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Decorative Guitar Gifts

Here on this page you'll find a collection of various themes you can choose from for special decorative guitar gifts ranging from not only what I have on display here, but anything you can think of .. here are some examples.


What Themes Can You Envision As A Decorative Piece?

oHow about these to get your creative juices flowing ...

  • sports (hockey, soccer, football ... etc)
  • profession (doctor, lawyer, police officer, fireman, mechanic ... etc)
  • military (tanks, fighter jets, ships, carriers ... etc)
  • nature (waterfalls, forests, mountains, beaches, safari's, ... etc)
  • historical (eiffel tower, cn tower, mojave desert, taj mahal - or time periods 1940's, 50's 60s's ...etc)
  • animals (cats, dogs, horses, lizards, sharks, tropical fish, bears, cows, snakes, tigers, lions)
  • music celebrities (elvis presley, johnny cash, rod stewart, gordon lightfoot etc ... include bands also)
  • hobbies (fishing, boating, hiking, skiing, water-rafting, sky-diving, jet-skies, )
  • space (galaxies, planets, stars, sun-sets, sun-rises, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, lightning ...etc)

Or maybe it becomes more personal?

What about a relative or a pet,  living or deceased?

Maybe a sibling or boyfriend / girlfriend you know who plays guitar?

I'd need a good quality image or something I may be able to re-create and put them into a scene of your choosing. The possibilities here are truly endless.

But the results will always be the same .. a high quality decorative guitar piece I'm sure you or they will be proud to show off to family and friends, musical buddies and more.

Here are some patterns I've assembled to date .. real examples further down the page.


Military

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heyjoe

Hey Joe was copyrighted by Billy Roberts in 1962. Later the song was covered by many artists and groups including The Leaves in 1965 and Jimi Hendrix in 1966.

To my knowledge this song was a single release and never appeared on a Billy Roberts album.

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12. I Go To Pieces - Peter & Gordon

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I Go To Pieces is a song written by Del Shannon and was a hit for Peter And Gordon back in Feb 1965. These guys were touring with Del Shannon in the fall of 1964 in Australia. Del sang the song to

The Searchers in their dressing as they were touring also, but they passed. But Peter And Gordon heard the song from another dressing room and asked Del if they might record the song, which he agreed.

The track is on the album of the same name.

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13.  I Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers

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I Like It reached #1 in the UK in the summer of 1963 and peaked at #17 in the US. It was also used in an Australia mini-series called "Peter Alien: Not The Boy Next Door".

This track can be forun on their 1964 album "Gerry And The Pacemakers 2nd Album".


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14. I Wonder What She's Doin' Tonight - Boyce & Hart

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I Wonder What She's Doin Tonight was recorded in 1967 and became a top 10 in the US the following year.

The song hails from the album of the same name.


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15. If I Had A Hammer - Peter Paul & Mary

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If I Had A Hammer was a song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays back in 1949 as a progressive protest song.

It was first recorded by The Weavers. In 1962 Peter Paul and Mary released their version which reached #2. Trini Lopez took it to #3 in 1963.

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16. I'm Telling You Now - Freddie And The Dreamers

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I'm Telling You Now became a #1 hit back in 1965. The song was released in the UK a few years earlier and reached #2.

You can find the track on the album of the same name.

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17. In The Year 2525 - Zagar & Evans

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In The Year 2525 was released by Zager and Evans,  who were a duo in the 1960's.

This #1 song in 1969 in both the US and the UK. It was released five years earlier but didn't do much on the charts until the duo got on the RCA label.

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18. Indian Reservation - Paul Revere

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Indian Reservation was released by Paul Revere And The Raiders as a single back in 1971. It was a huge #1 selling several million copies. It was their biggest hit song and hails from the album Indian Reservation.

The song was first recorded in 1959 that never charted and then again in 1968 by Don Fardon who has a top 20 hit in the US and a #3 in the UK.

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19. Kicks - Paul Revere

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Kicks by Paul Revere & The Raiders was included on their studio album titled "Midnight Ride." Released in 1966, "Midnight Ride" was the band's fifth studio album. It featured a collection of songs, including their hit single "Kicks." The album also contained other notable tracks such as "Louie, Go Home," "Steppin' Out," and "Just Like Me."

"Midnight Ride" further solidified Paul Revere & The Raiders' popularity and showcased their energetic rock sound. The album received positive reviews and reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming one of their most successful studio releases.

"Kicks" remains a standout track on the "Midnight Ride" album and continues to be associated with the band's legacy and the spirit of 1960s rock music.

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20. Lady Godiva - Peter & Gordon

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Lady Godiva was released as a single in 1966 and reached #16 in the UK and #6 in the US and hit #1 in Australia and Canada.

