We all know the earth is round and is made up of two-thirds water. However, a lesser-known fact, though equally true, is that guitarists are the easiest people in the world to buy gifts for. Yes, seriously, it’s a fact.
But, just in case you’re struggling for ideas to buy a gift for your guitar playing friend, or significant other, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the very best gifts for guitar players.
The list contains a really wide range of ideas. There are gifts suitable for bass, acoustic and electric guitar players. Also, how much you want to spend should not be an issue because we have ideas for gifts costing from as little as a few dollars to as much as a few hundred.
We genuinely hope there’s something here to inspire your search. So, let’s go through them and see what will put a smile on the guitarist in your life’s face when they open their present…
- Top 34 Best Gifts For Guitar Players To Buy In 2020 Reviews
- 1 Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit
- 2 Hercules GS523B Three-Instrument Guitar Rack
- 3 Snark SN5X Clip-On Tuner for Guitar, Bass & Violin
- 4 AKG K240STUDIO Semi-Open Over-Ear Professional Studio Headphones
- 5 Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface
- 6 Kyser Quick-Change Capo for 6-string Acoustic Guitars
- 7 Pick Punch
- 8 Picture Chord Encyclopedia
- 9 PreSonus Eris E3.5 – 3.5″ Professional Multimedia Reference Monitors
- 10 Gator Frameworks Guitar Seat
- 11 XVive U2 Guitar Wireless System Nickel
- 12 Capo For Acoustic Guitar
- 13 Music Nomad MN109 String Fuel Cleaner And Lubricant
- 14 Bose L1 Compact With Carry Case
- 15 Blue Yeti USB Microphone
- 16 Roadie 2 – Automatic Smart Guitar Tuner
- 17 Planet Waves Planet Lock Guitar Strap
- 18 VOX AP2AC amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar/Bass Headphone Amplifier
- 19 TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Polyphonic LED Guitar Tuner Pedal w/Buffer
- 20 Heet Sound PLUSEBOW Plus EBow For Guitar
- 21 Ernie Ball Power Peg Pro, Battery Powered Peg Winder
- 22 Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program
- 23 Mybecca [12 PACK] Acoustic Foam BEVEL Tiles Soundproofing Wall Panel 12 x 12 x 1 inch
- 24 Guitar Pro 7 – Tablature and Notation Editor
- 25 Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
- 26 Best Choice Products 39in Full Size Beginner Electric Guitar Starter Kit
- 27 Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag
- 28 Gator Cases G-TOUR Series Gutiar Pedal Board
- 29 Music Nomad MN103 Guitar ONE All-in-1 Cleaner
- 30 Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone
- 31 Ernie Ball Glass slide, Medium
- 32 D’Addario Humidipak Automatic Humidity Control System
- 33 KLIQ AirCell Guitar Strap for Bass & Electric Guitar
- 34 Donner Dp-1 Guitar Pedal Power Supply 10 Isolated DC Output for 9V/12V/18V Effect Pedal
- So, What Are The Best Gifts For Guitar Players?
Top 34 Best Gifts For Guitar Players To Buy In 2020 Reviews
1 Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit
The first on our list of best gifts for guitar players is the highly practical Ernie Ball musicians tool kit. This has all the main essentials for keeping your guitar in great looking and great playing shape.
The kit is nicely contained in a good quality carrying case measuring 10.5 x 1.8 x 5.8 inches. It contains string cutters, peg winders, a ruler, a multi-purpose screwdriver, microfiber cloth, and a good selection of hex wrenches.
With everything neatly packaged and stored, there’ll be no more scrabbling around for that missing tool. And also, no more subjecting your guitar to less than perfect tools when re-stringing or making minor adjustments.
Also, the good news is that the tool kit is small enough to place in a gig bag. Now that’s a very useful addition to the gear of any working musician. With this handy little kit, you’ll never get caught out again, when adjustments need to be made to your guitar, or you get an inevitable string break.
- Contains the main guitar-maintenance essentials.
- A good range of hex wrench sizes.
- It fits easily into a gig bag.
- The case has room for additional tools to be added.
- The string winder is a little flimsy.
2 Hercules GS523B Three-Instrument Guitar Rack
There’s no doubt about it, Hercules makes some of the very best music stands in terms of both design, stability and quality. So, let’s take a look at the GS523B and see if it can live up to the other Hercules products…
At first glance, this looks like another solid piece of Hercules kit. Quite honestly, it looks like a bicycle rack. And it’s probably strong enough to hold a few bikes, but we’d suggest not to try that at home folks.
This is a portable guitar rack that has sufficient space for three acoustic, electric or bass guitars. It has well-padded foam points of insulation to all contact points of the guitar. The yoke positions can be readily adjusted, and the rack is constructed from one piece, which makes it easy to assemble, fold away, and store.
