It's easy to make the case that the guitar is the most popular instrument in the world. It's certainly one of the most numerous,
with more than 2.5 million guitars sold every year. Acoustic or electric, they come from a huge range of manufacturers from around the world.
Country music, blues, rock, pop and jazz all evolved and expanded thanks to the guitar. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a musical genre
that hasn't embraced guitars. It's unique sound is thanks to its combination of materials, typically all wood construction, and the way it's played.
Because the guitar is played with fingers on the strings and a combination of strumming and picking, every player has a signature sound.
While in many ways guitars are similar to violins and banjos, no instrument has found similar mass appeal in modern music.
The Musician's Friend team is delighted to help you find the perfect guitar. If you're looking for the perfect instrument for a young musician,
check out these guitars for kids. If you're shopping for yourself, narrow your search by category or by brand. You'll find all of the most popular models from every top brand.
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There are guitar builders with roots stretching back to the 19th century. Those include C.F. Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Washburn. There are 20th Century innovators, like Fender,
G&L, PRS, Jackson and Taylor. Smaller boutique builders like Tom Anderson, Friedman and Duesenberg make many guitars in limited runs. Builders from Japan, Korea and other Asian
countries like Yamaha, Ibanez, Alvarez, and Takamine have become guitar-building experts. Traditional European builders haven't been lost in the mix, either. You'll find classical
guitar builders like Manuel Rodriguez and Cordoba, as well as Swedish and German builders like Strandberg, Hagstrom and Warwick. Musician's Friend offers a wide selection of
guitars for every level of player.