Simple: If you want a Gift Certificate send a check for the amount
to us. You will receive a printed certificate by return mail.
If you are not quite sure about getting a gift certificate
When you buy someone a gift as personal as a guitar it is advisable to have
them with you. Or at least know exactly what model the person wants.
is a very personal thing.
I realize that the surprise part is fun. But who enjoys the surprise more
you or the person you are buying for?
Let's say for example you buy your husband a new PRS guitar
(See Xmas Guitars)
Did you know they come in 3 different neck sizes?
Did you know they come with 30 different color options?
Did you know they come with several different inlay patterns?
For example a lady might like the bird inlays, A man might
think they were gay looking. I know I do !!
Lets say for example your boyfriend is very on top of things, he knows
exactly what model he wants. He specifies the inlays and neck size etc.
More often than not he may have wanted this guitar for several years. He
may have decided on it back in June. (The last time he looked)
Think about this for a second.
What about new models etc etc. Most of them are released for the Xmas
buying season. He might not be up on them.
But Most Importantly!
salesman will take advantage of someone's
well meaning wife or mother. They won't give them as good a deal or use the
opportunity to dump a piece of dead merchandise. The big
chain stores put those
items on special commission rate for the
Christmas season. My mom got ripped off
when she bought me my first guitar.
Your husband will probably immediately realize
that you got taken. He might be hard pressed to say something to you because it
was a gift. The absolute worst part is the person who actually gets the gift
has to suffer in silence, because he simply doesn't want to hurt your feelings.
Prices drop right after
drastically. The gift certificate can go a lot farther on after Christmas prices.
I know, you don't get to see
their smiling faces on Xmas morning,
I know you wanted to see that
look of gleeful surprise.
Just Remember, the present isn't for
The 3 seconds of joy you will get when he opens that
guitar case, is lost on him when he is not ultimately happy.
So don't be selfish... buy him or her a gift certificate. Let them
make up their own mind.