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Guitar sales boom.....

The Times January 15, 2007

Guitar sales boom means hip-hop has had its day
Adam Sherwin

Guitar sales in Britain have hit a high as young people turn away from the cult of the DJ — and their parents seek to have another crack at the instrument of their youth.
Almost one million guitars were bought last year — 470,000 electric and bass guitars and 520,000 acoustic instruments — according to the Music Industries Association.

The number is twice the volume sold in 1999 and the value of guitar sales is now put at £110 million. Sales have been helped by a drop in price of 25 per cent over the past two years, taking the average cost of an electric guitar to £150.

Teenagers are leading the way with the guitar now the most popular instrument to learn in school, inspired by a wave of youthful guitar bands led by The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys.

But many teens are sharing their Stratocasters with their parents. The association says that over-50s are reacquainting themselves with an instrument often played during a misspent youth in garage bands.


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