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    Default Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Here is what Gibson is up against... these just showed up on facebook marketplace. And free global shipping!
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    Those fakes started showing up in our area. The quality is amazing -- no, they are not up to Gibson $5,000 standards, but for $89 or even $350 -- they are nice looking, serviceable guitars. And, on the electrics, most people replace the tuners, pickups, etc, so.......perfect for upgrading. I've worked on several. No, we don't sell them, but they show up in the repair department.....so people are buying them from somewhere........?

    Keep in mind, they are not an exact copy, a few tiny details are wrong, mostly due to cost savings, but they would fool most people and they are indeed counterfeits meant to deceive stating Gibson logo, made in USA, Gibson style serial number, etc.....
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    Default Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    This first ad has been taken down and replaced with the identical ad from a different sponsor and website. Two of these Gibson counterfeits have shown up here locally that I've heard about. A local guitar player bought a Starlight? brand les paul copy directly from China, got it, opened up the case, it had Gibson on the headstock. The other, a Hummingbird copy, showed up at a local pawn shop... and yes, they were surprised to find out it was a counterfeit.

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