Anyone ever bought an instrument from AliExpress or Alibaba?

Discussion in 'Instruments' started by Bunford, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Herr Durr

    Herr Durr Audiosexual

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    Yeah some nice visuals... Australian customs doesn't frown in the importation of blatant counterfeits ?
     
  2. Hardlock

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    they came through customs one at a time ok brother :)
     
  3. Herr Durr

    Herr Durr Audiosexual

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    right on.. seeing is believing... and I believe even more I will never go this route... importing a counterfeit Gibson to my country where they originate just feels un-American..and actually could be a problem..getting it seized, but good on ya if it floats your boat...

    I'd prefer they just put Chibson on the headstock after seeing the nasty guts inside that thing in @Bunford 's video

    for disclosure I do have an Epiphone Les Paul from their Qingdao plant that I bought
    on impulse one time...it's not all bad.. but I don't plan on repeating that..
    I'll go 3-4 x the price next time... why not the best you can get.. :yes:
     
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  4. Bunford

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    That LP with the floyd and EMGs looks nice af!
     
  5. Rhodes

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    I have bought an LP from china 2 Yrs. ago, to be used as a backup guitar.
    They are not bad, but far from a USA Gibson or Japan Tokai...
    You can expect an Epiphone quality with soft frets, bad machines, bad bridge and nut, and bad electronics.

    The price is ok for the quality You get, so I`d say that it is a fair deal.

    Very good for a custom project; just remember to order it "naked" (no frets, no electronics, no bridge and no nut), so the price will go even further down.

    Good luck!
     
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