Is This a Chibson?

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by davidrf, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. PierM

    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    There is nothing "real" in a chib sorry everyone for this, not my fault.There is not any "maple top" nor "mahogany body". It's not maple, it's not mahogany. In this case there is something on top of something else. Sure it's not maple on top of mahogany.

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    Even a legit and completely good Epiphone doesn't have such features, for a much higher price. People should realize that using real wood does cost money even for a china manufacturer. You should consider yourself lucky if your chib has an alive trussrod.
     
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  2. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    I feel very sorry for anyone who actually thinks that any Chibson is a "decent" guitar.
     
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    You know the saying..."if it quacks like a duck............."
    Well if you find lizard eggs under said duck,.........there's Somting Wong..................:D
     
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    Veneer is the key word with Chibsons, in more ways than one...
     
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    Exactamundo.
     
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    Is it just me or does the pickup binding look completely tacky?
     
  7. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    No problem, I value opinions on this forum. it's a piece of junk. I just wanted to see if anyone could tell. It's also nice to see what to look for.
     
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    Is one of those an Epiphone?
     
  9. PierM

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    It is two guitars right? The picture is odd and hard to tell...
     
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  12. bluesondoor

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    Amazing teardown. It's important that everyone see these guitars are made cheap, as cheap as possible, and their ONLY function is to appear like a Gibson to the untrained eye. They are not and never have been made to be instruments.

    I've said it before but the only function they want out of a Chibson is that a sound comes out when it's plugged into an amp. Nothing more than that.
     
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    bum Senior Member

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    I'd never even buy a chibson with a non Gibson logo, there are no standards and I'd never know deep down what I had actually bought. Is it solid mahogany? Maybe! Is it rolled up socks mixed with panda semen? Who knows!
    I'd much sooner go absolutely crazy and throw another £20 at an Epi, or similar.
     
  15. Sp8ctre

    Sp8ctre Senior Member

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    If you contact a manufacturer direct they will allow you to select wood and they will give you progress pictures
    with appropriate markings to allow you to know it's legit. During the process you may reject the material
    being used or request something else.

    I'm sure by pictures that have been sent to me that some of these are coming out of factories that are building
    guitars for other resellers under brand names. Maybe not the big guys, but other name brands.

    I am completely satisfied with the no name I had custom made...
     
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    Definitely a fake. I superimposed the straight on picture over a verified genuine Les Paul picture. The cutaway and horn are way off.
     
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    I really can't see anything wrong with this guitar, it looks every bit as good as my 2016 Standard. I could only notice it has some kind of Grover Rotomatics tuning keys with taller posts.

    It is totally fake. None of the 5 Paul's I have, have the knob line up perfectly with the stop tail. Search Sweetwater and musicians friend and look at the knobs. These look too spread out but pay attention to the stop tail. I have never seen one line up like this one does!
     
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    Even my untrained eye can notice the shape of the head and body, the line down the middle and the volume knob.
     
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    Not going to keep me up at night what he does, I can understand it. So when’s your next show at Wembly?
     
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    I do studio work for soundtracks. The pay is better.
     
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