I have a little guy who is really wanting to learn bass. I visited him and his family about three or four months ago because I had a gig in his area. He was stoked to talk about everything bass and really, reaLLY, REALLY, wanted a bass guitar. I told him that I would shop around for him and if I couldn't find anything suitable that he could use one of my basses on loan. So, I finally desided on an SX jazz starter package because I figured if he really did get into to playing I could help him mod it out down the road. Well. . . his "know-it-all" dad who apparently "plucked some bass" back in the day went out and bought him a Givson. Thats right a GiVson. Some weak-sauce company out of India. When he emailed me about his "new" guitar he wrote that it was "indian" and it was a "givson". My natural reaction was you mean "made in indonesia?" and does it say "Gibson?" What is the story behind these basses anyone know anything about them. Did the poor kid get the shaft from his cheap pops?