Best Gifts for Professional Guitar Players in 2021

January 01, 2020 7 min read

Best Gifts for Professional Guitar Players in 2021

Trying to find just the right gift for a pro-guitarist?  This is exactly where you want to be!  Our products are designed by guitar players, for guitar players.  With truly exceptional quality, detail, craftsmanship, and aesthetic - they make the perfect gift that professional guitarists love.

Any professional guitarist needs a nice strap.  We make the world's most comfortable and beautiful guitar straps out of imported Italian leather, exotic wood and shell.  We have dozens of different designs available making this the perfect gift for Holiday 2021!  Guitar players are raving about the quality and comfort of Thalia Straps.

What you need to know when giving a strap:

Our straps will fit any guitar, however to achieve a perfect fit we offer two different tail hole options: Standard and Oversized.  Standard holes will work on all guitars, however if your guitar player has an acoustic/electric guitar with an end-pin pickup jack, then we offer a tail piece with larger holes so that it will better fit their guitar.  How to tell if their guitar has one of these jacks?  If you look at their guitar and search for the endpin.  This would be at the very bottom of the guitar.  If the button has a hole going through it so that you can plug an instrument cable into it, then choose our Oversized Hole option.  If it doesn't have a hole going through it then you can choose standard.  If you are just not sure, then choose standard. 


Does your guitar player use a slide?  If they do, I can assure you that they have never used one that they will love as much as the ones that we make out of the world's lightest structural metal: magnesium.   

Our slides have an amazingly warm tone that guitar players love and they are so light that you can move around with lightning speed and precision.  Plus Thalia Slides are the most incredibly gorgeous slides ever made and include exotic wood and shell inlays like other Thalia products.

What guitar players are saying about our slides

"I’ve tried them all over fifty years of bottleneck playing. From my first short length of copper pipe which was too soft and dragged on the strings to the neck of a wine bottle which I found clumsy and hard to manipulate. A 3/4” socket wrench was smooth but heavy, and the opening of a Robitussin bottle too small to fit my finger. This Thalia slide is a perfect size both in external circumference and internal design. It is lightweight and feels comfortable on the finger. It’s not too light to require any extra push and is smooth and polished to glide over the strings. And the inlay is beautiful to look at. Does it sound like I’m happy with this purchase? I’ll be retiring the rest of my collection and using the Thalia for my bottleneck playing from now on."


We made a name for ourselves as the greatest guitar capo company on earth.  A capo is a clamp that a guitar player places on the neck of the guitar to change its key.  Guitar players use them for different reasons.  Some use them to get new voicings of chords that would be impossible to play any other way, others use them so that they can play familiar chords in a different key to match theirs or a singer's vocal range.  

The number one reason that guitar players love our capos is that we designed them to solve the single biggest problem that guitar players had with capos: tuning.  Other capos require you to retune when you place the capo on the neck.  But the Thalia Capo is different.  We have patented technology that allows the player to swap out a part so that they can perfectly match the curvature of their specific guitar's fingerboard.  This results in a simply superior capo experience. And of course, our capos are aesthetically more appealing that any other capo too. 

Tips for picking the perfect capo as a gift.

Many players like to match the color or the capo to the color of the tuning pegs that are found on the headstock of their guitars.  Tuning pegs are usually either gold or silver.  However, many players like the capo to be black so that it blends into the fingerboard of their guitar.   Professional guitarists might appreciate our Brushed Black metal finish, which will reveal less scratch and scuff marks over time than our highly polished options.  The next part is the inlay.  We offer a range of wood and shell inlays.  Some people like to match the inlays found on their guitars.  So if they have abalone inlay then a similar abalone shell inlay would be a great choice.   We also inlay our capos with inlays that mimic the fretmarkers (the dots of inlays) in the fingerboards of their guitars.  For example, we sell a complete line of capos with all of the classic fretmarkers found on Gibson, Martin, Guild and Taylor guitars.  Have a question?  Ask our customer service team for some advice.  You can chat directly on our website by clicking the chat icon in the lower right of your screen or by sending an email to

If you're buying a capo for a pro-guitarist, be sure to include our Partial Tuning Kit.  This will allow them to expand their sound and experiment with additional tuning options.

