Chinese guitars and Chinese makers, changing names

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12/2013...update.....BLACKMACHINE guitars are now been ripped off and sold on ebay originally from tradetang....if buying a Blackmachine replica or lookalike guitar do all your proper homework through the seller to establish if they are a credible luthier.....ebay will not allow the link pasted in this write up.....SO BE CAREFUL.....

Just a quicky,guitars are appearing all over that appear to be one off customs or beautiful lookin' guitars.....especially high end ibanez jem models.........anybody who is bothered to check these items will know that "trade tang" is saturated with rip off companies selling these guitars for150 to 200 pounds...i recently had an arguement with a guy working in a scunthorpe cash centre as they where trying to sell a fake jem for £1000,whoever sold it to them had the right idea as it completely fooled them for some instant cash......they sound crap,on closer inspection the scratch plates are fitted wrongly,screws put in on an angle,necks can not be set up due to buzzing or a wrongly set up nut......

Remember the pictures are not always what your gonna get,if you take the risk to buy, they offer 14 days to send it back....the fourteen day period can sometimes be from delivery so your time is up as it takes that long to get to your door.....they like to pull all sorts of fast ones and i've heard many upset people remarking on these points.

Just because they have good feedback doesn't mean the quality is good.....remember these guitars are affordable to anyone but they look like 1 to 3000 pound guitars,this means many beginners go for these and parents not wanting to blow a wad on a kids fad.......and lets be honest we all knew nothing about them as beginners or parents.....These guitars are more likely to discourage you from ever playing again as they are nasty and can not be set up correctly...

Yes not all the companies are like this however, i would say only 10% ARE ACTUALLY GENUINE...

when purchasing........Find somebody who plays a guitar, ask around friends and family,find someone like me who can help you get an instrument you or your children will enjoy...

 

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