Buying Guides / 5 February 2024

Our Gear Picks for Chinese New Year 2024

Can you believe it? January has swiftly passed and another festive season is rapidly approaching! If you haven’t felt the excitement yet, we’re here to remind you that the Year of the Dragon is almost here. There’s still time to prepare those red packets, stock up on delicious treats, and find some special gifts for the Lunar New Year.

Chinese New Year Deals

We are fully immersed in the preparations for the upcoming Chinese New Year here at Swee Lee, and even our musical offerings aren’t exempt from the festivities. We’ve sorted through our wares and selected a number that would enhance your Chinese New Year festivities. 

P.S. As an added bonus, Swee Lee is offering an auspicious discount this Chinese New Year. What are you waiting for? Click the button above to discover how you can shop and gain some extra luck this festive season.

Fender Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster

Fender Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster

If we’re kicking off a Chinese New Year list for the Year of the Dragon, we’d better include something that hits the theme bang on. Introducing the Fender Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster – a 6-string electric guitar based on one of the most famous instruments in rock ‘n’ roll history.

  • Unique Dragon Artwork: The Fender Jimmy Page Dragon Telecaster features a distinctive dragon design, reflecting Page’s fascination with dragons.
  • High-Quality Vintage Construction: The guitar has a 2-piece ash body, a custom oval C neck, and a 7.25″ radius fingerboard with vintage-tall frets, providing a highly resonant and playable instrument.
  • Jimmy Page Custom Tele Single-Coil Pickups: Equipped with Jimmy Page Custom ’59 single-coil pickups in the neck and bridge positions, the guitar produces unmistakable vintage character.

MEINL Cymbals MCB22-BP 22inch Pro Cymbal Backpack

MEINL Cymbals MCB22-BP 22inch Pro Cymbal Backpack

Chinese New Year is all about making festive noise to chase away bad luck, so be sure to bring along your cymbals to the celebrations with the MEINL Cymbals MCB22-BP 22-inch Pro Cymbal Backpack. This professional cymbal backpack is designed for convenience and protection, making it the perfect choice for drummers on the go.

  • Durable Design: The MEINL Cymbals MCB22-BP 22inch Pro Cymbal Backpack is made of tear-resistant nylon fabric and reinforced material at the bottom for added protection.
  • Comfortable Transportation: The MEINL Cymbals MCB22-BP 22inch Pro Cymbal Backpack includes two padded backpack straps for comfortable transportation.
  • Versatile Storage: The MEINL Cymbals MCB22-BP 22inch Pro Cymbal Backpack features an external 15″ compartment ideal for most Hi-Hat cymbals and three inside compartments for a variety of cymbals up to 22″.

MEINL Percussion HCAJ1NT Headliner Series String Cajon, Rubber Wood

MEINL Percussion HCAJ1NT Headliner Series String Cajon, Rubber Wood (

Want to join in with the firecrackers on CNY? A cajon is your best bet. The MEINL Percussion Headliner Series String Cajon is a great entry model that offers numerous great features at an affordable price point. 

  • Classic Cajon Sound: The MEINL Percussion HCAJ1NT Headliner Series String Cajon delivers the classic cajon sound at an affordable price.
  • Adjustable Top Corners and Sizzle Effect: The MEINL Percussion HCAJ1NT Cajon features adjustable top corners and an adjustable sizzle effect, which allows you to customise the sound to your liking.
  • Anti-Slip Sitting Surface: The MEINL Percussion HCAJ1NT Cajon has an anti-slip sitting surface, which ensures that you don’t scoot about while playing.

TAMA Rhythm Mate 5-Piece Drum Kit w/Hardware and Cymbals

TAMA Rhythm Mate 5-Piece Drum Kit w/Hardware and Cymbals

Perhaps a cajon isn’t enough bang for you? It might be time to aim big with a drum kit. The TAMA Rhythm Mate 5-Piece Drum Kit is a high-quality drum kit that is perfect for beginners and intermediate players alike.

