FENDER SALES BOOM AS GUITAR PLAYING SURGES DURING THE PANDEMIC

Fender guitar sales have grown 17% during the pandemic and are expected to top $700 million this year as housebound consumers look for new hobbies, says Fender Musical Instruments Corp. CEO Andy Mooney. The company's online video platform for learning guitar, bass and ukulele, is helping to drive consumer interest in the brand. This fall it introduced the American Professional II series, the secon...