As of yet, I haven't seen any basses, but.... Ive seen quite a few guitars, especially Gibson copies. I've seen and played quite a few fake Les Pauls, and one amazing 1275 double neck SG guitar (Think Jimmy Page on Stairway to heaven). And I've seen these sold for 300.00$, and some for 1200.00$, though they all apparently are worth around 300.00$. Don't get me wrong, the copies are pretty good quality. The double neck guitar I mentioned was bought by a friend of mine for under 300.00$. It looks authentic, sounds pretty good (didn't a-b it to a real one), and on very close inspection, did not reveal any problems, or even signs that it's not a real one. There is more lacquer binding on the guitar than you'd expect on a 2800$ Gibson version, but, Epiphone also has a lot of this lacquer binding on many of their instruments, compared to USA gibsons. I consider myself a bit of a gear nut, but not a pro. If I can't easely tell if its real or not, how can others. Hope we aren't next.