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Gift ideas: For the musician

Whether you’re shopping for a violin virtuoso or a punk princess banging on drums, these tips will get them singing your praises.

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1 Snow-leopard print faux-fur coat $48, Lost & Found, 2383 Agricola Street, 446-5986

2 Alabama open-back banjo They start at around $250 for beginner's models, but it's the open-back edition that will really impress. $500, Halifax Folklore Centre, 1528 Brunswick Street, 423-7946

3 Maritime Conservatory cloth bag $4.95, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road, 423-6995

4 1979 Fender Twin amplifier Vintage music store Gig Street has some of the coolest acoustic and electric guitars you're likely to see anywhere. $650, Gig Street Music, 6029 Cunard Street, 423-7813

5 Obsolete Records t-shirt Wearing this merch is a show of solidarity for local business (whether you're a musician or not) $19.99, Obsolete Records, 2454 Agricola Street, 407-7228

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