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Store owner charged in sale of fake Gibson guitars -

There are 48 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 19, 2007, titled Store owner charged in sale of fake Gibson guitars -. In it, Newsday reports that:

For guitar aficionados, the Gibson Les Paul is one-of-a-kind: the classic solid-body electric with a warm, liquid sound popular with everyone from heavy-metal shredders to modern jazz players.

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ed welsman

Wilmington, DE

#51 Jun 25, 2013
You people are nuts buying these fake guitars,
I know I shouldn't be surprised, in America
ignorance is bliss, China laughs at us.
Buying fake Gibsons in sacrilege, whats
next? Fake hotrods and Harleys? fake American
flags? YOu people are dopes.
Kolton McCallister

Big Sandy, TN

#52 Jan 7, 2014
Less Poll wrote:
So,all these great stories about people loving their fake Gibsons,and nobody is concerned that it is against the law to own one,as well as sell one.
I don't think anyone cares, respectively.
Kolton McCallister

Big Sandy, TN

#53 Jan 7, 2014
Well... I think I don't care. If its a gibson, it's a gibson. If china is making them to gibson standards, it's a gibson, even if it isn't made in their factory. I wouldn't doubt if the 1st shift epiphone workers worked 2nd shift at the "fake" gibson shop.
Finger picker

Waterbury, CT

#54 Jan 28, 2014
Less Poll wrote:
So,all these great stories about people loving their fake Gibsons,and nobody is concerned that it is against the law to own one,as well as sell one.
It's not against the law to own one it's only against the law if you sell a fake as the real thing.
port washington

Deland, FL

#56 Jan 10, 2015
Wasif Arsalan wrote:
CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE IS THE SHOp
In China.

Since: Jul 12

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#57 Jan 10, 2015
obama should be charged with being a fake president
Larry Long

Daytona Beach, FL

#58 Aug 6, 2015
Less Poll wrote:
So,all these great stories about people loving their fake Gibsons,and nobody is concerned that it is against the law to own one,as well as sell one.
How do you report these. I saw one in a Pawn shop & they're asking $1000 for it. I hate to see someone getting ripped off!
Gibsonownersclub

Kihei, HI

#59 Aug 14, 2016
1976 Gibson V man wrote:
I recently Aquired a "Fake" Les Paul custom. Where ever this was built, the builder must have read these articles on how to spot a fake, because the Logo is perfect, there is only two screws in the bell, it reads LesPaul in cursive, and Custom under lespaul, the binding doesnt go past the nut like a fake, and even more suprizing the back of the pickups says Gibson USA which none of the fakes do. I have a buddy with a real custom, and we laid them side by side, and even he couldnt notice anything except the wiring, and the pickup cavity is unpainted like the real Lp"s. they are exactly the same length, and weigh within grams of eachother. Once the Jap-Chinamen get the right wiring, it will be really hard to tell the diffrence. That is the only diffrence between the two we checked out. I dont know which company in china made this one, but they should close down, and come over here and get a job with gibson.

** I do not condone the sale and resale of FAKE Gibsons, I aquired this cheaply through a trade. I knew what I was getting, and have no intention of re-selling.***

I think I will let my kids beat it all to hell, and then use the gold hardware to put on my REAL 1976 Gibson that I bought when I was 18.
You are aware that they don't use steel they use Chinese pot metal - why would you put Chinese pot metal on a Gibson?

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