#1
Thought I should share this

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Counterfeit ESP Guitars

ESP customers,

Please be aware that it has just been brought to our attention that a China-based online company, paylessguitar (dot) com, is selling guitars with the logos of many guitar manufacturers, including ESP.

DO NOT PURCHASE ESP GUITARS FROM THIS SITE. THE GUITARS BEING SOLD ARE NOT MADE BY ESP. THEY ARE COUNTERFEITS.

The guitars being sold are not made by ESP, and paylessguitar (dot) com is in no way authorized by ESP as a manufacturer, distributor, or reseller of our products. In addition to the guitars themselves, the components being used in the guitars -- pickups, tuners, and more -- are also counterfeit. Legal action by ESP and other manufacturers is pending as a result.

The following admission is found on the companyʼs web site:

All the musical instruments are fabricated in our China factory, and all the guitar accessories, like pickups, etc., are imported from Korea.

The guitars being sold by this entity do not compare in build quality or performance capability to any authentic ESP model. Please note that there will be NO WARRANTY honored by ESP on any guitar purchased through paylessguitar (dot) com.

To ensure youʼre purchasing your ESP from an authorized seller (US dealer or international distributor), please visit our web site at espguitars.com and look in the “dealers” area. All authorized dealers and distributors are listed. Outside the United States, authorized dealers can be confirmed as legitimate by contacting your ESP distributor.

ESP takes pride in the highest-level quality in the design and build of each of our guitars, and itʼs important that our customers be aware of this type of fraudulent activity so that theyʼre protected from inadvertently purchasing a highly inferior copy.
Quote by LaGrange
Shouldnt have said the unspoken words of MG in the pit. Now look at what ya dun.


Quote by Mecler
A guitar made of wood?
That's such a ****ing brilliant idea!
#2
aww. thats terrible
98% of people have read that stupid 98% teens and alcohol sig, put this in your sig if you like getting hammered.

Thats it.
#3
I know thats what I thought when I read it and then I actually looked at the guitars and they have guitars that ESP doesn't even make in there
Quote by LaGrange
Shouldnt have said the unspoken words of MG in the pit. Now look at what ya dun.


Quote by Mecler
A guitar made of wood?
That's such a ****ing brilliant idea!
#5
I thought everyone was duly warned about this already since there's a sticky in this subforum specifically notifying us of the dubious nature of paylessguitar...
#6
Is it just me or is anyone else really tempted to get one and see how it plays? The George Lynch is calling me... lol
#9
I think I know what he's trying to point out. The counterfeits AND the actual cheap ESP's are made both in China, so you have to be very careful about which one you choose to buy, so i dont now who to ridicule here, China, ESP or the customer lol.
#10
Well I'm not looking to shop seriously for a guitar while I'm in China.
I'd probably just laugh at the ridiculously underpriced/fake guitars and maybe pick one up if its cheap
If it sucks, who cares it was like $20

Edit: I HAVE seen guitars in China around that price range, I just never paid attention to them before