Holiday Gift Guide 2023
Whether you're looking to shop for the guitarist in your life or are searching for a wishlist to send your spouse, Premier Guitar's Holiday Gift Guide is for you!
Step into the spotlight and make a statement with Aguilar's all-new Custom Color SL Cabinets and Tone Hammer / AG 700 amps. These special limited-edition masterpieces are meticulously crafted to offer both an unparalleled sonic experience and a visually striking aesthetic. Available in a palette of standout colors, including Racing Green, Blue Bronco, Tuxedo Black, or Winter White. With Aguilar's Custom Colors, customers can express their unique style and steal the show, whether on stage or in the studio.
AMPED 3 is a 100 Watt high gain pedal amplifier featuring 6 voicing options and 3 programmable channels with Reverb. Perfect for players seeking the ultra high gain tones found in multi-channel valve amps like Series One. You can use it to power a cabinet up to 100 Watts, go direct or to use in the front end of a traditional amp ensuring you can take your sound with you anywhere. Power reduction down to 1W and USB-C connectivity means it’s equally at home in the studio or the stage.
XS strings are the longest lasting guitar strings D’Addario has ever made (which means they’re also likely the longest lasting strings in the known universe). Using a special film coating on the wound strings and dispersion coating on the plain steels, XS guitar strings are made to be played, not changed.
Thanks to their incredible lifespan and smooth feel, XS strings have become been played and praised by pros across the spectrum, from Mike Dawes to Alex Skolnick. But perhaps most impressively, they’ve become the “preferred” string of Taylor Guitars, which means they’re now strung on every Taylor that leaves the factory.
The XS price tag is slightly elevated, but it makes a lot of sense when you realize how many string changes you’re about to avoid. It also helps that D’Addario runs some great deals throughout the year. In fact, select XS guitar strings are now on sale for up to 25% off. Find this deal wherever you buy strings.
The perfect gift for every guitarist!
Kyser is the world's most trusted capo. Found on the largest stages around the world, more recording artists trust Kyser than any other brand.
-The original one-handed quick-change guitar capo
-Aircraft-grade aluminum with steel spring
-Parks on the guitar's headstock when not in use
-Made in USA
-Guaranteed for life
The JMaster® set is a standalone addition to the EMG Retro Active lineup. The pickups feature a preamp design that provides the player a vintage feel and response, along with the added benefit of a noise-cancelling active preamp.
This set is hand-built with Alnico V rods and wide stacked coils, delivering a rich and balanced single-coil tone. The pickup set is available in three colors: black, ivory or white, allowing you to choose the aesthetic that best suits you.
Like all EMG Pickups, this set includes EMG’s solderless wiring kit, complete with a master volume and master tone controls. It enables the player to install the pickups into their existing instrument without any modifications.
For Jazzmaster® players who have upper horn controls, EMG also offers a preloaded pickguard. For more information, please visit the EMG Pickups website.
The HUSH-I features a headphone output, graduated asymmetrical C-shape neck with a headless design that offers beginning players the ability to easily access frets. The detachable body lets players take their guitar with them anywhere.
It's finally here – our brand-new Fralin'Tron! Experience exceptional clarity and articulation in a Filter'Tron® format with Lindy's unique Fralin'Tron design. Featuring a focused single-coil vibe with a rich, warm midrange and crisp attack, you'll wonder where this pickup has been all your life.
When Lindy started designing the Fralin'Tron, he did so with a particular goal: to get as much clarity and articulation as possible out of this design.
We're thrilled with the result! Our Fralin'Tron features a scooped midrange and defined bass and highs. In addition, you can expect more nuance out of the wound strings, unlike the original design. Furthermore, the treble strings have a round, warm quality, making this pickup perfect for all styles of music – from clean to dirty.
The Fralin'Tron looks impressive, too: it's available in Gold, Chrome, and Polished Nickel. Give the Fralin'Tron a listen on our website today.
