- Dec 17, 2016
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Is it just me or does the pickup binding look completely tacky?
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.You asked for an opinion. My opinion is that this is a photo top. Sorry don't want to knock down your guitar, but I see all the typical things I see on photo tops (the right one is a photo top). Like this;
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.
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.
Is one of those an Epiphone?
Oh no, that is a Chibson. It was a black "custom" stripped by the owner: http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/bastardized-chibson.127127/
Epiphone has at least some simil/mahogany-related wood, with tight grain and a good porosity....and looks much better than this in the picture. Also usually Epiphone does use a real veneer on top of the body.
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.Ozzy Mandeus autopsied a Chibson in this thread.
Ozzy Mandeus autopsied a Chibson in this thread.
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.
There is no defense. I suppose he plays in a cover band, in venues that don't pay PROs.
I seriously cannot think of anything more tacky than playing a fake guitar. Does he wear fake sneakers? A fake watch? If a venue I was playing in was that dodgy, I would reconsider many of my life's choices.
I do studio work for soundtracks. The pay is better.Not going to keep me up at night what he does, I can understand it. So when’s your next show at Wembly?
Glad to hear this confirmed and really glad your friend didn't end up with it!
If its a "luthier" copy how can the truss rod cover or treble/rhythm ring be ORIGINAL.........at least not to that guitar.
It may be the only REAL Gibson parts but they ain't original to nothing. Even so,.. the real proof would have been what's going on in the control cavity, if it has a serial number, and what do the routes look like?? A professional job would at least look like it...
From what I understand, they stole the CAD programs through economic espionage. I agree with you: people who buy these blatant fakes are absolutely committing fraud and need an ethical kick in the head.I'm really surprised it's a Chibson... do they really make knockoffs that are so good nowadays?
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.