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Best gifts for guitar players 2023 – recommended by real guitarists

Team Soundbrenner, in Community news
Jan 06, 2023 | 3 min read

Shopping for gifts for a guitar player? We handpicked our top 15 best gifts for guitar players that they’ll be sure to appreciate! Whether they are looking to pursue a music career or have just started to learn how to play, these gift ideas will help them take their passion to the next level.

1. Soundbrenner Core, the coolest gift for guitar players

It’s a tuner, it’s a vibrating metronome, and it’s also a watch. Meet Soundbrenner Core, the ultimate watch for guitarists.

What makes the Core unique is its vibrating metronome feature. With it, your guitarist can replace distracting clicks with powerful vibrations to feel the beat. This watch doubles over as a contact tuner, which allows you to tune your guitar accurately no matter how noisy your environment. It also has a built-in dB meter to keep you aware of your surrounding sound levels. This innovative device will impress the guitarist in your life!

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Guitar practice with the Soundbrenner Core

2. Minuendo Earplugs, hearing protection for guitarists

If you’re an electric guitarist who plays at loud volumes frequently, it’s important to protect your ears so you can keep making music. So one of the best gifts for guitar players you can get look after their hearing. We recently partnered with Minuendo to offer their innovative adjustable earbuds in 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.

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3. Roadie 3 Tuner

For guitarists that want a tuner, string winder, and metronome all in one- the Roadie 3 tuner has your back. It comes with a variety of built-in alternate tunings, is compact and wireless, and is pretty simple to use!

This next-generation automatic tuner will help you find your sound fast with both quicker rotation, and enhanced accuracy so you’ll never play out of tune again.

4. Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings, a practical gift for guitar players

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

5. 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 aluminium.

Pedalboard - gifts for guitar players

6. Dunlop Nylon Jazz III Guitar Picks, a popular choice for guitarists

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 gifts for guitarists in 2023. Its small size and unique shape allows 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

7. 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 gifts for guitarists in 2023 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 colours—a great gift idea for any guitar player.

Guitar straps - best gifts for guitarists

8. 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

9. 60s Sound: Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Tape Replay Machine Pedals

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

One of the best gifts for guitar players in 2023! Guitarists can recreate sounds from the 60s with a classic keyboard called the Mellotron. A tiny dial lets you switch from 9 sounds: cello, strings, flute, clarinet, sax, brass – our personal favourite is the ethereal sound of an orchestra and choir.

Guitar pedal - best gifts for guitarists

10. Scarlett Solo Studio

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.

11. KZ Yinyoo ZST Colorful Hybrid Balance Armature

A lot of guitarists are quite surprised when they first try this product. Fit in the right earpieces so that you get a good seal. You’ll hear the high frequencies bright and clear. Protect and store it in the right way, and it should last you long enough.

Overall, it is great value for the money!

12. 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 ideal wah for compact, travel-friendly pedalboards.

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 travelling musician.

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 your guitar’s output jack. From there, you can plug your favourite 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.

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 reliable 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 helping 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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