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18 of the best Father's Day gifts for guitar players: the ultimate guide to Father's Day gifts for guitarists

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Okay, we admit it, as guitar players, we are extremely difficult to buy for. We are guilty of taking our musical equipment very seriously, with each element of our setup having been chosen for very specific reasons. This makes thinking of the perfect 6-string themed Father’s Day gift incredibly frustrating for our loved ones. That’s not to say it’s impossible, though, as we’ll endeavor to show you now in this guide to Father's Day gifts for guitar players.

From tools every guitarist should have in their gig bag to exciting and unique items which nod to the recipient’s chosen hobby, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for guitarists from around the internet. No matter the occasion or budget, you’ll be sure you find something to make the guitarist in your life very happy. 

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Under $50

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Dunlop 220 Slide

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1. Dunlop 220 Chromed Steel Guitar Slide

A must-have accessory for any guitarist

Price: $6.99/£6.99

Sounds great 
An opportunity to learn a new technique   

Many players are scared of slide guitar. It may look difficult, but it can offer a level of expression that you simply don’t get when playing the guitar normally - and trust us, it isn’t as hard as it looks. Slides come in many shapes and sizes and a variety of different materials. So, we would opt for a chrome slide for beginners, as these are incredibly robust and offer a bright, articulate tone.  

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: D'Addrio Pro-Winder

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2. D’Addario Pro-Winder

The all-in-one string changing tool

Price: $9.99/£9.50

Every guitar player should own one 
Works for all types of guitar machine heads  

Restringing your guitar can be an ordeal, but the D’Addario Pro-Winder can make it a whole lot easier. This super-affordable tool combines a string cutter, bridge pin puller, and a string winder that will fit most electric guitars, acoustic guitars, ukuleles, and mandolins. This is the kind of tool that every guitarist should have in their case or gig bag at all times.  

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Pickmaster Plectrum Punch

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3. Pickmaster Plectrum Punch

Never run out of picks again

Price: $29.95/£20

Fun
Easy to use
Cheap

Why buy plectrums when you can make your own at home? This plectrum punch can turn most pieces of thin plastic – credit cards, lids and so forth – into new picks. Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be reusing waste material in an environmentally friendly way.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: KLIQ AirCell guitar strap

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4. KLIQ AirCell guitar strap

Every great guitar deserves a great guitar strap

Price: $41.99/£39.99

Breathable
Looks ace
Supreme playing comfort

Cool looks, supreme comfort and reasonable price; what's not to love about the KLIQ AirCell guitar strap? Air-filled cells on the inside of the 3-inch strap improve comfort during long jam sessions and distribute the weight of your guitar evenly. Because of these cells there's less strap in contact with your shoulders too, helping relieve you from excessive heat and moisture.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: From $51-$100

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: G7th Performance 3 Art Capo

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5. G7th Performance 3 Art Capo

Quite possibly the best capo on the market…

Price: $54.99/£50

Possibly the best capo on the market
Still quite affordable at $54.99
As useful as it is user-friendly

The latest flagship from G7th - producer of arguably the most popular and user-friendly capos around - comes with their Adaptive Radius Technology which allows the capo to adapt to the curve of the fretboard, and more importantly, the strings going across it. Their claim of maximum tuning stability with minimum tension in every position on any guitar neck is certainly a bold one – but also very much true.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Mogami Gold Series Guitar Cable

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6. Mogami Gold Series Guitar Cable

Treat them to one of the best cables around

Price: From $55.95/£32

No unwanted noise
Lifetime warranty
Variety of lengths

If you're going to treat someone to a new guitar cable, then you might as well make it the gold standard. The Mogami Gold Series guitar cable has an ultra-high density (UHD) spiral shield and conductive polymer sub-shield to help prevent excessive noise and preserve that signal. The Mogami comes in a variety of lengths and boasts a 'no excuses' lifetime guarantee, too.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Fender Bar Stool

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7. Fender Bar Stool

Because we all need to sit down at some point…

Price: From $59.99/£66

Awesome retro look, 
Sturdy
Easy to assemble

Whether it’s in the kitchen, games room or recording studio, this Fender Bar Stool is guaranteed to brighten up the place. Though the less in-your-face Custom shop logo version may appeal to the more higher-end guitarist, there’s something quite special about the fiesta red of the classic Fender design. These stools are available in 24 and 30 inch heights. 

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Blackstar Fly 3

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8. Blackstar Fly 3

Tiny amplifier packs a big enough punch

Price: From $69.99/£59

So small!  
Can be paired up for stereo effects
Battery operated

Ask any guitarist and they’ll tell you there’s no feeling that compares to playing through an enormous amp stack, with enough volume to make your cheeks wobble. While we’d back this up, there’s also a time and a place for everything, and mid-week when the kids have gone to bed is not the right time for full-volume practice. The Blackstar Fly 3 can’t compete with larger guitar amps for volume, but it has great tone on tap and can run via battery for those portable practice sessions. Oh, and it’s deceptively small too so won’t get in the way at home.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

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9. Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

The best value-for-money klone?

Price: $86.20/£76

Great versatile tone 
Decent value for money 
Fantastic build quality 
Might not stretch to metal distortion 

Pedals are always a good shout when it comes to finding gifts for guitarists. There are many types of guitar pedals that all offer different sounds, but an overdrive pedal will always go down a treat. The Electro-Harmonix Soul Food can go anywhere from a very light boost to a fairly heavy distortion, making it suitable for a wide range of genres and playing styles.

