Best of Reverb 2015

Here we are at the end of the 2015, and at the close of Reverb's third year of existence. It's been a wild year for us with millions of dollars worth of gear changing hands, and hundreds of thousands of music makers and music lovers coming together through our site. We saw rock star sales from the likes of Rick Nielsen and Wilco, gave away all kinds of cool instruments, and even launched a brand new lessons site to help connect students and teachers.

We've accomplished a lot and seen our team here in Chicago grow quite a bit. And on behalf of all of us at Reverb HQ, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who's visited our site this year and helped turn Reverb into the biggest music gear website on the internet. Whether you're a pro seller using our platform to expand your business, or a casual player who just comes to check out our videos, we genuinely appreciate each and every one of you and can't wait to deliver an even better experience in 2016. Stay tuned for new releases and updates from us soon — but for now, enjoy this recap of some of this year's highlights.

Most Viewed Videos

In 2015, the Reverb video team churned out all kinds of amazing videos including lessons, artist profiles, gear demos and much more. Of the hundreds of videos to hit our YouTube channel, these three were the most viewed:

#1. TV Theme Songs on Guitar

#2. Drum Tricks with Mark Guiliana

#3. Official Rick Nielsen Shop on

Most Watched Listings

As you browse the listings on Reverb, you'll notice a button on the right side that says "watch." When you watch a listing, you'll get alerts on price changes and new offers and be able to keep tabs on it via your watch list. This year, the most-watched items in terms of total number of watchers were:

#1. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard "Grainger Burst"

#2. Noisemaker Effects Loveless Fuzz/Reverb-Delay

#3. Holeyboard Std. MKII Pedalboard

Most Popular Articles

This year, the volume and breadth of the articles and news stories published on Reverb has increased substantially. Of these, three stories led the pack in terms of traffic and readership, proving once again that our audience loves to learn about the various mistakes and corrections made by the Gibson guitar company.

#1. Gibson to Revert Prices and Specs on 2016 Models

#2. 5 Easy Guitar Mods You Can Pull Off at Home

#3. The True Story of the Time Traveling Gibson in Back to the Future

Highest-Dollar Sales

A vast majority of the sales on Reverb are for modestly priced items like pedals and entry-level interfaces. Every year, however, we see a handful of truly collector grade items change hands. This year's class of highest-dollar sales include an original 1960 Les Paul Burst, a supremely rare pre-war Martin, and a unique Dumble amp head.

1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard

1934 Martin 000-45

Dumble Overdrive Special

Fastest Selling Pedals

We recently published an article that outlined the most popular pedals of 2015 in terms of total sales on Reverb. Another way to measure popularity is to see which pedals sell the quickest when listed on the site. This is especially useful information for anyone interested in making money selling pedals on Reverb. Here's a look at those:

Most Liked Instagram Posts

As you might know, we do a whole lot of sharing on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, but our Instagram feed is unique in honing in on the best images that have cropped up on the site. Take a peek at the gear that our Instagram followers liked the most this year:

Weird Gear

And just for fun, as a Reverb tradition, we'll leave you with a quick selection of some of the funkiest and most intriguing gear to hit the site this year. For more of our favorite oddball items, check out our Weird Gear handpicked collection.

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