Acoustic guitar sales and electric upgrades are soaring during the coronavirus quarantine

Young man playing acoustic guitar while sitting on a sofa in his living room.
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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on our ability go out and see live music, but it certainly hasn’t hindered our ability to create it.

In fact, sales figures for guitars and other gear has seen a significant spike since the quarantine has taken hold.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.