Chinese fakes plague LI guitar-string maker

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer holds authentic D'Addario guitar

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer holds authentic D'Addario guitar strings, left, and Chinese counterfeit strings during a news conference at the company's manufacturing facility in Farmingdale. (Dec. 6, 2010) (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Machines making D'Addario guitar strings in Farmingdale stopped for 20 minutes Monday so Sen. Charles Schumer could address workers' concerns that a Chinese counterfeiting operation is hurting their company's business.

Schumer (D-N.Y.) visited D'Addario, which supplies guitar strings to rockers such as Lenny Kravitz and Dave Matthews and is considered among the largest makers of guitar strings...

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