Another all-too obvious scam?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by loudnlousy, May 16, 2021.

  1. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I've already got one...
     
  2. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    I really like the double-cut body!
    Maybe they mean to say that it's Gretsch-red (whatever that means)?
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    There's so much 'not' Gretsch about that guitar.
    I really doubt the signatures are real as well.
    Maybe the hologram is authentic.
     
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  4. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    This site was discussed in a thread maybe a couple of months ago. I remember most agreed the signatures must be fake, how many cheap guitars did all 4 Beatles sign while they were alive? Why would they do that??
    Do you think most of those artists cared enough about money to sell out and sign things for profit? Would John Lennon or Jim Morrison?? The list of artists who would not drop to such commercialism is long.

    The "authentication service" is as phony as the signatures. Probably owned by the same scammer.

    It is the sad state we are in today that anyone can lie about anything without consequence. It is up to the nation where the company is located to investigate and many won't bother to do that. Budgets are tight and there are more important things needing attention.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    but but maybe....... the people posing as Bon Jovi thought they were signing a Gretsch :eek::p
     
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    I never really saw Richie Sambora or Jon Bon Jovi even play a Gretsch .... but I could be wrong too
     
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    A lot of radio stations would have a touring band sign cheap guitars for a promotion. The guitars weren't great, but it was more about selling tix to the gig. Some lucky fan could win the instrument as part of the promo. In this case, no one was going to shell out big bucks for a real Gretsch, figuring a fan wouldn't know the difference, or would be blinded by the magnitude of the stars of the show. Caveat Emptor!
     
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm practising forging famous signatures on my Bangladeshi knock-off Falcons. Who knew that Django played a Falcon? Anyone looking for an Earl Scruggs signed Gretsch banjo?
     
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "Don't believe everything you see on the Internet."---Abe Lincoln
     
  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That’s laughably bad.
     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Johann Sebastian Bach and Jesus too!
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Both famous Gretsch players. Bono stole his "The Goal is Soul" pickguard from Jesus' Galilee Green Falcon! :D
     
  14. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    163
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
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  15. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    That BS actually infuriates me. Almost $5K for a Lennon/Ono signed LP copy. I get the impression that some of the cheaper stuff is selling, people are getting ripped off. Wish there was something I could do.
     
  16. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    957
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    What junk!!!
     
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  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Of course it’s not authentic they did not do the super secret fourth authentication by an anonymous government agency!
     
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I knew it looked familiar!
     
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  19. Electrosynthesis

    Electrosynthesis Gretschie

    130
    May 11, 2011
    São Paulo
    LOL
     
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