The LTD Deluxe SN-1000HT Fire Blast is a guitar that offers tone and playability that’s as intense as its looks. Its textured, sandblasted Fire Blast finish over a swamp ash body is incredible, and its bolt-on roasted maple neck offers smooth, fast playability. Its Macassar ebony fingerboard has has a compound radius for maximum speed and comfort, and includes 22 extra-jumbo stainless steel frets, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, and is scalloped from frets 17-22. Components on the SN-1000HT Fire Blast include a black bone nut, a brushed black pickguard, dome control knobs, LTD locking tuners, and a Hipshot hardtail bridge with string thru body. It features a set of Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers (alnico in the neck position, ceramic in the bridge), with a push-pull control to activate each pickup’s second voicing.
Designed after the revered X series pedals, the Microtubes X 900 sets a new standard for accuracy and control. We packed an all-analog preamp, a 900 watt Class D amplifier, and an ultra-quiet 6-band graphic equalizer inside to sculpt tones from crystal clear to aggressive and overdriven.
108 Rock Star Guitars - 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
By Lisa S. Johnson, first published in 2013, was awarded Best Book by American Photo. We now celebrate the 10th Anniversary Limited Edition featuring some of the most famous guitars ever played. Lisa guides the reader with stories of her adventures capturing the guitars, their provenance, and insights from the artists. This special edition features a signed hardcover, limited edition silk scarf, 10-page booklet, guitar pick, metallic ink book bag, and one giclee guitar print signed by one of 7 artists: Dave Mason, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Brian Setzer and Randy Bachman. Limited to 252 reserve copies. Available at: LSJRockPhotos.com
This beautiful Hawaiian Koa Takamine sounds as great as it looks. The Takamine GN77KCE is equally at home with fingerstyle or bold strumming. A luxurious clear gloss finish compliments the mini-jumbo NEX cutaway body. The GN77KCE employs all-Koa construction on top, back, and sides, with a comfortable mahogany neck and laurel fingerboard. Like all Takamine guitars, the transition to the stage is made effortless with the addition of Takamine’s own TP-4TD electronics, complete with a three-band equalizer and chromatic tuner built-in.
Don’t want to pay thousands for an original Klon Centaur? Tired of Klones that don’t really capture the sound? That’s why StewMac made the Ghost Drive Pedal Kit—it's the closest we've ever heard to the real thing! The Klon is shrouded in mystery, epoxy, and hype—but amazingly, it delivers. It's a dream come true: overdriven tube tone at any volume. It doesn't change the character of your amp, you get just the right amount of transparent overdrive without losing your unique tone. StewMac dug deep to find the identical pair of 1N34A germanium diodes just like the original. With this kit you’ll hand wire all the components for the truly authentic tone—the black epoxy is optional. And don’t worry if you’ve never built a pedal: you'll see every solder joint and resistor value to make sure your build is perfect from start to finish. If you get stuck, StewMac’s techs are ready to help! In just a weekend you’ll have this incredible pedal on your board ready to chase new tones.
The effects kit comes with 10ft of .155 cable, 10 right angle plugs, and 10 stress relief jackets. Colors include black. vintage red, blue and purple.
Custom fit your pedalboard needs with exact precision.
Sometimes a piece of gear can change your perception of what is possible – what sounds you can achieve, what parts you can cover, or what emotions you can convey. Strymon’s Cloudburst is just that sort of device, featuring a single reverb algorithm that can go from shorter chambers and halls all the way up to the actual Cloud machine from BigSky. Not just a killer reverb, Cloudburst also features our brand-new Ensemble engine, which creates orchestral-inspired pads and soundscapes that organically follow your playing. Add in TRS MIDI and 300 presets, stereo IO on TRS jacks, Infinite/Freeze capability and USB-C, and you have one powerful transformation machine.
The NS Dimension HP basses combine the iconic NS contours with cutting-edge multi-scale construction. This powerful pairing delivers optimal performance and an all-business aesthetic that is always ready to work. HP basses are engineered with a 3-piece, multi-scale maple neck capped with a dark ebony fingerboard and illuminating side dot markers. The neck spans the entire length of the instrument, ensuring enhanced tonal transfer, impeccable intonation with lowered tunings, and unwavering stability. Each bass is also loaded with a unique combination of EMG pickups and a Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp, keeping your tone detailed and powerful. Available in White Sparkle, Solid Black, Plum Crazy, and Gunmetal gloss finishes, the NS Dimension HP basses are high-performance basses for today’s high-performance players.