It measures 25 inches high, weighs 3.6kgs and has a weight capacity of 80kgs, which is a pretty impressive weight capacity all things considered. Its folded size is 27.6 x 24.4 inches.
This is a nice versatile piece of kit that be used happily at home, in the studio, or on stage.
- Easy to fold and erect.
- Folds flat for easy transport.
- Very sturdy.
- Lightweight design.
- The padding on the contact points is outstanding.
- Doesn’t seat guitars well with a cable plugged in.
3 Snark SN5X Clip-On Tuner for Guitar, Bass & Violin
Seriously, you’d be hard-pressed to find any guitarist who either hasn’t owned or used a Snark. A truly ubiquitous clip-on tuner. These things are everywhere and with good reason. They deliver a dependable and accurate level of tuning, they’re easy to use, and they’re very affordable.
The Snark SN5X has a 360 degrees swivel head, which allows a full range of placement on the headstock to suit your personal preference. The color display is in high definition and really easy to see. A definite plus should you choose to use it on stage.
It is calibrated with frequencies for tuning guitar, bass guitars, and violins. It’s newly integrated processing chip also ensure speedy tuning. And there’s more; the Snark SN5X also comes with an in-built tap-tempo metronome.
This is all impressive given the relatively low price, and the quality of such a well know product.
- Dependable levels of tuning.
- Easy to use.
- Easy to read even in poorly-lit environments.
- Fragile if dropped.
4 AKG K240STUDIO Semi-Open Over-Ear Professional Studio Headphones
For any guitarists out there involved in home recording, having a decent pair of studio headphones is an absolute must. The AKG K240STUDIO headphones offer a feature-rich package for those seeking a professional level of sound monitoring.
And this latest design genuinely offers even higher sensitivity and dynamic range than its predecessor.
The headphones deliver a semi-open sound thanks to their newly incorporated XXL transducers. Additionally, they provide a range of 15 Hz to 25,000 Hz for all of you bats out there. And what’s more, this is coupled with a new lower impedance level of 55-ohm, which assists in monitoring more clearly at high volumes.
But these studio headphones don’t only look great; they wear great too. To ensure hours of comfortable wearing, they are built with a self-adjusting steel headband. They also feature excellent padding and cushioning around the ear — a real boon for prolonged use.
Whatever you use these headphones for listening to, no doubt about it, you’re going to look as cool as mustard wearing these babies.
If you’re looking for more gift headphone options, please check out our best studio headphones for home recording reviews.
Happy listening people!
- Excellent semi-open sound quality.
- Superb sound delivery.
- Very comfortable.
- Long wire.
- Highly competitive price.
- Not the loudest of headphones.
5 Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface
Check this out; this is definitely another cool guitar-accessories gift idea for all of those home-recording artists out there. If you’re getting into recording, you won’t get very far without a good interface. And the Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface will definitely provide you with a great first step into recording.
The solo is the smallest in a massive range of quality audio interfaces from Focusrite. As simple as they come, this interface has single instrument input only. It has two analog inputs and outputs with a single headphone output.
Despite its single instrument only input, it still carries the same high 24-bit/192kHz resolution as its bigger brothers. Where sound quality counts, the Solo will be unlikely to disappoint.
It comes with a USB cable to connect to your PC or Mac. Therefore, no mains cable is required. As you’d expect, it comes with a whole host of software to get you going or inspire the more experienced recording artists.
A nice addition to the package is a free three months subscription to Splice. This provides an extensive free catalog of loops, one-shots, and presets.
If you think an interface could be the ideal gift, but want some more choices, then please check out our in-depth reviews of the best audio interfaces currently available.
- Superb sound quality.
- High build-quality.
- No external drivers required.
- No mains cable required.
- The bundled software can be time-consuming to set-up and navigate.
6 Kyser Quick-Change Capo for 6-string Acoustic Guitars
A capo, though not exclusively, is more likely to appeal to someone looking for acoustic accessories gift ideas. Yes, we know, electric guitar players sometimes use them too, but not nearly as much. For an acoustic player, a capo is pretty much a must-have piece of gear.
The Kyser Quick-Change Capo is a beautifully engineered piece of kit. In fact, it’s so well engineered that the company guarantees it for life. I mean, come on, what can you get these days that will be guaranteed for life? Yeah, not much.
This is the original one-handed and quick-change capo design. It’s a professional-grade quality and is constructed from aluminum, so it’s nice and light.
There are plenty of capo designs to choose from, but the Kyser Quick-Change Capo really shines through in its simplicity and quality. However, what we particularly like is the huge and amazing color choice. 22 at the last count. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find one to match the guitarists’ style. Don’t you agree?
