Guitar Gifts That Won't Break the Bank 2020
Sometimes, gifts for musicians can seem impossible. Not only are all musicians super picky about the gear they use, gear can get really pricey, really fast. This holiday season, the team at Runway has gotten together to make a gift guide that WON’T break the bank. Whether buying gifts for friends or even yourself, these gifts will be a hit.
Runway Audio Instrument Cable
This is an easy one! Every musician uses cables and you should get them one that will last a lifetime. Our cables have incredibly low capacitance and are built with American-made parts. This is a gift they will use daily and keep forever. Our cables come in 5 great colors, so there is something for everybody. You can match it to their guitar or pick out their favorite color. If you are buying this for somebody else, the best bet is to go with a ST-ST combination so it will work with every guitar. If you are buying this for yourself, go ahead and customize your dream cable and treat yourself now!
Click here to grab a new cable today.
New JHS Pedals
This is going to be one of the more expensive items on the list, but we swear, these are fantastic gifts for any musician in your life! JHS recently released a line of boutique pedals that come in right under $100 each. No matter which one you pick, it’s going to be a hit. A new pedal can inspire every guitarist and these pedals all sound fantastic. Our suggestion, get them a fuzz pedal that will let them rock out all holiday season.
Click here to check out the JHS 3 series here!
This is one of those gifts you can never have too many of. A capo is a great tool for any musician and you can still make the gift unique. There are plenty of colors and patterns to choose from so you can give them something they will be able to remember. This is also one of the cheaper items on the list, so it’s a great way to show someone you care. There are also different kinds of capos for alternate tunings if you want to get them something they’ve never had. If you are looking for the classic though, click the link below!
Click here for the Kyser Capo.
Samson Go USB Microphone
A microphone can open all kinds of possibilities for a musician. Use this mic to record everything from vocals and acoustic guitar to a new podcast. Samson microphones are known for their consistent quality, and this mic makes recording anything super easy. All you need to do is plug it in with the included USB cable, then you’re good to go! It’s that easy! A microphone is a super versatile gift and I’m sure everyone will find a use for this great piece of gear.
Click here to check out the Samson Go USB Microphone.
Alright, this is a musical instrument everyone can learn. From Dylan-esque singer-songwriters to blues singers, harmonicas are a great gift for any musician who wants to pick up a new instrument. If you spend 10 minutes with a harmonica and a guitar, you’ll be able to pick up songs in no time at all. This is a gift that’s sure to please because of how fun it is to pick up and play. It’s probably best to start off with a harmonica in the key of C or get them a multi-pack with a couple different keys.
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This gift is another instrument any musician can pick up! MIDI keyboards work great for the budding producers and anyone who loves experimenting with crazy sounds. A MIDI keyboard is the ultimate creative tool for any bedroom musician. You can achieve everything from piano sounds to drum loops to elegant strings. Whatever way you record, a MIDI keyboard will work with your setup and there are plenty of free resources online. This is the gift where you will find yourself playing with samples for hours because it’s just plain fun. This specific one is tiny enough to fit on a desk and offers plenty of options to get someone started with MIDI technology.
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C’mon, you gotta stay in tune! This is a great gift for your bandmate who always forgets his tuner every practice and has to borrow yours (seriously Chris, get it together). If they have a guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, or anything else with strings, they need to stay in tune. So you might as well get them a tuner! Even better, this one is tiny enough to hang out on a headstock so they won’t forget about it and it won’t get in the way. This one’s a win for everybody.
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Stringjoy Guitar Strings
No matter the guitarist, they probably need to change their strings! Buying quality strings is a great gift because it works for every guitarist, but they get to try something brand new. We love the guys at Stringjoy because their strings are made by hand and always sound phenomenal. They are also based out of Nashville, like us! They sell electric and acoustic guitar strings in a range of different gauges. Don’t worry, if you don’t know exactly what guage they prefer, we suggest a set of 10’s!
Click here for electric guitar strings.
Music Nomad Guitar Cleaning Kit
Yes, this may not be the most exciting gift, but trust us. This is one they most likely need and definitely will use. With all this spare time hanging out at home, you’ve got to make sure your axes aren’t dusty and it’s a great time for a tune-up. I love nothing more than putting on a fresh set of strings and wiping down my guitar. It looks and plays like a brand new instrument with just a few changes. For even the pickiest musicians, this is a super useful gift.
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Runway Audio Gift Card
Don’t know exactly what to get them? A gift card is foolproof! They can use this to customize whatever they want and you don’t have to worry about any of the options. A Runway Audio gift card works for everything on our site and is a great way to show you care. You can pick the amount and they can pick the gift! We have a product for everyone, so this is always a safe bet.
Click here to pick up a digital gift card!
Happy Holidays from the whole crew at Runway! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.