Buying Guides / 6 January 2022

Swee Lee’s Best of 2021

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

2021 was a rollercoaster of a year, but you were there with us every step of the way. Exciting product launches, the return of old favourites, giveaways, contests, and even our 75th Anniversary Celebration!

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Since it’s the start of a new year, maybe you’re raring to pick up another instrument, or just looking for some fresh gear. Either way, you might appreciate this walk down memory lane for some ideas of what to get. Join us as we travel through Swee Lee’s Best of 2021, as voted by you!

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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Swee Lee's Best of 2021

The latency may be super low with this audio interface, but you’ll still get some stellar Air time out of a pair of award-winning preamps. 

Elixir Strings 12002 Nanoweb Electric Guitar Strings .009 – .042

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

Though the coating may be whisper-thin, you’ll definitely feel the difference once you start playing. Simply put – friction go down, durability go up.

Strymon BigSky Reverb Pedal 

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

From shimmery washes to effervescent springs, you’re fully covered by 12 reverb effect styles. Add in the 300 onboard preset slots, and the sky’s the limit.

Fishman Loudbox 60W Mini Amp with Bluetooth

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

It’s all in the name, but this tiny amp really does deliver on volume. Be your own one-man show by using Bluetooth connectivity to pipe in background music too.

Alesis Surge Electronic Drum Kit

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

More than 380 drum and percussion sounds to choose from, and their low-noise mesh heads can be tuned to adjust sensitivity and rebound.

Taylor GS Mini-e Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

Shrink the Grand Symphony down to a 36” length, and you’ll get a lightweight guitar that’s still loud enough to be heard in a noisy crowd.

Boss Katana Mini 7W Combo Amp

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

Small but deadly, packing speaker-emulated output and fully-customisable tone effects for the musician on the go.

PRS Wood Library McCarty 594 Singlecut (Swee Lee Exclusive)

Swee Lee's Best of 2021

Only at Swee Lee can you behold this specially customised-for-us axe, singing sweetly with smooth, vintage overtones and PAF-style pickups.

Marshall MG10G 10W Amplifier

Classic Brit vibes from a solid-state that mimics the tone and response of a tube amp, complete with Clean and Overdrive channels.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MK2 Keyboard Controller

Embrace double vision with dual high-res vivid displays for meticulous sound editing. You’ve got every Komplete instrument at your fingertips.

Arturia MiniLab MkII 25-Note Slim Key Controller

Play nice with a petite powerhouse that embodies precise control, from its 16 encoders to 8 customisable RGB pads. 

Akai Professional MPK Mini MK III Keyboard Controller

Backpack-sized and USB bus-powered, you’ll find this controller ideal for spontaneous moments of sound creation and tweaking.

Elixir Strings 16052 Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings .012 – .053

Not just brimming with energetic character, the long-life full-string coating keeps dirt from building up between coils.

Strymon Zuma Power Supply

Deploy your entire arsenal of pedals with 9 outputs, each dually isolated for organic, noise-free performance.  

Strymon Iridium Amp and IR Cab Pedal

Convincingly emulating Round, Chime, and Punch tube amps while also fully equipped with nine (yes!) on-board speaker cabinet responses, there’s nothing this palm-sized unit can’t do.

BOSS GT-1 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

Designed for the mobile musician, the Boss GT-1 is an ultra-lightweight and compact multi-effects board that serves up the world-class tones + rugged durability that BOSS is famous for.

Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Machine Guitar Effect Pedal

It’s the full analogue echo experience, ranging from Drum, Tape, and Studio delay settings, to a quartet of playback heads that individualise level, panning, and feedback control.

Fender Player Stratocaster

Often considered the definitive solid-body electric guitar, the Strat stays true to its 50s vibe, but tacks on a trio of Alnico 5 single-coil pickups for that familiar zesty Fender tone.

ADAM Audio T5V 5-inch Nearfield Monitor

Basic doesn’t have to be boring, especially when it’s got a U-ART accelerated-ribbon tweeter with HPS waveguide for extra precision.


Wow, that was an extensive list. As evidenced by Swee Lee’s Best of 2021 list above, you guys have good taste if we do say so ourselves. From all-rounder acoustics to impressive controllers and multi-faceted pedals, there was something for everyone in that mix. 

Shop Swee Lee’s Best of 2021 Gear

Feeling sorry because you missed out? Don’t worry, all these products and more are still available at our stores if you’re suffering through major FOMO. Either drop in at any of our brick-and-mortar locations or give our online page a quick glance. 

We’re so grateful for all the support you’ve shown us through the past year, and we’ll do our best to make 2022 even more fantastic. In fact, we’ve already got a few fun happenings lined up, so stay tuned! Afraid that you’ll miss something? Put yourself on the mailing list and save yourself the headache. 

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