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Gift Ideas for Grads and Dads

Graduations and Father’s Day are just around the corner, so we’ve put together a selection of gift ideas that are sure to warm the heart of your special musician.

We’re With The Band: Get Ready To Jam

Two standouts over the past year have been Electronic Drums and Acoustic Guitar – and there’s no sign of this trend stopping in 2021! For the premium gift this season, check out these two top-rated finds for your favorite dad or grad:

  • Alesis Command X Mesh-Head Electronic Drum Set – MSRP: $849.99
  • Taylor 414ce V-Class Special Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar - Shaded Edge Burst – MSRP: $2599.00


Pass The Aux: Bring Down The House!

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales have overtaken CDs in the U.S., growing by 3.6% from the first half of 2019 to the first half of 2020, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). With a new appreciation for how we listen to vinyl, we’re loving convenient modern features like Bluetooth and better sound with a quality stereo receiver in a sleek design. Electronic more your jam? Check out DJ gear like this Pioneer Serato controller.

  • Gemini TT-900WW Vinyl Record Player Turntable With Bluetooth and Dual Stereo Speakers – MSRP: $129.95
  • Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 Serato DJ Controller with Pad Scratch – MSRP: $249.00

Color of the Summer: All About the Blues

Looking back at guitars across the generations, color has also played a role in defining an instrument or artist. From Clapton’s “Blackie” customized ‘50s Fender Stratocaster to Neil Young’s “Old Black” Les Paul to Jimi Hendrix’s colorfully decorated Fender Strat (which he set on fire in 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival) to Eddie Van Halen’s iconic red, black and white Frankenstrat and Prince’s custom white “Cloud” guitar in Purple Rain, color has often defined a signature guitar of numerous artists.

  • Fender Player Telecaster Plus Top Maple Fingerboard – Limited-Edition Electric Guitar Blue Burst – MSRP: $779.99
  • Fender Player Jazz Bass Plus Top Limited – Edition Blue Burst – MSRP: $779.99
  • Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Limited – Edition Electric Guitar Blue Burst – MSRP: $809.99


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