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"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" - Mark Twain "There were fifteen-million fingers Learning how to play And you could hear the fingers pickin' And this is what they had to say" - Bon Scott I never thought I would find "six degrees of separation" between the above two writers but leave it to a Forbes contributor to point out that during the first two years of the Pandemic, 16 Million People picked up the guitar as a hobby in the US. That is much larger than I suspected even though my brother-in-law was one of those estimated 16 million people. Pretty sure guitar playing was heading to the dust bin before the Pandemic for various reasons. No wonder guitars and guitar gear has increased in pricing. So maybe there is hope for the guitar hobby after? Maybe we will get a new guitar icon that will inspire the masses. The article is here - https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesscording/2022/06/24/study-shows-16-million-people-learned-to-play-guitar-during-the-first-two-years-of-the-pandemic/?sh=26afa8505400 Hamerica