Female and non-binary artists make up less than 6% of the signature electric guitar market

Tash Sultana, Lari Basilio, Yvette Young
(Image credit: Fender / Orelha Fotos / Yvette Young/Instagram)

A study conducted by Find My Guitar has found that from a selection of 226 leading signature electric guitars currently on the market, only 13 of them belong to female and non-binary artists – a ratio that highlights the need for greater diversity in the guitar market.

Of the non-limited-time signature electric guitars from the top 21 brands currently available to purchase, 213 of them belong to male guitar players. That figure means just 5.8% of female and non-binary players have signature electrics to their names.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.