HELP!!! DID i buy a gibson or a copy?????? in Gibson USA Posted December 23, 2011 · Report reply Looks legit man. Great buy. The reason the binding may look new is because the person you bought from could have taken it somewhere and gotten it repainted and refurbished. that makes it worth less, but it looks mazing. if i had a guitar like that i would never sell it. thats a great buy.