Guitar Crate is all about helping players build strong relationships with their instrument. This isn’t some random collection of guitar stuff you may not want or need. This is the thoughtful selection of useful, valuable tools that any guitarist can use. They hope you find some discoveries in every crate that help you grow as a musician.
Started by two guys, Pete and TJ, Guitar Crate is an upcoming new subscription service for guitar players. They currently offer two options, Guitar Crate (Basic) and Guitar Crate Plus. Basic is $9.99 a month, and gets you a set of strings, some picks, and something extra every month. Plus is $29.99 and gets you two sets of strings, picks, and a set of items themed around different styles of guitar play.
When you sign up, you fill out some information, like string gauge preferences (with options for both electric and acoustic), as well as T-shirt size, and finger size. There is also an option to add extra strings to your box, up to 5 sets, for $5 apiece. They even give you a box entitled “Anything else we should know?” to add extra notes. Every box should be relatively well customized to the person receiving it.
With some of their suppliers being D’Addario, Ernie Ball, Seymour Duncan and Dunlop, and their promise that your Guitar Crate will be worth more in retail value than you spend on a it (including shipping), this should be a really great subscription service for guitar players.
Unfortunately, it currently only is available in the US, but their website says “International sales and shipping is coming soon”. So, even if you aren’t in the US, you should keep watch on their website.
They have a blog post up, explaining their crate, and why you should sign up. Go read it here.
Check them out on their website: http://www.guitarcrate.com/
their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGuitarCrate
and their Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TheGuitarCrate