Fighting Phony Fenders and Other Fakes

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It's a growing problem and it is taking it's toll on the professional audio and music instrument industry. Famous name microphones, guitars, amps and other gear is  being knocked off in China, Korea, and other locations, and then being pedaled as "genuine" by unscrupulous sellers on Ebay, Craigslist, pawn shops and through unauthorized dealers.

It's a growing problem and it is taking it's toll on the professional audio and music instrument industry. Famous name microphones, guitars, amps and other gear is  being knocked off in China, Korea, and other locations, and then being pedaled as "genuine" by unscrupulous sellers on Ebay, Craigslist, pawn shops and through unauthorized dealers.

It has gotten so that anything with a recognizable brand name will be counterfeited and sold for a quick buck. The downside is that that $1000+ Fender may be a hundred dollar fake. The L2PNetwork is currently researching this issue for a forthcoming special report. In the meantime, this video by David Szabados, entitled "Destroying a $5000 Guitar" has been posted at legendarytones.com to help build consumer awareness to this problem.