12 Gibson Gifts for Christmas
Christmas is high on fun, but can be heavy on the wallet. Solve your problems with these affordable and great Gibson guitar gifts for your guitar playing buddies.
Or you can buy them just for yourself. Santa won’t tell, we promise.
1. Gibson Care Kit
Keep your guitar clean and mean with this handy kit. Includes Gibson’s Low Abrasion Metal Cream, Gibson Premier Fretboard Conditioner, Gibson Pump Polish Finishing Cream, three Gibson Polishing Cloths and a 2”-black nylon strap — all in a bucket that can be taken with you anywhere. Independently recommended by MusicRadar.com.
If you have an old Gibson — or any old guitar — get the Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit to revive it to former glory.
2. Gibson Barstool
By popular demand, the Gibson barstool will even make your butt rock! You get a 24” aluminum, 4-legged base and a slick black-vinyl swivel top on which you can proudly plant yo’ Gibson ass. $109.99 for the most awesome way to sit down.
3. Gibson Montana Strap
Your Gibson — sorry, your friend’s Gibson — deserves to be cradled by the best strap. Good guitar + cheap strap is a no-no for many. Gibson’s Montana strap is crafted from the lushest leather in a great tan finish, perfect in particular for your Gib acoustic. MusicRadar likes this one too!
4. Gibson Stickers
Got a son/daughter/friend who likes stickering? This quality Gibson sticker set is affordable and fun. They work outdoors, too. Stick one on your own carplate to say: “Serious guitar player driving.”
5. Gibson Brite Wire Strings Pack
A player can never have too many guitars. The problem is, we also need lots of strings. This Gibson Brite Wire 5-pack is thinking of y’all. Each pack contains 5 sets with a bonus — 2 extra Bs and 2 extra Es. String snappers of the world — yeah, that’s all of us — rejoice!
6. Gibson Pick Tin
“Dude, where’s my pick?” It’s in a tin. “Gibson does ‘classy’ very well, and this pick tin is another good example of the company’s refined taste.” Not even Gibson’s words, but those of MusicRadar.com again. 50 picks in thin, medium, heavy and extra heavy options. Grab a Gibson pick tin and put it in your gigbag/case.
7. Gibson Cases
Not even got a gigbag or case? Buy the best here, from padded gigbags to bespoke-designed hardshell cases for your Les Paul or SG.
8. New knobs
Give your guitar a makeover with new knobs. It’s odd how such a simple change can make any guitar look different, but it will. Buy at the Gibson Store.
9. Quick Connect Humbuckers
Here’s a genius idea, and one you should treat yourself to. If your Gibson electric is Quick Connect-enabled, you can swap pickups super-quick. Six options, from ‘57s to Angus Young-signatures to roaring Dirty Fingers ‘buckers. Rock the halls — you just got more tone options.
10. Gibson Headwear
Rock it like a trucker with the Gibson baseball-style Flex Hat. It includes spandex, and you can’t ask for any more than that, surely? Or how about a Beanie? Keep your cold head warm while you serve-up hot rock. U2’s Edge always wears a beanie, but why not this one? At a mere $24.99, we guess it must be out of Edge’s price range...
11. Gibson Min-Etune
New in 2013, the Mini-Etune system is the new standard of “robot” tuning. It’s only going to be a gift for yourself, really, but here’s what a Min-Etune equipped Gibson guitar can do. State-of-the-art technology, and rave reviews from every respected reviewer and store in the guitar world. Example: American Music Supply love it.
12. Gibson Phone App
If you are really cheap, don’t worry. Get the Gibson App for Android and iOS phone platforms. It’s a free gift. Tuner, metronome, chords, lessons and more. For free.