If you’re in the market for a shofar, the most significant cost factor is length, which is typically measured around the outer curve (not end to end). Ram’s horn shofars range from 10 inches for a compact shofar to 24 inches for an extra large shofar, with several more shofar sizes in between. Typical online prices for short shofars can run as low as $30. For a medium shofar, expect to pay $40-$90 and for a large shofar $60-$120. An extra large ram’s horn shofar will set you back $130 or more.
The same principles apply to Yemenite kudu shofars as well, though these shofars are considerably longer, of course. A 30-inch kudu shofar will cost around $100, while a jumbo kudu shofar, which is typically about 48 inches (yes, that’s right, four feet long) can cost $200 or more.
A natural finish is slightly less than polished.
In the exotic shofar category, gemsbok shofars typically range in length from 26-32 inches and cost between $80 and $150.
If you’re in the market for a decorative shofar, expect to pay anywhere from $100 for a silver-plated ram’s horn shofar, to $400 or more for a sterling silver plated Yemenite shofar. Anointing shofars are typically $100. Note that decorative shofars are not kosher and should not be used on Rosh Hashanah.
If you are ready to order a shofar and prefer to buy from Israel, you can find links to several dealers based in Israel listed on our Yemenite Shofar Price Survey page. You can also find shofars at your local Judaica dealer, but prices are often marked up significantly.
When it comes to shofar accessories, a basic velvet shofar pouch may cost just $15 and up for a ram’s horn pouch, but a long pouch for a Yemenite shofar can be over $40. A simple shofar stand can be found for as little as $10, while a hand-painted wooden shofar stand can cost $35 or more.