About Reverb
Where the music community connects over the perfect piece of music gear.

Reverb is a leading online marketplace for buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb 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, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.

Reverb Gives
Our Mission is to

Make the World More Musical

Reverb Gives
Our Mission is to

Make the World More Musical

Our Story

Reverb launched in 2013 as an online marketplace built for musicians by musicians. David Kalt—a former recording engineer turned tech entrepreneur—came up with the idea for Reverb 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 Reverb 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 even records.

In 2019, Reverb became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy—the global marketplace for unique and creative goods—and continues to operate as a standalone company.

Reverb gives

A portion of each sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which provides youth music programs all over the world with the instruments they need to make music.

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