(Closed) Need help from a guitar player bee!

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

personal preference. Also depends on the guitar… electric vs acoustic etc… 

Perhaps a gift card to a fave guitar/music store? 

Post # 6
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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!

The topic ‘Need help from a guitar player bee!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors