Sales of guitars in the UK have reached an all-time high.
Musicians spent £110 million on electric, bass and acoustic guitars in 2005. This is a £8 million increase from 2004.
The Music Industries Association (MIA) said that cheaper guitars made in China had pushed prices down. Electric and bass guitars are the most populat, with £70m of 2005 sales compared with acoustic at £40m.
“I think it’s because there’s so many young, good bands out there and this is encouraging people to get out and do it.
“We have a lot of kids aged between 10 and 18 who have never played a guitar before but are so into these bands and they want to be able to play their singles.”