Saw this just now via a FB post, decided to ask here about at least one statement made in it. The article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/grap...f-the-electric-guitar/?utm_term=.cf1561d4cc09 The statement that bugs me, guess which part: I find this hard to believe, based on what we have seen about US capacity (RL Vela and CE production now spreading out several more months). Most of this article is "inflammatory", as much of the "mainstream media" is characterized as in other areas of so-called "news". I don't think the electric guitar is any closer to dying now than it was in 1983 (xref New Wave and synthesizers, etc). Will companies that have lousy product and/or are poorly run go out of business or have to restructure? Possibly - but that is not equivalent to the "death of the electric guitar". It also describes how there are so many more good guitar manufacturers out there: OK, so this just means there is more choice, and the crappy manufacturers will probably suffer: new ones that don't have a good product will wither before they get anywhere, and big ones with declining quality will cede market share to other companies with better product. So? Isn't that normal free-market capitalism? Curiously, the article includes a couple of videos with Vernon Reid that feature PRS guitars prominently. And a good lead-up and quote from PRSh: The article seems to be fear-mongering more than anything, and makes me disappointed they would choose to spin the topic in such a way. Oh well, thought I would vent. Sorry. Anyway: anyone have any basis to back up or refute the claim that PRS "cut staff"?