‘Tis the season for gift giving, and we all know how difficult it can be to find a good present for a guitarist, not to mention an affordable one. With that in mind, we wanted to help you find some of the best low-priced gifts for a guitar player that you can give for Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever holiday you celebrate. We’ve organized a killer list of 10 products that any guitar player would love and each is under 50 bucks. Check ‘em out, and on behalf of the whole TrueFire team, we wish you a great holiday season, a happy New Year, and good luck gifting!
1. The Pick Punch
Talented musicians can be quite the eccentric lot and sometimes, they just want things done their own way, never mind that the average man on the street might deem it strange. Well, take guitarists for example some of them might want to have their very own picks to pluck strings with, so what better way to keep said eccentric guitarist happy than with the DIY Guitar Pick Punch? You don’t have to buy guitar picks ever again when you can make your own. The Guitar Pick Punch lets you turn any piece of plastic into a pick. Used gift cards, plastic lids or pretty much anything can become a guitar pick.
>> Get it at Pick Punch ($24.95)
2. AmpliTube iRig
AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter and guitar and bass tone mobile software. With AmpliTube iRig, you can plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and jam anywhere with world class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand – from the leader in studio-class guitar and bass software. Simply plug the iRig interface into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download the app iPad, and start rocking!
>> Get it at IK Multimedia ($39.99)
3. Snark Clip-On Tuner
The ultimate clip-on tuner for guitarists, the Snark is accurate and fast. The tuner combines retro “Buck Rogers” looks with the wonders of modern technology. It features a full color, 360 degree rotational display, so it can be used in practice or live gigging situations. It works anywhere on the head stock (no dead spots!), has a sturdy “Stay Put” clip, and also a tap tempo metronome, transpose features so you can tune with the capo on, pitch calibration, and a high sensitivity vibration sensor. The low price is also a nice bonus!
>> Get it at Amazon ($9.71)
4. Custom Guitar Hanger “Grips”
You could just watch our video on how to make your own guitar wall hanger for just $5, but if you don’t have the time or the tools you can pick one of these cool customer guitar hangers. They put your beautiful axes on display for everyone to drool over and keep it out of harms way at the same time. They are perfect for anyone who has bad taste in wall art, but a ton of guitars.
>> Get it at Amazon ($39.95)
5. Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive
The Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive gives your amp a boost just when you need it. It has been compared to the TS-808 but with having the unique ability to smooth out the distortion by use of the low and high EQ controls. Most overdrive pedals give you one tone control knob thus limiting your tonal options. You asked for a pedal that will maintain your guitar’s distinct tone and DigiTech delivered! With its rugged design, separate mixer and amp outputs, and amazing tonal options, this pedal truly is a Bad Monkey. From Blues to Rock to everything in between, it will give you that amazing overdriven tube amp sound that will keep begging you to crank it up!
>> Get it at Digitech ($49.95)
6. G7th Performance Capo
The G7th Performance capo’s patented clutch mechanism has none of the problems of existing capos, but all of the benefits! The Performance Capo’s revolutionary new mechanism allows ultra-precise placement and clamping – without pulling the strings of your instrument out of tune. Available for 6 string acoustic or electric guitar, 12- string guitar, classical guitar and banjo / mandolin, and engraved personalization can be added (a nice touch!).
>> Get it at G7th Performance ($29.95)
7. 1 SPOT Combo Pack
The New Visual Sound 1 SPOT Combo Pack consists of a 1 SPOT 9V DC Power Adapter, Multi-Plug 8 Cable, (2) Battery Clip Converters, (2) 3.5mm (1/8″) Converters and an L6 Converter for Line 6 modeling pedals. With the ability to handle up to 1700mA, the 1 SPOT can power your entire pedalboard. The 1 SPOT makes compatibility, polarity, plug size, voltage, etc. easy. At a fraction of the cost, the 1 SPOT is more powerful than its competitors and takes up virtually no space on your pedalboard.
>> Get it at Amazon ($30.00)
8. CruzTOOLS Groove Tech 10-in-1 Multitool
No matter what type of guitar or bass guitar you own, the Groove Tech 10-in-1 Multi Tool has you covered for most bridge, truss rod, and other adjustments needed. The CruzTOOLS Groove Tech 10-in-1 Multitool includes 4 metric and 3 fractional hex keys, 2 Phillips screwdrivers, a 2.5mm slotted screwdriver, and a ruler for setting action. Truss rod sizes are ball-end for easy access. All keys are pro-grade, using heat-treated S2 material with a polished chrome finish. You can make virtually any adjustment needed with this tool!
>> Get it at Musicians’ Friend ($15.95)
9. Danelectro Mini Amp
More novelty than career-altering piece of equipment, mini amps are fun and yes, functional. They look pretty cool, and they’re the perfect stocking stuffer for a guitar player. We hear that these Danelectro Mini Amps actually sound pretty decent and they come with a number of different settings, too. Oh, and they’re only 20 bucks!
>> Get it at Amazon ($19.95)
Ok, just one shameless self-promotion is cool, right? Seriously though — if you know anyone who loves the guitar, then we have a feeling they’ll be thanking you for this gift. After all, it’s truly a gift that keeps giving because with the credit they can tap into one of our interactive guitar courses and learn new licks, tricks, techniques, styles, and much more for as long as they continue to play! Each course comes with in-depth videos, tab, charts, jam tracks, power tab, and whatever else is needed to make that particular learning experience as efficient as possible. There’s something in our catalog for every type of guitar player, whether they’re into blues, jazz, acoustic, rock, metal, shred–you name it. Pick one up now!
>> Get a TrueFire Gift Certificate
Have some other great ideas for gifts for guitar players? Feel free to share them in the comments!
We are also offering up some awesome guitar gifts here at TrueFire. Besides our TrueFire Gift Certificates, we’ve also got Holiday Bundles, which featured sets of our best guitar courses and a nice bonus, and our biggest sale of the year, the 12 Days of December promotion, is running from December 10th up until Christmas Eve. Check it all out!