Post # 1
My cousin and a friend are performing at the ceremony. They are both guitar players and so we thought we would give them guitar strings as a token of appreciation.
What guitar strings are good? Or is this usually a personal preference?
Post # 3
I think it would depend on their preference. You’d probably be best to ask them or if you want it to be a surprise ask someone who would know or have access to them to reference.
Post # 5
personal preference. Also depends on the guitar… electric vs acoustic etc…
Perhaps a gift card to a fave guitar/music store?
Post # 6
I play my acoustic occasionally and Ernie Ball is a pretty solid brand, from my experience. It’d be best to ask your friends, though.
Post # 7
It’s definitely a personal preference and also depends on the guitar. Besides the obvious electric vs. acoustic, there are nylon strings, black nylon (my personal favourite for my particular acoustic guitar), steel, etc… You should definitely check with your friends, or have one of their family members/close friends/SOs sneak a peek at the wrappers the next time your friends get new strings 🙂
Post # 8
Yup. My Fiance plays electric and is a member of two bands (one in MD and one just trying to start up). It’s always a preference. He also builds and repairs ’em. 🙂 (his total is currently at 9 lol)
Also, here are other considerations:
Some strings are better for one guitar than another
What they’re tuned to
Weight (yeah, they come in various weights.. go figure)
and lots more.
Oh, I’ve seen personalized picks around the net. Now, those are ALSO dependent on choice and preference (it’s all about how it “feels” in their hand…) but I can tell ya now, they wouldn’t turn ’em down! My Fiance and I got some at the san diego comic con and though he hasn’t used it, he covets it, ’cause it’s cool. Same with some others I got him. He doesn’t really use ’em, but since they have designs, he loves ’em.
If you know what store they buy from (if they have one), go ask at the store. If they’re frequent and regulars at the store, the people there can tell you what they get, especially if you explain why. Otherwise, just ask ’em, or offer a gift card to a store that sells ’em. (try to find out their favorite store if you go that way).
if you’ve got any other questions, feel free to PM me, and I can ask my FI!
Post # 9
i would definitely do a gift card or something of the sort. strings vary in such width, weight, sound and so forth and it’s all preference as everyone has already stated. good luck!