#1
So I was looking at some OEM guitars on a website called TradeTang. They have a Jackson Demmelition King V and a Matt Tuck Rhoads.
Are these guitars simply copies of the original Jacksons? In the photos, the quality of the bindings and fretwork seems excellent. They are also going extremely cheap. $350 a guitar, which works out at around £200 for me in the UK.

Could you please tell me what you know about OEM guitars?
#3
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Don't be fooled by the great looking pics either, because the pics are of the real instruments, not the Chinese fake you will be receiving.
#4
Hmm it says 'we give you what is in the photos', and whats in the photos seems quite good.
#5
Rule of Thumb: If it's too good to be true, it is.

Seriously, can we please get a sticky'd thread "Is a $2,000 guitar $200 or similar? That's because it's an illegal Chinese fake", it'd really trim down the numbers of these
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Hmm it says 'we give you what is in the photos', and whats in the photos seems quite good.



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#7
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. Its not a brand or anything, it just means the original manufacturer.
And those things are all fakes, they use pictures of the real thing, but what you get is nothing like the pictures.
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Quote by necrosis1193
Rule of Thumb: If it's too good to be true, it is.

Seriously, can we please get a sticky'd thread "Is a $2,000 guitar $200 or similar? That's because it's an illegal Chinese fake", it'd really trim down the numbers of these


Guess I won't be ordering one then.
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OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. Its not a brand or anything, it just means the original manufacturer.
And those things are all fakes, they use pictures of the real thing, but what you get is nothing like the pictures.


How do they play and sound?
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Quote by necrosis1193
Rule of Thumb: If it's too good to be true, it is.

Seriously, can we please get a sticky'd thread "Is a $2,000 guitar $200 or similar? That's because it's an illegal Chinese fake", it'd really trim down the numbers of these



im not trying to toot my own horn, but i feel my thread i made eons ago is pretty good for this


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So I was looking at some OEM guitars on a website called TradeTang. They have a Jackson Demmelition King V and a Matt Tuck Rhoads.
Are these guitars simply copies of the original Jacksons? In the photos, the quality of the bindings and fretwork seems excellent. They are also going extremely cheap. $350 a guitar, which works out at around £200 for me in the UK.

Could you please tell me what you know about OEM guitars?


Firstly these aren't OEM, OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" which isn't a term that applies to guitars at all; most of the time I hear it with regards to computer components where it is a lower priced component that doesn't come in retail packaging and also has no manual with it.

Secondly it wouldn't be £200, it would work out to about £200 plus import duties, VAT, postage and packaging. Most of the time by the time you've paid all that stuff it's either about the same price or cheaper to just buy in this country.

Thirdly... that website stinks of bullshit, I'd steer well clear.
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Firstly these aren't OEM, OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer" which isn't a term that applies to guitars at all; most of the time I hear it with regards to computer components where it is a lower priced component that doesn't come in retail packaging and also has no manual with it.

Secondly it wouldn't be £200, it would work out to about £200 plus import duties, VAT, postage and packaging. Most of the time by the time you've paid all that stuff it's either about the same price or cheaper to just buy in this country.

Thirdly... that website stinks of bullshit, I'd steer well clear.


Ok, I will do. And thanks for the info guys.
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Quote by necrosis1193
Rule of Thumb: If it's too good to be true, it is.

Seriously, can we please get a sticky'd thread "Is a $2,000 guitar $200 or similar? That's because it's an illegal Chinese fake", it'd really trim down the numbers of these


i`ve been formulating a thread for this but i need help from peeps who know the ins and outs of other manufacturers who are frequently faked i`ll take care of ibanez fakes, but i need help from fender and gibson afficinado's in order to make the thread work.

pm me if you have any input
#16
If your spending big money on a guitar, most companies have no problem emailing them with pictures and asking for an opinion. I contacted PRS when buying my current guitar, and responded promptly, gibson do the same. Beyond that even asking a friend or posting it on UG.

Largely though, if its too good to be true it is
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