When you’re shopping for a guitar player, there are a lot of options. Around the holidays, you might find your head spinning when figuring out what to get. Considering the price tag is one great way to narrow your choice. Picking a reasonable amount (say, $100?) still gives you a lot of options, while remaining friendly to your budget.
So if you’re looking for a gift for a guitar player this holiday season, here are some of the best products you’ll want to consider, all for under $100.
The RC-1 Loop Station is the premier looping stomp box. With 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the standard pedal-sized looper gives guitarists the ability to create a full-band-like live mix, all on their own. On the fly, you can record, playback, overdub, and undo or redo loops, all in an easy-to-use format. The top panel sports an innovative loop indicator, which consists of a 24-segment LED, laid out in a circular pattern to help you quickly and easily determine the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes.
It’s likely you’ve heard the sounds of a wah pedal at some point in time—but we’re sure the guitar player in your life has. As one of the most iconic effects in the guitar world, every guitarist can happily incorporate a wah pedal into their sound. Dunlop’s Cry Baby has always been at the top of the game, creating some of the most timeless sounds in rock. For well under $100, this is one heck of a bargain gift.
There are plenty of inexpensive capos out there that can do the job, but the Thalia capo goes above and beyond. This capo is hand-made in California and gives you the strongest hold, while also looking about as beautiful as a capo can. Each features beautiful artistry, and is built from sustainably harvested fine woods, usually reserved for guitars. The inlays are laser cut and hand applied to each capo—and you can pick what style suits your guitar the best. There’s also 14 included fretpads, giving you the ability to match the fretboard radius of your instrument, for the best capo performance.
This stool, made especially for guitarists, is infinitely handy. It’s always great to be able to sit down while you play, but even better, with this stool, you have a place to put your guitar down when you get up—and when you’re done, you can collapse the stool for easy storage. Plus the cradle and sturdy yoke with detachable latch are covered by EVA rubber to protect your instrument. Perhaps best of all, there’s no assembly required.
It would be great to get a new guitar every week, but if you can’t, the next best thing for a guitar player is making your guitar look and play like new. This very affordable package of cleaners and polishers is a great stocking stuffer for any guitarist. It includes Bodygloss 65 Carnauba wax for polishing and sealing, Formula 65 polish and cleaner, and Ultraglide 65 String Conditioner which shields strings against corrosion for longer playing life. There’s also 01 Fingerboard Cleaner & Prep for removing build-up from fingerboards, and 02 Fingerboard Deep Conditioner which prevents cracking and provides a protective layer of oil while bringing out the rich wood look. In addition, this pack includes two 100% cotton polishing cloths.
This holiday season, you can gift a guitar player something infinitely more valuable than any single piece of gear — freedom. The Tourtek wireless system is a plug and play device which allows players to roam the stage without limits. It has unbeatable sound quality, lightweight construction, and less than 7MS latency delay. This system has a built-in battery, a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, and operates in a 5.8GHz frequency band, which limits interference issues. It’s a pro gift at a great holiday price.
The Tourtek GA5 Accessory Kit includes everything a guitar player could want in a gift, at an affordable price. Perfect for all guitars, this kit includes the innovative GSF-12 Universal Foldable Guitar Stand, which is super sturdy, yet folds down small enough to fit in your gig bag. There’s also the C3 Universal Metal Capo, suitable for use with electrics, acoustics, and basses, and the CT-5 Headstock clip-on tuner, which features a large display and battery saving mode.
If you’re in search of a portable amp this holiday season, you can trust the Tourtek TG10 to deliver. Whoever receives this gift is going to be very happy with its great sound — and whoever gives it will be pleased with it’s great price. The dual-channels of this amp give guitarists a variety of tone, and it’s ready to use anywhere. The portable-friendly features make it easy to take it with you, with ease. The Aux In and Heaphones Out ports also add some versatile audio options for use in other contexts. Bottom line — all your bases are covered with the TG10.
Expanding on the most excellent iRig technology, this unit gives guitar players the option to change the tone and effects of their acoustic guitar. It works by clipping the iRig to the guitar’s sound hole, attaching it to the preamplifier processor, then connecting the preamp to an amplifier or mixer. This little unit can do a lot for an acoustic player’s sound in live situations, boasting 6 tone presets, and a “Cancel Feedback” button, which gets rids of annoying frequency feedback during performances.
Most guitarists revere the Orange name, so there’s no doubt they’d love an Orange amp as a gift. This compact amp is a part of the Crush Series — a great-sounding, all-analog, single-channel 12-watt amp, that’s perfect for practicing at home. It can also be used in the studio. The Crush 12 comes equipped with a single custom-designed Orange 6″ speaker, to offer the perfect blend of modern low-end punch, vintage highs, and exceptional clarity.
Check out all the other excellent gifts we have for guitar players this holiday season at SamAsh.com.