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    One man's fake is another man's replica.
     
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  9. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason Silver Supporter

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    troof
     
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  10. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason Silver Supporter

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    More trroooof
     
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  11. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Against my better advice, my friend just ordered a Chinese-made Jimmy Page replica Les Paul. I pointed out to him that the photos of the guitar on the website (which he said looked “just like a Gibson Les Paul”) are actually ripped-off photos of an actual Gibson Les Paul. Still, he bought the damn thing.

    He’s thinking that by simply upgrading the hardware, he’ll end up with a good guitar. It will be very interesting to see what the brown truck drops off on his doorstep.
     
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  12. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    See if you can get lots of pics and details.

    Get pics of the look on his face, too.
     
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  13. ErictheRed

    ErictheRed Senior Member

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    Oh I get it, I'm just saying that it wouldn't surprise me if some of those companies share some warehouse space.
     
  14. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    I’ll definitely take photos. He said he wants to compare it to one of my Les Pauls, so it will be side-by-side with a nice R8.
     
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  15. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Some are POS status, some are not.

    Funny as hell and sad how that applies to both clonies and Gibs.... That rat there...
     
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    That guy is something else. At first I took him seriously wth his soft spoken, lots of space between phrase, jazzy lines, greying with a dark suit thing going on, and then comes stuff like "this particular guitar has a rosewood finger board, of course," and "the opaque red, because you can actually see the wood through the actual finish of the guitar." Opaque means you can't see through it, but at least it is the "actual finish" of the guitar. Just thought it was funny! :)

    Back to Chinese guitar factories...
     
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  17. gkelm

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    Looks like the annual population growth rate plummeted after the release of AFD...correlation or causation, I ask? :slash:
     
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  18. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    If you look closely at the graph, you actually see the growth rate plummet when Gibson brought the Les Paul back in the late 60s!

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    Things stabilized during the hair-metal/arena-rock years. Grunge set the path downward once again.
     
  19. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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  20. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    So what y'all is tryin to incinerate is that the Lester sterilized some folks?

    Dayum...
     
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