Electric and acoustic guitars are one of the most popular musical instruments across the globe. Guitar strings are an integral part of any guitar as they produce unique sounds and melodies when plucked or strummed. Modern electric and acoustic guitars come fitted with steel, nickel, or other metal alloys core strings wrapped in various metals like silver, nickel, cobalt etc. depending on the tone and quality desired by the guitarist. Guitar strings made from different metal alloys offer varied tones ranging from bright and sparkling to warm and woody. This allows musicians to choose strings as per the genre of music being played and create their signature sound.
The global Electric and Acoustic Guitar Strings Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 608.8 Mn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the Global Electric And Acoustic Guitar Strings Market Size is the rising demand for specialized and customized strings. Guitarists nowadays prefer strings tailored to their playing style and genre of music. Customized strings offer tones and qualities suited to creating specific sounds. This has led to string manufacturers developing and launching varied string gauginthickness, winding patterns, and alloy compositions to appeal to niche demand of professional and amateur musicians. Specialized strings for blues, jazz, country, rock etc. allow musicians to distinctly express themselves through their instruments. This growing demand for customized experience is expected to drive innovation and new product offerings in the electric and acoustic guitar strings market over the forecast period.
Threat of new entrants: Low due to high initial investments and established brands.
Bargaining power of buyers: High due to availability of substitutes and standardized products. Buyers can negotiate on pricing.
Bargaining power of suppliers: Moderate due to availability of substitutes and established suppliers. However, the materials used are specialized requiring technical know-how.
Threat of new substitutes: Moderate threat from digital and acoustic-electric guitars as they provide mobility without compromising sound quality.
Competitive rivalry: Intense competition among key players to gain market share through innovative product offerings, branding and marketing.
The global Electric and Acoustic Guitar Strings market is expected to witness high growth. The market size for 2024 is US$ 608.8 Mn with a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2024 to 2031.
Regional analysis: North America dominates the market currently due to presence of major guitar brands and musicians. However, Asia Pacific is expected to witness fastest growth due to rising disposable incomes and increasing interest in music among young population.
Key players: Key players operating in the Electric and Acoustic Guitar Strings market are Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Enzo Life Sciences, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Biomerieux S.A., Alpco, BioLegand, Inc., R&D Systems, Creative Diagnostics, Zeus Scientific, Inc., and Shenzhen YHLO Biotech Co., Ltd. These players are focusing on new product innovations, expanding geographic reach and mergers and acquisitions to gain higher market share.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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