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15 best gifts for guitarists 2021

Jules, in Community news
Oct 13, 2021 | 10 min read

The holidays are coming, and we know that you are looking for the perfect present for your loved one. We listed our 10 best gifts for guitarists or guitar lovers in 2021. Whether they are looking to pursue a career in music or have just started to learn how to play, here’s a list of gift ideas they wouldn’t be able to resist.

1. Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings

Breaking a string during a performance or recording session can be disastrous. Ernie Ball’s Paradigm strings offer superior resistance, durability, and tone that any guitarist can appreciate. These strings feature patented Everlast nanotechnology that improves tone and decreases rust.

Guitar strings - best gifts for guitarists

2. LYNK Pedalboard

Those who have a growing collection of pedals will be able to adjust the length board with Gruv Gear’s LYNK Pedalboard. Simple yet built to last, this panel is made of lightweight aluminum.

Price: $119.99

3. Soundbrenner Core and Core Steel

You didn’t think we’d leave out our product, did you?

We believe that the Soundbrenner Core is the perfect gift for any musician as it combines four essential music tools.

Besides the vibrating metronome of its predecessor, we also added a contact tuner that can tune your string instrument anytime and anywhere. To add, it has the functionality and modernity of a smartwatch.

Soundbrenner Core - best gifts for guitarists

4. Dunlop Nylon Jazz III Guitar Picks

Guitar picks are an essential part of a guitarist’s toolkit. A good selection can have a subtle but immediately noticeable effect on speed and tone. 

The Dunlop Jazz III is the pick of choice for many of the world’s most skilled guitarists and a good reason. It is simple yet one of the best gift for guitarists 2021. Its small size and unique shape allow you to achieve speeds impossible with other picks while maintaining an elevated control and attack level. At less than $5 for a 6-pack, these picks are a steal.

guitar pick - best gifts for guitarists

5. Planet Waves Classic Leather

This classic leather strap has a wide width, provides maximum comfort for standing situations, and is adjustable from 44.5″ to 53″ long.

This is one of the best gift for guitarists 2021 because it is simply just a necessity. Some straps have sudden release issues, but this classic leather guitar attaches snuggly to the strap button. It also comes in with four other colors—a great gift idea for any guitar player.

Guitar straps - best gifts for guitarists

6. Fun Pedal: DigiTech Whammy Ricochet Pitch Shift Pedal

Suppose you want a Whammy effect without having to lug around a massive treadle. This pedal allows you to bend your pitch up to 2 octaves up or down with just one footswitch.

Quality is excellent, tracking is good, and it has a bypass on latch mode.

Guitar Pedal - best gifts for guitarists

7. 60s Sound: Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Tape Replay Machine Pedals

Are you encouraging a friend to be more creative? We would love to introduce you to one of these Electro-Harmonix pedals!

One of the best gifts for guitarists 2021! Guitarists can recreate sounds from the 60s of classic keyboard called the Mellotron. A tiny dial lets you switch from 9 sounds: cello, strings, flute, clarinet, sax, brass – our personal favorite is the ethereal sound of an orchestra and choir.

8. Scarlett Solo Studio

Guitar pedal - best gifts for guitarists

For guitarists looking to get into audio production and recording, the Scarlett Solo Studio from Focusrite is a great starting point. This bundle includes a primary Scarlett audio interface, a CM25 MkIII condenser mic HP60 MkIII mixing headphones, and all the necessary cables you need to get up and running immediately.

9. Shure SE215

In-ear monitors can be costly, but one of the cheaper options is the
Shure SE215.

Shure has a reputation for delivering high-quality sound, and this entry-level IEM is no exception. This is the best gift for guitarists 2021 because it provides an award-winning sound and long-lasting comfort, these earphones come in wireless and wired versions with detachable cables and multiple color options.

10. Aeros Loop Studio by Singular Sound

For a guitarist who loves complicated arrangements, multiple harmonies, and who wants to be able to record by themselves, a looper is your answer. 

The new Aeos Loop Studio from Singular Sound allows you to compose up to 36 individual loops per song. You can also mix your tracks in real-time during live performances. Navigation is a breeze with the built-in footswitches and scroll wheel.

11. Dunlop Cry Baby Junior Wah Pedal

While not essential, a wah pedal is one of the most exciting pedals to add to your guitar pedalboard. It opens up a whole new range of tonal and stylistic possibilities that you just cannot achieve without one. However, the downside is that most wahs have quite a large footprint, which means they will take up a significant amount of space on your pedalboard. Fortunately, the Cry Baby Junior solves this by offering the same classic Dunlop sound in a much more compact package, making this an idela wah for compact, travel-friendly pedalboards.

12. Minuendo Earplugs

If you’re an electric guitarist who plays at loud volumes frequently, its important to protect your ears so you can keep making music. We recently partnered with Minuendo to offer their innovating adjustable earbuds on our store. Use them in conjunction with the Soundbrenner Core, which features a db alarm that warns you when it’s time to put on your earplugs.


13. Blackstar Fly 3 Mini Guitar Amp

Sometimes you just need a small, portable amp that you can carry around with you wherever you go. This is where the Blackstar Fly 3 comes in. The Fly 3 is a tiny, 3 watt miniature amplifier that can be powered by AA batteries. The sound signature is truly impressive for its size, and the amp is more than capable of outputting some decent tones. This is an essential tool for the traveling musician.

Blackstar Fly 3 | Keymusic

14. Vox Amplug 2 Headphone Amp

If you want something even more portable than the Fly 3, the Amplug 2 by Vox Amplification is a great choice. Instead of a lightweight amp that you can carry around with you, the Amplug 2 takes it a step further by plugging directly into you r guitar’s output jack. From there, you can plug your favorite pair of headphones into the Amplug 2 and rock out without disturbing those around you. This tiny device is a great way to ensure that you are always able to practice, no matter where you are or who you’re with. The Amplug 2 even comes in a variety of models that offer different tones – for example, Blues, Classic Rock and even Bass.

Closeup of VOX

15. Grover Roto-Grip Locking Rotomatic Tuners

If you’ve invested in a guitar you intend to keep for a long time, one of the best upgrades you can install is a set of locking tuners. Locking tuners offer much higher tuning stability, and are more reliabilie than non-locking tuners too. With locking tuners, you don’t have to make as many windings with your strings, which means you can easily string and restring your guitars – saving you lots of time in the long run. Locking tuners are also especially useful for guitars with tremolos or floating bridges, because string slippage is greatly reduced, allowing you to stay in tune even with aggressive tremolo usage.

Grover 502C Roto-Grip Locking Rotomatic Tuners - 3+3 Chrome | Sweetwater

Soundbrenner is a company dedicated to help musicians stay focused on what truly matters: their music. By creating innovative devices, such as Soundbrenner Pulse and Core, our goal is to deliver the best possible practice experience for musicians. Click here to find out more.

Got a question about Soundbrenner wearables? Reach out to us at [email protected], we’re happy to help!

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