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The Ultimate List of Father’s Day Guitar Gifts for Dads

The Ultimate List of Father’s Day Guitar Gifts

By Jon Hom

We know that shopping for the guitarist in your life can be a daunting task, especially if you aren't a player yourself. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we have taken it upon ourselves to put together this complete guide to help you knock dad's gift out of the park!

Sit back, settle in, and get ready for our list of guitar-focused gift ideas for dad.

The Ultimate List of Father’s Day Guitar Gifts for Dads

Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page Book by Brad Tolinski

Let your dad relive the glory days of rock & roll with this amazing “oral autobiography” from the man, the myth, the legend, Jimmy Page. Written by longtime music journalist and former Guitar World Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski, Light & Shade is based on 20+ years of interviews with Zoso himself. From touring and writing with Led Zeppelin to working with the likes of Tom Jones, The Who, and Eric Clapton, this book will put your dad in the same room as this musical genius. Seriously, it’s a great read not only just for dad, but for the whole family!

Price: $30 and under (Available as hardcover, paperback, eBook and audiobook)

Buy here: amazon.com/Light-and-Shade-Brad-Tolinski-audiobook/dp/B00ADDLK80

ESP EC-256 Guitar

Ok, so maybe your pops needs a new guitar. Maybe adding one more guitar to the collection wouldn’t hurt...or maybe he already has so many guitars that you’re secretly hoping that he’ll eventually just give this one to you! Either way, the EC-256 from ESP unleashes some relentless tone at a very affordable price. And hey, it looks pretty rad too. This axe makes a great addition to any setup from beginners all the way up to the pros.

Price: $499

Buy here: espguitars.com/products/9572-ec-256-blk

Hercules Double Guitar Stand

Get your dad’s guitars off the couch and onto a stand! The Hercules dual guitar stand with auto grip system is the safest and most secure way to store his guitars and save precious floor space. Plus, it’s a great way to put his axes on display for the whole family to enjoy.

Price: around $90

Buy here: Sweetwater

Spark MINI Guitar Amp

Why spend hundreds (if not thousands!) of dollars on a bunch of guitar equipment that you think dad might enjoy when you can spend your hard earned cash on something you know he’ll love. Look no further than the Spark MINI portable guitar amp and Bluetooth speaker. He won’t believe his ears when he hears the multi-dimensional tone that comes out of this tiny beast. The 10,000+ tone presets and the Smart Jam feature will for sure bring out the inner rock god in dad. And better yet, it’s battery powered so he can take the jam to anywhere in the house (or even the backyard!).

Price: $199 (Special pre-order price + exclusive bonus!)
Buy here: positivegrid.com/spark-mini

 

PreSonus Eris E8 XT - Monitor Speakers

No home studio is complete without a quality set of monitor speakers to accurately deliver the music and tone coming out of your dad’s guitar. The incredibly balanced Eris E8 XT monitors by PreSonus offer high quality sound at a price that won’t break the bank.

Price: $259.95

Buy here: shop.presonus.com/Eris-E8-XT

Dunlop Trigger Capo

The one piece of equipment that all guitarists have but can never seem to find at a moment’s notice. That's right–you can never have enough capos. Keep one in the case, every room in the house, the car, or even under the pillow. Besides, you never know when your dad will need to bust out his rendition of “Wonderwall” at the next party.

Price: $21.51

Buy here: jimdunlop.com/37087002001-trigger-capo-electric/

Ernie Ball Musician’s Tool Kit

Get the ultimate “toolman” in your life the ultimate toolkit for his guitar. Inside you’ll find a string cutter and winder to allow for quick string replacements, a polishing kit to keep your dad's axe shiny and new, and a full array of tools to fine-tune the setup. Better yet, it comes with an easy-to-carry pouch that can easily fit in any gig bag or case.

Price: $42.99

Buy here: ernieball.com/guitar-accessories/guitar-instrument-care

BIAS FX 2 - Standard Edition

For the true tone hungry guitarist dads out there, BIAS FX 2 guitar software is a great guitar gift that not only comes with access to a massive amount of realistic amps, pedals and presets, but also gives the ability to record and jam with the user's DAW of choice. The standard license comes packed with 30+ amps & pedals with 60+ presets to choose from. It also features Guitar Match that can virtually transform dad’s guitar into another! This award-winning guitar plugin will turn your dad’s computer into a fully customizable guitar (or bass) rig.

Price: $99

Buy here: positivegrid.com/bias-fx/

TrueFire eGift Certificate

With 40,000+ interactive guitar lessons, 30,000+ tabs, 20,000+ jam tracks and much more, TrueFire is the ultimate online resource for guitarists worldwide. Featuring guitar courses from many legendary guitar legends such as Steve Vai and Matt Schofield, a certificate of any amount will make a great gift for your guitar dad.

Price: $25 to $300

Buy here: truefire.com/gift-certificates

Xviv Audio U2 - Wireless Guitar System

Clear some of the clutter in dad’s jam space by getting rid of all those cables. Wireless systems can now be enjoyed by guitarists at home and on stage with the Xviv Audio U2 Digital Guitar Wireless System. Featuring outstanding connectivity range with amazing tone, this wireless system is both affordable and very portable. This great guitar gift for dad allows him to rock out all around the house!

Price: $155

Buy here: sweetwater.com/store/detail/U2Blk--xvive-audio-u2-digital-wireless-guitar-system-black

Final Thoughts: The Ultimate List of Father’s Day Guitar Gifts for Dads

Hopefully you found this gift guide for the guitar dad in your life helpful. We hope this Father’s Day is full of laughter, joy and most importantly, tons of music!


Born and raised in Los Angeles on a healthy mix of punk rock and skateboarding, Jon brings his talents in both music and writing to Positive Grid as Marketing Content Manager. He is also currently the lead singer & guitarist of punk band DESTROYERS and baritone saxophonist of traditional ska band SKARAOKE, both based in Taipei, Taiwan.

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