I Got a Fake Fender! How to Spot Counterfeit Guitars (Video)


This short video describes what led me to conclude I got a fake Fender. It was purchased through the mail sight-unseen, but luckily it had a return policy from a reputable seller. If you buy used in-person you may not be so lucky, so learn to look for some tell-tale signs that it's not the real deal.

Just one additional video comparing the counterfeit headstock to a real Fender:

V. Wade Contreras has been the owner of Still Kickin Music since 2007. He played for years in bands in the LA area. Now that he has a wife and kid and needs to eat more than Ramen once in a while he makes a living buying and selling really cool used guitars.

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