Last update 15/1/2024
The year 2023 was great for guitar sales, with both new and used instruments seeing strong demand. Reverb, the online marketplace for musical gear, has released its list of the best-selling guitars of the year, and there are some interesting trends to be seen.
On the electric side, the PRS SE Silver Sky was the top dog, dethroning the Fender Stratocaster after two years at the top. The Silver Sky is a relatively new model, but it has quickly become a favorite among players for its comfortable playability and versatile sound. Other popular electric guitars on the list include the Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, and Epiphone Les Paul.
The Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster was the big winner in the acoustic world. This innovative guitar combines the classic Tele sound with the tonal flexibility of an acoustic-electric. That makes it a great choice for players who want to do it all. Other popular acoustics on the list include the Martin D-18, Taylor 414ce, and Gibson Hummingbird.
The used guitar market also saw some interesting trends in 2023. The Gibson Les Paul Standard ’60s was the most popular used electric guitar. In addition, the Martin D-35 was the top-selling used acoustic. These classic models continue to be highly sought-after by players, and their prices show no signs of slowing down.
One of the most surprising trends on the list is the popularity of Ibanez guitars. The Ibanez Tim Henson Signature TOD10N was the best-selling new acoustic. The Ibanez RG550 was the fourth-best-selling used electric guitar. Ibanez guitars are known for their affordability and quality, and players seem to notice.
Overall, the 2023 Reverb guitar sales list shows that there is a lot of variety in the market. The upshot is that there is something to please every player. Whether you’re a beginner looking for your first guitar or a seasoned pro looking for your next axe, there’s sure to be a guitar on this list that you’ll love.
Read more on the Reverb Website.