The Soul Food is referred to as a ‘transparent overdrive’, which means it won’t change the tone of your guitar any more than it has to. Inspired by the Klon Centaur - of which one was recently listed at $500,000 - the guitarist in your life will be pleased to get a slice of that tone without the remortgage-your-house price tag. 

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Fender Mustang Micro

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10. Fender Mustang Micro Headphone Amp

Easily the best headphone amp on the market

Price: $99/£89

Massive range of tones 
Built-in Bluetooth for playing along with songs  
Surprisingly cheap 

Sometimes the thought of setting up your entire rig is enough to kill the motivation for practice. Well, the Fender Mustang Micro makes practicing easy, fun, and inspiring. This mighty little headphone amp manages to pack in 12 amp models and 12 effects from the Mustang amp series, as well as Bluetooth streaming for playing along with your favorite songs.  

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Treblab Z2 Headphones

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11. Treblab Z2 headphones

Wireless headphones with noise cancelling

Price: $90/£105

Superb performance 
Long battery life 
Great value 

With many players relying on smartphones or tablets nowadays for practice, a good set of noise-cancelling headphones is always a solid choice for a gift. Unfortunately, the big brands all charge top dollar for their tech, so we’d point you towards the Treblab Z2 headphones which perform superbly well and have a long battery life. If the name on the headphones isn’t important, these are a great choice. 

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Rode NT-USB Mini Microphone

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12. Rode NT-USB Mini

Mini mic is perfect for small home studios

Price: $99/£99

Simple to use 
Gives great results
Works with any computer 

Part of the joy of playing an instrument is being able to record yourself and create entire masterpieces from the comfort of your own home. A decent microphone will mean acoustic guitar players, singers and other non-electric instrument performers can get their sounds into a computer, ready for production. The Rode NT-USB Mini is a small (but perfectly formed) USB microphone which requires no other equipment to operate than a computer or laptop. It’s also ideal for podcasts, video production and even those relentless Zoom calls which take up so much time nowadays.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: From $101-$200

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Marshall Major IV headphones

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13. Marshall Major IV Headphones

You'll never want to take these off...

Price: $149/£119

Three full days of battery life
Custom-tuned drivers for superior quality
Quick charging feature 

With a ridiculous 80-hour battery life and improved ergonomic design, the Major IV’s are an awesome update from Marshall. Not only do they look the part with that iconic logo adorning each ear, but they also have amazing high end clarity and ‘roaring’ bass, so they’re perfect for music nerds as well as everyday listeners. Marshall has included Bluetooth 5 in this latest model for a better connection, so if you want to listen to music on the go then these are a no brainer.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Pedaltrain Classic Pro pedalboard

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14. Pedaltrain Classic Pro

Tidy up those pedals with a dedicated ‘board.

Price: $189.99/£145

Purpose made for effect pedal rigs
Carry case included for portability

If the guitarist you’re buying for is anything like us, they’ll be partial to an effects pedal or two. Or twenty. Help bring some order to their life with the Pedaltrain Classic Pro pedalboard, which provides a dedicated base on which the player can store and transport their pedals, thanks to a handy included carry case. It’s not the most glamorous gift for guitar players, but it’s one they’ll be glad to receive. 

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Over $201

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Boss RC-5 Loop Station

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15. Boss RC-5 Looper

Rid your life of bad drummers with this offering from Boss

Price: $206/£175

Compact size
Loads of cool features 
Easy to use 

With up to 13 hours of looping time, this compact little number from Boss is really a band in a box. The in-built drums are a godsend for practicing your timing, and 99 onboard memories mean you’ll never forget that next Grammy-winning riff. Boss even includes a USB output to backup your recordings, and an AUX input for when you fancy looping part of your favorite song to jam along to. 

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Boss Katana Air practice amp

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16. Boss Katana Air

Wireless guitar amp with Bluetooth speaker playback

Price: $399

 Perfect home practice amp 
 Wireless tech is faultless 
 Truly liberating! 

Wireless guitar systems, where the player is able to roam freely without being physically connected to an amplifier, are typically the preserve of live performance setups. With the Boss Katana Air, however, there now exists a true wireless system designed for home use. The Katana Air is small enough to blend into a bookshelf, yet boasts enough tricks up its sleeve to please any player.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Squier Classic Vibe '70s Thinline Telecaster

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17. Squier Classic Vibe '70's Telecaster Thinline

A stylish, tone-packed electric guitar bargain

Price: $449

Classic Tele Thinline look
Great attention to detail in the build
Wonderful Thinline tones all around

Squier's take on the Fender's classic 70's Telecaster Thinline guitar brings iconic looks and sound to the table at an unbelievably low price point – this would make an ideal first electric guitar. With a white pearloid scratchplate, finely carved f-hole and Squier-embossed humbuckers, Squier's version of the guitar certainly looks the part. Sound-wise, there's plenty of versatility here, delivering bags of punch and a nice open mid-range.

Father's Day gifts for guitar players: Martin 000Jr-10

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18. Martin 000Jr-10

Honey, I shrunk the Martin

Price: $499

No laminate in sight!
Comfortable and compact
Available with or without Fishman electronics 

This little beauty from Martin is perfect for those who want a big sound from a small package. The 000Jr-10 is one of the cheapest all-solid acoustics around, consisting of a high grade Sitka Spruce top and Sapele Mahogany back and sides. Plus, the smaller body size means it’s super easy to play, with lots of articulate bright tone, as well as bags of punch. It’s got that typical Martin look, and the build quality to match - making it perfect for beginner and intermediate players.