We all know that finding the perfect gift for musicians isn’t always the easiest task, especially if you’re not a musician yourself, and some may find it even more difficult to shop for gifts for guitarists. Keeping that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of great gifts for guitar players—gifts that will surely make any guitarist light up with holiday cheer! Whether you’re looking for a small stocking stuffer or want to buy the guitarist in your life something really special, we have you covered. Let’s take a look at some of the guitar gear that will make the perfect present for the guitarist in your life:
All of the guitar gifts we mention were hand-selected by the guitar specialists here at Sam Ash, who are also players themselves, to ensure the guitarist in your life receives a gift this holiday season that they truly enjoy! Call 1-800-472-6274 and speak to one of our experts today for personalized help from real musicians!
1Guitar Gifts Under $20
On-Stage GS7730 Mini Wood Guitar Wall Hanger
With the GS7730 Mini Wood Guitar Wall Hanger, guitarists can conveniently hang and display their electric guitars, acoustic guitars, ukuleles, and more in the studio, bedroom, or anywhere else they see fit! Easily mounted, this guitar hanger is designed to hold most guitars by the headstock, and features supportive EVA rubber padding and a durable steel and wood construction.
Samson CT260V Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
A guitar tuner is the essential tool for any guitarist, and the Samson CT260V is an excellent, affordable choice if you’re looking for a gift that any guitar or bass player will appreciate. This convenient, easy-to-use headstock tuner clips right onto the headstock of the guitar or bass, and delivers amazing real-time response for exceptional tuning accuracy. It features a dual 360 degree ball-jointed clip that stems from the rear of the tuner, allowing the player to adjust the angle of the display as necessary while the dynamic vertical LCD display makes the tuner easy to read even in the darkest of venues and stages.
D’Addario EJ16-3D 3 Sets of Light Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings
Guitar strings are one of those items that every guitarist could always use a backup for—whether it’s because of accidental string breakage or just constant playing and gigging. An industry standard, this 3-pack of light gauge phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings allows acoustic guitars to produce a warm sound and provides long-lasting tone & performance. Looking for strings for an electric guitar player? No problem! Take a look at the D’Addario EXL110-3D 3-pack of nickel wound regular light gauge (10-46) electric guitar strings.
Planet Waves PWHPK01 Two-Way Humidification System
No player wants their guitar to crack or warp due to too much or too little humidity, so any acoustic guitar player will love getting this Planet Waves PWHPK01 two-way humidification system in his or her stocking! Currently the only maintenance-free, two-way humidity control system on the market, guitarists can simply throw this right in their acoustic guitar case and this system will automatically maintain optimal relative humidity levels (45-50%). This mess-free, no-hassle solution is a thoughtful and budget-friendly gift for the acoustic player in your life. If they already have this humidification system, no problem! The replacement 3-pack will also make an excellent gift choice.
Truetone 1 SPOT Universal AC Adapter
The Trutone 1 SPOT universal AC adapter is a great gift for any guitarist who uses effect pedals. Our go-to choice here at Sam Ash, this 1 SPOT adapter works with 90% of 9-volt effects pedals on the market. To sweeten up the deal, you can even pair this adapter with a set of Truetone MC5 or MC8 multi-plug cable sets to power multiple pedals at once.
2Guitar Gifts Under $50
Dunlop System 65 Guitar Care and Maintenance Kit
An excellent gift idea for guitar players who take pride in caring for their instrument, this System 65 Guitar Care and Maintenance Kit comes with everything needed to keep a guitar in tip-top shape. This kit includes Dunlop’s Formula No. 65 guitar polish & cleaner to remove grime and fingerprints, as well as bodygloss cream of carnauba for a shining, polished finish. For enhanced playability, it also includes Dunlop’s Ultraglide string cleaner & conditioner, fingerboard cleaner & prep, and deep conditioning fingerboard oil.
Strukture 10′ Black Woven Instrument Cable 3-Pack
As many of us here at Sam Ash are guitar players ourselves, we know that you can never have too many cables, so we know that any guitar player would be thrilled getting some
extra instrument cables for the holiday season.
Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit
Every guitar player should have the tools they need to keep their guitar in good working order. All enclosed in a convenient zippered tote that players can easily store in their gig bag or case, the Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit comes complete with a polishing cloth, wonder wipes, a heavy-duty string cutter, a peg winder, a 6-in-1 screw driver, a ruler, and a hex wrench set.
Hercules GS414B Single Auto Grab Guitar Stand
The Hercules GS414B single auto grab guitar stand is a high-quality stand that’s equally suited for guitar or bass. Especially useful for those non-traditional guitar shapes like the V that just don’t sit right on a more traditional guitar stand, the rotating arms of the stand close with the weight of the guitar to secure the instrument, and when the guitar is lifted, the arms are released. The Special Formula Foam ensures protection of the instrument’s finish. The ideal gift for any guitar or bass player who wants the utmost protection for their instrument!
