Holiday Gift Idea

For mini Jimi Hendrixes and junior Jennifer Battens, a truly wondrous holiday season will include gifts of guitar goodness. Guitar packs are excellent ways to start budding riffmasters on their roads to sonic obsession, because these kits often include everything a young guitarist needs to start making noise—which can be good or bad, depending on your family’s tolerance for hearing charmingly inept Slipknot or Maroon 5 imitations throughout the festivities. Happy Holidays!
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Fernandes X-Pack

Monterey X guitar, Fernandes amp, gig bag, cable, strap, tuner, picks, E-Media instructional CD-ROM. $349 retail/$189 street.

B.C. Rich Kerry King KKV

KKV Signature Special guitar, gig bag, strap, poster, tribal headsweat, signature picks. $459 retail/$319 street.

Epiphone Flying Vee-Wee

Short-scale Flying V guitar (tuned, low-to-high: G, C, F, A#, D, G), Epiphone mini-amp, gig bag, strap, cable. $299 retail/$159 street.

Ibanez ISJ20 Jumpstart

GAX guitar, GTP10 amp, strap, tuner, gig bag, guitar stand, cable, picks, instructional DVD. $285 retail/$194 street.

Squier Strat Pak

Affinity Series Stratocaster, Fender Frontman 15G amp, tuner, strap, cable, strings, picks, Fender Guitar Method book. $465 retail/$279 street.

Dean Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell Tribute Baby ML guitar, Dean amp, gig bag, strap, picks, poster, Dimebag Darrell hat. $425 retail/$249 street.

Peavey Stage Pack

Raptor Plus EXP guitar, TransTube Backstage amp, digital tuner, cable, gig bag, strings, picks, instructional DVD. $299 retail/$199 street.

ESP F-10

LTF F-10 guitar, ESP amp, cable, strap, tuner, picks. $419 retail/$249 street.