There's a luthier here in the UK called Crimson Guitars, and they put a status up on their Facebook today that intrigued me somewhat.
After repairing a Washburn Dimebag model that had a cracked inlay they noticed that the 'ebony' (as stated in the specs of that particular model) was actually dyed rosewood.
How can companies get away with this, and how many of them are doing it?! I'm sure it's only on low-end import models, but still... that's shitty
More common than you'd think unfortunately. Hell, unless you strip back the finish on your guitar in various places and check the fuels tructure of the wood, how do you REALLY know what wood they used?