Musical Nostalgia

Music manufacturers focus on vintage motifs for consumers seeking authenticity

Implications - Musical instruments are beginning to feature increasingly vintage motifs that replace modern, high-tech layouts with old school designs and features. Aside from romanticizing and referencing the history of music production, vintage styled products are also indicative of a consumer preference for authenticity.
SCORE: 4.9
Mild Top 4 Examples: 11,477 Total Clicks Jul 14 - Jul 15
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
DEMOGRAPHICS
Consumer Insight Topics: TechGadgets
Classic Car Guitars - Dave Gartland of Ali Kat Creates Instruments Out of Old Auto Parts
SCORE: 7
Viral 8,656 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 14
Classic Car Guitars
Dave Gartland of Ali Kat Creates Instruments Out of Old Auto Parts
Ali Kat specializes in custom guitars that will rock people’s worlds in more ways than one. Founded by Dave Gartland, a sheet metal worker with an undying love of rock ‘n’ roll and... [More]
Vintage Tone-Switching Guitars - The Variax Standard Lets You Enjoy Old-School Tones
SCORE: 5
Warm 1,784 Clicks Pub: Jan 23, 15
Vintage Tone-Switching Guitars
The Variax Standard Lets You Enjoy Old-School Tones
The Variax Standard is a quality electric guitar that brings together the guitar construction expertise of Yamaha with the tone modeling prowess of Line 6 to offer a wide variety of vintage-sounding... [More]
Retro Modern Keyboards - These Mini Yamaha Keyboards Blend Power and Portability
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 579 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 15
Retro Modern Keyboards
These Mini Yamaha Keyboards Blend Power and Portability
These new mini Yamaha keyboards bring together two must-haves in any modern synthesizer, portability and pure, raw power. This series includes two synthesizers, one organ and one piano, all of which... [More]
Hybrid Synthesizers - The Modulus.002 Blends Classic Analog Sounds with Digital Capabilities
SCORE: 2
Untested 458 Clicks Pub: Jul 22, 14
Hybrid Synthesizers
The Modulus.002 Blends Classic Analog Sounds with Digital Capabilities
The Modulus.002 is a next-generation synthesizer that blends analog sound creation techniques with digital capabilities that allow musicians to recreate the kinds of sounds made famous by vintage... [More]