Ethna Piazza, general counsel for El Cajon-based Taylor Guitars, and Bruce Patterson, an attorney with the intellectual property law firm Patterson & Sheridan LLP, hold Chinese-made knockoffs of Taylor’s 916 CE models.

Ethna Piazza, general counsel for El Cajon-based Taylor Guitars, and Bruce Patterson, an attorney with the intellectual property law firm Patterson & Sheridan LLP, hold Chinese-made knockoffs of Taylor’s 916 CE models. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

— Musicians buy high-end guitars for their craftsmanship and superior performance, but overseas counterfeiters are deceiving some consumers with cheaply made copies...

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