Gator 4G Series Single Guitar Gig Bags
Available for acoustic and electric guitars, the 4G Series guitar gig bags from Gator represent an incredible value, making them great gifts for guitar players. Protective and lightweight, these gig bags feature padded backpack style straps and contour back padding for easy, comfortable transport. What’s more? It even comes with an exclusive Patent Pending Pick-Clip emergency pick holder that’s conveniently located on the zipper of the large accessory pocket for when inspiration strikes!
3Guitar Gifts Under $100
On-Stage DT7500 Guitarist Stool/Guitar Stand with Footrest
When looking for a gift for a guitar player, you really can’t go wrong with an incredible item like the DT7500. What guitar player wouldn’t want a guitar stool to sit on while they play that also features a built-in foot rest AND an integrated guitar stand? The foam cushion seat will keep guitarists comfortable while they play, and the protective EVA foam protects the instrument from damage. This DT7500 will make the perfect addition to any studio or practice space!
Dunlop Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Guitar Amplifier
The Rockman Guitar Ace Headphone Amp from Dunlop will give the guitarist in your life the freedom to rock out wherever, whenever! Featuring built-in compression, a volume control, and an aux input for use with an MP3 player, this headphone amp is small, convenient, and versatile with its three sound settings: Clean, Semi-Distortion, or Heavy Distortion. Stereo headphones complete the package.
Tourtek 600 Series Deluxe Wood Guitar Cases
Working guitar players will love to get their hands on a high-quality guitar case that’ll withstand the rigors of gigging and touring. Available as a rectangular electric guitar case, a dreadnought acoustic guitar case (shown below), and a Les Paul-style electric guitar case, these cases each feature an ultra-durable plywood construction with a thick plush foam padded interior for superior protection, an awesome crocodile, moisture-resistant tolex covering, comfortable carrying handles for easy transport, and a spacious interior compartment for all of the necessary guitar accessories like strings, picks, tuners, cables, and more.
IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Digital Guitar Interface
The latest incarnation of the top-selling iRig HD interface, the iRig HD 2 is a must-have for the on-the-go, mobile guitar player. The iRig HD 2 gives players the flexibility to record anytime and anywhere with one high-quality interface across all of their devices—from your iPhone, to your iPad, to your Mac, or your PC. It also comes complete with AmpliTube, which offers a vast selection of onboard amps and effects based on legendary models to cater to the unique needs of virtually any guitarist. New for this version, the iRig HD 2 now features a convenient mic stand clip, a single 1/8″ headphone output with dedicated volume control, and a 1/4″ amp output with FX/THRU switch for live performance integration.
BOSS TU-3 Chromatic Guitar & Bass Pedal Tuner
A pedalboard must-have for the gigging guitarist, the ultra-accurate BOSS TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner features a rugged, roadworthy construction, Chromatic and Guitar/Bass tuning modes, an easy-to-read Note Name Indicator, and a 21-segment LED meter with brightness control so you can see the pedal on even with the harshest outdoor glare and on the darkest of stages.
4Guitar Gifts Under $200
Tourtek Rechargeable Pedalboards with Carrying Cases
The Tourtek Rechargeable Pedalboards with carrying cases are serious must-haves for the gigging guitarist. Great for outdoor shows or venues where power options are limited, these pedalboards come equipped with built-in lithium ion batteries, allowing players to power all of their pedals at once with up to 10 hours of operation on a single charge. With two different models available, the PB1911 (20 output ports, shown to the right) and the PB1905 (10 output ports), you can be sure the Tourtek Rechargeable Pedalboard will become a mainstay of any gigging guitarist’s rig.
Samson G-Track Pro Professional USB Microphone with Audio Interface
If the singer/songwriter in your life records music on his or her computer, has a YouTube channel, or performs his or her music on live streams, the Samson G-Track Pro is the perfect gift. It lets the musician focus more on the music and less on the engineering side thanks to its extremely user-friendly design. This USB microphone is fantastic for vocals, and features a built-in audio interface with a 1/4″ instrument input that allows players to plug in a guitar, bass, or other instruments and record through their favorite DAWs. Not only that, but the integrated, full-featured mixer allows artists to tailor their mix to perfection.
Line 6 Relay G10 Guitar Wireless System
A brilliant gift idea for the performing guitarist, the Line 6 Relay G10 guitar wireless system is one of the easiest, hassle-free wireless systems available today. Simplistic and intuitive, it’s never been easier to rock out on stage with the Relay G10. Not only that, but the transmitter is long lasting and easily rechargeable via the receiver—setting it apart from a majority of wireless systems that require those pricey external batteries or charging stations. An array of groundbreaking features including exclusive Cable Tone technology ensures superior sound and performance.
