"There's going to be a ton of used gear flood the market in 6-12 months when all the people who bought guitars during covid quit after we go back to normal." I think we've all heard some variation of this on pretty much all the gear forums. The theory being that music gear demand has been so explosively high due to new players entering the market as they're using the down time to take up a hew hobby. This year, possibly next, when everyone gets busy with life again, a good number of them will resell their gear because playing an instrument didn't stick. Ok, solid premise. But I don't really see this as the driver for overall demand. Sure, in the entry level yes. But are new players the ones out there buying $2000+ guitars and amps? I could see some influx of used gear at some point but what exactly is it all going to be? A bunch of Squiers and Player Series guitars and Mustang amps? So in short, I don't think there's going to be a flood of premium gear on the market that's going to drive prices back down. I think we're all going to be disappointed when the recent pricing inflation sticks and this is just what things cost now.