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Looks like F and G aren't the only brands being faked...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by janosfia, May 21, 2011.

  1. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    I'd buy it, but I HATE that freakin' headstock.






    Do I REALLY need the sarcasm icon?
     
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  2. Guitarworks

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    oh man, that's unbelieveable!
     
  3. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    since these are of auctions that are already ended
     
  5. gmann

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    I admit I don't know much about Suhrs but I didn't think there would be a market in faking them.
     
  6. Bobby D

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    yeah, that's the really scary/****** part of this -- these companies use the pictures of the REAL THING, then send you something "similar" once you order.

    be VERY WARY of these guitars, my TGP brethren!
     
  7. simplecomplexity

    simplecomplexity Senior Member

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    tht's a real shame.... piracy is on the loose again... :(
     
  8. Wombat

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    Coming from Bejing (the 'wild west' of retail), I don't think they're fooling too many, but it's still criminal. As mentioned, they've been faking Fender, Gibson, and PRS for years now, and unfortunately the fakes have been getting much harder to detect.
     
  10. Drew816

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    Gretsch's as well; some very funny White Falkon's and the like that are pretty darned easy to detect. But the fakes are getting better and better especially on all the major brands..

    Criminal for sure.
     
  11. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    Something will show up at his door, but it will not be what's pictured. It could be a different color than what was ordered, and it will be a much cheaper version/forgery of a Suhr. the Chinese are the most blatant thieves of intellectual property in the world. Caveat Emptor. Buyer beware.
     
  12. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    I can get 10 of them for the price of one, locally.
    Or, I could order up to 100.... great business opportunity!
    I'll think it over.
     
  13. GuitarTone

    GuitarTone Senior Member

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    These guitars aren't even good firewood, they don't burn properly.

    They're horrendous and basically unplayable...and don't worry if yours arrives with a broken headstock, they'll send you a new one for the shipping costs...which means they cost less to make than the shipping costs.
     

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