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 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.
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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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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