Overview

Background buzz: Declining exports have neutralized growth from increasing disposable income

IBISWorld’s Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increase in per capita disposable income will spur demand for industry products
  • Producers of standard guitars have found it hard to compete with overseas competitors in terms of price
  • Domestic manufacturers that cater to high-end markets are expected to benefit

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Acoustic and Electric Guitar Manufacturing industry has experienced solid growth over the five years to 2017. Increasing per capita disposable income has underpinned demand for industry products. Additionally, as conditions improved, consumers chose to buy high-end guitars, benefiting industry revenue and profit margins. However, the rising value of the dollar over the past five years has made domestically manufactured guitars less affordable for foreign consumers, negatively affecting export revenue. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue growing. Revenue growth is expected to be driven by rises in per capita disposable income. However, industry growth will be constrained by import penetration...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Guitars

    Electric guitars are expected to account for an estimated 28.0% of industry revenue in 2017. Electric guitars differ from traditional acoustic guitars because they use a pickup device to convert the vibration of their strings into electrical impulses. Once the vibration is converted to an electrical impulse, it is then sent through an amplifier before going to the speakers. The amplifier intensifies the sound, allowing it to be heard through speakers.

    Similarly, acoustic guitars are expected to account for a significant portion of industry revenue, at 37.3% in 2017. Unlike electric guitars, acoustic guitars use only an acoustic soundboard to transmit the strings' vibrational energy into the air. Fur..

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    Additional Insights for the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from musical instrument and supplies stores and Per capita disposable income in the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry?

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

    Industry Products
    Acoustic guitars
    Electric guitars
    Accessories
    Amplifiers
    Industry Activities
    Acoustic guitar
    Electric guitar
    Electric bass guitar
    Acoustic bass guitar
    Amplifier and other guitar accessory

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from musical instrument and supplies stores
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of sawmill lumber
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Trade’s important role
  • High-end demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Market demand
  • The guitar trade
  • Industry challenges
  • Table: Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Industrial Supplies Wholesaling
  • Sawmills & Wood Production

  • Products & Services
  • Acoustic guitars
  • Electric guitars
  • Accessories
  • Amplifiers
  • Chart: Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Music stores
  • Mass merchants and online and catalog retailers
  • Third party distributors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationMarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Fender Musical Instruments CorporationGibson Guitar CorporationC.F. Martin & Co.Taylor Guitars
  • Table: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Gibson Guitar Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: C.F. Martin & Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Taylor Guitars - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Acoustic & Electric Guitar Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Trade-weighted index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Acoustic Guitar
  • A guitar that uses only an acoustic sound board to transmit the strings' vibrational energy to the air in order to produce a sound.
  • Amplifier
  • An amplifier converts the barely audible or purely electronic signal from musical instruments such as an electric guitar or electric bass into an electronic signal capable of driving a loudspeaker.
  • Electric Guitar
  • A guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.
  • Pickup
  • A device that captures mechanical vibrations from electric guitars.
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