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    Default Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-mandol...7f6c%7Ciid%3A1

    Emailed the seller his response

    New message from: signal351 (30Yellow Star)
    I don't care what you say I have bill of sale from a company saying so .
    It is called a snake head A-50 Sunburst tobacco.
    Rubber stamp inside says Gibson no paper rubber stamp.

    Then he responded with Gibson made 1 in 1937 same style same body same would same everything and they repeated it the only difference is the word Gibson is written differently on the head this one is a reap run they did in 1960s if you look there's one for sale on eBay exactly the same 1937 A1

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    That is not a '60's Gibson A50...I had one and that is not it,that also ain't no snakehead,etc...there is alot wrong there,,,

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    It's one of these and it sure as heck didn't leave the factory in Korea with that label.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    I am certainly not a Gibson expert - but even I know that is laughable!

    I just sent the seller a note too, telling them it was a fake. We will see if they might start to believe it.

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    One really has to watch what is for sale on evilbay!! Many frauds and misinterpreting of goods. There is a 50's-60's A-40 that claims to be a 20's Gibson. If you know you're stuff you will be alright.

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    But he does offer free shipping.
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Smh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrylicshon View Post
    I don't care what you say I have bill of sale from a company saying so .
    It is called a snake head A-50 Sunburst tobacco.
    Rubber stamp inside says Gibson no paper rubber stamp.
    Wow, a bill of sale is certainly helpful when you are selling a bill of goods. And a rubber stamp to boot! Maybe he will take a bridge or some swampland as partial trade.

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    I don’t think even Chumley could be fooled by that one!

    (For those who do not know, Chumley was an employee/character on the show “Pawn Stars” who was famously duped by a cheap imported mandolin with a fake Gibson label).
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Quote Originally Posted by multidon View Post
    I don’t think even Chumley could be fooled by that one!

    (For those who do not know, Chumley was an employee/character on the show “Pawn Stars” who was famously duped by a cheap imported mandolin with a fake Gibson label).
    I remember that episode,Chumley paid $1500 for it,, "I know a little something about Gibson mandolins"....

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Well .... it is sad this sort of thing happens as certainly this no Gibson product. I do hope the seller wasn't shafted by an unscrupulous dealer. The adage don't buy pig in a poke comes to mind. R/
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    I just received this semi-incoherent response from the eBay seller:

    That's what you think then don't bet on it if you do know for sure is that a Gibson don't bid . It comes with paperwork sorry have a great day

    It reminds me of the time that someone offered a letter of authenticity for an album cover signed by a famous rock star . . . did I mention that the album was released a year after the rock star died?


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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Reported it as a counterfeit. This guy is getting these messages from multiple people and chooses to ignore the obvious.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZito View Post
    I just received this semi-incoherent response from the eBay seller:

    That's what you think then don't bet on it if you do know for sure is that a Gibson don't bid . It comes with paperwork sorry have a great day

    It reminds me of the time that someone offered a letter of authenticity for an album cover signed by a famous rock star . . . did I mention that the album was released a year after the rock star died?


    "Oh foolish people, without understanding; who have eyes, and do not see; who have ears, and do not hear"
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    Based on this guy's grammar, he might not be totally reliable. Plus, paper providence is worth the paper it's printed on.
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    MIke, I once heard an offer for an autographed picture of Jesus Christ...Some people will try and sell anything and as PT Barnum said, "There is a sucker born every minute"...

    Even a novice mandolin player should know that that picture is not a Gibson product...

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    I thought "Chumley" was the walrus sidekick of Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon character in the 1960's. T.T. was voiced by Don Adams...
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    My response to my nice FYI was "If that's what you know then don't put on the mandolin Let It Go I know different have a great day."

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    It's obvious the seller doesn't know jack about Gibsons,but they're convinced it is one,because they got totally snowed by the "company" they bought it from and the paperwork it came with....

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Hey, maybe this guy will trade with me for my fake Gibson Les Paul Custom? I can write him a beautiful bill of sale - and even have it notarized!

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Quote Originally Posted by lflngpicker View Post
    I thought "Chumley" was the walrus sidekick of Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon character in the 1960's. T.T. was voiced by Don Adams...
    Don’t forget Phineas J. Whoopee, with the “3D BB” voiced by Larry Storch

    Chumley was voiced by Bradley Bolke

    As far as this mandolin,
    (Think Tennessee here)
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    “Get that down Chumley, Appalled!”
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Quote Originally Posted by lflngpicker View Post
    I thought "Chumley" was the walrus sidekick of Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon character in the 1960's. T.T. was voiced by Don Adams...
    He was. The dildo on Pawn Stars spells it "Chumlee."
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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Reported it as a counterfeit.
    Unfortunately, I have seen these reports go completely un-acted upon by eBay for weeks . . . if at all. I hope some mandolin newbie doesn't jump on this as a good deal- and get taken.

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    Oddly enough, it comes with a genuine USA DeArmond pickup, more than likely worth more than the mandolin itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    Oddly enough, it comes with a genuine USA DeArmond pickup, more than likely worth more than the mandolin itself.
    There's a name for that scam. Did the seller say, 'oh just take it' -meaning look how cheap this is, buy them.

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    Default Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    Oddly enough, it comes with a genuine USA DeArmond pickup, more than likely worth more than the mandolin itself.
    Yes, but it's held on with two sided tape so you can take it off.....
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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