5 Guitar Company Success Stories [2022]

5 Guitar Company Success Stories [2022]
Start A Guitar Company

Guitars are versatile, portable, accessible, and affordable musical instruments. Besides, guitars can be self-taught, or you can learn online.

If you are passionate about guitars, consider starting a guitar company. There are different entry points ranging from guitar production, guitar sales, and distribution company or even guitar repair. To start the guitar business, identify your target market, and create a business plan. You must register a business name and meet all the licensing requirements.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a guitar company:

1. KLOS Guitars ($1.2M/year)

Adam Klosowiak (from Provo, Utah, USA) started KLOS Guitars over 7 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / 13 employees
Provo, Utah, USA

Case Study

My name is Adam Klosowiak and I’m the cofounder and CEO of KLOS Guitars, a company that builds durable, portable, and great sounding sleek carbon fiber guitars and ukuleles.

KLOS Guitars launched on Kickstarter in June of 2015 and did $33k in sales that year. Now, four years later, we’ve shipped to over 70 countries and all 50 states and we’re doing over $100k per month in sales mostly on Shopify.


2. Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar ($36K/year)

Miguel de Maria (from Tempe, Arizona, USA) started Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar almost 19 years ago.

$3K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

I’m Miguel de Maria, and I started a freelance guitar performance company. I provide live Spanish guitar background music for weddings and corporate events and bring in about $3000 a month.



Beginning around 1998, established in Kaliningrad, Russia, Ultimate Guitar has set up a solid local area following with more than 10 million enrolled clients who partake in gatherings, contribute tabs, examples, and articles, and are energetic individuals from everything rock'n'roll. UG likewise gives all of the most recent music industry news, surveys, and writes about within scoop in the music-making crazy house.

  • Website traffic: 61M/month
  • Business rank: #610

Check out their full website ➜

4. Guitar Center

Supported by more than 260 stores nationwide, Guitar Center is one of the leading retailers of guitars, basses, enhancers, consoles, workstations, drums, percussion, mouthpieces, PA frameworks, DJ hardware, stage lighting, recording programming, studio gear, and so on.

  • Website traffic: 8.24M/month
  • Business rank: #4.65K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Fender Guitars

With a distinguished history tracing all the way back to 1946, Fender has contacted and changed music worldwide and in essentially every type: rock 'n' roll, nation and western, jazz, beat and blues and numerous others.

  • Website traffic: 3.63M/month
  • Business rank: #8.34K

Check out their full website ➜

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