Music making and gift giving are about finding inspiration, sharing what we love, and sparking joy in others. And while many musicians may have visions of Martin Guitars, Deering Banjos, or an Electric Guitar dancing in their head, we’ve put together this gift guide to help you find a gift that is thoughtful and a quality product no matter your budget.
Gifts Under $100
Korg KDM3 Digital Pyramid Metronome, Black
Improve your musical timing in style. Many musicians neglect the metronome, and the Korg KDM3 is here to help you stay in time. A great gift for any musician, from beginner to expert.
Shure SM57 and SM58 Microphones
Considered by many to be the standard by which all others are compared, you can’t go wrong with a SM57 or SM58. Whether you’re shopping for a studio whiz or a stage performer, having a quality microphone is an absolute game changer.
Also known as a thumb piano, this is a fun to play, enchanting instrument. As a gift for children, it’s a great introduction to music (while being easy on the ears of anyone nearby), and for adults it makes a great way to relax, find inspiration, or add a new layer of sound to your recordings.
Gifts - Under $25
Percussive, fashionable, convenient! Played similarly to a musical washboard, this clip-on tie comes with two metal thimbles, creating the complete fashion-rhythm-system.
Changing strings is easier, safer, and more fun with this string winder. It works for guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and more. We also carry a wide selection of strings to bundle with your gift.
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Gifts for the Serious Musician
A handcrafted, finely-finished, artistic take on an industry staple. Excellent for displaying your instrument at home, in the office or at the studio.
Ear Trumpet Labs Myrtle Condenser Microphone
Designed for acoustic solo performers, small bluegrass bands, or vocal ensembles, Myrtle delivers warm, detailed sound and astonishing feedback rejection. Ear Trumpet Labs mics have become a go-to favorite among artists for livestreaming and home recording, too.
Ortega QUANTUMloop Digital Percussion Stompbox With Looper
An excellent companion to the solo performer, the QUANTUMloop helps you lay down the beat with 16 built-in drum and percussion samples and room for 4 custom samples, as well as a looper! The possibilities are endless.
Gifts for Kids
Ohana SK-10 Soprano Ukulele Starter Pack, Turquoise
The perfect way for the beginner to get everything they need to start playing. Includes a gigbag, clip-on tuner, strap, and basic instructional materials. Buy the bundle and save!
Ortega Family Series Pro R122-3/4 Classical Guitar, 3/4 size
Perfect for smaller players, this instrument makes an excellent introduction to playing guitar. The nylon strings are easier on a beginner's fingers, too. Gigbag included.
Deering Goodtime Junior, Sinbad Purple
A smaller banjo for smaller hands, and still tunes to standard G tuning. Available in Sinbad Purple, Seawater Teal, and Natural finish.
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