There are too many pirated/fake GIBSON around. While some of the sellers mentioned the guitar as a COPY (they don't have the guts to write it as PIRATED/FAKE), they are some others who deceivingly portrayed their guitars as original!
If you love the brand then support the brand. If you think it is too expensive, then plan your budget properly. Until you own the real stuff, fake/pirated GIBSON can never fully satisfy you.
Be careful with the fake/pirated out there. Hopefully this guide can assist you in owning your 1st GIBSON \m/. And to those sellers who intend to cheat you, may their business bring them eternal misery.
THE LINK http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/CounterfeitGibsons.aspx
|Nocturno Culto in the studio with GIBSON Les Paul and Explorer. I hope you are not using counterfeit guitars (hehehe). - taken from the The Underground Resistance CD booklet.|