Fret Zealot 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are almost here, and we’ve made our list of all the best gifts for everyone you’re shopping for this year! 


For everyone: 

Fret Zealot All-Access Pass Subscription

Forget struggling to learn from books or visiting a guitar teacher once a week – the Fret Zealot All-Access Pass puts learning guitar in your hands. Choose from hundreds of courses by top-rated instructors that will take you from the basics to learning advanced guitar techniques. Browse through song lessons and guitar study courses to learn what YOU want to play. 

Add on the Fret Zealot LED system (fits any full sized guitar) to speed up the learning process even more! You can buy the LED system by itself, or get it pre-installed on any of the guitars from our shop. 


For the young first-time learner: 

Epiphone DR-100

This acoustic guitar is perfect for the young musician in your life – it’s a great starter guitar, but its quality will ensure that they’ll have it for a long time. The DR-100’s tone will improve with age as the wood matures, and the Epiphone SlimTaper neck design makes it a comfortable fit for growing fingers. 

For the “Paradise City” resident:

Epiphone Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II Performance Pack

Slash’s signature style is all over this hot Les Paul guitar – it was designed by Slash himself! Topped with AAA flame maple, this guitar also features a dark cherry mahogany body and neck, ivory binding, and a silk print of Slash’s Snakepit logo on the headstock. Check out a full review here. This pack comes fully equipped with a gig back, picks, a guitar strap, and a mini-practice amp, so your rock enthusiast can get right to playing.

For the gigging musician:

ESP LTD Eclipse EC-256 

 This solidbody electric guitar is a great choice for musicians who need a reliable instrument to take out on the road. It features fast playability, flexible tone, and quality construction with a snappy tone. It comes in six colors – and if you buy now, you’ll get the matching hard case FREE.

For the alternative rocker:

Yamaha Revstar Element RSE20

Yamaha’s Revstar guitar, favored by guitarists like Dave Keuning of The Killers and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins gets an update in this model. It features a lightweight, chambered mahogany body, loaded with two Yamaha Alnico V humbuckers that deliver a versatile tonal palette with a rich midrange punch. Available in four eye-catching colors, this guitar is sure to please. 


For the tone enthusiast: 

Maestro pedals

If your person is always talking about getting their tone just right, give them a hand with the Maestro series of pedals. With Comet Chorus, Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Discovery Delay, Invader Distortion, and Ranger Overdrive, guitarists can create exactly the tone they’re looking for. Check out the full lineup of pedals here. 

For the world traveler:

Yamaha SLG200N Silent Guitar 

Finally – a guitar that can fit easily into an airline overhead bin. This guitar features nylon strings and a minimalist body design that can be broken down to fit into a special, compact travel bag. It also has Yamaha’s SRT Powered pickup and preamp system, allowing users to plug in their headphones and hear studio-quality guitar tone. 


For that person who “really wants to learn bass”: 

Yamaha TRBX174EW Electric Bass Guitar

There’s no time like right now to start learning a new instrument! This bass is perfect for brand-new players – and with Fret Zealot LEDs pre-installed, your person will be on their way to playing like a pro in no time. Check out the other bass guitars we have available. 


For the guitarist who has been really good this year: 

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Koa

With a koa-topped mahogany body, your favorite guitarist won’t believe the warmth and richness this electric guitar provides.  Showcasing gold hardware, premium Grover tuners, and a LockTone Tune-o-matic/stopbar system, the Les Paul Custom Koa exudes a high-end attitude.

For the guitarist who has been really, really good this year. 

Gibson SG Standard Tribute

The Gibson SG is a rock icon. It features a pair of toneful humbuckers, a fast, comfortable rounded-profile neck, and a silky Plek’d rosewood fretboard with action that’s almost nonexistent.


Need some stocking stuffers?

You can never go wrong with getting the guitarist in your life some of the essentials. 

Gibson Brite Wire Electric Guitar Strings (Ultra Light Gauge)


Gibson Lightning Bolt Guitar Strap

Gibson Medium Guitar Picks – 12 Pack


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