Christmas time....it can be tricky to know what to buy sometimes, especially for friends and family who play a musical instrument. So to help you out a bit, we talked to the owner of Sound & Vision, Vic Flett, to talk about some gift ideas which are in-stock right now.
Gifts Under £10
Jewellery from £10.00
Clip on tuners from £9.99 - recommended for music students
Clip-On Tuners are really popular right now, and there's a good reason for it. You just clip them onto the headstock of your Guitar/Bass/Ukulele and it feels the note when you play a string. They are accurate and really useful for tuning in a busy environment (band practice, gig). If you don't have a tuner already, we would highly recommend getting one. There's really nothing worse than an instrument that is out of tune.
Mugs from £6.40
String sets from £7.99 (acoustic), £5.99 (electric), £7.99 (classical) - recommended for Guitar/Bass/Ukulele students
Treat your stringed instrument to a set of new strings this Christmas! Just make sure you find out what type of strings you need to buy first. Ask your tutor, or ask the staff in Sound & Vision for some advice.
Guitar straps from £5.99
Glasses from £5.99
Plectrums from 50p recommended for guitar/bass students
Selection of stationery items from 50p
Gifts Under £40
Hoodies from £39.99
Metronomes from £18.99 recommended for music students
A Metronome is a musicians best friend! Trust us, don't be afraid of playing along with a metronome. There are so many benefits to practicing with a metronome - you can improve your timing and learn to play faster (or slower!) Just ask the staff to show you the different options.
Music stands from £16.99 recommended for music students
T shirts £16.99
LED music stand lights from £12.99
If you're looking to buy a starter guitar for someone, there are some options in-stock now. There are other instruments of course (Ukuleles, Basses, Digital Pianos, Percussion and more), so make sure to pop in for a look when you're in town.
Encore 1/2 Classical Guitar with carry bag, guitar strap, pitch pipes and spare set of strings £59.99
"Encore Classic Guitars have enjoyed a market leading reputation for many years as the #1choice for student classical instruments. These easy-to-get-on-with guitars are the ideal way to begin learning the exciting skills of playing classical guitar, at any age."
Encore 3/4 Classical Guitar pack £69.99
Squier by Fender Stratocaster Short Scale Guitar pack £199.00
"The short-scale Stratocaster (24") is ideal for players with smaller hands and provides a comfortable playing feel. Other features include a lightweight body, a hardtail bridge for rock-solid tuning and three single-coil pickups for classic Strat tone.
The included Squier Frontman 10G amplifier is the perfect companion for jamming thanks to its aux input that allows you play along with your favourite songs or backing tracks, as well as a headphone jack for silent practice. The Squier Starter Strat Pack also comes with a strap, cable and picks—everything you need to stop dreaming and start playing."
Squier by Fender Affinity HSS Stratocaster pack £259.00
"The Squier Affinity Series Strat HSS Pack includes everything you need to start rocking right out of the box. The Affinity Series Stratocaster HSS features a fat-sounding humbucking bridge pickup and two single-coil Strat pickups for versatile tone. A vintage-style Fender tremolo bridge, "C"-shaped maple neck and a lightweight, comfortable body round out the offerings. We also included a free 3-month subscription to Fender Play®—the easiest way to learn guitar. The included Fender Frontman® 15G amplifier boasts 15 watts of power and features both clean and overdrive channels. It's also perfect for jamming and practicing, with an aux input that allows you to connect a media device and play along with your favourite songs or backing tracks, as well as a headphone jack for silent practice. The Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS Pack even includes a padded gig bag, strap, cable and picks, so now is the time to stop dreaming and start playing!"
Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar pack £209.00
"A perfect choice for beginners, the Squier Strat Pack has everything you need to begin playing right out of the box. The Stratocaster is ideal for beginning players and provides a comfortable playing feel. It includes a lightweight body, a vintage-style tremolo bridge for classic pitch effects and three single-coil pickups for classic Strat tone. We also included a free 3-month subscription to Fender Play®—the easiest way to learn guitar. The included Squier Frontman® 10G amplifier is the perfect companion for jamming thanks to its aux input that allows you play along with your favourite songs or backing tracks, as well as a headphone jack for silent practice. The Squier Starter Strat Pack also comes with a padded gig bag, strap, cable and picks—everything you need to stop dreaming and start playing."
Other Items - don't forget these guys!
There are loads of other interesting products in Sound & Vision which we thought would be worth mentioning.
Ukuleles - Soprano and Concert sizes are very popular
Full-sized Classical Guitars
Hard and Soft Cases for Guitar/Bass/Ukulele
Vinyl (new and used)
Music Books - for most instruments
Hopefully, we've given you some nice ideas for Christmas. Please pop in to the shop if you're in Elgin - we're lucky to have a local shop these days!
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