Strung Out on Counterfeit Guitar Strings Made in China
MANUFACTURETHIS has previously reported on Long Island, NY-based D'Addario Strings, a proudly "Made in USA" company that manufactures guitar strings and other musical equipment.
D'Addario is currently in the news because of a crackdown on counterfeit Chinese versions of its products:
Despite the fact that D'Addario makes all of its strings in the United States, recent investigations have uncovered an extensive counterfeiting operation, based in China, that has been illegally producing and selling sub-grade counterfeit strings, under the D'Addario label, to consumers around the globe. Unsuspecting consumers can purchase the counterfeit strings - which the distributors claim are authentic - on the website Alibaba.com, making it all too easy to deceive the purchaser with fake guitar strings and accessories at low-cost. D'Addario has lost millions in revenue as a result of the counterfeiting operation, impeding job growth and putting current jobs at risk.
Read more about China's piracy and counterfeiting of American-made manufactured goods.
Editor's Note: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Media Director Steven Capozzola is a proud user of D'Addario acoustic guitar strings.
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