“The thing the incident reveals to me is a much larger problem – the idea that profits are more important than people”: George Lynch breaks silence following resurfaced allegations that Peavey used prison labor

Peavey guitar amp
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Earlier this year, comments made by George Lynch during a podcast appearance back in 2018, which alleged Peavey used prison labor to build its guitar amps, were resurfaced by YouTuber KDH.

Upon the release of the video, the guitar amp manufacturer came out to categorically deny the allegations, and asked the Lynch Mob electric guitar star to retract his statements owing to their “slanderous nature”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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