Be sure to also check out our 2018 Ultimate Guitar Gift Guide for an even bigger and better list of great
Guitar Smartphone Holder
Now this is genius. It saves the
2. Slide Ring
The great thing about a slide ring is, unlike a traditional slide that covers your entire finger, you can use the ring when it’s time to slide, and use your fingers when it’s time to play a chord. It keeps the options open! This would be a great gift for the blues guitarist, but any guitarist would appreciate this gift.
3. DiMarzio Cliplock
Every guitarist can use a fresh strap, and this is the one any guitarist will be happy to receive. With the ClipLock® Quick Release
Here’s an awesome gift idea. Who wouldn’t want his or her own personalized
5. Music Lessons (aka One Shameless Promotion)
Giving the gift of music lessons is truly the gift that keeps on giving. After all, the gig bag, the tuner, the amps, and the pics are useless unless the guitarist can play! Check out TrueFire gift certificates ranging from $25 to $100 dollars. The great thing about these is they’re instant. So, if you’re in need of a last minute gift, just hop online, purchase a certificate, print it out, and you’re good to go!
6. Crybaby Wah Pedal
Possibly the coolest gift you could ever get anyone, the Crybaby Wah Pedal will help you reign supreme in the gift giving this year. From Hendrix to Clapton, all the greats have wah’d out with the Crybaby Wah. And it’s super fun to play. There’s a bit of a learning curve, but it’s totally worth it when a guitarist finally figures out how to crank out some sick Wahs!
7. Gig Bag
Every guitarist needs a good gig bag. It protects the
8. Kava Capo
A capo allows the guitarist to quickly change the pitch of a piece of music. There’s a bunch of capos on the market and it’s important you don’t grab the super cheap one as a gift. While it’s a pretty simple device, quality matters. That’s why we’re recommending the Kava Capo for acoustic guitars and the Kyser for the electric
9. String Fuel Cleaner
You might be thinking a cleaner is a boring gift. Wrong! It’s actually a very integral part of producing quality sound. Keeping strings cleaned and lubricated helps preserve the integrity of the strings, reduces string noise, and makes it easier to slide up and down the strings. Plus, this thing makes the whole process super easy. Just swipe it across the strings and you’re good to rock on.
10. Bose L1 Compact System
Want to win at giving? Want to seriously just win? This is the gift. Now, we realize this is roughly the cost of a mortgage payment, but hey, if you’re looking to impress, sometimes you’ve got to shell out the serious dough. This sound system is amazing. With an integrated bass speaker and Bose Spatial Dispersion loudspeaker technology, this system produces incredible sound while also remaining completely portable. Not to mention it looks really, really cool.
Sell some stock, have a garage sale, and break into your kid’s college fund so you can grab this on Amazon.
BONUS: A Good Recording Microphone
The way we see it, you have two choices when it comes to a
If you end up taking our advice on any of gifts for
by John Lombard