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Guitars Proving 'Recession Proof' in the UK

According to a new report from the BBC, the guitar industry in the UK has remained strong, despite an economic recession.

According to the report, 835,000 guitars were sold in the UK in 2010, nearly twice as many as in 1998.

A new video report features Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and chief executive officer of Gibson Guitar, discussing why the guitar industry has stayed strong through the recession.

You can watch the full report here.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.