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I think the Gibson Legal department should be ALL OVER THIS!!!








Hi Wiley:


This should give Gibson heart burn as it is not a mislabeled Humming Bird knock off but that of a J200 Monarch

which is a hell of a lot more expensive in its genuine form. I just GOOGLED DHGATE.com- the marketer for this

guitar -and the posted reports are scathing.



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Guys....I hope you weren't thinking I was actually recommending this guitar?????? I was Gibson to go after them. This is crap. I've seen a couple of fake Gibsons on our local Craigslist' date=' and it breaks my heart. SO, who ordered one?[/quote']


I did. I had some spare cash on hand and got them to give me a discount for a cash payment.



Of course I won't be able to buy the houses on Park Place later... But it's a good trade off.:- =;

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I have learned an old saying from mr Grandfather. "If it sounds to good to be true, more that likely it is" I would say this is one of thoughts times <img src='http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eusa_naughty.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':-"' />

It's always good to be a little street wise on something like this. Bless You All from: North Carolina <img src='http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eusa_whistle.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':-"' />



not all the fake are not good. i think

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I'm gonna order a hundred so I can get the big discount. What a deal!!!!!! In 60 days the boxes will be piling up at my door!


Then I'm gonna get rich selling them on ebay as genuine "Gibsun" guitars.


The scary part is that greed may overcome common sense for some buyers.

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Gibson are aware of this - from Gibson website


Madman Greg

What's amazing to me is that many of the comments in this Gibson link are basically saying their Chinese knock-offs are as good as Gibsons. That's not the point: the point is that you can't put the "Gibson" trademark on a knock-off, and pretend it's the real thing. Gibson should continue to go after these guys.


Part of the consumer complaint is that Gibsons (and Martins, etc.) are really expensive. I'd be curious to know how the original $45 price of the J-45 back in 1942 compares on an inflation-adjusted rate with the current market price of a new "standard" J-45. At the risk of causing a riot, I'd be willing to guess that the average new J-45 is as good or better than the early J's were when they were new. I'm not saying that many of these old J's (like my 1948) don't sound great today after a half-century or more of aging.

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At the risk of causing a riot, I'd be willing to guess that the average new J-45 is as good or better than the early J's were when they were new.


I'd be inclined to agree. Take the romance out of the scenario we're faced with regarding vintage guitars today and your left with a very mixed bag of sound and construction quality from model to model (much like today, although construction quality is fairly standardised and more evenly comparable between models), but without the compromises that age brings in the older models. Almost across the board guitar construction is better in modern times, I can't really resolve why that would be any different for a fairly prestige manufacturer like Gibson.

I've also seen discussions that offered supporting and countering evidence that they are cheaper now than they were initially in relative salary/cost of living comparisons. If you aggregate it it should even out to being fairly similar in spending power terms.

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