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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi guys

So check this out: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Whole...ck_to_detail_a

and tell me how much you LOL after seeing a deal that's waaaay too good to be true?! Has anyone ever tried to or actually bought a guitar from aliexpress.com??
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Re: ESP M-II on Aliexpress - Faker than FAKE??

string alignment seems way off, and nothing easy to fix on a set-in neck.
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Wait a second, it's a neck thru according to the pics. My main concern is the price - ONLY $300??? For a real ESP? Seems too good to be true: you can't get a guitar like that second hand for that price... you think it's a fake advert and if you buy it you'll get some toy guitar or a knock off?
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Wait a second, it's a neck thru according to the pics. My main concern is the price - ONLY $300??? For a real ESP? Seems too good to be true: you can't get a guitar like that second hand for that price... you think it's a fake advert and if you buy it you'll get some toy guitar or a knock off?

man, aliexpress, alibaba, etc.. all of them sell chienese copies, its pretty well known fact.

Now, neck-thru, set-in, does not make any difference, you cannot move the neck to fix the misalignment.
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man, aliexpress, alibaba, etc.. all of them sell chienese copies, its pretty well known fact.

Now, neck-thru, set-in, does not make any difference, you cannot move the neck to fix the misalignment.
As I thought. A part of me really wished it were original though, haha.

Are you sure the strings are 'misaligned'?
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Re: ESP M-II on Aliexpress - Faker than FAKE??

They don't actually claim anywhere that it's an M-II

Also, the first 5 words ("Wholesale Custom Shop High Quality") paired with a seller by the name "the best China OEM guitar" should make anyone react.

Haha, they also have loads faked pics for the reviews, but if you check the actual review tab it's at 0 ^^
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Alright, but OTOH if you watch some videos of this guy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Rimr4U1cw you'll see that maybe some of them are pretty good.
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Alright, but OTOH if you watch some videos of this guy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Rimr4U1cw you'll see that maybe some of them are pretty good.
I don't doubt it, 1 in 1.000.000 are bound to be at least decent
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I don't doubt it, 1 in 1.000.000 are bound to be at least decent
this :


must be much more complex than this :

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hahaha well we all agree that aliexpress sells cheap knock offs of top brands. I will stay away!
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Are they just copies, or is the whole site a scam? Being a lefty, they are the only option for several models I may want to toy with.
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Re: ESP M-II on Aliexpress - Faker than FAKE??

I got this from Ali express... i really love it... its not a fake or low quality. Its exactly what i ordered...

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/my...ml#post1319589

But you know the stuff they claim to be name brand are total knock offs. Apperently they even sell a bunch of Ken Lawrence guitars. I thought he only made 2 or 3 a year. Lol
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