It used to be that if you wanted to play a delay like an instrument, Bucket Brigade chips ruled the roost. Brig offers emulations of three separate BBD circuits that are sonically indistinguishable from the real thing, giving you access to all of the historic warmth, grit and playability of classic BBD pedals without the headaches and limitations inherent to the vintage designs. With a Time knob that unlocks Radiohead-like chaos, artifact-free Tap Tempo, up to 2 seconds of delay, TRS MIDI and 300 presets, stereo inputs and outputs on single TRS jacks and USB-C for MIDI control and firmware updates, Brig is in a class by itself.
This stunning all-Hawaiian-koa Grand Concert from Taylor’s 200 Deluxe Series combines dazzling visual character with a bold, sparkling sound that’s sure to entice players of all styles. Back and sides of layered figured koa paired with a solid koa top yield a woody, focused voice, with a rich midrange, articulate treble notes and a low-end response that will grow warmer and more pronounced with time and play. Players will find the compact dimensions of cutaway Grand Concert body — newly added to this series — comfortable and inviting, and together with a slim-profile neck, the playability is a dream. It all adds up to a versatile musical tool for everything from fingerpicking to lively strumming, with the hardwood koa top leveling out the response across the tonal spectrum. The beautiful koa body is tastefully accented with a shaded edgeburst around the top, back and sides, black binding, black and white top purfling, a shimmering single-ring rosette, a black pickguard and a rich gloss finish. The neck features a solid ebony fretboard, Small Diamond fretboard inlays, gold Taylor tuning machines. It also includes Taylor’s onboard ES2 electronics and a deluxe brown hardshell case.
The VOX MINI GO 3 guitar amp can be taken with you anywhere you go for practice and performance. This amp is lightweight, compact and can be powered by a mobile battery. It also offers powerful and realistic amp models, as well as a newly developed vocoder for talking modulation effects, onboard effects that let you create a diverse range of sounds, a mic input, AUX input, a headphone jack and a rhythm machine that can play back patterns from many genres.
Noisy pedalboard? Effects not sounding quite right? Strymon’s expandable power supply system shields your gear from noise TWICE, first with a dedicated 24V bus and again by using individual transformers and multistage filtering on each channel. Each discrete output can achieve 500mA of current, and if you add in variable output voltages and native worldwide power compatibility, you get the most technologically advanced power supply system on the market. By starting with a Zuma or low profile Zuma R300 and then adding expansion Ojai units as your needs grow, you’ll never worry about power again.
Taylor’s ultra-premium Builder’s Edition collection showcases the highest levels of Taylor design and craftsmanship, with the goal of creating the ultimate playing experience in both feel and sound. This blacktop variant of the Builder’s Edition 814ce reveals a luxurious, eye-catching aesthetic presentation. It starts with Taylor’s best-selling Grand Auditorium body (including a Venetian cutaway), crafted with solid Indian rosewood back and sides and paired with a four-piece Adirondack spruce top. Taylor’s patented V-Class bracing architecture supercharges the response with greater dynamic range, longer sustain and ear-pleasing pitch precision, complementing the natural power of the Adirondack top. This model is appointed with a striking black color treatment for the top, a beautiful rosewood pickguard, a Kona edgeburst around the back and sides, all enhanced with a gloss-finish body. Other aesthetic details include a single-ring green abalone rosette and rosewood-bound soundhole, maple and rosewood top purfling, maple fretboard and peghead purfling, precise Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold, and Element inlays in mother-of-pearl.
Come see why some stadium rockers have ditched their onstage amps! Iridium delivers the authentic tone, feel and girth of three iconic tube amplifiers in a single pedal-sized enclosure. The simple user interface lets you dial in the right sound in moments with zero menu-diving, and three speaker cabinets per amp mean you’re always ready with more sonic options. Iridium’s IR-based speaker cabinets and hybrid reverbs deliver unbeatable realism by using high-resolution 500ms impulses (usually reserved for DAW plugins), and adding in TRS MIDI control, 300 presets and stereo IO means you’re ready for anything the stage or studio can throw at you.
