Schecter Warns Of Counterfeit Guitars

With the growth of online instrument retailers in recent years, musicians now have the luxury of finding their dream guitar with relative ease. A few clicks of a mouse and there's a '52 Goldtop Les Paul, or a vintage '54 Strat. 

With said advances in technology, however, it has become increasingly easier for scammers to replicate guitars. Oftentimes aesthetically accurate, counterfeit guitars are typically made overseas using very cheap parts and sold on off-shores websites, message boards and auction sites. 

On Wednesday, Schecter Guitars issued a statement warning players of in increase in bootleg Schecter instruments. The release reads as follows: 

Over the years, Schecter has discovered the presence of counterfeits or imitations of various Schecter guitars. Although Schecter aggressively pursues the removal of such counterfeits, please be aware that some counterfeit and/or imitation Schecter products are being offered to consumers primarily through online websites, auction sites and trade boards.

As you know, Schecter products are designed and manufactured to high quality standards. Counterfeit and imitation Schecter products are manufactured and sold without Schecter’s knowledge or consent, and not in accordance with Schecter’s high quality standards.

If you have any questions regarding the authenticity of a Schecter product, please email us at

Please be aware that if you buy a Schecter product from a source other than an authorized Schecter dealer or retailer, you may be purchasing a counterfeit or imitation Schecter. Counterfeits are not under any warranty, and Schecter cannot accept responsibility for any problems with or the inferior quality of any counterfeit or imitation Schecter products.


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