Holiday Gift Guide For That Guitarist On Your List [ 2008]

With the prime holiday buying season upon us what better time to put together a guide to help you pick something out for your favorite guitarist. Thanks to lots of great feedback from our forum users we put this together to show you some good gifts in various price ranges.

Before we get into the gifts we want to give a few words of caution. If you’re gifting guitar accessories, like strings or picks, note that brand, string gauge, and pick weights are important to a guitarist.  If you don’t know what they use be sure and give gift receipts.

Price Range: $1 – $50

There is a lot to choose from in this range including sets of instrument cables, strings, lesson and tab books, straps, cheaper effect pedals, and many more accessories.

  • Good instrument cables. Good cables can last for years. Don’t get cheap ones!
  • String sets. Sets of 10 are usually in the $30 to $40 range.
  • Effect Pedals. Lots of decent effect pedals under $50.
  • Lesson and Tab Books

Some examples of items in this range.

  • Boss DS-1 – $39


  • Fender ’57 Mini Twin – $49

With Headstock, Above, Right-facing

  • Pro Co Guitar Cables – price varies


  • Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 – $49


  • D’Addario String Sets – price varies


Price Range: $50 – $200

This price range opens up a lot more options for gifts.

  • More effects pedals and multi-effect pedals.
  • Smaller guitar amplifiers.
  • Additional accessories like replacement pickups.

Some examples of popular items in this price range.

  • Replacement Pickups – consult the giftee or give a gift card for these. Guitarist all have different preferences on pickups.


  • Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal – $69.99


  • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer – $99.99


  • Electro-Harmonix Classics Small Clone Chorus – $84.00


  • Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI – $76.50


  • DigiTech Whammy Pedal – $199.95


  • Line 6 Spider III 30W 1×12 Combo – $199.99


  • Vox Pathfinder 15R Combo – $119.00


Price Range: $200+

At this range it may be best to just give gift cards or credit at your local guitar shop.  Since at this range you can start considering guitars as gifts it would be best for the player to try things out themselves.

However, being we we recommend the following guitars:

  • Fender Classic Player Jaguar – $799.99 – $849.99

Candy Apple Red

  • Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster – $799.99 – $849.99

3-Tone Sunburst

  • Fender ’65 Mustang Reissue – $699.99

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