Dan: If you play guitar (any type of guitar) or a variety of other wooden stringed instruments then this post pertains to you! I have been playing guitar since I was in the fifth grade and every year one of my cherished babies has to go to the guitar doctor to get a fix up. There are many reasons for why a guitar becomes unplayable (change of seasons and wood warping, friends touching it without your permission, gauges of being too heavy, etc.) but there is one that most people do not know about. How do you store your instrument?
For years I had my guitars hanging on vertical wall holders or standing on a vertical floor stand. BAD! The best way to keep your instrument is lying horizontally on its back as it places the least amount of strain on the neck. Therefore, a great helpful gift recommendation for the musically inclined is a unique horizontal instrument stand. This gift can be creative, make it from scratch! The effort shows that you care for the person and will also provide you space saving storage and a better quality product. There are horizontal guitar holders that you can find on sale, yet they may not be exactly what you are looking for. SO PLEASE, musicians, listen to me and start storing you instruments horizontally flat instead of upright, you will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars of repair fees over the years.
Grace: I really love this gift idea, not only because it protects your instruments, but it’s also a nice way to show off your guitar collection. Unlike with the violin, many people who play guitar happen to own more than one of the instrument, so this is a great way to keep the instrument in good condition and to show them off. This is also a great follow-up gift if you gave someone a guitar or guitar lessons as their last gift. It will not only encourage them to keep playing, but it also makes sure their guitar lasts them long enough. There’s nothing more discouraging than having to play with a broken instrument.