#1
I was at the local tip the other day (incidentally, I got my first ever guitar there), and I saw a wet old Argos catalogue. Quite recent. I picked it up, remembering they sell guitars... I just wanted a look-see.

I was expecting cheapo Korean brands no-one has heard of - but I see all over the page "Gibson" and "Fender" logos, writ large. I thought I'd check the headstocks, and what do I see?

Epiphone.

Epiphone may be a good brand, maybe a crap one, I'm not experienced enough to know. And I know Gibson owns Epiphone. But fact is Argos were advertising "Fender" Stratocasters and "Gibson" Les Pauls & SGs, saying they were the real brands, but were really copycat Epiphone axes.

#2
Eh, it happens. Just steer clear is all. Nothing you can do about it.
#3
no dont they have those gibson baldwin guitars?

they dont lie about it, they just make sure the Gibson logo is massive on the page...
#4
Well... Gibson actually owns Epiphone; and Fender owns Squier. So, in a mendacious way, the catalogue is truthful.
#6
You'll notice on Ebay, a lot of Epiphones are called 'Gibson Epiphone' too, and Squiers are called 'Squier by Fender'.

Officially speaking, those are correct names for the brands. So, Argos is doing nothing wrong.