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15 best gifts for guitarists in 2024

Jules, in Uncategorized
Jan 14, 2024 | 9 min read

The holidays are coming, and we know that you are looking for the perfect present for your loved one. We listed our 15 best gifts for guitarists or guitar lovers. Whether they are looking to pursue a music career or have just started to learn how to play, here’s a list of gift ideas they wouldn’t be able to resist.

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1. Soundbrenner’s wearable metronomes

The Soundbrenner Core 2 and Pulse are more than just metronomes; they are comprehensive tools for serious musicians. These wearable devices offer powerful vibrations that are 7 times stronger than those of an average smartphone, allowing musicians to feel the beat instead of hearing distracting clicks.

Core 2 especially has features that are specially tailored to guitarists. It possesses a contact tuner that attaches to your guitar to help tune it or a microphone tuner which can used to tune by the ear.

Customization is at the forefront, with easy adjustments for BPM, time signature, and accents. The device even offers practice tracking capabilities to help you stay in touch with your progress.

Additional features like a real-time decibel meter protect your ears by monitoring volume levels. The Core can also function as a daily smartwatch, providing notifications right to your wrist. With multi-day battery life and splash-resistant design, these devices are a valuable guitar accessory.

Soundbrenner Core
Soundbrenner Core Steel
Soundbrenner Pulse

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, step-by-step courses for beginners and even a one-on-one session with their instructors weekly to ask your questions. Sign up for their 14-day trial and get started!

3. Minuendo Earplugs

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. 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.

4. Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings

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.

5. LYNK Pedalboard

gifts for guitarists

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.

Price: $119.99

6. Dunlop Nylon Jazz III Guitar Picks

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 for a good reason. It is simple yet one of the best gifts for guitarists. 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.

7. 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 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 four other colours—a great gift idea for any guitar player.

8. 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.

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

Guitar pedal - best gifts for guitarists

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! 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.

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 people 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, an excellent 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

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.

And that’s our top 15 gifts for guitarists in 2024. 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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