Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Guitar Players in The United States ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Guitar Players in The United States
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: kanemania-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 20 Apr 2006 08:53 PDT
Expires: 20 May 2006 08:53 PDT
Question ID: 720968
How many people in the United States play guitar?
Subject: Re: Guitar Players in The United States
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 20 May 2006 03:43 PDT
<NAMM/Gallup conducted a survey in 1997 and found that there were over
16 million guitar players in the US.
Source: NAMM/Gallup

It is estimated that there are 20 million guitar players in the U.S.
Source: Take your pick:guitars for beginners. By Bill Berry.

A survey by CARAVAN found that 43% of adults could play an instrument.
13% could play the guitar. Younger adults aged 18 to 34 were more
likely to know how to play an instrument than older adults (51%).
Males are more likely than females to player the guitar (17% vs. 9%).
69% of people would like to learn to play an instrument. 
29% would like to learn how to play the guitar.
Males and adults under 55 years are more likely to want to learn to
play the guitar - 35%.

There are about 50 million guitar players in the world.
Source: BBC

Gallup survey 2003
54 percent of household have at least one member who plays a musical instrument.

This presentation gives a breakdown of the type of customers at Guitar
Center stores.
Professionals 16%
Aspiring professionals 43%
Hobbyists 41%
Source: Guitar Center.>

<Search strategy :>

<"million guitar players">

<respondents guitar piano "most popular" play>

<Hope this helps.>
Subject: Re: Guitar Players in The United States
From: alcor805-ga on 20 Apr 2006 15:25 PDT
How specific would you like us to be? To the nearest 1000? Also, what
constitutes playing guitar? Knowing your power chords? Or just simply
picking up any guitar and strumming it blindly?

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy