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Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing

The Acoustic and Electric Guitar Manufacturing industry experienced growth over the five years to 2018, despite mixed performance overall. Guitars are considered discretionary purchases by most and are extremely sensitive to changes in overall economic conditions and consumer tastes as a result. Increasing per capita disposable income and consumer confidence levels underpinned demand for industry products during the period, which benefited demand for industry products and stimulated revenue growth. However, the rising value of the US dollar over the past five years made domestically manufactured guitars less affordable for foreign consumers, which negatively affected revenue from exports during the period and constrained total industry revenue. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to continue along a constrained growth path. Furthermore, as studio equipment and software remain popular in mainstream music, guitar manufacturers will continue to experience competition from producers of new music technologies.

This industry manufactures acoustic and electric guitars. Operators that manufacture guitar amplifiers and accessories are also included in this industry.



This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Gibson Guitar Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table C.F. Martin & Co. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Taylor Guitars (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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