Chinese Martin guitars
Martin guitars are some of the best acoustic guitars you can buy. Unfortunately they cost a lot but knowing that the quality of Chinese guitar replicas are pretty damn good, I have decided to make a post about how to find the best fake d-45 Martin guitar.
I bought a “replica Gibson sj-200” some while ago and considering the price, it is probably the best guitar purchase I have ever made. With that in mind I contacted Kevin Shi shop, where I bought my Gibson guitar to find out if he also sold Martin guitars. Unfortunately his focus is mostly on Gibson guitars but kindly he told me about another shop selling the Martin d-45 guitar. Of course I immediately went to the shop he recommended – Chinese guitar factory showrooms .
Do not expect a Chinese Martin d-45 guitar to be as good as a genuine. Since a genuine costs around $ 9999, it would make no sense comparing the guitars. However, the replicas are very good compared to the price and I bet you can’t buy an equally good guitar for the same amount as the Chinese replicas cost..
Good tips when buying a guitar at Aliexpress
Besides choosing a reliable and trustworthy seller, there are a few other tips that can come in handy.
First trick is to have the guitar send with the lowest invoice possible. This way you will pay less in customs and taxes. After you have ordered and paid the Martin d-45 guitar, make sure to write the seller to put an invoice of 50-100$ on the guitar. Dont ask them to set it any lower than 50 bucks because it will cause suspicion once it reach your country borders. You dont want any customs officials to open your package right..
Second tip is that you can save some money if you choose not to buy the guitar cage. They are heavy and dont buy it because you are afraid that the guitar will be damaged during shipment. Good sellers always pack the guitars in a lot of polystyrene, making the transport completely safe.
Third and last tip is to have a sticker put on top of the logo. This way customs won’t notice that you are buying a fake Martin guitar (or other counterfeit brands). Good shops, like Kevin Shi guitars, do this automatically! Smart right..
Other shops for fake Martin guitars
I have not found many shops selling Chinese Martin guitars. But searching for d 45 guitars (check it out) gives a lot of results. The shops selling this particular guitar most likely also sells other Martin guitar models. Simply chat with the shops in order to find the specific Chinese Martin guitar model og your liking. Good luck.