How Many Guitars Are Sold a Year?


According to The Music Trades website’s industry census of the United States guitar market, between 2005 and 2013 anywhere between 1.6 million to 2.5 million guitars were sold each year. In 2013, around 2,472,000 guitars were sold at an average price of $433 each.

Sales of guitars in the U.S. guitar market increased steadily from 2005, with a peak of 2,512,416 guitars sold in 2011. Since 2011, guitar sales stayed at approximately the same level through 2013. However, between 2005 and 2011, the average value of each guitar sold has fluctuated from $560 in 2005 to $433 in 2013, with a low of $353 in 2010.