- Offers excellent thermal performance.
- It does not open at wide as earlier models.
7 Pick Punch
We love this! This is definitely one of the best gifts for guitar players we’ve seen. A machine that can make guitar picks from credit cards, loyalty cards, ID cards, or similar kinds of plastics. What’s not to like? Let’s face it, a lot of the plastic we carry around these days isn’t fit for much else.
This is the original pick punch supplied by its inventors, Pick Punch LLC. This is a heavyweight and heavy-duty piece of kit. It can make picks out of standard plastic as well as from Lexan, Delrin, and Ultem. It punches a standard 351 shaped pick.
It’s provided with an instruction package. This includes references to video material. Combined, there is all you need to set about making and customizing picks from all kinds of material.
This has to be a cool guitar gift for any guitarist, so go get one!
- Offers excellent thermal performance.
- May not make the shape and size of pick needed.
- Rough edges on a punched pick may require sanding.
8 Picture Chord Encyclopedia
Of course, every guitarist could do with knowing a few more chords. Well, if you think your guitar playing friend, or significant other, could do with knowing another two thousand or more, have we a great gift idea for you.
Introducing a full and comprehensive guitar chord encyclopedia. This encyclopedia contains a total of 2,640 chords. For each chord, there is a photo and an illustrated chord frame. Additionally, there is information on barre chords, open chords, and partial chords.
Instruction on basic fingering principles is provided. Guidance on the selection of best chord voicings and construction are also covered. All playing levels and playing styles are included.
A great resource that’s available as either a larger style paperback book or in Kindle form.
- Easy to understand music theory introduction section.
- 528 chords illustrated in 5 different positions.
- Photos of a guitarist playing the chords.
- Easy reference layout.
- The print is small and can be difficult to read.
9 PreSonus Eris E3.5 – 3.5″ Professional Multimedia Reference Monitors
If you have a home studio, make no mistake about it, you’re going to need a pair of studio speakers. These are essential for accurately and precisely relaying the sound being recorded, dirt and all, with nothing added to pretty up the sound.
PreSonus monitors are a common inclusion in studios worldwide and for a good reason. And this is a compact and well-built speaker that delivers high quality, clear and accurate sound.
The Eris E3.5 – 3.5” has a 3.5” composite driver; it provides 25W per speaker that features acoustic tuning. The acoustic tuning controls are located on the rear panel of the speakers. These include adjustments for the mids, highs, and a low cut off. Additionally, the rear-panel also has ¼-inch TRS input and RCA inputs.
Make sure the guitarist in your life knows what they are listening to with a great set of speakers from Presonus. If you are looking for other speaker options, please take a look at our reviews of the best studio monitors.
- Neutral and accurate sound quality.
- Small and compact.
- Solid build quality.
- Auxillary and headphone input on the front of the speaker.
- Cheap cables included with speakers, but they can be upgraded.
- May produce a buzzing noise in some positions.
10 Gator Frameworks Guitar Seat
For any of you looking for gifts for acoustic guitar players, this might be the one for you. Though primarily aimed at the gigging acoustic guitar player, it can also be used by electric, bass, and home guitars players.
So, let’s take a closer look at the Gator Frameworks guitar seat…
This is an easily collapsible seat that contains a retractable guitar stand at its base. This can be used to store your acoustic, bass, or electric guitar. And there’s no need to worry, the stand is well padded to protect your guitars finish. Furthermore, the stand is simple to retract once you’re ready to pick up the guitar and start playing.
This is a nicely designed and ergonomic guitar seat. It’s easy to erect and break down and can be stored in a very compact space. The backrest can be removed to store it in an even smaller space if needed.
It has a nicely padded cushion and backrest. The seat has a weight capacity of 300lbs, and its no-slip feet and its safety pin system help to keep it firmly planted when playing.
There comes a time when every guitarist gets tired of perching on wobbly high stools and chairs at gigs. Think about giving them a break and put this on your gift list for them.
- Comes almost pre-assembled.
- Easy to erect and fold away.
- Compact storage.
- Good quality and comfortable padding.
- Non-height adjustable.
- May not be suitable for shorter players.
11 XVive U2 Guitar Wireless System Nickel
We’ve all been there, wanting to run around the house or stage like Angus Young, showing off our chops to the world. Maybe you’ve already done it. If you have, then fair play to you. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for?
Regardless, the XVive U2 Guitar Wireless System will let you run around, or stroll around slowly if you want to be boring, without the fear of tripping up over your guitar cable or cables.
