The UK has announced plans to cut the number of guitars available for sale in its shops by 50%.
This comes after years of declining sales.
The change will come into effect from July 1, 2018.
“We will be eliminating the sale of guitars at UK Guitar Dealers and in all Guitar Boutiques across the UK,” a spokesperson told the BBC.
“This is an important change as we are seeing a significant decline in the demand for guitars.”
There will be a 30% reduction in the number in the UK at the end of July 2018.
The UK Guitar Boutique in the Isle of Wight, which is the only remaining Guitar Dealership in the country, has been given until the end in September to reduce the number.
“The guitars I bought when I was 15 are gone now. “
In the UK, we’re losing hundreds of thousands of guitars every year to theft,” a guitarist told the Guardian.
“The guitars I bought when I was 15 are gone now.
They are worth nothing.
They don’t have any value to me.”
Guitar Dealings have been criticised for being too close to the music industry, with some retailers arguing that the current business model is “folly” and that it is too hard to differentiate between “good” and “bad” guitars.
It’s the right thing to do, and it will save lives and money for the people of the UK.”