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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by homesick345, Jun 25, 2017.
Thanks for the post. I used it to help educate a friend who is (was I hope) thinking about buying a guitar store through a business broker. The demographic story is one thing when it comes from me and another thing if the WaPo says it with actual research, quotes from George Gruhn, graphics and a clear writing style.
Didn't we have this discussion a few days ago?
The electric guitar will last longer than this thread. I guarantee it!ooh
Yeah, I'm thinkin' the younger crowd here on TDPRI will proudly carry the torch for at least the next half century, so I'm not too concerned.
It's about time for a change.
I don't like it, but it can't be stopped.
I teach guitar and most people don't realize how difficult it really is to play. A lot of younger people would rather just get a taste with the latest ap, rather than actually have to put their phone down for a few minutes to learn something besides button pushing.
Most of the electric guitars I build are for the kids in my school bands each year. I also repair as many old guitars I come across to give to the kids in my beginners guitar classes...
My quest is to put guitars into the hands of as many kids as I can....
I'm doing my bit to get them interested in guitars early in life...in the hope it stays with them...
They just look online for their fav song guitar lessons on ytube these days and the next week they are singing/playing them.... it doesn't take them long to get the hang of it ...
the gr4 guitar kid in my current band hates playing cowboy chords ..because they are too easy... he finds the correct lessons/tabs for his parts online and plays them all over the neck....
I have hope for the future of electric guitars..
I won't bother to spell, or pronounce the Gibsons Presidents name.
But he's done all he could to kill Gibson, by 'saving' it.
I think there is a point of diminishing returns in the guitar world, and perhaps so many have now been made that new sales are a non starter. They are buying used, or being handed down.
The electric guitar ain't dying, the companies, however, might be in trouble.
That is a very interesting way of saying it. That could very well be what is happening in the industry, because in my world, it seems like a lot of younger people are picking up the guitar. I keep wondering where all of the strats made over the last 60 years have gone and maybe, just maybe they are being handed down. The industry has no way to find out,
I can only imagine trying to teach guitar with the students glued to their phones.
Yes we did, and I believe I left it with this:
the link won't display unless I subscribe to the Washington Post....
Guitar is definitely hard to play. Difficult but very rewarding! I can only fathom trying to teach young folks with little patience!
If we are indeed on the brink of the demise of the electric guitar, can this be the next musical movement to die?
It's frikken nuts most days....
Its just like the tide, things comes and goes. The electric guitar will be around.
if i'm selling a guitar or amp i tend to offer a healthy junior citizen discount.
These are wise words.