The XVive U2 uses digital technology to deliver high quality and reliable sound. It delivers a frequency response of between 20Hz and 20kHz and has a minimum latency of a mere 6ms. The rechargeable batteries last for up to 5 hours and have a range of 100 meters. That should be enough for your next gig at the Superbowl.
The XVive comes in a variety of seven different colors.
It’s one of the smaller and more expensive systems on the market, but undoubtedly it is regarded as one of the best. If you know a guitarist who is looking to ditch their cables, this is a great place to start.
- Easy to use and set up.
- Small size.
- Low latency of 6ms.
- Long battery life.
- Quick re-charging time.
- Have to turn on and off both units.
- Possible whining noise with active pickups.
12 Capo For Acoustic Guitar
Here’s another high-quality capo, this time from our friends at Kava. Again, probably more suitable as a gift for the acoustic guitarist but still a nice gift idea for electric guitar players or even an experimental bassist.
This one works slightly differently. It has a similar spring closing concept, but the handle that secures its closing is placed to the rear of the neck, rather than at the front of the fretboard. Both systems work well, and the choice really comes down to personal preference.
The Kava capo is made from high-quality aluminum and is made to stand the test of time. It has high-quality padding on the contact points of the jaws. It also has an internal memory spring to ensure just the right amount of pressure necessary, to fret the strings without causing damage.
We’re sure you’ll agree, that with a lifetime guarantee, you can’t really go wrong with one of these.
- It can be positioned one-handed.
- A sturdy and sleek design.
- Minimal fret buzz.
- Doesn’t place excessive pressure on strings.
- Lifetime guarantee.
- Cannot put a guitar in wall mounted hanger with the capo attached.
13 Music Nomad MN109 String Fuel Cleaner And Lubricant
There’s really no need to let strings get into a state where they become difficult to play. However, If your strings start to feel they have more friction than a playdate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, chances are they need changing, or alternatively need a good clean and lubrication.
If they just need cleaning and lubrication, then you can try out Music Nomad’s MN109 string fuel cleaner and lubricant.
The Nomad easy to use applicator allows you to deliver both a cleaning and lubricating solution to your strings in one hit. This specially formulated combination of oils will help to increase the lifespan of your strings. Additionally, it will reduce finger noise and also make the strings easier to play. Sliding your fingers on the strings will be both smoother and quicker.
And there is no need to worry about your fretboard because the silicone-free formula allows it to be used safely on all finishes.
The Music Nomad cleaner and lubricant is a great addition and a simple guitar gift idea for any guitar player’s gear.
- Mess-free and easy to use.
- Silicone-free formula.
- String fuel refills available.
- Cleaning cloth included.
- Smells nice.
- Pad may dry out quickly.
14 Bose L1 Compact With Carry Case
We’re going to admit, right off the bat, this one won’t be for everyone. This is no simple or inexpensive gift idea. This is something to consider for those looking to mark a special occasion. So, break out your checkbooks and credit cards whilst we tell you a little more about it.
The Bose L1 Compact really is an impressive piece of kit. It is basically an integrated system that provides amplification with a total of four inputs and two outputs. Further, the system if perfectly balanced for delivering excellent tone when used with an acoustic guitar and microphone.
It also has a 6-speaker system, and a two-channel mixer, with presets, is portable and can be used for audiences of up to 100 people. This is a great piece of versatile kit for musical performances.
The system is highly portable and can be carried in just two well-padded soft cases. One for the power stand and another, with shoulder carrying strap, for the compact speaker extensions.
This system will be guaranteed to deliver a clear and even and balanced sound in any room. An impressive all-round piece of guitar gear, backed by the Bose sound and build quality. The fact is, though the most expensive, we believe this is one of the best guitar accessories we’ve listed.
- Fantastic sound.
- High build-quality.
- Easy to set-up.
- Easily portable.
- Not suitable for larger venues.
- Distortion of sound at high volumes.
15 Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Come on guys, admit, you love the look of this one. We know we do. This silver version has that classic retro look and reminds us of an RV Airstream. Great.
The Yeti is a simple plugin and play device. It plugs directly into your computer via a USB connection and can be used for live recordings or streaming. There is no set-up required or drivers to install. It has its own desktop stand and also a threaded bottom. This can be then screwed into a conventional microphone stand if required.
The microphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additionally, it has controls for headphone volume, instant mute, and a further microphone gain setting. The latter to be used to more carefully adjust the input levels, dependent on the loudness of the source.
The microphone has three condenser capsules. It also has four different modes of recording. These can easily be changed in order to alter the directions from which the microphone will monitor sound. Combined, this serves to deliver high-quality and detailed audio content.
If all this sounds great, but you’re looking for more options, please check out our in-depth reviews of the best USB microphones currently on the market.
