Holiday Gift Ideas for Violin Players

Holiday Gift Ideas for String Players

Raise your hand if you love figuring out what to get everyone for the holidays… hello?  Here are some ideas for every budget.

A home-made holiday CD : $0

Whether you’re a professional or just getting started, your friends and family would love to have a CD of you playing their holiday favorites.  You can even arrange songs for multiple parts and record each part yourself.  There are dozens of USB microphones and software programs that are good enough to get you started.  Check out Garage Band for some easy to use recording software and youtube.com for tutorials on whatever software you decide to use.  Recording not only makes you a better musician, but also gives you a one-of-a-kind gift from the heart to share with friends and family.

Dampit Violin Humidifier : $10 – $15

These are great stocking stuffers.  Even if your favorite string musician already has one, they could use a back-up or new one.  A small price to pay to protect your investment.  Click here to read more about protecting your instrument from cold weather.

Metronomes / Tuners – $35

If you don’t have one, you should get one.  If you do already have one, you could always use another.  It’s inevitable that these get lost or break so it’s always good to have a backup.

Fiberglass Bows – $75

This is a great option for all levels.  Many musicians prefer not to bring their “nice” bows to school.  One fall and a bow can be cracked or broken.  Secondary bows are always a good idea, whether for school or just to pull a different tone from your instrument.

An Instrument Tune-Up – $40 – $500

Having a skilled luthier examine and adjust your instrument can be the next best thing to getting a new violin.  Sometimes a soundpost adjustment or fingerboard planing can cause an unbelievable difference in the performance of your current instrument.

A New Case – $160 – $1200

A new instrument case does more than protect your instrument.  It can provide a fresh perspective every time you open it.  Click here to view some cases for sale at Beau Vinci.

A New Instrument or Bow – $400 – $1200 and up

This one speaks for itself.

A Gift Certificate – $25 and up

This encompasses all of the above.  Click here to contact us to purchase a gift certificate.