According to a new report by The National, an Edinburgh guitar retailer credits Robert Smith and co. for a recent swell in guitar sales.
The shop known as guitarguitar maintains that sales for their axes jumped 16% in sales after The Cure’s recent headlining set at Glastonbury.
As well as this their online outlet witnessed a 20% boost in sales from visitors aged 18 to 24. As CoS observed this could be a mere coincidence, but apparently not!
The report seems to imply that website searches for Schecter Guitars, the ones wielded by Smith and his fellow bandmate Simon Gallup, shot up by 55% after The Cure performed at Glasto.
Speaking via The National, guitarguitar co-founder Graham Bell. Said it was wonderful to see people still being inspired by their favourite bands,
“The world is a very different place from what it was when the first Glastonbury Festival took place in 1970. But 49 years later it’s amazing to see that people continue to be inspired by their musical heroes and it makes us proud that we’re able to give them everything they need to emulate their favourite musicians.”
The Cure are also completing a new record that’s expected before the end of the year, with Smith said in interview would be a rather dark affair.
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