Christmas Gifts for Musicians for the 2012 Holiday Season Recommended by Cascio Interstate Music

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Nationwide musical instrument retailer suggests the best Christmas presents and gift ideas for your favorite musician. Holiday Gift Guide is available at

Cascio Interstate Music - Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Cascio Interstate Music Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Our goal is to continue to work to inspire and encourage people to indulge their passion and play a musical instrument.

The season of giving is upon us, and for the musician on your gift list, musical instrument retailer Cascio Interstate Music is announcing its holiday gift suggestions for musicians of all ages, all under $100. Cascio carries products from instruments to accessories, and is a great online destination to buy guitars, drums, keyboards, wind instruments, plus music books & DVDs, all at

"We tried to set up a list of products our staff recommends for the holidays, to make it easy for gift selections for everyone from kids to seasoned pros," said Michael Houser, CEO. "Our goal is to continue to work to inspire and encourage people to indulge their passion and play a musical instrument."

Great Musician Gifts Under $25:

  • Recorder (EM570, $1.99) from Ravel. ABS resin construction, German-style fingering for easier finger placement. Available in six translucent colors: Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple or Red; or solid Ivory.
  • Drum Practice Pad (PB862PAD6, $17.98) from Vic Firth. 6" single sided pad features a non-skid rubber base and an 8mm mounting thread for use on a cymbal stand. Dense wooden base.
  • Adele: 21 Songbook (QPC310164, $17.99) from Hal Leonard. Piano/vocal/guitar songbook matches the CD, with piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of the smash hits "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You," and others.
  • All-Instrument Tuner (EA216SN2, $19.99) from Snark. Clip-on tuner features a full color display, which rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing. Choose internal mic or vibration sensor.
  • Headphones (SRSUR18, $19.99) from Koss. Closed leatherette ear cushions give maximum isolation and deep bass in a collapsible design.
  • Soprano Ukulele (GTSUK13, $19.99) from Melokia. Popular model features all-wood construction, rosewood fretboard, a 13" scale, 20-3/4" total length, with 17 frets.

Great Musician Gifts From $26 to $50:

hobbyist looking for a well-made set. Tunable, 6" and 7" natural hide heads, drum key is included.

  • 7-piece Harmonica Set (HAR1501/7C, $32.99) from Hohner. Set features the most popular keys of A, Bb, C, D, E, F and G, all in a red pro type hard shell case.
  • Music Stand (ST042, $34.99) from Manhasset. Used by more schools than any other stand, the M48 Symphony Stand is the longest lasting, most durable music stand made. Black textured finish.
  • Guitar Amplifier (AMPGA15, $39) from Archer. A great companion to a first guitar, featuring gain, volume, mid, bass with boost switch, treble controls, plus a switched overdrive channel. Includes a 15- watt (RMS) 6.5" speaker and a headphone jack.
  • Multi-Effects Pedal (EFFRP55, $49.95) from DigiTech. DigiTech’s RP-55 is equipped with 11 amp models and 20 studio quality effects. Also includes a drum machine and an easy-to-use chromatic tuner.
  • Drum Set Accessory Value Pack (PAXDAAPK1, $49.99) from Cascio Interstate. Includes Vic Firth American Classic 5B Wood Tip Drumsticks, Remo 14" Coated Ambassador Batter Drumhead, Qwik Time Quartz Metronome, Moongel Drum Damper Pads, plus Vater VSAS Safe N Sound Ear Plugs.

Great Musician Gifts From $51 to $100:

  • "Baby" Acoustic Guitar (GTSAD10B, $77) from Archer. This "baby" model is a 3/4 size, compact model great for college, camping or the apartment. Spruce top with steel strings, 36” long.
  • Portable Keyboard (SYSPSRE233, $89) from Yamaha. Includes a wide variety of 385 high-quality instrument voices,100 accompaniment styles, and digital effects. Education Suite makes practicing your favorite songs easier than ever before.
  • Mini Drum Set (DRSUT3, $89) from Union Drums. The UT3 is the perfect way to help a youngster learn how to play. These are real drums, designed for youngsters! Includes all-wood shells, 13"x8" Bass Drum, 8.5"x5" Tom Tom, 10"x5" Snare Drum, 8" Cymbal, Adjustable Mini Throne, Bass Drum Pedal, Drumsticks, Bass Drum Spurs, tuning key, and all mounting hardware for cymbal, tom and snare. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
  • Snare Drum, 14" x 5.5" (DRSVSB1455SC443, $99) from Pearl Drums. Pearl’s Vision Birch Snare Drum provides a powerful punch and aggressive attack in Silver Champagne Sparkle finish. Includes a classic 8-lug design and limited edition badge.
  • Vocal Microphone (MICSM58LC, $89 with Mail in Rebate) from Shure. The legendary Shure SM58® is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording.
  • Portable Digital Recorder (SRSH1, $99.99) from Zoom. Zoom’s smallest recorder is perfect for

musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals to seminars, conferences, journalism or capturing audio for video. Includes 2GB microSD card and one AA battery.

  • NEW iPad/iPod/iPhone Guitar Controller (COMGTRPAD, $99.95) from Ion Audio. The All-Star Guitar is a full-size electronic guitar that transforms an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into an amazing guitar experience! It can be played anywhere, requiring no cables or external connections. With a lighted fretboard and free app for instant rock stardom, plus built-in speaker with volume control — rock out anywhere!

Cascio Interstate Music is among the nation’s top independent musical instrument retailers, and is the 12th largest musical instrument dealer in the United States. Cascio celebrates 66 years as a music retailer in 2012, and is headquartered in New Berlin in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which houses its retail superstore (consistently voted Milwaukee’s Best Music Store), call center, web center and corporate offices. Its distribution center in Waukesha, Wisconsin handles over 60,000 items.

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