Fender CEO Andy Mooney “not optimistic” that guitar and amp supply chain struggles will improve any time soon

Fender guitar headstock and Fender amp
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It’s been no secret that the pandemic has contributed to a boom in the guitar industry. As evidenced by Fender’s New Guitar Player Landscape Analysis – which revealed 16 million people in the US picked up the guitar for the first time – the popularity of the guitar, and as such demand for instruments, has skyrocketed over the past 18 months.

And, if recent comments made by Fender CEO Andy Mooney are anything to go by, people shouldn’t expect stock shortage issues – for both guitars and guitar amps – to resolve any time soon.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.