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xoxoxoBruce 12-04-2018 01:53 AM

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This is from 2015...

• Aggregate shipments of electric and acoustic guitars dip 0.7% to 2.47 million units.
•Retail value increased 7.0% to $1.07 billion, compared with $1.00 billion in the previous year. This is a reflection of an increase in guitar sales of over $1,000.
•Unit shipments of acoustic guitars and acoustic guitars with pick-up assemblies advanced 2.7% to 1.36 million units.
•Retail dollar value advanced 13.3% to $603.2 million.
•Shipments of electric guitars declined 4.6% to 1.10 million units, but the retail value of electric guitars declined only 0.3% to $467.1 million.
•Acoustic guitars saw an increase in sales for the 5th consecutive year, topping 1.2 million units sold for the highest levels of incoming revenue since 2004.
•The strength of acoustics has pushed its share of the market to 34.7%, a full 10 percentage points above electric guitars.
•Ukuleles account for 4% of the total guitar sales that occur every year.
•Acoustic guitars appear in the Billboard 200 2x more often today than electric guitars.
•Over the last 10 years, the average price of a guitar has risen by 48%. Unit sales are down 15% over that period of time, but retail sales are up 24.6% overall.
•The USA accounts for 40% of the global music trade.
•Germany and the United States makes up the biggest share of global sales.
•About 2.3 million guitars are sold in the United States every year.
•According to the US treasury, college-related debt has risen 275% since 2003, cutting into money that would be spent on guitars.
•In the UK, more than 750,000 guitars are sold every year, bringing in the equivalent of about $225 million on the currency conversion from pounds to dollars.
•Sales volumes in the UK are off by nearly 10% in a year over year basis.
•Fretted products dominate the industry, bringing in double the amount of the next music industry category, which is sound reinforcements.
•The total music industry value for instruments and associated products: $6.81 billion. That means about $1 out of every $6 is spent on guitars.

Griff 12-04-2018 07:27 AM

Who's breaking all these guitars?

Griff 12-04-2018 09:15 AM

The unexpected story of how Gary Clark Jr learned to play.

xoxoxoBruce 12-04-2018 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1020139)
Who's breaking all these guitars?

Just more kids finding out they can get money for nothin' and chicks for free.

Gravdigr 12-05-2018 05:54 AM

xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2018 02:30 AM

10 steps to play jazz guitar.

Griff 12-08-2018 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1020184)

Nice, I hadn't heard that in years.

xoxoxoBruce 12-27-2018 01:10 AM

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When your fingers get tired, or the neighbors are threatening to call the cops, pull out your jackknife and whittle a mite.

Flint 12-27-2018 01:42 PM

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Mutant Bodies & Experimental Electronics: Navigating the Unmapped Territory of Soviet Guitars

Beyond the Iron Curtain in the 60s, reference to the ‘capitalist’ guitars that had taken prominence in our zeitgeist was forbidden. The Soviets had to make their guitars from scratch with barely any Western influence, resulting in a sort of convergent evolution of the instrument – they looked similar, had to fulfill the same purposes, but were an entirely different breed.

Soviet practitioners’ focus on the circuitry over build in many ways imparted a wholly different sound to what we are used to. Soviet guitars mainly used cheap woods or laminates, wacky shapes, experimental forms, and a mess of circuitry.

xoxoxoBruce 12-31-2018 01:07 AM

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Wallpaper design, must be inspired by a po boy's gitfiddle...

Flint 01-04-2019 04:35 PM


From Sweetwater Sound

This is the second version of the Fender Broadcaster, the forerunner of the Telecaster. Shortly after Fender introduced the Broadcaster in 1950, Gretsch sued over the name, as they’d already registered the “Broadkaster” name for a line of drums. So for a brief period in 1951 until the legal case was resolved, Fender released the Broadcaster with no model name. The guitars made during this period became known as “Nocaster” guitars. Later, in 1951, Fender changed the name to “Telecaster,” as the guitar model has been known ever since.

xoxoxoBruce 01-05-2019 12:58 AM

Would I lie to you... my oldest and dearest friend... if it didn't involve money or sex.

Gravdigr 01-05-2019 01:28 PM

4-string Barn-O-Caster:

I want that amp.

fargon 01-05-2019 01:30 PM

I like it.

xoxoxoBruce 01-06-2019 01:20 AM

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I can see a shitload of art and craft went into this Fender Aztec but I don't like it.
I think it's too busy, yucky colors, but I'm sure there are people who would be crazy about it.

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