Industry experts: Current boom in guitar sales comparable to post-Beatles era

Guitars on rack at a store
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Music Trades editor Brian T. Majeski has predicted that the current boom in guitar sales triggered by COVID restrictions, is likely to continue for some years.

In an editorial titled Will The Guitar Boom Outlast COVID?, Majeski compares the current impact on the industry to that of the post-Beatles boom of the 60s, in which millions of instruments were sold annually.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.