The Warm Audio ODD (Over Drive Disorder) is inspired by an iconic (now discontinued) pedalboard staple with a “cranked amp” tone. Perfect for boosting, adding breakup, or adding high gain to cleans, the ODD has all the tonal versatility of its inspiration. The hard-clipping, op-amp-based circuit delivers all of the sounds of a cranked, saturated tube amp and features classic-inspired controls, including a UK/US Switch, to flip the personality of ODD from “British” to “American” tube amp. True to its inspiration, the ODD delivers the sound of massive, live electric guitar that attracted players like Billy Gibbons, Mark Hoppus, Eric Johnson, J Mascis, Paul Gilbert, and many more to that open tube amp sound.
The Pigtronix 2NR is a no-nonsense, high-precision chromatic tuner pedal for guitar and bass. It features a large, high-contrast LED screen and ultra-fast pitch detection software that makes tuning quick and easy for musicians of every skill level.
2NR intentionally contains no extraneous features. There are no alternate modes or opportunities for accidental frustration. The pedal exists solely to help musicians tune their instrument to 440 Hz standard concert pitch as quickly and accurately as possible.
When 2NR is activated, the output is muted. When the pedal is not in use, relay-based, true bypass switching ensures that 100% of your tone passes through the pedal without any loss of fidelity. Housed in a robust aluminum chassis, 2NR is built for a lifetime of onstage performance. Pigtronix 2NR runs on standard 9VDC power.
King of the Klon(es)! The Centavo is a true-to-original overdrive pedal that authentically recreates the legendary experience and adored tones of the most sought-after overdrive pedal of the 90’s and beyond. Whether you’re after the fabled clean boost tones, transparent overdrive, or you want to push your dirty channels to true grit - the Centavo has all of the adored tones of the vintage box. In addition, the Warm Audio Centavo has the infamous “MOD” selectable switch on the back. When in the “up” position, the switch engages the mod made famous by Jeff Beck, extending the low end response on the lower guitar strings. With a true-to-original, custom-cast golden enclosure & all the signature sounds of the original, Centavo delivers an authentically legendary pedal experience.
The AxLabs Habanero-loaded pickguard system features boutique-quality components including USA-made Habanero Serrano Pickups from the legendary Grover Jackson, a Pure Tone multi-contact output Jack, custom AxLabs switches and potentiometers, Orange Drop capacitor, and Gavitt Cloth Jacketed Wire (Red+ / Black-).
The Habanero Serrano Single Coils are Grover Jackson's own Texas-style, high output take on the classic designs from the 50's and 60's. Using Alnico III magnets, the fuller and warmer tones offer the right amount of fatness for the modern player while still retaining the chimey high end of the classics. The neck has warmer bubbliness, the middle pup harnesses a fatter midrange, and the bridge cuts through the tastebuds with stinging clarity unlike any other.
Unlike any other potentiometers on the market, all AxLabs pots were specifically designed for electric guitars. Custom-taper volume and tone controls give you the smoothest (and most musical) turn of the knobs without any lag.
The patented Pure Tone jack contains dual tension grounds and dual positive tips for optimal signal and lowest possible noise. 100% greater surface area at all contact points!
The Spurr Audio Time Traveler Delay is a remarkable pedal that transcends the boundaries of your typical delay pedal. This meticulously crafted stompbox seamlessly marries the vintage warmth of analog circuitry with the modern versatility that today's musicians crave.
At the heart of the Time Traveler Delay lies a sonic realm where guitarists can immerse themselves in the cozy embrace of analog warmth. With a delay time that extends up to a generous 500 milliseconds, it caters to a wide spectrum of musical needs, from subtle echoes that add depth to your sound to expansive repeats that transport you to a world of sonic wonders. Regardless of your playing style or genre, the Time Traveler Delay is your trusty companion in adding depth and dimension to your musical expressions.
What truly sets the Time Traveler Delay apart is its ability to satisfy the cravings of sonic adventurers. It empowers you to embark on mesmerizing journeys through oscillating delays that surge and evolve, pushing the limits of your creativity to unprecedented heights. Activating the infinite repeats function on this pedal is like opening a portal to a boundless sonic landscape. Here, you become the architect of expansive soundscapes and captivating textures, all of which will hold your audience spellbound.
