Originally Posted by Ant1981
Of those who have a counterfiet dvd or cd, well, the product IS still the original material, just copied, it sounds the same.
Where as a fake guitar is of a crappy quality and looks pretty rediculous.
There is nothing wrong with making or customising your own guitar at all.
Just do not write Ibanez on it, if it isn't an Ibanez.
Do not write Jem on it, if it isn't an Ibanez Jem.
If you made it, put your own name on it, not another companies name.
For once we agree on something but....
If a guy wants to put an ibanez logo on his modified Ibanez, whether its a Jem , JS
, PGM or WHY.........who says he cant?
An ibanez headstock looks pretty bare without an ibanez logo.
if a guitar is put together using entirely Ibanez parts, then made to look like a Jem why not sport the Jem logo?? Its the individuals choice.
Yes we all know it wont be an original Jem but who is it hurting to put the logo on there anyway?
It like sticking a GTI badge etc on a Golf 1100, its not hurting anyone. The car may look like a GTI but the driver will look ridiculous at the traffic lights.
I also agree that some replica guitars (especially the chinese fakes) do look ridiculous but that is my opinion (and obviously yours) but perhaps some of the replicas were made to someones liking. It is unfair to 'slate' another persons work especially on a public forum.
The chinese copies littering **** at the minute are obviously manufactured and listed to deceive the suspecting buyers. But there are also many variations of Ibanez (custom built) guitars being listed and sold with no intention of deceipt at all. You seem to be 'tarring them with the same brush'.
Im with you all the way with the chinese sellers, **** is getting a drag to browse but with reference to the custom guitars, there is no cause to tell another person how he or she, should or shouldnt make a guitar ( or anything else) of there liking.