Musicians can be a picky bunch (pun intended), so we’re going to help you out with 6 great gifts that will please almost any musician on your list.
1. Snark ST-8 "Super Tight" Chromatic Clip-on Tuner
It’s always good to have an extra tuner or two, and these Snark tuners are compact and incredibly easy to use. No need for cords or microphones — just clip it on your headstock and turn it on! Fully chromatic with an easy-to-read display.
2. Cooperstand Pro-G Professional Folding Portable Wooden Instrument Stand
This ultra-portable stand folds up for easy transportation. It fits acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, banjos, and more. Weighing less than a pound and measuring just 4" x 9" x 1.5" folded, this stand fits in a hardshell case behind the headstock of most acoustic guitars, or in the pocket of most gigbags.
3. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Echo In The Valley Vinyl LP
A beautiful record from one of folk music’s most famous couples. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn effortlessly mix traditional tunes with modern material.
4. Kala Waterman Series KA-SWF Soprano Ukulele
A cool little uke you can take anywhere! It’s great for children, but it’s also a fun instrument to take camping, to the beach, or to music festivals. The durable plastic body won’t be damaged water or inclement weather.
5. MusicNomad Premium Work Station For String Instruments
Great for working on almost any string instrument, this kit includes a large, slip-resistant work mat and a Cradle Cube neck support. The Cradle Cube has five different heights and angles, so you can safely rest a variety of string instruments on it. Perfect for string changes, bridge adjustments, or other basic maintenance.
6. Banjo - An Illustrated History
An incredible journey through banjo history, including stunning photos of 100 or the most significant and beautiful banjos ever made. This book traces the instrument’s history from its West African roots to its modern place in a variety of music styles.
7. Elderly Instruments Gift Card
Ok, we said 6 great gifts, but if you’re really stumped, just give them a gift card! Our gift cards are redeemable on elderly.com, over the phone, or in our Lansing, MI, showroom. A gift card gives them a chance to get whatever they need, and you don’t have to worry about finding a very specific set of strings or a particular effect pedal.
Want more ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for tons of great instrument accessories, books, and more.