About Clutch

Welcome to the world’s most popular music gear website. is the online marketplace for musicians to buy, sell and learn about new, used, vintage and handmade music gear. When Clutch launched in 2013, it was founded on the principle that buying and selling musical instruments should be easy and affordable. Since then we’ve become a thriving marketplace that connects millions of people around the world to the gear and the inspiration needed to make music.

Our Story

Entrepreneur David Kalt launched in 2013 in response to the frustration he felt while trying to buy and sell guitars online. Traditional marketplace platforms proved to be expensive and generally provided a poor user experience since they're not tailored for musicians. The idea was simple: An online community created and run by musicians where buying and selling music gear is easy and affordable.

Today, our team of developers, customer engagement representatives, marketers and more work each day to ensure that is the best place to buy, sell and learn about music gear. That’s why we have the clutch Price Guide, which aggregates real-time transaction data to help you understand the value of the music gear you are buying and selling. It’s why we continuously develop content to inform and inspire your playing. It's why we offer clutch Lessons to take your craft to the next level. And it's why when you call, email or chat clutch, you’ll not only get a real person on the other end — you’ll get a musician.