- Simple to set-up and use.
- Good sound quality.
- Built-in headphone jack.
- Built-in mute button.
- Great value for money.
- May pick up unwanted background noise.
- Bulky and heavy.
16 Roadie 2 – Automatic Smart Guitar Tuner
The Roadie 2 will automatically tune your guitar in seconds. You simply place the machine over the guitar tuners, and the Roadie 2 will do the rest. This offers speedy, effortless tuning and effortless restrings. A guitar can be fully tuned in as little as 30 seconds.
It has up to 40 presets and can be set to indicate the tune presets have been reached by either bleep or vibration. It can be used on a whole range of acoustic and electric guitars. This includes 7 string guitars. It cannot be used on bass guitars. A separate tuner is available for this.
It has a built-in vibration sensor which is able to provide accurate tuning in the noisiest of environments. So, at your next gig, tune your guitar, or tune it to an alternative tuning, effortlessly and like a pro in seconds. Sounds good? We think so.
- Accurate and speedy tuning.
- Fits most guitar tuners.
- Rechargeable batteries.
- It cannot be used on bass guitars.
17 Planet Waves Planet Lock Guitar Strap
A guitarist can never have too many guitar straps. For every guitarist, a strap is an acoustic or electric guitar accessory must-have. They are a great and easy way to personalize a guitar. So, if you’re looking to buy a guitar strap, why not buy a one with a built-in safety lock system?
Planet Waves Planet Lock Guitar strap will fit pretty much any guitar. It has its own unique locking system that will keep the strap in place until utilizing the side locking pin. That’s all good, but what’s more, the system allows you to change straps without changing any existing hardware on your guitar.
Speaking of cool, the straps come in a choice of nine different colors. Lovely.
So, there you have it, a simple and easily interchangeable secure guitar strap.
- Holds securely and doesn’t slide.
- Nice artwork and choice of designs.
- Easy to switch straps.
- No modification to the guitar’s hardware required.
- May not fit some acoustic guitars.
18 VOX AP2AC amPlug 2 AC30 Guitar/Bass Headphone Amplifier
A Vox AC30 amPlug amplifier, eh? That looks interesting. We wonder if it’s anywhere as heavy as the original AC30?
Let’s take a closer look and find out…
OK, no need to panic, you won’t need a set of wheels on this thing to move it around. Its dimensions are 7 x 1 x 5 inches, and it weighs a mere 3.04 ounces. That’s the same as a bag of butterflies — all good.
It’s powered by 2 AAA batteries. And has three different modes and three different types of delay, chorus, and reverb.
This is a plug and play headphone amplifier. Plugin your guitar and headphones and away you go. It also has an auxiliary input to allow you to play along to music from an external audio device.
This is actually one of a range of different plugin amplifiers from Vox. If this one doesn’t suit your particular style of playing, there should be one that does.
- Good sound quality.
- Choice of effects.
- Has auxiliary in.
- Compact and lightweight.
- Can only use one effect at a time.
- Cheap plastic construction.
19 TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Polyphonic LED Guitar Tuner Pedal w/Buffer
Have a sneaky look at your friend’s or significant other’s pedalboard. If they don’t have a tuner amongst their guitar pedals, this could very well be the guitar themed gifts idea you’re looking for.
All guitarists need to keep their guitars in-tune. If you’re playing a live gig, you’ll almost certainly be continually re-tuning their guitar throughout the night. To make life easy, the latest tuner from TC Electronics will meet that need both quickly and accurately.
This is a tuner that offers multiple tuning applications. These include; strobe chromatic, polyphonic, plus a host of altered tunings. You get super-fast accuracy. The strobe tuner gives 0.02%, and the chromatic tune gives 0.5% accuracy. You also get a highly-visible display.
Additionally, you get true bypass and buffering, plus an always-on mode, to detect your tuning even when the pedal is muted.
TC has just made a best-selling pedal even better.
- Easy to read LED display.
- Rugged and durable.
- True bypass/Buffering options.
- Uses 9v batteries quickly.
20 Heet Sound PLUSEBOW Plus EBow For Guitar
Oh yes. We love it. This is undoubtedly a super cool guitar accessory.
If you want to sound like a weeping violin with infinite sustain, you need one of these. As well as violins, it will mimic a range of other string instruments, woodwinds, and horns. In fact, it can produce a whole host of really cool and innovative sounds. You can really let your creative side free with one of these.
It is powered by a 9V battery and works by causing the string to permanently vibrate via its production of a magnetic field. This vibration, in turn, causing the plethora of possible sounds together with endless sustain.So much fun experimenting…
All in all, there are plenty of ways to use the EBow. Though the best way is probably by experimenting yourself, the EBow comes with instructions and lesson material to get you started.