The song can be found on their album of the same name released in 1967.

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21. Niki Hokey - P.J. Proby

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Niki Hokey is a song from PJ Proby but to my knowledge the song was never a single release.

The track is on the 2011 compilation album "Greatest Hits From The Sixties.

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22. Reach Out Of The Darkness - Friend & Lover

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Reach Out Of The Darkness is a song released back in 1960 and was a one hit wonder for the duo, reaching #10 on Billboard. Joe South produced the song and Ray Stevens played keyboard on the track.

The song hails from their only album of the same name.

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23. San Francisco - Scott McKenzie

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San Francisco was a #4 in the US but hit #1 in Germany, New Zealand and the UK when it hit the airwaves in 1967.

The song hails from the album "The Voice Of Scott McKenzie".

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24. Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland

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Sealed With A Kiss was a #3 hit in both the US and UK in 1962 and the song was written by Gary Geld and Peter Udell.

The track is from his 1962 album of the same name.

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25. Sittin On The Dock - Otis Redding

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Sittin On The Dock was Otis Redding's only #1 hit song and it happened after his death in 1967. The song hit the top of the charts in 1968.

The song hails from the album The Dock Of The Day.


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26. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum

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Spirit In The Sky was written by Greenbaum and released late in 1969. It was #3 in the US and hit #1 in Canada, the UK and Australia. The song is the 2nd most requested song at funerals, behind Danny Boy and is the most famous one hit wonder songs.

Found on the album "Spirit In The Sky".

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27. Streets Of London - Ralph McTell

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Streets Of London appears on McTells 1969 album entitled "Spiral Staircase" but was not released as a single in the UK until 1974. There have been over 200 covers of the song.

Roger Whittaker had a successful cover in 1971 as well. The song peaked at #2 in the UK. There is a third verse which McTell wrote in Mar 2020.

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28. The Walls Fell Down - The Marbles

The Walls Fell Down ... info soon.


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29. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding

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These Arms Of Mine was a single from the 1962 album Pain In My Heart.

The song reached #20 on the US R&B chart. This song was Redding's first single release for Stax Records.


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30. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthie

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This Land Is Your Land was written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 after getting tired of hearing Kate Smith sing God Bless America. The melody is from a Carter family number called "When The World's On Fire".

After he wrote the song, he forgot about it for 4 years until 1944 when he first recorded the song on The Asch Recordings Vol 1 album. Moses Asch was the person who recorded these songs by Woody over a 5 year period.

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31. This Little Girl Of Mine - Gary US Bonds

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This Little Girl is a Bruce Springsteen song from 1978. Gary US Bonds covered the song in 1981 and took the song to #11 in the US. 

The song can be found on his "Dedication" album.

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32. This Diamond Ring - Gary & The Playboys

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This Diamond Ring climbed to the top of the Billboard Chart in Feb 1965. The group did play on the track and The Wrecking Crew came in later for some over-dubbing.

The song can be found on the album of the same name.

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33. Til We Kissed - Ray Columbus

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Til We Kissed was from Ray Columbus And The Invaders who were a rock back from New Zealand from 1964 to 1966.

Til We Kissed was released in 1965 but surprisingly never charted in either Australia or New Zealand.

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34. Waterfall - Jimi Hendrix

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Waterfall is also known as "May This Be Love" and hails from his 1967 debut album entitled "Are You Experienced".

This song was not released as a single as the album only produced one single release and that was a song called "Foxy Lady".

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35. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge

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When A Man Loves A Woman became a #1 hit for Percy Sledge back in 1966 on both the R&B and Billboard charts. Later it was a success for singles John Wesley Ryles in 1976, Bette Midler in 1980 and Michael Bolton in 1991.

The song is from the Percy Sledge album of the same name.


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36. Woman Woman Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

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Woman Woman was a single released back in 1967 from the bands debut album of the same name. Session musicians from the wrecking crew recorded the music and the song reached #1 in Canada and #7 in Australia. With a re-release in 1974 the song reached #6 in the UK.

The Lettermen, Jim Glaser (the writer) and Glen Campbell all covered this one.

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37. Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

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Young Girl was released in March of 1968, 6 months after Woman Woman and also was a huge song for the group, reaching #2 on Billboard and making it to #1 in the UK. This one hails from the album "Young Girl".

The wrecking crew session musicians were also used on this track and on the re-release of the song 6 years later in 1974, it re-entered the UK chart reaching #6.

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38. You're Moving Me - Clyde McPhatter

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You're Moving Me is a song recorded by Clyde McPhatter but I've been unable to track down when or what album the song hails from.

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