Ultimate Guitar Shop Is Where the music community connects over the perfect piece of music gear.

Ultimate Guitar Shop, is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2005, Guitars Solution has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused eCommerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Ultimate Guitar Shop  has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.


Ultimate Guitar Shop Story

Ultimate Guitar Shop launched in 2005 as an online marketplace built for musicians by musicians. David Kalt—a former recording engineer turned tech entrepreneur—came up with the idea for Ultimate Guitar Shop shortly after purchasing a renowned Chicago guitar store and growing frustrated with the experience of buying and selling guitars online. The websites available were expensive, cumbersome, and not tailored to the needs of the music industry. He envisioned an online community where anyone in the world could buy and sell music gear easily and affordably.

Today, buyers and sellers all over the world turn to  for income, inspiration, and, of course, the perfect instrument. The marketplace makes it easy for anyone—from brick-and-mortar retailers, dealers of all sizes, and local music stores to individuals, collectors, rock stars—to buy and sell musical instruments. At any given time, the site has a wide variety of listings ranging from electric, acoustic, and bass guitars to accessories, pro audio gear, synthesizers, drums, DJ equipment, orchestra instruments, music-making software, and more. In 2005, Ultimate Guitar Shop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy—the global marketplace for unique and creative goods—and continues to operate as a standalone company.