STERLING, Va. - Agents at Washington Dulles International Airport this week announced that they’d seized nearly $160,000 worth of phony high-end guitars.
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The counterfeits – which arrived from China in December – included 27 Gibson, six Fender, two CF Martin and one Paul Reed Smith guitars. All of the instruments were fake.
Dozens of fake guitars seized at Washington Dulles airport
A small fortune in phony guitars are now the property of the government after customs officials seized them at Washington Dulles International Airport.
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According to the agents, one of the highlights was a version of Jimmy Page’s iconic Gibson Double Neck.
Another one featured a signature from Guns and Roses’ Slash.
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The most expensive was a fake version of Ace Frehley’s Gibson guitar, valued at $9,000.
The guitars were on their way to 21 states and Australia.