Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail on AliExpress. Chibson 335 Quality

There are many good quality electric guitars made in China. If you’re looking to purchase a Chibson , Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail Store on AliExpress is not the seller you want to use though.

Here is an example on the low quality workmanship that goes into a Chibson semi-hollow Trini Lopez 335 style electric guitar that you might purchase from Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail Store 113629 on Ali Express.

I had this Trini Lopez 335 style guitar guitar in my possession for less than 48 hours before the body/neck joint let go under string tension. The poly finish cracked around the joint as the neck moved. The finish was cracked but not as badly as it looks now.

AliExpress insisted on a video showing which “CLEARLY” showed the damage. I did tell them that by flexing the neck joint to make the neck tenon issue visible on camera more damage would occur, yet they wanted it.. This is what it looks like now.

Many will say I got what I deserved, and they’re probably right.

Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail on AliExpress. Garbage and Lies

There are many good quality electric guitars made in China. If your’e looking to purchase a Chibson Sara Lee on AliExpress is not the seller you want to use if that’s what you’re looking for though.

Here is an example on the low quality workmanship that goes into a Chibson semi-hollow Trini Lopez 335 style  electric guitar that you might purchase from Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail Store 113629 on Ali Express.

Chison Trini Lopez 335 semi-hollow guitar from Sara Lee's Electric Guitar Wholesale  and Retail Store on AliExpess
Chison Trini Lopez 335 semi-hollow guitar from Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail Store on AliExpess. Looks good from the outside.

Chibson Trini Lopez 335 purchased fron Sara Lee on Ali Express

Though the guitar looks good from the outside once you look inside you can see the low quality construction used  to build the guitar.

Let’s take a look at the neck tenon. Notice the 1/4″ gap on either side of the tenon. The only surface that has been glued is the bottom of the tenon where it lays on top of the center block. The tenon doesn’t fit into a routed section of the block. There is absolutely no side support. The only thing holding the neck in is the glue on the bottom of the tenon and I suppose the Poly finish. A little bit of glue and some paint.

 

Neck tenon on the Chibson Trini Lopez 335 semi-hollow guitar from Sara Lee's Electric Guitar Wholesale  and Retail Store on AliExpess.
Neck tenon on the Chibson Trini Lopez 335 semi-hollow guitar from Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail Store on AliExpess.
This is the right side of the neck tenon on a Chibson 335 electric guitar as sold by Sara Lee on AliExpress.
This is the right side of the neck tenon on a Chibson 335 electric guitar as sold by Sara Lee on AliExpress.
Cracked neck tenon Sara Lee Aliexpress Chibson 335
This is the left side of the neck tenon on a Chibson 335 electric guitar as sold by Sara Lee on AliExpress.

 

Did you notice the crack in the neck going from side to side. Sara Lee sells Chibson guitars that are built to last. This one lasted 2 days with string tension before the joint failed.

 

Now it appears the only thing holding the neck in is the poly finish.

 

Crack caused by poor qulity construction on the Chibson Trini Lopez 335 semi-hollow guitar from Sara Lee's Electric Guitar Wholesale  and Retail Store on AliExpess.
Crack caused by poor qulity construction on the Chibson Trini Lopez 335 semi-hollow guitar from Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail Store on AliExpess.

 

My Experience buying from Sara Lee’s Electric Guitar Wholesale and Retail on AliExpress didn’t start well and hasn’t gotten any better.  Now I’ve got to try and get a refund.

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