Gift ideas for the guitarist in your life

gift-ideas-for-the-guitarist-in-your-life Getting a gift for the musician in your life can be overwhelming!  Especially if they have been playing for a while, and you feel they have everything that they need.  It can also be daunting if you don't play an instrument and are unsure what would be needed.  Well,  have no fear, we have broken it down into an easy to use list!  Click here to see a text only list, and browse items here.


Here are a few staff favorites for all levels of players.  Whether you are looking for an electric guitar, acoustic guitar, or an acoustic/electric guitar, there are guitars for all levels!

Fender MA-1 3/4 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Fender MA-1 3/4 Steel String Acoustic Guitar The 3/4-size scale and low price of the Fender MA-1 make it an ideal choice for young players who need a guitar that will fit smaller hands. The MA-1 is intended to help beginning players stick with the instrument, with a comfortable playing feel from its satin body and neck finish, and a full tone that belies its scale. This cool little guitar is also great for players who want real Fender quality in a small travel acoustic, and it includes a gig bag for comfortably convenient transport to school, lessons, friends’ houses and more.

Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FG800 Folk Acoustic Guitar Yamaha's standard acoustic model, with simple and traditional looks and outstanding quality, at an affordable price. A solid-top guitar with authentic sound that is well balanced without sacrificing its robust strength, thanks to the newly developed scalloped bracing design. Can be confidently recommended to all beginner guitarists.

Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar

Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar Like the 200 Series, the sapele 100 Series incorporates layered back and sides, which offer extra resilience to fluctuating climate conditions, and a slightly narrower 1 11/16-inch neck. It’s one of the best full-size guitars you’ll find for the money, especially with the availability of Taylor’s Expression System 2 pickup. It makes a viable performance tool, a great entry-level guitar, or a second utility guitar for alternate tunings. See All Acoustic Guitars

Jackson JS 1X Dinky Minion Electric Guitar

Jackson JS 1X Dinky Minion Electric Guitar The Jackson JS 1X Dinky Minion is perfect for the younger player that wants to rock!  The guitar is lighter and has a 2/3 scale, making it deal for the younger guitar, while not giving up any of the tone, sound, or play-ability  that Jackson is known for.  Features include a poplar body, bolt-on maple speed neck and 12" radius rosewood fingerboard.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Electric Guitar

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Electric Guitar The Squier® Vintage Modified Jazzmaster® is brand new to the VM family. They have a modern fretboard radius and duncan designed pickups. They also have dual circuit switching and controls along with a floating vibrato bridge.

Gretsh G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Gretsh G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body Electric Guitar The Gretsch Electromatic G5420T is a classic Gretsch hollow body electric guitar.  It comes with two black top Filtertron Pickups for every sound from dark blues to twangy country.  This guitar also comes with the Bigsby Tremolo System for smooth tremolo sounds and consistently stays in tune. View All Electric Guitars


Blackstar Fly3 Mini Amp

  Blackstar Fly3 Mini AmpThe FLY 3 is a compact mini amp with big TONE. Combining two channels, our patented Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) and a ‘tape’ delay, it’s the perfect take-anywhere amp or set of portable speakers when combined with the FLY 103.              

Blackstar ID:Core10 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp with Effects

Blackstar ID:Core10 10W 2x5 Stereo Guitar Combo Amp with EffectsThe IDCore10 is a 2x5W guitar amp that is small in size but big in features.  Control and design your sound with the six different settings, Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD1, and OD2.  Record directly to your computer with the USB connector and use the INSIDER software to edit and store patches which can be shared with the online community.  This amp has unparalleled flexibility and ease of use!        

Fender Mustang IV V.2 150W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp

2300400000The Fender® Mustang™ 150 watt amplifier is an amazing amplifier all the way around for beginners and progressing players alike. In addition to its many great features this new version has new effects and amp models as well as intelligent pitch shifting. This amp also gives you stereo XLR outputs. View all Amps        


Effects pedals are an easy, fun way to add new and different sounds to your guitar without spending a fortune (unless you want to)!  With a wide selection, and multiple functions and tones available, the possibilities are endless.  Patch cables make it possible to connect the pedals together so you can create the perfect set up!     cry-baby evh mxr     View All Pedals


Protect your investment with a case or gig bag!  Gig bags are typically lighter than a hardshell case, but both will help keep the guitar from getting dings, scratches, or prevent serious damage.  The extra pockets that are on gig bags are great for carrying extra accessories or music books.  TSA cases are available for the traveling musician.  Here are some of our favorites! Gig Bags Gator GBE-DREAD Dreadnought Guitar Gig BagGator GBE-ELECT Electric Guitar Gig BagGator 4G Acoustic Guitar Gig Bag Gator 4G Gig Bag for Electric Guitar Cases

 Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe ABS Dreadnought Guitar Case Gator GC-ELEC-A Deluxe Molded Case for Electric Guitars

TSA Cases Gator GPE-DREAD-TSA ATA Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches Gator GPE-ELEC-TSA ATA Electric Guitar Case with TSA Latches View All Cases


Planet Waves American Stage Instrument Cables The Planet Waves American stage instrument cables are designed to let the natural tone of your instrument shine through with zero interference. They use a high quality audio file wire with 95% tinned copper braiding which eliminates handling noise. View All Cables      

Guitar Stand

Hercules Guitar Stand The Hercules GS415B offers a yoke that folds down to make the stand very compact when collapsed. This stand features Hercules' Auto Grip System to allow for easy access to your guitar as well as security. View All Guitar Stands            


D'Addario PW-CT-13 NS Micro Universal Tuner The PW-CT-13 NS Micro Universal Tuner from D'Addario is easy to use and accurate! The universal clip will fit on the headstock, bell or bridge of any instrument. The head features a dual swivel plate making it possible to rotate a full 360 degrees. The extendable arm makes the tune visible while in use on any instrument. The display is easy to read- red for not in tune, yellow for almost in tune and green for in tune. View All Tuners           metronomes music-stands picks straps capos gift-cards print-music strings