(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The number of stores dedicated to selling pianos may be a dying breed.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso has the reason why:

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In the best year that piano sales ever had in the U.S., over 365,000 pianos were sold, but that was in 1909.

Today about 35,000 pianos are sold annually and stores dedicated to selling only pianos have dwindled across the country because fewer people are taking up the instrument. And those who do, often opt for used pianos or for less expensive electronic keyboards.

Some blame computers and others note the troubled economy that's accelerated the decline in sales and what some believe could soon be the end of the piano store.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.