Christmas Gifts for Musicians Selected by Cascio Interstate Music for 2015 Holiday Season

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Nationwide musical instrument retailer suggests the best Christmas gifts for musicians you know and love. 2015’s Holiday Gift Guide is available at interstatemusic.com/holiday.

Our annual holiday gift list is designed to make it easy for those shopping for musicians, as well as for parents of budding musicians.

With holiday shopping in full swing this weekend, Cascio Interstate Music announces its suggestions of Christmas gifts for musicians of all ages. Cascio carries major brands of guitars, drums, keyboards, wind instruments, plus music books & DVDs at their website, http://www.interstatemusic.com.

"We carry over 100,000 items and most offer free shipping during this holiday season," said Michael Houser, CEO. "Our annual holiday gift list is designed to make it easy for those shopping for musicians, as well as for parents of budding musicians. We have a big variety of musical gifts geared towards kids, inspiring them to play. As a company, we want to encourage all ages to indulge their passion and play a musical instrument."

Musician Gifts Under $50:

  • Ukuleles (GTSUK13, $24.99) from Melokia. Wood construction, rosewood fretboard, 13” scale, 20-3/4” length. Four color finishes.
  • Ukulele Songbook, Taylor Swift’s 1989 (QPC418433, $12.75) from Hal Leonard. Taylor's blockbuster album, uke-style!
  • Ukulele Clip-On Tuner (EA216SN6, $9.95) from Snark. High sensitivity vibration sensor, full color display.
  • Freestyle Colorsound Djembes (DRSTFCDJ7M, $29.99) from Toca. 7” synthetic head, lightweight, durable construction. Seven color finishes.
  • Sleigh Bells (PC106SB25, $18.99) from Union. 25 bells with handle give a wonderful sound.
  • Baby/Travel Guitars (GTSAD10, $79) from Archer. Short 3/4 scale of 36”, spruce top with sapele sides. Includes free gig bag.
  • StagePro Cradle Guitar Stand (ST023KB303G, $9.95) from Hamilton. Height adjustable, cushioned yoke and cradle.
  • One Earth Bongo Drums (DRSUB1, $33.97) from Union. 6” and 7” natural hide heads, wood shell construction.
  • Guitar Effect Pedals (various, starting at $29.99) from Gravity, brand new pedals comparable to models costing twice as much. True bypass circuitry.

Musician Gifts $51 - $99.99:

  • Toy Drum Set (DRSUT3, $99) from Union. For ages 3 and up. Real, tunable drums, all-wood shells, throne included. Three color finishes.
  • Airboards (HARAIRBOARD32 or HARAB32RASTA, $79.99) from Hohner. This is the Melodica’s new personality and appearance, with travel bag and mouthpiece. Rasta version features a hot new tricolor look. 32 keys.
  • MPX Snare Drums (various sizes, $99) from Mapex. Maple series features 6.5 mm shells, and Hammered Steel Shell series feature sold chrome-over-brass tube lugs.
  • Headliner Birch Cajon (DRSHCAJ100NT, $99) from Meinl. Solid birch front plate, dual snares. Limited edition!
  • HCS Cymbal Crash Set (CYMHCS131410S, $99) from Meinl. HCS Cymbals are an outstanding starting point for youngsters. Includes 13” hi-hats, 14” crash and free 10” splash cymbal. Also includes free drumsticks and free online lessons with renowned instructor Mike Johnston.
  • Multimedia Monitors (SRSCR3, $99.99/pair) from Mackie. 3” speakers, ideal for home studios, multimedia creation, AV post-production and broadcast, with high-quality components. 50 watts, ultra-high frequency range of 80Hz – 20kHz.

Musician Gifts $100 - $199.99:

  • Tubular Tube Amplifier (AMPTUBULARBK, $149.99) from Archer. 5 watts, custom-designed 8” speaker. 12AX7 tube preamp, EL84 tube power amp.
  • Acoustic Guitar Package (GTSGIGMAKERDLX, $199.99) from Yamaha. Gigmaker Deluxe Package includes FD01S solid top guitar, gig bag, digital tuner, DVD guitar lessons, strap, strings and picks.
  • Electric Guitar Package (GTS0301612032, $199.99) from Squire by Fender. Includes Affinity Series Stratocaster Guitar, 10-watt Fender Frontman Amp, electronic tuner, instructional DVD, gig bag, cable, strap and picks.
  • Workstation Keyboard WK-245 (SYSWK245, $199.99) from Casio. 76 touch-response keys, 600 tones, 180 auto-accompaniment rhythms and 152 built-in songs. 6-track song recorder.
  • Student Band Instruments (various, $199.99) from Ravel. Quality and Sound Value are the hallmarks of Ravel’s line of affordable instruments. Instruments offered at this special price are the RFL102 Flute, RPC202 Piccolo, RCL102 Clarinet, and RTB102 Trombone. Each includes standard accessories and protective case. The Flute, Clarinet and Trombone include a free $10 Gift Card, while the Piccolo includes a $20 Gift Card with mail-in rebate.
  • Electric Bass Guitar SB10 (GTSSB10, $129) from Archer. P-Style, environmentally friendly Paulownia wood body, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard. Four color finishes.

Musician Gifts Over $200:

  • Electric Vintage Violin Bass (GTSIGNITIONSB, $349.99) from Hofner recreates the style of the 1964 version. Retains the original Hofner Beatles bass sound, with real spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. Semi-hollow body, set neck, Sunburst finish.
  • 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals & Hardware (DRSU5, $349) from Union. Quality set, entry-level price. 16x20 Bass Drum, 8x10 & 9x12 Toms, 14x14 Floor Tom, 5.5x14 Snare, plus Cymbals and Hardware. Three color finishes.
  • 5-Piece Drum Set with Hardware (DRSEXX725S, $649) from Pearl. 16x22 Bass Drum, 8x10 & 9x12 Toms, 16x16 Floor Tom, 5.5x14 Snare, plus Hardware. Cymbals are NOT included. Five color finishes. Includes a free $35 Gift Card with mail-in rebate.
  • AAX Limited Edition Performance Cymbal Set (CYM25005XXP, $699) from Sabian. A pair of 14” Hi-Hats, 16” Crash, 20” Ride, and a FREE 18” Crash Cymbal. Includes a free $35 Gift Card with mail-in rebate.
  • Portable Grand Piano DGX-650 (SYSDGX650B, $799.99) from Yamaha. 88 keys with Graded Hammer Standard action for acoustic piano touch and tone. USB Audio (WAV) Recording/Playback. Yamaha Education Suite teaches you to play. Includes free bench, book and backing tracks. Also includes a free $50 Gift Card with mail-in rebate.
  • Cheese Wedge™ Electric Guitar (GTSCWG, $399.99) from Archer Guitars. Focuses on Wisconsin’s sports teams – play it or display it! It features a solid hardwood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and two humbucker pickups. Includes Snark tuner, NFL Packers decal, string lubricant, Swiss Picks, strap, cable and cheesecloth bag.

Cascio Interstate Music ranks in the top 15 nationally among musical instrument retailers as well as being one of the nation's top drum retailers. Cascio provides musical instruments and accessories to musicians of all ages, including music educators at over 100,000 schools and universities, as well as music professionals worldwide. The Company started in 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and proudly remains independently owned, operated and run by musicians. Over 100,000 musical products are marketed nationwide via catalogs and online, and locally at their SuperStore in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

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