Though I have been registered at this website for several years, I haven't been very active. Now, though, with the coronavirus mandates to stay home I am not working much and certainly not playing as much music other than at my own home, so the www is what I turn to for some discussion and pass the time. So basically I'm kind of like a new poster here. I noticed the post from administrators requesting we not post about replica guitars due to requests from guitar manufacturers. I don't have a problem whatsoever with that. I don't own a "replica", and in fact never have owned one. It does beg the question, however, as to why so many manufacturers get away with copying the design of popular guitars. I don't know how many les paul, strat, and telecaster copies there are, but there are a lot of them. I've played some of them, and some are good, some are not. I am not judging the guitars in any way. I just wonder how other manufacturers copy those guitars with no recourse whatsoever. More perplexing to me is that you can't exactly copy a logo or even the headstock, but the body of the guitar is the most immediately recognizable thing, and they are often pretty much indistinguishable from the real thing, at least for most people. I will note that I did search for a thread about "replica guitars" and didn't see any thread specifically about this, though I may have missed it. Any feedback or info may be interesting. I will also note that you guys have some great forums here. I look forward to participating more than I have.