Want to play U2’s With or Without You without shelling out a fortune on a sustainiac guitar – you’ve just found the cheaper way to do it!
- Easy to use.
- Detailed instructions and lesson material.
- Can be used on acoustic and electric guitars.
- Provides infinite sustain.
- Produces an amazing variety of different sounds.
- Fragile of dropped.
- Can only be used on one string.
21 Ernie Ball Power Peg Pro, Battery Powered Peg Winder
In our experience, restringing a guitar always seems to take longer than planned. If that sounds like a problem for a friend or significant other, then the Ernie Ball Power Peg Pro might be a perfect gift choice.
This is because it claims to be 80% quicker than a traditional hand winding device. If you’ve got multiple instruments, that’s going to mean much less re-stringing time and much more playing time.
This will fit all acoustic, bass and electric tuners. It has improved levels of torque, from previous models, so it will work with all stringed instruments across a range of tension requirements. It is powered by a rechargeable battery.
No doubt about it, Ernie Ball Power Peg Pro will take out the hard work and drudgery of string changes.
- Can be used on acoustic, electric, and bass guitars.
- High levels for torque and power.
- Faster restringing.
- Easy to use.
- Long battery life.
- No variable speed control.
- Switches hard to move.
22 Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program
This is the second set of guitar instructional material we’ve included in our best gift for guitar players list. But, the Guitar Aerobics material differs from our previous offering as it focuses solely on guitar licks.
The Guitar Aerobics publication offers a paperback book in conjunction with accessible on-line audio tracks. The book covers most genres of guitar, including rock, funk, country, metal, blues, and jazz.
What’s more, various techniques, such as; string bending, alternate picking, sweep picking, and string skipping, are taught. This is together with providing jam tracks for all licks in all styles and at different speeds.
Learn a lick a day and keep the doctor away.
- Well structured.
- Good technique instructions.
- Short workout sections.
- A large selection of exercises and styles.
- Not suitable for beginners.
- Small-sized print can be difficult to read.
23 Mybecca [12 PACK] Acoustic Foam BEVEL Tiles Soundproofing Wall Panel 12 x 12 x 1 inch
Whether you’re trying to keep the sound, in or out, or improve the quality of sound within a studio environment, your neighbors are probably going to thank you if you invest in some of these.
The Mybecca acoustic tiles come in packs of 12 and measure and come in a variety of 15 different colors and designs. They require no maintenance or cleaning, other than needing to be occasionally vacuumed.
The acoustic foam tiles will provide noise reduction levels of between 80-90 percent. But only over the area they cover, not the whole room. However, they are still great for keeping out those unwanted noises when recording. And equally as good at keeping the sound in and reducing unwanted noise pollution.
But that’s not all…
They also work effectively in lowering the amount of reflected sound and improving the general recording environment. This is achieved by means of reducing unwanted sound waves and echoes, from bouncing around and banging into each other. As a consequence, any sound being recorded will feature more clearly with fewer reflections.
Looking for more acoustic tile options? If so, check out our reviews of the best acoustic foam panels.
- Simple and effective for noise reduction.
- Provide noise insulation from external sources.
- Reduce echoes.
- Good choice of colors and designs.
- No mounting options provided.
- Small squares.
24 Guitar Pro 7 – Tablature and Notation Editor
Honestly, at times we all feel that learning the guitar, or composing music, is hard, really hard. Like trying to sew water. So, here’s something to make things that bit easier when you’re focusing on your latest piece of music.
Guitar Pro7 is a well-designed and comprehensive piece of tablature and music editing software. It’s designed to enable you to read or compose guitar tablature and musical scores. Further, it provides music scores for other instruments, to include; piano, drums, bass, and other stringed instruments.
For learning new pieces of music, Guitar Pro features a series of tools to make things easier. These include; loopers, tempo, metronome, and a chord and scale library. Also, good to know that when searching online for existing tablature and pieces of music, the Guitar Pro format is the most popular.
As well as composition, you are also able to playback music through a myriad of different selectable effects and amps. Once you’re finished, sharing your finished piece couldn’t be easier. As the most popular guitar editor out there, all file formats are supported.
- Easy to use and powerful software.
- Excellent sound quality.
- Wide selection of effects.
- Strong technical support.
- Has a tendency to crash.
25 Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
If you’re involved in any kind of recording, you’re going to need a quality pair of studio monitor headphones. So, let’s dive in and see what these headphones from Audio-Technica are able to offer.
These are over-ear headphones, with a 40mm driver, 96db sensitivity, a maximum input power of 700mW, and an impedance of 47 ohms. The frequency response is 15 – 20,000 Hz. That’s plenty!