What guitar players are saying about our capos:

"Perfection at last! Five stars without hesitation. Every great thing I read about Thalia capos is true. I've been waiting for over 50 years for a capo that wouldn't require me to retune my guitar every time it's moved. My Martin sounds sweet capoed at any fret now. And as if that wasn't enough, it looks stunning! I'll NEVER go back to a generic capo again. Chris, your young daughter is a genius. Thank you!!!!"


If your guitar player has a Gibson, Taylor, Guild, PRS, Gretsch, or Epiphone guitar then they have a truss rod cover on their headstock. Surprisingly, most truss rod covers even on super expensive guitars are made of plastic.  We make our truss rod covers out of exotic wood and carefully inlay each one with beautiful shell to make mini masterpieces. 

This is absolutely the best way to "pimp" your guitar without breaking the bank.  For $20 you can give a gift that will stay on your guitar player's guitar forever and bring a smile to their face whenever they look at the beautiful craftsmanship and think of you!

What you need to know if you want to give a truss rod cover:

The first thing is whether their guitar has one.  While most guitars do have them there are some notable exceptions. For example, Fender and Martin guitars do not have truss rod covers.  But if they have a Taylor, Gibson, Epiphone, Gretch, PRS, Guild and many other brands then they do.  We have a template guide that you can find here that will help you determine the one needed. Simply print out the template and match the shape to the one found on their guitar.

What guitar players are saying about our truss rod covers:

"First off, I just wanted to say that the good people at Thalia are a class act!! I can’t say enough about them and their service!! I ordered two truss rod covers for my Taylor guitars and was blown away when I received them. They are gorgeous!! They fit perfectly and in my opinion they enhance the look of my guitars. I ordered one solid wood in black ebony and one abalone on black ebony. Coupled with my matching Thalia abalone capo, its jaw dropping! I've since picked up a new Taylor GS Mini Koa and am awaiting the arrival of my 3rd truss rod cover. See for yourself, you will be blown away!!!!"


If your guitar player uses picks then our exotic wood picks will shock and awe.  We make our picks out of exotic wood and have a patented pick technology that allows us to create the world's thinnest wood pick.  Why would you want a pick made of wood?  Well, it simply sounds better than a plastic pick.

What you need to know if you want to give picks:

First, not all guitar players use flat picks.  The vast majority do, but fingerstyle players do not.  An easy way to determine this is to look near their guitar or in the case to see what they are currently using.  Pay attention to the thickness of the pick which will be indicated in mm and the shape.  Most guitar players use standard shaped picks.  If you are not sure what they use, your best bet is to give them a sampler.  We have two types of samplers:  Shape Samplers and Exotic Wood Samplers.  Our Sampler has 4 different pick shapes and 2 different thicknesses.  Most guitar players will love to experiment with the various shapes and so this is a great choice.  If you know that they play with a standard shaped pick, then we would recommend trying one of our exotic wood samplers.  The sample packs come with 4 different species of wood picks in 2 different thicknesses.  Because wood has different hardness levels, each of the different species will sound different to the recipient.  So these are a great way to go if you have a player who uses standard shaped picks.

What guitar players are saying about our picks:

"My first purchase from Thalia was a capo. It was gorgeous and blew away anything else I considered. The capo fit both my electric and acoustic guitar without any problems. The capo came with one of Thalia's wood picks. I loved the rich warm sound it produced and the overall feel compared to my plastic picks. I was so impressed that I ordered the Bubinga Tree of Life Pick Tin for myself, and a set of rosewood picks for both of my sons."




We have partnered with Gibson on a line of Custom Guitar Parts that are perfect for any guitar player with a Gibson Les Paul, SG, or ES-335. These parts can be mix and matched for a unique look and feel, or you can purchase a complete kit and turn any Gibson guitar into a one of kind masterpiece.

Made from exotic wood and shell, our custom parts are inlayed by hand in our California studio and are sure to blow away anyone who receives them.

The guitar player you're gifting for doesn't have a Gibson guitar? We also have a full range of services to provide custom guitar parts, like our Custom Parts Design Service where we can make custom parts for any guitar and our ability to make a Custom Pickguard for any guitar.




If you're giving a Thalia Capo, Pick Tin, or Strap as a gift and want to make a better impression upgrade to our Premium Gift Box. The box itself is made of high end soft touch paper and comes with a large micro-fiber gift bag.


That rounds out 6 of the best gifts for professional guitarists in 2021.  We have a 90-day money back guarantee and a brand that stands behind everything that we do.  So buy with confidence now and know that it will be the greatest guitar player gift you will ever give.

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