DNA Authenticates Guitar Strings | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 34 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 20, 2012

DNA Authenticates Guitar Strings

Department: Business
Keywords: DNA, counterfeiting, guitars
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Martin’s classic D-28 guitar lists for $3,149.
Credit: Martin Guitar
Applied DNA Sciences says its DNA-based product verification markings will be used to protect guitar strings made by C.F. Martin & Co. against counterfeiting.
 
Martin’s classic D-28 guitar lists for $3,149.
Credit: Martin Guitar

DNA-based product verification markings from Applied DNA Sciences will protect guitar strings made by C. F. Martin & Co. against counterfeiting. Martin, whose guitars are played by musicians such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, has used the marking technology on its guitars since last year. Applied DNA says counterfeiting is one of the fastest-growing financial crimes. Meanwhile, Applied DNA has expanded lab, production, and office space in Stony Brook, N.Y., by 50% since last year.

 
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