How can I tell if I have a Chinese Gibson Les Paul?

How To Spot A Fake Gibson Les Paul – 11 telltale signs

  1. The fretboard binding on a genuine Gibson should hide exposed fret ends.
  2. If the price seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
  3. If the potentiometers are unbranded, it’s almost certainly fake.
  4. The truss rod cover on a fake will usually have too many screws.

Does Gibson make guitars in China?

No. At present, all authentic guitars that have ever borne the Gibson brand name were made in the United States of America. That said, there are guitars made for Gibson’s sub-brands like Epiphone and Kramer that are made in China. But those guitars do not carry the Gibson brand name.

How can you tell a fake Gibson J 45?

How to spot a fake Gibson:

  1. Measure the guitar to check if it’s undersized.
  2. Examine headstock and headstock logo to determine that they match those of authentic Gibson guitars.
  3. Check to see that all pearl is inlaid.
  4. Check that Les Paul model script is always in cursive.
  5. Verify that there’s not a 3-screw truss rod cover.

Are Les Paul made in China?

Epiphone makes its own version of the classic Les Paul, but they cost a whole lot less (under $600 for a Classic or a Standard). This is largely because they are manufactured overseas — in China, Korea and Indonesia.

Are Gibson Guitars made in the USA?

All Gibson guitars are made in the USA. With their solid-body and hollow-body guitars manufactured at their Nashville headquarters, Gibson’s acoustic guitars are produced at a separate Montana-based factory. The company’s semi-hollow and hollow-body guitars were previously made in their iconic Memphis plant.

Is Chibson real?

“A Chibson is an asian- or chinese-sourced counterfeit guitar made to look like a Gibson model, complete with a Gibson logo. These issues have disappeared or have become tougher to spot on the best of the new Chibsons, and declining Gibson quality control has allowed these guitars to narrow the gap.”

What kind of guitar is a Gibson Les Paul?

Les Paul, Custom SG, Firebird, Flying V, Explorer, ES, the acoustic Hummingbird… and even the Angus Young. You can find Chinese equivalents for the most mythic Gibson guitar and base models. But are they Gibson Guitar replicas? Or originals? Truly they are neither.

Are there any Gibson guitars that are Chinese?

The Epiphone range of guitars are exactly what they claim to be, and if you get “the right one” they can be very good, but nowhere in their literature do they claim to be “Gibson” guitars! I bought a chinese 335.

Can you buy a Gibson Les Paul in AliExpress?

If you decide to purchase a Gibson in AliExpress, make sure you choose a seller with good sales and reputation. Keep in mind this is an expensive product, you don’t want to risk it with a doubtful seller.

Where can I find a Gibson inspired guitar?

There is two ways to find these Gibson inspired guitar models. Through this link you will be able to find the guitar category sorted by number of sales. As you can see, Chinese Les Paul / Gibson inspired guitars sell very well, even better than Fender style guitars, the best selling ones having thousands of sales.