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Best Christmas Gifts For Guitarists & Guitar Lovers in 2017
Christmastime is here again! And so you may be looking for suggestions on the best Christmas gifts for guitar players in 2017. Read on, because we’ve got some really cool guitar gift ideas for your consideration.
The article below includes a selection of lower-priced stocking stuffers along with some awesome bigger ticket items they’ll be thrilled to unwrap.
We hope you find the perfect guitar gifts this year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Jingle Bell Rock
It’s hard to believe another year went by that fast, but my calendar says we’re already into December, and that means it’s time for Christmas shopping once again. But what to get a guitar player for Christmas?
Show the guitar lover in your life how much you care by getting something musical and special this holiday season.
Of course, you might just want to get a little something for yourself as well. Because you like getting gifts too, right?
We searched high and low for the best guitar accessories and cool guitar themed gifts for a guitarist or guitar lover. Below you’ll find some great holiday gift ideas!
Are you shopping for someone who wants to learn how to play guitar?
Merry New Guitar Day
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We’ll begin with the most obvious choice: a new guitar!
For someone just starting their guitar journey, it’s a pretty good idea to get a guitar Starter Bundle.
This gives them a guitar plus all the accessories they’ll need to get playing right away.
Listed below are several quality guitar bundles that provide good sound and great value. Each would make a suitable gift for a beginner.
They’re also suitable for an intermediate guitar player, if you’re buying a guitar for someone who already knows how to play. The bundle special doesn’t usually cost much more than the guitar itself, but you can get just the guitar if you think they already have all the accessories.
If you’re looking for an acoustic guitar, we recommend:
If you’re looking for an electric guitar bundle instead, these are two great options. Choose the Squier if you think they’d prefer a Fender Stratocaster style guitar (think Jimi Hendrix), or go with the Epiphone if you think they’re more into a Gibson Les Paul type (think Slash):
Another option for someone learning to play is a subscription to guitar lessons. We recommend choosing either Guitar Tricks or JamPlay for a high-quality comprehensive guitar learning program. (For more info on these programs, check out our Best Way to Learn Guitar article).
Many guitarists like having access to their smartphone to view guitar chords, lyrics or videos while practicing. This can be a problem if they aren’t near a computer, and it can be awkward trying to play while keeping an eye on a small phone that’s too far away or sitting on a table.
This accessory holds the smartphone and has a suction cup that can be attached directly to the guitar for easy access while playing.
Portable Guitar Practice Tool
This unique accessory is perfect for a busy guitarist who is serious about their practice schedule. It doesn’t actually produce any sound, but is simply a replica of a guitar neck (with real strings) that a guitar player can use to practice fingering chords and scales to improve their speed and dexterity.
It’s small and easy to transport, and can be whipped out anywhere to get a little practice in when they can’t play their actual guitar (at work, in transit, on vacation, etc.) If they use this accessory a lot, they’ll be quite surprised at the improvement in fingering when they return to their guitar.
Personalized Guitar Pick
But a personalized guitar pick (this one’s made of stainless steel) is a clever way to give a cool, lower cost gift that’s way more personal, since you can have the pick engraved with your own personal message (customized during the order process).
Guitar Cleaning Kit
This guitar care kit is an all-in-1 cleaner, polish and wax package.
Guitar-Shaped Ice Cube Tray
Things could get heated if there’s a party full of musicians who like to drink! It comes with stir sticks shaped like a guitar arm.
Guitar-Shaped Bottle Opener
We suspect there are probably a few musicians out there who enjoy having a drink (or three).
Raise a toast to rock ‘n roll.
Guitar fans love to express their passion for music, and there are all kinds of cool guitar shirts and apparel on the market.
Or you could choose our very own T-Shirt design if they’re a fan of 100% Genuine Classic Vintage Rock and Roll!
Recording Microphone (Shure)
The Shure SM57 is a dynamic microphone that eliminates background noise and can be used to record stringed instruments, drums and vocals.
Purchasing the bundle ensures they’ll have everything they need to get started right away.
Thalia Guitar Capo
But you can still wow them with a premium Thalia capo.
It has an elegant look and quality performance, and comes with a variety of fret pads to fit almost any guitar.
It’s a device that produces sound effects similar to using a bow on the strings, and can be used to manipulate sustain, bowing, fading and other tone textures.
A unique way to help them express maximum creativity.
Cry Baby Wah Guitar Pedal
This type of pedal has been used by most of the greats, including Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and many others.
Roadie 2 Automatic Guitar Tuner
And it can be done in pretty much any environment regardless of decibel level, quickly and accurately.
A guitar player can choose from over 40 presets, and create their own custom tunings for when they need to tune the guitar on the fly.
Marshall Speaker Bar Fridge
Any hardcore fan of guitars (or bar fridges) who also enjoys the occasional beverage will love this unique bar fridge designed to look like a Marshall speaker.
Might want to pair this one with the bottle opener.
A guitar player can use a good pair of studio headphones in several different ways. They can play guitar and route the sound through the headphones if they need to play quietly, or listen carefully when recording, mixing or mastering sound. Of course they can use ‘em to listen to music as well.
You’ll want a set of headphones that works well for guitar music and has a detailed soundscape for recording. Depending on your budget, we recommend the Sennheiser HD280 Pro (entry-level), Audio-Technica ATH-M50x (mid-range and probably the best value here), and the Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (premium).
There are many more expensive options on the market, but these are all high-quality options at pretty reasonable prices with impressive sound quality, unless you’re buying for a hardcore audiophile looking to record professionally.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
That’s our list!
You can never go wrong giving the gift of music.
Hopefully you found something here that caught your eye. (And if you do buy something for yourself, we won’t tell!)
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!