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Best gifts for guitar players 2024 – recommended by real guitarists

Team Soundbrenner, in Uncategorized
Jan 06, 2024 | 3 min read

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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

gifts for guitar players
Guitar practice with the Soundbrenner Core

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!

2. A subscription at GuitarTricks.com

Be it a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, it is always important and useful to constantly polish your skills and learn new/more knowledge within your craft. GuitarTricks is the perfect place for any guitarist to do this. They have hundreds of song lessons, and step-by-step courses for beginners and even provide a video feedback feature that allows a user to record themselves playing, submit it to a GT instructor, and get a video response with specific pointers tailored to their improvement. Sign up for their 14-day trial and get started!

3. Handmade guitar straps by Revo

One of the most unique gifts you can give. Each strap is literally one-of-a-kind with natural variations in the wood. Not only are they cool, they are super comfortable and great for passionate musicians.

Revo Straps has been the world’s only source for guitar straps made from exotic tonewoods for over 20 years. All the straps are sourced using sustainable harvesting in Central America, and the quality is exceptional. A stunning addition to any high-end guitar.

4. Minuendo Earplugs, hearing protection for guitarists

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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.

5. Roadie 3 Tuner

For guitarists who 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.

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

Guitar strings - best gifts for guitarists

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.

7. LYNK Pedalboard

Pedalboard - gifts for guitar players

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.

guitar pick - best gifts 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 2024. 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.

9. Planet Waves Classic Leather

Guitar straps - best gifts for guitarists

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 2024 because it is simply a necessity. Some straps have sudden release issues, but this classic leather guitar attaches snuggly to the strap button. It also comes in four other colours—a great gift idea for any guitar player.

10. Fun Pedal: DigiTech Whammy Ricochet Pitch Shift Pedal

Guitar Pedal - best gifts for guitarists

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.

11. 60s Sound: Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Tape Replay Machine Pedals

Guitar pedal - best gifts for guitarists

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 2024! 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.

12. 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.

13. Wave in-ear monitors

Discover the Wave IEMs, an in-ear monitor redefining auditory excellence. With a 10mm dynamic driver ensuring unparalleled sound clarity, this device invites you into a world of sonic intricacies, whether you’re a musician, audiophile, or casual listener. Its ergonomic design guarantees extended comfort, while 36dB passive noise isolation, facilitated by six ear tip options, creates your private musical sanctuary, blocking out the world’s distractions.

Crafted for longevity, the Wave IEMs boasts durability with its premium construction and detachable braided cable, always ready for your on-the-go lifestyle. Small yet powerful, it becomes your pocket-sized companion, promising an immersive musical journey wherever you go. Elevate your music experience with Wave IEMs—where sound meets comfort, durability, and pure listening pleasure.

14. 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 way for compact, travel-friendly pedalboards.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Grover Roto-Grip Locking Rotomatic Tuners

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

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 re-string 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.

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.

Do you have a question about Soundbrenner products? Reach out to us at [email protected], we’re happy to help!

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