If you’re like me, you’ve been living in t-shirts for the last several months. As so many of us are stuck at home, with no desk jobs or fancy events to show up for, we’re living in t-shirts, hats, and a dim sense of petrified wonder at what may transpire next in 2020.
Thankfully, the acoustic guitar community has risen to the occasion and solved just a couple of those (very) minor problems. With new merchandise available from many of the acoustic guitar manufacturers, there are some cool new options for improving your t-shirt and hat game.
Just a heads up: We are not making any money from promoting these products. As I’m sure you know, the music industry in general is having a hard time in the midst of COVID-19. It affects the whole ecosystem, from musicians to roadies to manufacturers (who are often employing a lot of musicians!). So, for a quick minute here, we just want to help get the word out about some products that we think are cool, and you may want to purchase to support the brands you love.
(P.S. I’d love to see some more recommendations. So if you have some other merch that you’re loving right now, please add it to the comments below.)
Show Some Love With Some Fresh New Acoustic Guitar Shirts and Hats
Larrivée’s “Company Hat” by KOCH Leather
A Richardson 112P pro trucker style cap with black mesh on the back and a snapback adjustment. The hat is structured with a slightly curved bill. You can flatten it out or roll it as much as you like.
The logo is made from premium Horween veg-tan, nice and flexible.
Colling’s Waterloo Art Deco Graphic T
Colling’s makes some amazing acoustics, and their Waterloo series is no exception. If you’re a fan… you’re a fan. And the graphic art on this T is pretty cool, a throwback to an earlier time where the sound of the guitar was all about the wood, construction, and the hands playing it.
Bourgeois Guitars Vintage Rosette Patch Hat
A custom patch hat from the Maine acoustic guitar builder, inspired by their Vintage Rosette pattern.
Bourgeois Guitars 45th Anniversary Tee
Bourgeois designed this t-shirt to celebrate 45 years of luthiery. Love the vibe of working with wood in the great woods of Maine : )
Martin Guitar’s “Woodstock” Tee
Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, this commemorative tee replicates elements from the original, famed 1969 festival poster.
Taylor’s Distressed Logo T
This tee has that quintessentially classic and understated cool to it.
Guild Vintage Label Crew Tee
This tee is pretty straightforward, but it’s nice that it’s got the simple logo on the front breast, and then the full logo on back. A little change-up from the standard big-graphic-on-the-front design of many t-shirts.
Maton Signature T-Shirt
For those Tommy Emmanuel fans out there, the Maton brand has been seared on your consciousness from his amazing playing. Here’s a simple logo tee from Maton.
Santa Cruz Guitar Company
Santa Cruz Guitar Company has teamed up with Farm Fresh Clothing Co. in Graton, CA, to create these fantastic new tee shirts. I’m loving the classic feel on this.
Gibson’s Social Distancing Tee
Gotta love this social distancing tee from Gibson!
Lowden Distressed Logo T
A nice-looking shirt from the Irish luthier, this navy t-shirt features the distressed Lowden logo with a ‘Since 1975’ banner on the sleeve.
National Guitars Logo T-Shirt
Can’t see this brand without humming Paul Simon’s song in my head, “…the Mississippi Delta, shining like a National guitar…”
Gibson Custom T
I know I’ve already got Gibson in the list above, but I just think this t-shirt design is really cool…
Remember, if you have some shirts, hats, or other merch you’re loving, add it below!
(P.S. Especially if there’s some good stuff from artists. Would love to support the artists directly!)