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WILL THE REAL LES PAUL PLEASE STAND UP

By Vladimir Nardin, PissedConsumer.com  A good guitar shouldn't cost a fortune. Right? That's what most consumers believe, and the market has responded in some unscrupulous ways. Brands like Apollo, Aspen and Rockinbetter make no bones about it -- they're not the same as the higher-priced brand-name guitar whose design and sound they're trying to emulate. Other guitars aren't at all what they appear to be. Everything down to the slapped-on insignia looks like the genuine article, but after a few minutes of strumming a subpar instrument you'll be left singing the blues. An article in the December 2009 issue of Premier Guitar magazine explored this topic at length: "Then the conversation turned...