“A real acoustic revival is going on now ………. guitars, mandolins banjos and ukeleles are making a comeback. The sales of high-end and custom acoustic guitars have risen by 39 percent since 2009 while electric guitar sales have plummeted, according to the National Association of Music Merchants. More than half of the guitar sales are now acoustic as trends in popular music shift from rock to more acoustic-focused country, according to the Music Business Journal”. …………….. Jenny Lee in the Vancouver Sun, Saturday March 8, 2014, pages D1 and D2.
(That reminds me of when my son was a young teenager. He was cracking his neck to acquire an electric guitar. And yet by the time he was in university he had switched to an acoustic instrument “because you don’t have to lug around a heavy amplifier”)