Quality of sound is always the key factor for studio monitor headphones, and on that score, they deliver. They provide highly detailed sound, primarily by a combination of their use of high-quality materials and modern engineering. Also, these are nicely shaped to improve sound insulation.
These guys look pretty cool too, and are collapsible and have a carrying case. Nice.
- Comfortable to wear.
- Good detailed sound.
- High levels of sound insolation.
- Long cable.
- On/off button too small.
- Not super-loud.
26 Best Choice Products 39in Full Size Beginner Electric Guitar Starter Kit
Come on guys, just look at this, how can you not get excited? This reminds all of us of our first guitars. Exciting times indeed. For anyone looking to buy a gift for a beginner guitarist, this has to be as close to ideal as it gets.
This is a very budget-friendly package that has everything to get a beginner playing. As well as the guitar itself, there are all the guitar accessories for beginners needed to get started.
The guitar is Stratocaster styled, single coiled, and solid-bodied, with a carrying case provided. It comes with a 10W practice amp, which is more than enough for initial home use and practice. This package also comes with guitar cable, strap pick, and replacement strings.
As a first guitar, and associated accessories, there’s no doubt that this is going to make someone very happy indeed. Oh, and we absolutely love that blue color.
- Outstanding value for money.
- Nice quality for the main body of the guitar.
- The amplifier is powerful enough for home use.
- The amplifier has a headphones jack.
- High action out of the box but can be adjusted.
- No tuner included.
- Cheap strings, but easily replaceable.
27 Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag
When you’re transporting your gear between gigs, you’re going to need sturdy and well-padded bags to do the job. Gator actually offers a full range of options to transport your gear, from big to small, but today we’re going to take a closer look at the largest of their mixer/gear carry bags.
With this being the largest of the range, it’s got plenty of internal space, measuring 25″ x 19″ x 8″. It also has extra external storage space for cables, adapters, strings, batteries, and other associated accessories.
The bag is made from a strong nylon material and has excellent padding. Additionally, it has a removable shoulder carrying strap.
The Gator is able to accommodate the most popular makes of mixers.
- Well padded.
- Very large capacity.
- Strong material.
- Good and well-designed external storage.
- Thin shoulder strap
28 Gator Cases G-TOUR Series Gutiar Pedal Board
Here’s another product from Gator. This time we’re looking at a pedalboard and case. As previously, this is one in a range, the middle-sized one on this occasion. We have to say it looks pretty good at first glance.
So, let’s see if there’s some substance behind the looks…
The great thing about this case, and we’re sure you’ll agree, is the fact that it has a removable best guitar pedal board with a large useable area of 24” x 11’. That plenty big enough to fit a selection of ten standard-sized pedals and a wah.
As you’d expect, the case is sturdy and well made. It has an aluminum valance and a high-quality, pro-grade Eva shock absorbing foam on the interior. It’s finished off with Gator’s distinct heavy-duty handles and latches.
If you want to look like your carrying some fancy gadgets for James Bond, and give first-class protection to your gear, this could be for you. A cool guitar accessory indeed.
- Quality construction.
- Excellent internal padding.
- Strong reinforcements to the sides and the ends.
- High-quality latches.
- Good area for cables under the board.
- Case has roller wheels.
- No routing for wires under the board.
- It’s heavy.
29 Music Nomad MN103 Guitar ONE All-in-1 Cleaner
It’s really not recommended to use just any old cleaner to keep your guitar looking at it’s best. Fact: some common domestic cleaners can easily damage your guitar. So, don’t let it happen to you or your loved one!
Yes, there may be a small premium to pay, however, if you want to be sure of keeping your precious guitar looking great, without damaging the finish, you should consider a dedicated guitar cleaning polish.
The Music Nomad’s all in one cleaner will polish and protect your guitar as it cleans. It will leave a high gloss finish on your guitar and is suitable for use on all lacquer finishes, on both acoustic and electric guitars. It should, however, not be used on guitars with a matt finish.
The good news is that it also uses an environmentally friendly and biodegradable formula. That means you can keep your guitar in tip-top condition without killing the polar bears.
- Does not damage a guitars finish.
- No oily residue or streaking.
- High shine.
- Works quickly.
- Cannot be used on a matt finish.
- Its smell may not appeal to everyone.
30 Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone
When recording vocals or acoustic guitar, a condenser microphone could very well be the right choice of microphone. They help to catch a larger frequency range, have higher levels of sensitivity, and generally have a brighter sound.
The Audio-Technica microphone works using a cardioid solar pattern. This eliminates unwanted sounds to the front and rear, helping to isolate the recordable sound source. It has a wide dynamic range, with a noise level of 20 dB SPL, and a low-mass diaphragm.