However, the Time Traveler Delay doesn't stop at its aural prowess. It features an analog VU meter that not only adds a dash of vintage charm but also serves as a dynamic companion to your musical odyssey. This meter responds in real-time to your playing, effectively measuring the "plutonium" in your tone journey. It's not just a functional addition; it's a visual spectacle that adds an extra layer of dimension to your musical performance.
After endless drawings and sleepless nights, the extremely focused and motivated Solar Guitar product team succeeded to give birth to this violent but elegant and unique looking Type X guitar that Chug-Master and Heavy-Metal Youtube sensation Ola Englund makes his own.
Ola adds, “With prices @ 949-1499 including standard case, this is a dream come true to have an extreme X shape of our own that is available to everyone.”
The extensive series offers models in 6 and 7 string with different pickup selections along with a multitude of finishes and hardware configurations including Evertune, Floyd Rose and Fixed Bridges. Hardshell Case included.
NoiseBoyz is the most cost effective way to try every combination of tone you can possibly imagine. With plans starting at $9.99 per month, NoiseBoyz gives you access to over 150 pedals from the very best boutique pedal brands like Beetronics, MojoHandFX, Pigtronix, Supro, Fuzzrocious, and AnalogAlien, with new brands and pedals added every month. With no waitlists, no deposits collected for rental, no required return dates, and customer-exclusive discounts, it's a truly hassle-free way to find and save on the pedals that are just right for your play style. It's the perfect holiday gift for the guitarist in your life and we have no doubt that Clark Griswold wouldn't have kidnapped his boss if he'd just gotten a subscription to NoiseBoyz instead of the jelly-of-the-month club.
The Cable Cup is a convenient pick tray and cable rest that uses microsuction technology to adhere securely to an amp or tabletop, allowing for simple removal without leaving any residue behind.
Providing ample room for your picks, slide, capo, and other small playing accessories, the Cable Cup ensures that the essentials stay organized and within easy reach. Notched cable rests guarantee hassle-free cable management, eliminating the need to fumble around for cable ends during practices, studio sessions, or performances. The Cable Cup Pick Shape also fits your favorite frosty beverage, complete with a “sweat” collector to prevent water rings from staining your amp! Composed of lightweight, flexible silicone, Cable Cup products are washable and reusable, ensuring a lifetime of usage.
The Cable Cup line features a variety of shapes and sizes, including officially licensed Fender® Stratocaster® and Telecaster® headstock shapes, Stratocaster® and Telecaster® body shapes, and a classic pick shape.
Doubleday Guitars are entirely handmade one at a time in Austin, Texas. Our new Buteo model takes on a T style foundation, while adding increased comfort, playability, and versatility with the standard pickup options. The Buteo is a pleasure to play in any position, and the unhindered upper register access allows effortless lead playing. Each Doubleday Guitar is meticulously crafted from one-piece body lumber, and quarter-sawn hard maple neck lumber. From all Nitrocellulose finishes, to the hand-wound Doubleday pickups, no detail is missed in the design and execution of these fine instruments. Options are plentiful for each one of our four base models, from binding to color and even wood types and pickup configurations. Let's build your dream guitar today!
Guitar Slip No More, GSNM the new electric and bass guitar accessory designed
for seated guitarists.
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unassuming product would seem to be no big deal, but the guitar teachers on our
panel assured us that it is a great idea. It's hard to play a Stratocaster-style guitar
while sitting as it's always sliding down, and as students like to share guitars, straps
just get in the way. Snap Guitar Slip No More on the bottom edge of the guitar, take
a seat, and the guitar holds tight and is nicely balanced to boot. It's available for
most solid body guitar styles and costs less than a decent strap. Problem solved."
Artist Review, Rod Welles “The guitar is just so stable and anchored when you’re
sitting down playing...It’s brilliant, simple and very well made. It comes on and off in
a second and is more comfortable for your leg as well”.
Owner Commitment “Whether practicing, recording, writing or transcribing, anytime
a guitar is in your lap is the right time for a GSNM. If for any reason you are not
satisfied with our product, promptly return item for a full refund”.