Eric Clapton was asked by Billboard about the 33% decline in annual guitar sales across the last decade – as reported by Washington Post – to which he replied:
“I didn’t realize it was that bad. [Laughs]
“I’m out of touch – I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know where it’s gonna go either. I think anything that has a natural process will end up where it’s supposed to be.
“My kids listen to classic rock, but that may only be because of me, because that’s what I’ve played to them.
“I mean, from the time of their conception, they’ve been listening to music through the womb. I played them playlists, just brainwashed my kids, and at the back of it was always the guitar or some kind of solo instrument or a singer.
“My belief in music is – it’s all good. It’s all good. Even stuff that doesn’t appear to be so, it’s all good.
“I don’t know. Maybe the guitar is over. [Laughs] Good question though.”