Epiphone or "Gibson Epiphone"?

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soundboy57

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I have wasted hours of my life clicking on Craigslist or Ebay ads
listing "Gibson Les Paul" only to see it's an Epi.
Or doing a search for Gibson and getting 3000 "Gibson" Epiphones as well.

No offense to the Epi crowd, but is it a Gibson?

Does anyone really think the exposure of the misleading title
will sell the guitar, especially when they are looking for a Gibson, not an
Epiphone?

Last I checked, Epiphone had it's own website and guitars...every retailer
lists them as such, and the only connection to Gibson is that they own Epiphone, and offer
some of the same models at lower cost. (And I really love the Lennon Casino model)

Rant over.:)
 

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It is not a Gibson. I own quite a few Epi's, so I'm not trying to be mean. The truth is that Gibson owns them, but they don't share anything else.
 

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The way to do those searches is "gibson les paul -epiphone" It'll eliminate most of the Epiphone entries (which usually outnumber the Gibson listings).
 

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The way to do those searches is "gibson les paul -epiphone" It'll eliminate most of the Epiphone entries (which usually outnumber the Gibson listings).

Thank you! That should help.

I really like the classic "Beatles" electric and acoustic Epiphones, the 60's basses, etc.
 

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The way to do those searches is "gibson les paul -epiphone" It'll eliminate most of the Epiphone entries (which usually outnumber the Gibson listings).

Yeah, what he said. I usually only get annoyed if it doesn't say Epiphone in the title; in which case the "-epiphone" thing doesn't work. But it definitely helps thin the heard.
 

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some of the older ones were called Epiphone by Gibson because the T rod cover said Gibson on it.
 

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:wow:Got me,
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That is a sales thing to muff with the cornice stupid. Get fooled by tossing the Gibson name then Epiphone. They believe it's a higher level guitar, many folks just do not know because they have not been exposed to this world.
 

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No offense to the Epi crowd, but is it a Gibson?

Does anyone really think the exposure of the misleading title
will sell the guitar, especially when they are looking for a Gibson, not an
Epiphone?

Well, it's not technically misleading, just irritating.

And there are, of course, NON Gibson Epiphones out there. I have an old one from B.G. (before Gibson).
 

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some of the older ones were called Epiphone by Gibson because the T rod cover said Gibson on it.

Not really.....



they had 'Epiphone by Gibson' on the headstock for a short time,

it was around 86-88 to 'get the connection' to Gibson

Gibson on the TRC was used until around 03-04
it stopped when their first own factory in QingDao started
 

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It is not a Gibson. I own quite a few Epi's, so I'm not trying to be mean. The truth is that Gibson owns them, but they don't share anything else.



They share the legit name "Les Paul" on the headstock....

some even share the same US made pickups :lol:
 

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Doesn't bother me as much as ".....with Gibson Strings" in the title when selling any old POS.

"Just needs tuning" always makes me laugh though.
 

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justifiably irritating, definately. like, would you sell a skoda and claim its an audi?
 

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justifiably irritating, definately. like, would you sell a skoda and claim its an audi?

What if the Audi engine is build in the same factory than the Skoda engine...:lol:
 

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What if the Audi engine is build in the same factory than the Skoda engine...:lol:

they share all sorts of parts but you still wouldnt claim its an audi if it has skoda written across its @rse would you?
 

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they share all sorts of parts but you still wouldnt claim its an audi if it has skoda written across its @rse would you?

No, I would not,

and most of us Epiphone owners know exactly what we have,
some add the word Gibson just to get more hits on their sales...

some might even do it just to piss off some Gibbo Fanboys...:lol:
 

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preaching to the choir - i own both.

nothing to do with being a fanboy, just making searching what you want easier. gettting 1 million hits on a sale is even more worthless than getting likes on facebook. a million guys looking for gibsons arent going to buy your epiphone just because you write gibson in the title, although they will be forced to see your advert. what are you gaining? it's called timewasting, that's all.
 

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preaching to the choir - i own both.

nothing to do with being a fanboy, just making searching what you want easier. gettting 1 million hits on a sale is even more worthless than getting likes on facebook. a million guys looking for gibsons arent going to buy your epiphone just because you write gibson in the title, although they will be forced to see your advert. what are you gaining? it's called timewasting, that's all.

I don't sell or buy on Ebay....:wave:
 

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I have wasted hours of my life clicking on Craigslist or Ebay ads
listing "Gibson Les Paul" only to see it's an Epi.
Or doing a search for Gibson and getting 3000 "Gibson" Epiphones as well.

It's just the normal way to get eyeballs on your ad. I wouldn't do it myself, but it in the big wide first world, it doesn't bother me.

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