Seriously though, playing the guitar is a fun activity. You can actually enjoy guitar playing on a relatively low budget, unlike other instruments. A simple acoustic guitar, a few chord lessons on YouTube – and you’re on your way.
That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to spend your money on when it comes to guitar. Here’s an interesting list of gifts you can buy for yourself or your guitar-playing friends:
Stringed instruments resembling the modern guitar date back 5,000 years! Most have six strings, but others have anywhere from four to 12 strings depending on the model and the player. Some are simply styled and made of wood, while others are incredibly embellished with lots of added effects. See them all—2,000 of them, in fact—in the ultimate pictorial guitar collection: 2,000 Guitars. A great history book for anyone interested in music and guitars.
Everything a guitar player needs in one place. Kit Includes: Fender Strings, Fender/GO-DPS Pick Sampler (DPS-FN-SAMPLER), Strap, Pitch Pipe, TKL Guitar bag, Fender Clip-on Tuner (009-1160-000), and Instructional DVD. And a great price, too!
Truly the ultimate Rock Shape, the Flying V has been a symbol for Rock guitar since Gibson introduced it in 1958. Made from real Korina wood for lightweight solid tone with Alnico Classic and Classic Plus Humbucker pickups for soaring tone.
This limited edition Epiphone model in Alpine White has the same classic look and features as the original featuring a glued in mahogany neck with a SlimTaper Profile, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium/jumbo frets and premium gold hardware including a LockTone Tun-o-matic bridge and vintage 14:1 ration tuners. It also has a classic Flying V string-through body tailpiece. The scale is 24.75 inches, and the nut width is 1.68 inches.
Redesigned for music and Multi-Touch, iPod nano is smaller and lighter than ever. You can clip it to your sleeve, jacket, or running shorts and keep your favorite songs at your fingertips, along with the Genius feature, a built-in FM radio, pedometer, and more. And the anodized aluminum finish in six bright colors makes this new design even more brilliant.
Your greatest hits. And taps. And swipes.
The best things in life have a soundtrack, and that’s where iPod nano shines. The Multi-Touch display lets you experience your music in a new way. Tap to play anything you want to hear. Swipe the Home screen to browse your music by songs, albums, artists, playlists, genres, or composers. You can even rearrange the icons on your Home screen so your music is organized just how you like.
Clip on some tunes.
With the new built-in clip, you can walk, run, ride, or dance with your favorite songs on your sleeve (or pocket, jacket, or bag). The album art of the song you’re listening to fits perfectly on the display.
Play all day. And all night.
The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 24 hours of nonstop music. So when you clip on an 8GB or 16GB iPod nano, you’ll have plenty of tunes to make it through your commute, your workout, and beyond.
Shake it up.
Now for something completely random. Give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. Shake to Shuffle is perfect for when you’re not in any particular music mood. You never know what you’re going to hear, and you’ll always be pleasantly surprised.
Don’t let a sleeping family keep you from your new action adventure movie, DTS 5.1 concert, or online video game tournament by setting up these Pioneer wireless surround sound headphones. The SE-DIR800C phones, which connect to any 5.1-channel source–including a DVD player, game console, digital cable box, or satellite receiver–are equipped with Dolby Headphone technology, which produces up to five virtual loudspeakers in your head by directing and reflecting the sound from each channel. The effect is a stunning surround experience, far more dimensional than with typical headphones, and, some say, even better than with a high-performance surround speaker system.
The audio is natural sounding and doesn’t cause “listener fatigue” as do many other headphones. The phones also work with a variety of surround formats, including Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Surround.
Most conveniently, the SE-DIR800C phonesare completely cordless. The small wireless transmitter connects to your source (DVD player, game console, etc.) and broadcasts a clear, strong signal via infrared technology to the headphones. Thanks to the wireless technology, you won’t snag a headphone cord on furniture, your dog, your glasses, or anything else.
The phones feature a trio of “virtual room” presets from which to choose. The options actually reproduce the sound of a playback system in up to three different listening environments based on the acoustic measurements of real rooms.
A final bonus stems from the onboard volume control. With a volume dial on the headphone itself, users can easily turn up the audio without getting out of the chair. The SE-DIR800C phones, which offer a transmission range of up to 26 feet, are an ideal choice for folks who live in busy households where people go to sleep early, or for anyone who wants a little audio privacy while watching movies or listening to music. The phones are backed by a 90-day warranty on parts and labor.
Introducing the first ever touchscreen player by Creative Technology – the ZEN X-Fi2. No fussy buttons involved, simply let your fingers work their magic across the 3″ TFT LCD screen and gain access to all player features instantly.
The ZEN X-Fi2 now allows you to experience stellar X-Fi technology even with your stored movies and FM radio, restoring audio to even higher levels of clarity than before. Immerse yourself in a natural listening experience as the state-of-the-art X-Fi technology intelligently moves the earphone stereo source away from your ears, simulating an audio experience from a pair of high-end stereo speakers. Take in rich detail from nifty guitar strumming and crisp cymbal clashes and complete the whole experience with the bundled EP-630 in-ear earphones. These premium earphones are designed to block out external noise and even come with three different sizes of ear tips to offer you the most optimum comfort.
Besides a bigger screen size than its predecessor, the ZEN X-Fi2 supports multiple audio formats including the much desired Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC), which delivers audio without compromising on its original quality. The player also supports iTunes Plus (unprotected AAC format) which compresses audio data much more efficiently than older formats. Indulge in true pristine audio where you hear your music played the way it was meant to be heard.
Take the music with you! A lovely geeky toy – good for drummers and to those who wish to annoy their friends with the constant sound of percussion. This mini drum set is a great gift idea.
The advent of the drum solo changed rock music forever. Previously drums had been pretty mad… with all the attention that vocals and guitars were getting. However finally they could take center stage while playing alone for 30 or more boring seconds in a row. Bands like Van Halen tried to add interest to this long sequence of drums by adding the rotating drum cage to their concerts… unfortunately this made the drums motion sick and caused numerous percussion based lawsuits.
Now you can keep your own mini drums in your pocket, ready to whip out and beat into a frenzy at a moments notice. Sadly a rotating drum cage is not included.
Introducing the eMedia My Piano Kit. This kit has everything your child needs to begin playing the piano: an electronic keyboard sized for small fingers, a power supply, and the USB MIDI interface for connecting the keyboard to your computer. What’s more, it comes with a great teacher, the new interactive eMedia My Piano CD-ROM (for Windows & Mac computers) for children ages 5 and up.
The award-winning eMedia My Piano educational software is what sets this keyboard kit apart from all others. In eMedia My Piano an animated character named Pam the Piano leads kids through over 100 lessons, authored and demonstrated by Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music.
eMedia My Piano covers basics such as proper hand and finger position, learning notes, counting rhythm, playing harmonies, and reading music. All this and more is taught with popular songs and melodies. The interactive games interspersed throughout the method make learning fun and easy.
One hand does it! The music world’s most popular quick-change capo, Kyser’s Quick-Change Capo is made of strong, lightweight aluminum. The spring-tensioned Quick-Change clamps firmly to hold intonation, but is quickly and easily released and repositioned without disturbing the tuning. You can operate your Quick-Change comfortably with one hand. You’ll find it doesn’t interfere with fingering and the pads won’t mar or react with guitar finishes.