Well that's what it's saying here:
Could this be legit? Seems unlikely, but who knows. They aren't Eastwood versions, so they're either made prior to them taking over the brand, or they're knock-offs.
I agree. You'd like to think it was possible to sue these people. Maybe it's more trouble than it's worth for John. Thankfully, I wasn't tempted as I already have a legitimate Backlund 400. :-)
I've never been there before, so it wasn't so obvious. However, the price did pretty much suggest that they were bogus.
C'mon. Surely everyone knows that's a cheap Chinese knock-off website by now?
Mr Backlund did have an agreement with some USA based luthier / manufacturer
before licensing his designs to Eastwood.
That website will probably be on the waybackmachine ...