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Thread: So I know this is a Korean made dragon. Can anyone tell me about this guitar?

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    Gumby Santana headstock shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Gumby Santana headstock shape
    Seriously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    This was my first opportunity to see the photos, since my work computer blocks the images.

    Just wanted to say that at first glance...I couldn't tell it was a fake. Can you guys with the sharp eyes and the ability to discriminate the real from the copied share those 'clues' that told you it wasn't real? From what I could see from my smart phone, the inlays look great and the rear of the headstock looks pretty good as well. Please share with us your secrets of uncovering the fake.

    Are you serious???? For someone who spends as much cash as you do on PRS guitars and sells them to others.....you surely need to educate yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    Are you serious???? For someone who spends as much cash as you do on PRS guitars and sells them to others.....you surely need to educate yourself.
    "From What I could see on my smart phone..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Gumby Santana headstock shape
    That is a perfect description.
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    Strap button.

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    Forget the rest of the guitar, just looking at the inlay work or the quality of the top you can tell.
    This is what they tried:



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    Again I wonder...

    Are we educating the counterfeiters?

    I'm not suggesting we kill this conversation but it sure begs the question.
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    just looks like poo...plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Gumby Santana headstock shape
    "I'm Gumby Santana, dammit!"

    At least they spelled 'anniversary' right this time!

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    The question begs.............................. What if I made a couple thousand of these myself & tried to sell them?
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    I think we gotta face the facts. One day in the near future, it's going to be very difficult to tell a real PRS from a Chinese copy by looking at photographs like these (lower res, shots of the whole guitar, no detail).

    You just gotta get them in your hands, check the balance, check the feel, twiddle the knobs, plug it in... Buy from reputable dealers/sellers, use protection services like paypal (although not foolproof). Buying unseen off CL (or Gumtree for us Aussies) is just pot luck.

    Good thing there is great customer service, plus an official PRS forum (with some members who know a scary amount about PRSes!) to help authenticate guitars of dubious origins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Again I wonder...

    Are we educating the counterfeiters?

    I'm not suggesting we kill this conversation but it sure begs the question.
    Like I've said in the past, "A doctor can tell you how to remove your appendix, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to actually do it". If someone wants to fake a PRS bad enough (or anything else) they just buy one and tear it apart until they feel they've sufficiently copied it. Chances are it'll be a piece of crap. If they had any real talent they'd be making their own guitars and not making knock offs of someone else's stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Again I wonder...

    Are we educating the counterfeiters?

    I'm not suggesting we kill this conversation but it sure begs the question.
    Not until they start looking really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artist View Post
    Forget the rest of the guitar, just looking at the inlay work or the quality of the top you can tell.
    This is what they tried:


    Fake




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    Ha I just thought of one of those "Real or Fake" surveys!

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    Something also looks weird about the pickup placement and especially the angle of the bridge pickup, the tuning machines' "PRS" letters on the back are very poorly done, the headstock shape is wrong, where the headstock meets the neck is shaped wrong, placement of the controls is wrong, switch is wrong, pickup surrounds are wrong, jack plate is wrong, knobs are wrong color, eagle inlay is wrong, and of course the dragon inlay itself looks like it was done with toilet seat material, and is pretty inartistic.

    Live and learn.

    It's very hard to police this kind of thing, and the Chinese government has shown little interest in protecting US copyrights and trademarks. But that guitar is so poorly done that it shouldn't fool anyone into thinking it's real, unless they've never inspected a real PRS.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 11-19-2012 at 11:18 PM.

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    Apologies for my earlier post if it offends, I just assumed fakes would not be appreciated on the official forum. I must admit I'm surprised by the stance taken.

    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Again I wonder...

    Are we educating the counterfeiters?

    I'm not suggesting we kill this conversation but it sure begs the question.
    That was part of my concern.

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    Not PRS' opinion, but I always liked this mindset (from Rework):

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0307463745
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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    Not PRS' opinion, but I always liked this mindset (from Rework):

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0307463745


    How about putting a sign up that says Mario Batali's Grill?
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