Is the six-string electric guitar on the decline? The Washington Post recently took a hard look at this question, with commentary from Nashville MI retailer George Gruhn, who tells the newspaper that guitar profits are down due to lack of guitar heroes, while Sam Ash CEO Richard Ash tells the news outlet that “Our customers are getting older and they’re going to be gone soon.”

However, the story also has an “Industry Responds section,” which describes what manufacturers have done to counteract the alleged declining six-string electric guitar trend, featuring commentary from Paul Reed Smith, Henry Juszkiewicz and Fender’s Andy Mooney, among others.

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