Gifts For Acoustic Guitarists Under $100

If you’re looking to get a gift for a friend who happens to be an avid acoustic guitar player - but don’t know where to start - look no further than down below. Even if you’re not a musician yourself, we have the info you need to pick out a great gift that they can actually use, all for less than the price of an average phone bill.

Acoustic Pickups

Acoustic guitars are the perfect campfire instrument. All you need is the guitar itself and you’re good to go. Unfortunately, that’s not the case when it comes to playing on stage, especially if a player plans on using it as part of a band or ensemble. This is where acoustic pickups come in, giving any acoustic guitar the ability to be amplified. For less than $100, you can give the gift of amplification to your friend’s acoustic. Better yet, most don’t require any sort of physical alteration to set up. There might be a chance that they already have an acoustic capable of amplification (known as acoustic-electric guitars). If you notice an input jack or any sort of knobs and switches, chances are good that it's an acoustic-electric.

Straps

Straps

A good strap is like a nice pair of shoes – sure, you can make do with just about anything but that doesn’t mean it will be a comfortable experience. Even if they play their acoustic guitar mostly while sitting down, a good strap still makes a great gift as they will always come in handy eventually. And trust me, once a player dons a strap as slick as a Fender Road Worn or a Fender Monogrammed guitar strap, they’ll never want to go back.

Stands/Bags

Instruments – acoustic guitars or otherwise – are pricey investments. They are also rather delicate, one bad fall away from being ruined. If you notice that your buddy is the type to just leave his acoustic tucked away in a corner, resting against a wall or lying on their couch, do them a huge favor and give them the gift of better storage with a guitar stand or wall hanger. If they love taking their guitar everywhere, a bag might be a better idea. Not only do they offer good protection and transportation, they also work as a great way of keeping integral tools and accessories in one spot.

 

 

 

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Accessories

The best accessories are the ones players will make good use of. And when it comes to the acoustic guitar, there is a lot to choose from. Personally, I find the most use out of a guitar capo as there are too many great acoustic songs out there that absolutely require one in order to properly pull off. You can also never have enough picks (since they always end up getting lost). And finally, a good clip-on tuner is another great accessory, especially for players that are just starting out.

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One Last Thing ...

Whether you're looking for a gift for a friend or a gift for yourself, PAL has got you covered! If you have any questions regarding a purchase of any of the items above or any other piece of gear we carry, don't hesitate to chat with one of our friendly PAL pros by using the live chat feature below or by calling us toll-free at 1 877-671-2200. Happy holidays!

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