And often times, the worst pictures are from music stores looking to supplement their walk-in business with online sales.Regardless of the fact that this guitar is fake as hell, whenever I see a "for sale" ad with pictures like this I immediately back away. Guitar thrown on to a dirty bed, sh*t scattered all over the place, gross toes in the frame.. It's 2020, literally anyone can take a decently framed photo with a phone to make a sale. If you can't be bothered to do the basics of selling, I can't be bothered to look at your ad.
The issue is having the GIBSON brand on a fake guitar.......... "Copies" are fine as long as they are branded other than GIBSON. A Gibson logo on a fake guitar is illegal.......period.I commented about internet and search for confirmation of guitar's producer because we didn't have this information when i started, people rarely made faked any guitar back then. Even Slash used copy for many things. Paying Gibson money for something that is not Gibson normally doesn't make sense if resale value is highest priority. If this is not the case when someone wants good sounding and long lasting guitar, then why would care? Very good examples are some Japanese and Czech (Epiphone although made to Gibson specs) Les Pauls. My Czech Epi is pretty beaten, needs a few hours of attention from luthier, but sounds better than Gibson Studio i had even without recplacing pickups in Epi.