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Is the Electric Guitar Dead?

Remember back in the 1990’s when the death of both vinyl playback and vacuum tubes was predicted?  The death of the electric guitar is now forecasted, based on declining sales by the big players (Gibson and Fender).  The same could be said about “heirloom quality audio”, because people aren’t replacing their equipment with the frequency that they trade in their smart phones.

Adopting the iPhone model (as opposed to the “heirloom” model) would certainly result in better industry growth statistics, but what’s the real goal, and where is it written that your amplifier or turntable suddenly becomes unlistenable after 5 or 10 years’ ownership? Read more …