Shopping for a Musical Dad
The joys and challenges of gift giving! You want to choose a gift that the recipient will truly enjoy, but it’s not always easy. If the father or father figure in your life is also a musician, selecting a gift just got much easier.
The first consideration is what instrument or instruments he plays. Next, does he play professionally or as a hobby? What style of music does he particularly enjoy? Now you’re ready to start shopping.
Gifts for the Woodwind Player
If the dad you’re shopping for plays one of the popular woodwind instruments, perhaps a clarinet or saxophone, reeds are always a necessity. For a clarinetist, try best-selling Vandoren Blue Box, the most widely played reeds in the world. The versatility of these reeds guarantees satisfaction. For saxophone players, consider Rico Royal Alto Saxophone Reeds. These reeds are professional quality at an affordable price. Any woodwind musician will appreciate a new reed case such as the Vandoren Hygro Reed Case. This case is available for several types of clarinet and saxophone and keeps reeds properly humidified and organized.
If you want to spend a bit more, consider a new mouthpiece. The Vandoren BD5 Black Diamond mouthpiece for Bb clarinet is an outstanding choice. It offers the combination of clarity and depth that any clarinetist will love. For the saxophone player, consider the Vandoren V16 Series Alto Hard Rubber mouthpiece. This mouthpiece offers comfort and outstanding articulation.
First-Rate Presents for Brass Musicians
If your dad plays the trumpet or trombone, mouthpieces are a great gift choice, as are mutes. For your trumpeter, take a look at the Yamaha Allen Vizzutti Signature Series mouthpiece. This custom designed piece offers enormous flexibility and great sound at a surprisingly affordable price. Denis Wick, a famous British manufacturer, makes top quality mutes such as this Adjustable Cup Mute for trombone. Superb workmanship delivers excellent sound quality and intonation.
The Gift of Guitars and Ukuleles
Perhaps the dad on your list plays guitar, or maybe he has been talking about learning to play. Surprise him with a new instrument such as this Rogue Dreadknought Acoustic Guitar. Available in three colors, this well-made instrument is a bargain. Looking for something fun? Few instruments are as full of joy as the ukulele. Whether the musician is just learning or an experienced player, this Mitchell 12-Fret Concert Ukulele will be a hit. Featuring rosewood sides and back, this uke has gotten rave reviews.
The Perfect Present … Accessories
Take a look at your musician’s accessories or casually ask if they would like a particular item. There are so many to choose from! For clarinet, sax, trumpet, and trombone players, a new gig bag could be the perfect choice. For trumpet, the Gard Mid-Suspension Gig Bag is exceptionally well engineered. Strategically placed padding suspends the trumpet and protects it from bumps. Water resistant and light weight, this bag is sure to please.
Another accessory that may be just the right thing is an instrument stand. This Titan Folding Stand fits both alto and tenor saxophones. It is sturdy, attractive, and a great value. From K&M comes this Five Leg In-Bell Trumpet Stand. Your trumpeter’s instrument is secure and protected on this stand and it collapses easily for packing.
For your guitar player, this Clayton Garage Band Pick Pack is fun and super inexpensive.
Gifts Just for Fun
There are lots of fun gift ideas that are not specific to your musician’s instrument of choice. How about a cool bag tag for their gig bag such as this one from AIM? You can never go wrong with a new coffee mug such as this Black and White Bistro Mug. Every musical dad will be delighted with this cool Bass Clef Cap.
Have fun shopping! Shop our full selection of Father's Day gifts including musical instruments and accessories from the best manufacturers on the market. If you’re really struggling to select the perfect gift, call us at 800.348.5003 and our expert musicians on staff will help you pick the ideal present for the musician dad in your life.