Realistically, what can you get for a guitar player that is practical and on a budget? While many would expect to receive a new guitar as a gift, this is often impractical. Guitar players don’t always have the room to store many guitars at home or the funds to purchase multiple instruments. Plus, most guitarists already have an instrument in their arsenal. Instead, how about picking out one of these great gifts for dads who love to play guitar.
In this Father’s day guitar gift guide, we have put together a few practical guitar-related tools and equipment that will help you to stir up your gift-giving creativity. Continue reading to find out what made it into our ten awesome Father’s Day gifts you can buy on Reverb for your guitarist dad.
1. IK Multimedia iRig HD 2
With the help of technology, guitarists can now connect their devices to various devices using iOS and Android apps to easily and readily access any amp sound they need. Music technology firm IK Multimedia designed the iRig HD 2, a small interface that allows you to link your guitar with your Apple device.
This gift allows your dad to easily connect to his favorite practice session plus recording app like AmpliTube, which is IK’s award-winning app. Through this app, your dad would play via virtual models of the best guitar amplifiers and effects.
2. Pick Punch
Your dad could be one of those guitarists who prefers using their self-made pick to pluck strings for many reasons. Some guitarists prefer making their own picks because they know exactly what they want to achieve out of each choice, and they only trust themselves to do it.
This gift is perfect for anyone who plays guitar and wants to make their own picks from the standard plastic and avoid the DIY picks from old gift cards or plastic lids.
3. G7th Performance Capo
Capos are revolutionary inventions that allow ultra-precise positioning and clamping without untuning the guitar by pulling strings. The G7th Performance Capo received gold medals for the most innovative new product, and in the 2008 Players Choice Awards, it won the best overall capo.
It takes one hand to squeeze it into place, and you can release it by using the lever at the back. When your dad is not using it, he can neatly store it on the end of his guitar’s headstock.
If you want to splurge on your dad this Father’s Day, you can go for the 18k gold-plated edition available on Reverb.
4. Guitar Strap
Another practical guitar gift for your dad is the guitar strap. You can make the gift more interesting by purchasing the KLIQ’s AirCell technology. The unique feature on this strap is the air cells on the underside that offer versatility and cushion. These two features combined make for unmatched lasting comfort. The strap ends have high-quality stitching leather that provides durability.
You can also go the animal-free route by getting a vegan guitar strap. It is as good-looking and strong as its leather counterpart. Reverb’s inventory includes both leather and vegan straps to suit your budget.
5. Guitar Multi-Tool Kit
Most dads are into fixing stuff, such as household stuff, cars, and other mechanical toys they have, including their guitars. For this reason, getting him a multi-tool kit would be the best Father’s Day guitar gift idea.
They can use the multi-tool for guitar maintenance even while they are out playing for fun or on the road tours if they play professionally. A guitar multi-tool kit has up to 11 helpful guitar tools in one handy case, including hex wrenches, screwdrivers, a tube spanner, plus a ruler.
6. Guitar Tuner
A guitar tuner can make for a good guitar gift. Your dad can easily tune his guitar before playing a piece for the family or, at a much larger scale, a concert. The KLIQ UberTuner from Reverb has an excellent microprocessor, and an extremely delicate Piezo Sensor that will guarantee your dad’s guitar is accurately and swiftly tuned.
Whether your dad is an aspiring guitarist just starting or an experienced one, a Ukelele is a perfect guitar gift. You can make sweet memories with your dad as he creates music with this four-stringed instrument. On a budget? Not to worry, Reverb lists Ukeleles for different pocket sizes.
8. Wireless Headphone Guitar Amplifier
Did your dad sacrifice his music room and give up his hulking guitar amp for your bedroom or office? Well, it’s time to make it up to him by gifting him a wireless headphone guitar amp. He can get authentic amplifier studio-quality tones from the Boss Waza-Air wireless guitar headphones. This Father’s Day gift idea is excellent because your dad does not have to bother the rest of the family while enjoying his guitar sessions.
9. Guitar Hanger
You’ll be ready to hang your guitars in minutes. Order guitar hangers from a wide variety on the Reverb site. This decorative wall mount is a unique and thoughtful guitar gift for the dad that needs a place to show off his many guitars. It serves as wall art and keeps the instrument safe at the same time.
10. MXR Timmy Overdrive Pedal
This Father’s Day, gift your Father a Timmy’s MXR overdrive pedal. It offers a wide range of gritty and textured tones that improves the guitar’s sound while maintaining its original voice. It also frees up significant board space.
It can be tough to find a gift that truly resonates with your father when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. That’s why this year, you should consider buying a gift based on a hobby he can get lost in for hours. Capitalize on dad’s love for music by treating him to a gift that he’ll love and actually use.