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36 Unique Gifts For Music Lovers

This year, give the music lover in your life something they'll remember.

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1. This Beyonce Venom shirt.

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The shirt imagines a flawless "I Woke Up Like This" Beyonce inside British heavy metal band Venom's logo. It's by Houston, Texas, clothier/design company Sex & Death. Most of their shirts are can't-miss, and mesh something bubbly and pop with something harder edged. For instance...

6. An original painting from Texas Punk Legend Tim Kerr.

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Tim Kerr was in the Big Boys (among other big-deal Lone Star State bands), who are so integral to punk and Texas punk in particular that they're getting the documentary treatment soon. Kerr is an artist and record producer. His resume is long, and his paintings are truly something. You may recognize him from Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways, where he figured prominently in the Austin episode. You can buy his paintings and prints here.

7. Or a painting from Chicago artist Derek Erdman, who often looks to musicians as his muse.

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You can take a poke around his website for a painting or print you like, or commission him to do something specific to your tastes. He'll paint most anything. Even Ice Cube in a Celtics hat.

15. How about an Omnichord?

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What's that? It's an electronic instrument introduced by Suzuki in 1981. "The most basic method of playing the instrument is to press the chord buttons and swipe the touch plate with a finger or guitar pick in imitation of strumming a stringed instrument," says the Omnichord Wiki. It's easy to play (or fake playing), and it has a unique sound. (Peep this old instructional video for tips.) Notable users include Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks, Brian Eno, Joni Mitchell, and Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO. Omnichords are all over eBay at various price points.

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32. This super fancy Jimmy Page "Fine Art Photographic Print: Deluxe Portfolio Boxset."

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It's only $10,000. But wait! From Jimmy's website: "Only 10 Deluxe Portfolio Boxsets have been produced, containing all five Fine Art Photographic Prints in a hand-made midnight blue, linen-upholstered archival presentation box, featuring a gold foil embossed 'JP' logo lid, black, acid free inner-lining and a special Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jimmy Page. Boxset I contains the number 1/50 of each print; Boxset II contains 2/50 of each print and so forth."

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