Gifts for Guitarists

Creative and practical gift options for the guitar player in your life

Published November 21, 2018 by Nathan H.

It’s that time of year again! We’ve assembled a number of buying and gift guides to help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier. Shopping for musicians can be tricky. That’s why we’ve got the perfect list of gifts for guitarists. From creative to practical, here’s a variety of gift options for you to consider:

Helpful Essentials

Kraft Music E-Gift Cards - Has the guitarist in your life been saving for a new guitar or amp? Help their dreams come true and contribute to the fund with an Electronic Gift Card. These are also perfect for a surprise gift or for the musician who seems to have everything. You can’t go wrong with an e-gift card sent straight to the recipient’s inbox. Click here to shop.

Yamaha GCT1 Clip-On Tuner - Every time a guitarist goes to play their instrument, one of the first things they’ll do is tune. Clip-on tuners like the GCT1 make tuning quick and easy. These are also extremely easy to misplace, so even if they have one, it wouldn’t hurt to have a backup. Click here to shop.

Ultimate GS-1000 Pro Guitar Stand - One of the great things about guitars is that they are easy to pick up and play at any moment. Guitar stands are perfect for practice spaces, home studios, and stages. The GS-1000 is quick to set up and easy to transport, keeping any guitar safe and secure. Click here to shop.

Guitar Songbooks - Learning new songs is one of the best ways to build skills. Help your guitarist play like their heroes with one of these songbooks. From the Beatles to Metallica, we’ve got books for every style. Click here to shop.

Fender T-Shirt - Fender is one of the most recognizable and well-respected brands out there, and guitarists love to support the people who make their instruments. If your guitarist plays a Fender guitar, they’ll love one of these stylish t-shirts. Click here to shop.

Blackstar FLY 3 Mini Amp - An extremely compact, yet feature filled amplifier, the FLY 3 is an ideal companion to a first electric guitar. With tons of tone possibilities, onboard delay, and an overdrive channel, this amp also has the possibility to be used with headphones. To jam along with your favorite songs, use the MP3/LINE IN jack to connect your MP3 player, mobile device, laptop, etc. The FLY 3 Mini Amp starts at just $64.99. Click here to shop.

Music Stands - Having a reliable music stand is absolutely vital for any musician. Not only is it necessary for songbooks and sheet music, but also tablets! Many of us musician’s utilize YouTube to look up tutorials, learn new songs, or just play along with old favorites. A portable and sturdy music stand adds a professional look to any studio and makes the entire process easier. This stand by On-Stage is a great option at just $36.95. Click here to shop.

Creative and Useful

Line 6 Sonic Port Audio Interface - This little interface is a must-have for the guitar player on your list. Compatible with most iOS devices, the Sonic Port Audio Interface allows you to plug in your guitar to record, access and create the best tones, and jam wherever you go. Line 6 has blown us away with this excellent interface available for only $99.95. Click here to shop.

Zoom H1N Handy Portable Digital Recorder - When the creative bug bites, it’s important to have the right tools to capture those moments. The Zoom H1N is a compact recording solution that can be kept in a guitar case for instant, high quality recordings. Whether it’s a demo to give to a band or the start of a new song, having a device for easy recording and storage can be a game changer for many musicians. These start at $119.99 and are a sure win this holiday season. Click here to shop.

Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner - Intuitive and full of high-quality sounds, the DR-O1S was designed specifically with acoustic guitar players in mind. This would be an amazing gift to complement acoustic playing at home and provide inspiration for songwriters. This compact and impressive device starts at $229.99. Click here to shop.


Branching Out

Kala KA-15T Tenor Ukulele - Guitar players are notorious for getting the itch to learn a new instrument. Because there are so many instruments with frets and strings, like a guitar, it’s relatively simple to learn a new one, not to mention extremely fun. The tenor size ukulele is perfect for most adults and gives you an affordable entry point to try something new with the popular ukulele. The KA-15T starts at $99.99. Click here to shop.

Ibanez M510 Mandolin - From bands like R.E.M. to Nickel Creek, the sound of the mandolin has been incorporated into many different styles of music. Its unique sound can punch through a bluegrass band or provide a beautiful backdrop for a ballad. Another favorite instrument for guitar players to learn is definitely the mandolin. Give it a shot with the Ibanez M510, starting at just $149.99. Click here to shop.

Yamaha JR1 Junior ¾ Scale Mini Acoustic Guitar - Traveling with a guitar can be problematic. They are large and awkwardly shaped, making it hard to add in with suitcases and other necessities. The JR1 is a smaller version of a full sized guitar and is perfect to take on any trip. It’s extremely durable, easy to play, and sounds great. Don’t leave the music at home and get the Yamaha JR1, starting at $134.99. Click here to shop.

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