This is a well-made and affordable condenser microphone. It comes complete with a pivoting, threaded microphone-stand mount, threaded adapter, and soft case.
Either take your recording to the next level or treat someone who wants to with one of these. They will thank you for years to come.
- Great recording quality.
- Good value for money.
- Well built.
- Does not connect directly to a PC.
- Single polar pattern.
31 Ernie Ball Glass slide, Medium
Admit it, who doesn’t like a bit of Blues or Country? We know we do.
If you’re playing Country or Blues, at some point, you’re going to need a slide. These are a great addition to any players’ gear. And at about the same price as a pack of strings, if you buy one of these, you won’t break the bank.
Seriously, this is one of the best gifts for guitar players we can think of if you’re on a tight budget.
The Ernie Ball slide is made from seamless Pyrex glass. It’s 4mm thick, has a 25mm outer diameter, and is 58mm long. It’s available in two other sizes and will deliver some super-smooth and clear tonal voicings.
If you got the Blues, you got to get a slide.
- It provides warm tones.
- Heavy duty.
- No internal diameter specified on product.
32 D’Addario Humidipak Automatic Humidity Control System
Sadly, a poorly humidified guitar can quickly lead to some very serious damage. Depending on a high or low humidity level, the guitar top may shrink or rise, cracks may appear, the fretboard may shrink, you may experience buzzing, and the guitar can become virtually unplayable.
This is all horrific stuff. So, don’t get caught out, make sure your guitar is properly taken care of.
Well, you could try using the D’Addario Humidipak Automatic Humidity Control System.
This system comes with three humidifying sachets and two pouches. One pouch contains two sachets and is hung over the third and fourth string. The second pouch contains one sachet and is placed under the guitars’ headstock.
They are kept in the closed guitar case and will maintain humidity levels between 40 to 50 percent. The sachets have a life expectancy of around three months and should be replaced once they become hard.
If you like the idea of a humidifier as a perfect gift, but want to find out more, please take a quick look at our best guitar humidifiers article.
- Last up to three months.
- Relatively maintenance-free.
- Easy to use.
- They provide two-way humidification.
- Not suitable for use with solid body guitars.
33 KLIQ AirCell Guitar Strap for Bass & Electric Guitar
If you’re gigging and playing for long periods, that can be tiring and place a lot of strain on your back. This is particularly so when playing with heavier styled bass or Les Paul guitars. In these kinds of circumstances, a good, comfortable strap is imperative.
The KLIQ AirCell Guitar Strap provides a good solution to this problem. It is an extra-wide 3” strap and uses neoprene AirCell technology to provide maximum weight dispersion and comfort for the wearer.
It comes in an adjustable 46” – 56” length, so it will fit most guitars and players. It’s a hard-wearing design that also helps reduce moisture entrapment to alleviate sweating. As if that’s not enough, it’s also available in a choice of five colors
- Well padded.
- It effectively disperses a guitars’ weight.
- High quality and rugged.
- Choice of colors.
- Strap may slip.
- May stretch and bounce.
34 Donner Dp-1 Guitar Pedal Power Supply 10 Isolated DC Output for 9V/12V/18V Effect Pedal
So, here we are on the very last item on our list. OK, yes, it may be the last, but it’s certainly up there as one of the very best electric guitar accessories we’ve featured today.
If you’ve been playing guitar for any length of time, the chances are that you’ll have already built up a selection of guitar pedals. You’ll subsequently have purchased a pedalboard, and will very probably have looked, or will be looking, for neat power supply solution to run the board.
With that in mind, let’s dive in and see how well Donner Dp-1 Guitar Pedal Power Supply might effectively or otherwise fulfill that need.
The Donner has ten outputs, all with dedicated short circuit protection. The power supply has an AC 100v-240v input and DC 18v power for 9v 12v or 18v pedals. Ten power link cables are included. It has blue LED light indicators, which may be turned off if required.
The bottom line, this is a simple and effective power supply for any ten guitar-pedal board.
- No noise.
- It doesn’t run hot.
- LED lights look cool.
- LED light can be switched off.
- Actual power delivery not isolated.
So, What Are The Best Gifts For Guitar Players?
In short, we hope our list of 34 best gifts for guitar players has uncovered a great gift idea for you. We understand that this list only scratches the surface. But hopefully, you did find something here, if not, then maybe it’s inspired you to come up with a super cool idea of your own.
Whatever you decide, you can be sure that we guitarists love our guitars and will be happy with pretty much any guitar related gift you buy.
Like we told you at the beginning, we really are the easiest people to buy a gift for.
Good luck and happy shopping.