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    There are 1000's of these out there to post. Ah go ahead and let's see them. That way those that don't know might get an idea of what exactly should you look for in a true honest to goodness fake Gibson. And if they look too good I'm sure Gibson will step in and take their legal action.

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    I agree with f5loar...

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    I agree boys, but I hate sitting in court. Kinda cuts in on my golf time.
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    Here is one. Early 70's, F5 copy, by Rolfe Gerhardt and Jeff Harrison.
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    Oh well, I have been advised to take this picture off for fear of retribution from Gibson.




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    That one's nice, but it's not going to fool anyone into thinking it's a Loar.
    Owning such instruments is not a crime and no one is going to take any legal action because you possess it. These instruments were REPLICA's of a long extinct instrument and while the company that made them was still in existence they had stopped making anything that even resembled the original's which is why individuals took it upon themselves to attempt to re-create them.

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    Nice try, he he!
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    Geeze, I feel like I'm living in Nazi Germany. The mandolin Police are out there.
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    Proving my ignorance I'm sure - but why would posting a picture of a fake even remotely concern Gibson?
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    Someone is trying to pass this fake off as a Gibson, oh wait this is a Gibson
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    Folks... Folks

    Gibson IS still making them. And as long as they are you can be asured that they will protect their name. Fake Gibsons are exactly that. Fake and Gibson has every right to take it away from you if they so choose so I would be careful if I had one.





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    We have an ex-Gibson employee who in my opinion is being overzealous in predicting the wrath of Gibson's lawyers upon us so he's warning everyone privately. My opinion is this is overblown. I'd recommend you ignore it, but do as you wish. I'm not here to get into the "this is right" or "it's wrong" discussion. Just posting this to let everyone know I'm aware and not too pleased about it, but it's his time to waste as he sees fit.




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    <We have an ex-Gibson employee who in my opinion is being overzealous ...>

    S.T. ... you are a master of tact and restraint.

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    Ok, so here's a "real fake", (or so I've been told). This is one of the most recognized replicas; one that's been around since 1968. Anyone recognize it?
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    Yes,it was made by Randy Wood and was owned by Roland White for many years.Who owns it now?? JPP

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    Here's one that I had a couple of years ago. Good mandolin that I nicknamed floyd (fake + lloyd, naturally).
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    here is one i recently sold.
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    That Marty Stuart better watch out. One of Gibson's lawyers is liable to take his mandolin right out of his hands while he's on stage.
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    Here's a shot of my (former owned) copy made by Chris Warner. I posted this before in other threads - it seemed appropriate to post again in this one. Has there been a definitive yet on who made Marty Stuart's?
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    They can take mine anytime they want. Just SHOW ME THE MONEY!
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    Guys, I have no dog in this fight. You are certainly welcome to do what you wish. I only hope none of my friends are hurt by such blatant advertising of fake instruments. Scott may not think there is much harm is this, but he has never been where I was and has not had to deal with the legal department.

    I will stop informing my friends and you can do as you please. I get nothing out of this in any way whatsoever. From this date forward I really don't care what people do or whatever. If a word of warning from someone concerned for the cafe member is not appreciated, then so be it. Have a Great Day!
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    There's a monument in my home town with my grandfather and father's name on it dedicated to veterens of foreign wars. Some names on that monument never got a chance to come home. Supposedly their sacrafice was in the name of freedom. Ain't nobody gonna take away an instrument I paid for. Ya, I'm waving a flag and my neck might be a tad red. If they do want to take it, I'll smash it. Maybe even with a fireplace poker.
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    If posting an image of a 20 year old fake violates the law, it's news to me. This isn't a forum for selling. If it appeared on the classifieds, that'd be another thing. It's simply unnecessary to employ scare tactics with users. If Gibson has a problem with this they can inform me. I've always been on good terms with David Harvey. He has an account and knows how to post and is free to contact me if this is of concern to him.




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    One of the points that was being made in the opening of this thread was how one might discern a "fake" Gibson from a real Gibson.

    Would any of the experts around here care to comment on what they would look for in trying to make this determination?
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