Hotone Nano Legacy Floor Series 75-Watt Guitar Amplifiers
The Hotone Nano Legacy Floor Series guitar amps are perfect for the guitarist who likes to
have a portable rig with great tone. These ultra-portable amps can easily fit on your pedalboard, and each one offers 75 watts of power and two amazing-sounding amp channels. The BritWind model features a British Invasion channel for that iconic 60’s British sound (think The Beatles) while the Purple Wind channel delivers that classic hard-rockin’ Plexi voice (think Jimi Hendrix). The Mojo Attack model features a Mojo Diamond channel to produce those warm, juicy, rich ’50s-style tube tones inspired by the iconic tweed amps of yesteryear, and the Heart Attack channel provides that heavy ’90s rock sound that’ll serve up plenty of crunch, distortion, and bite.
5Guitar Gifts Under $500
Hotone XTOMP Bluetooth Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
The XTOMP is not your typical multi-effects pedal—it’s a new-age pedal for the contemporary guitar player. Guitarists can now say goodbye to that big, bulky multi-effects unit. It features a sleek, stompbox-style design, and all of the massive amount of effects available in the XTOMP app library can be easily managed right from the player’s smartphone app (iOS or Android) and then transferred to the pedal via Bluetooth. From world-class amp models to the world’s most iconic guitar pedals, the XTOMP is sure to please even the most discerning guitarists.
DigiTech Trio+ Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal
Great for songwriters and performing solo artists, you can now give the guitarist in your life a full band with the DigiTech Trio+ Band Creator. This innovative pedal works with the guitarist—listening to and learning the chords they strum and the rhythms that they play. Then, the pedal automatically creates a drum and bass accompaniment to go with it. With additional features like a built-in looper, SD Card memory expansion, Expanded Styles, Simplified Bass, and an FX loop, you really can’t go wrong.
BOSS RC-30 USB Loop Station
From the looping experts at BOSS, the RC-30 is a pro-quality stereo looper that’s perfect for recording in the studio or performing on stage. It comes with onboard effects, Rhythm Guides with real drum samples and Tap Tempo control, USB connectivity for storing and downloading sound files, a Mic input for vocals or other instruments, and an Aux input.
BOSS ME-80 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
This powerful, yet affordable ME-80 multi-effects pedal comes jam-packed with a
massive palette of BOSS effects right in this one unit. Players can use the ME-80 as an interface for recording or in their live rig, and it comes with plenty of tones on tap that can be easily adjusted via dedicated knobs along with ample control thanks to the eight multi-function footswitches and an expression pedal. With a built-in looper, BOSS revolutionary COSM technology, free access to BOSS TONE STUDIO software, and so much more, the ME-80 is a great gift for guitarists that need a pedal that does it all!
BOSS Katana-Air 20/30-Watt Wireless/Battery Powered Guitar Amplifier
A true original, the Boss Katana-Air is the world’s first completely wireless guitar amp, making it the ultimate travel amp for guitarists on the road. Equally suited for the tour bus or the home, or wherever else the music is, the Katana-Air features groundbreaking wireless technology that makes it COMPLETELY portable, which gives players the freedom to play wherever they want for hours on end! With over 50 high-quality onboard Boss effects, players can dial in virtually any sound they want while the Bluetooth technology gives guitarists the ability to stream their favorite songs and backing tracks right through the amp. No instrument cables or power cords required!
6Guitar Gifts Under $1,000
Fishman Pro-LBX-600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amplifier
The ultimate companion for the gigging singer-songwriter in your life, the Fishman Loudbox Artist is sure to give them everything they’ve been looking for in an amp. With 120 watts of power, this amp is perfect for those small, intimate coffee shop gigs, and the dedicated channels for vocals and guitar really makes this an all-in-one solution for singer-songwriters. The sound of each channel can be adjusted separately thanks to independent EQ and effects sections, giving the artist complete control over their sound.
Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
The HX Effects from Line 6 pairs over 100 world-class effects from their award-winning Helix model, and put it into a more compact package. It features the same ultra-powerful HX audio engine found in the Helix processors, and provides players with all of the ins and outs they need for recording or performing. Selecting and editing effects is an absolute breeze, and the player can even use up to 9 effects simultaneously. What’s more? HX Effects faithfully replicates the exacting behavior of vintage effects by modeling the exact behavior of each individual component found in that pedal. The result is truly amazing, authentic sound.
Michael Kelly Hybrid Special Electric Guitar
While the guitar player in your life likely has an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar, I’m sure they don’t have a unique, high-quality instrument that can do both—and do it all exceptionally well! The Michael Kelly Hybrid Special really gives players the best of both worlds. It has all the comfort and playability of an electric guitar and amazing electric guitar tone thanks to ultra-versatile Rockfield pickups with coil-tapping. At the same time, the chambered body design and acoustic Fishman Powerchip and under-saddle pickup allow for a massive, rich, resonant acoustic tone. The sounds can even be blended together for a truly unique voice. Topped off with incredible tonewoods and boutique-inspired design, this Hybrid Special from Michael Kelly will likely become the go-to workhorse for the guitarist in your life.