  • Classic Tama Sound: The Tama Continental Club 4-Piece Drum Kit produces that classic Ludwig sound – the perfect timbre for a wide range of musical styles.
  • Sturdy Build: TAMA’s original Accu-Tune Bass Drum Hoops offer faster, more consistent tuning than traditional metal hoops. Additionally, the hardware is equipped with double-braced legs for increased stability.
  • High-Quality Construction: The Ludwig Continental Club 4-Piece Drum Kit is made with high-quality materials and features a durable finish – you can rest assured knowing that these drums will last for years to come.

PRS SE Silver Sky Electric Guitar

PRS SE Silver Sky Electric Guitar

Guarantee yourself clear skies this CNY with the PRS SE Silver Sky Electric Guitar. A stellar electric guitar designed in collaboration with John Mayer, this SE features a poplar body, bolt-on maple neck, and rosewood fretboard with PRS trademark bird inlays. 

  • High-Quality Construction: The PRS SE Silver Sky Electric Guitar is made with high-quality materials and features a durable finish that will last for years to come.
  • Versatile Sound: The PRS SE Silver Sky is equipped with three single-coil 635JM “S” pickups – pickups deliver a versatile range of tones that are suitable for a wide range of musical styles.
  • Modern-Classic Design: An update on the classic double-cut silhouette, this guitar features a poplar body, bolt-on maple neck, and rosewood fretboard with PRS’s trademark bird inlays. It also has a modern two-point steel tremolo, synthetic bone nut, and vintage-style tuners.

Fender Highway Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Fender Highway Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Karaoke sessions are always a fun activity during the reunion dinner. For a portable performance, we’ve got the perfect acoustic guitar. The Fender Highway Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is a modern performance acoustic guitar designed in collaboration with Fishman.

  • Modern Acoustic Design: The Fender Highway Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar represents a new evolution of modern performance acoustic guitar design, leveraging Fender’s most advanced construction techniques.
  • Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup System: The guitar is equipped with a Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup system – breakthrough technology that amplifies the Fender Highway Series Dreadnought with astonishing acoustic realism.
  • Stellar Tones: The solid Sitka Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, revolutionary bracing structure, and ergonomic design deliver a versatile range of tones suitable for a wide range of musical styles.

Fender Vintera II

Fender Vintera II

Try as you might you can’t escape vintage designs and memorabilia during the CNY season. Hearken back to the good old days with Fender’s acclaimed Vintera II series – electric guitars and basses that feature iconic colours and era-correct specs from Fender’s golden years. 

  • Era-Correct Pickups: The Vintera II  series features era-correct pickups that deliver authentic vintage tones, providing a highly resonant and playable instrument.
  • High-Quality Construction: The guitars in the Fender Vintera II series are made with high-quality materials and feature a durable finish that will last for years to come.
  • Versatile Range of Models: The Vintera II series includes a variety of guitars with different body shapes, pickup configurations, and finishes, all designed to deliver era-correct classics and cult favourites for the modern era – making them versatile and stylish instruments for a wide range of musical styles.

Taylor 214ce-QS Deluxe LTD Acoustic Guitar w/Case, Natural

Taylor 214ce-QS Deluxe LTD Acoustic Guitar w/Case, Natural

In case you did not know, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon. Amplify your luck and blessings by grabbing yourself a wooden talisman in the form of the Taylor 214ce-QS Deluxe LTD Acoustic Guitar. A limited edition model that features a beautiful quilted sapele top, back, and sides – this sweet guitar has a nuanced response that adapts readily to different playing styles and genres.

  • Quilted Sapele Top, Back, and Sides: The Taylor 214ce-QS Deluxe LTD Acoustic Guitar features a beautiful quilted sapele top, back, and sides, providing a nuanced response that adapts readily to different playing styles and genres.
  • Amazing Appointments: The Taylor 214ce-QS Deluxe LTD model boasts an upgraded appointment set that includes a full-body gloss finish, gold tuners, and Small Diamond fretboard inlays, adding to its visual beauty and playability.
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case: The Taylor 214ce-QS Deluxe LTD comes with a sturdy deluxe hardshell case –  providing protection and durability for the instrument during transportation and storage.

And that’s a wrap for CNY 2024. Maybe you’ve learnt something new about a product? Or more likely, you’ve just stumbled upon something you’re itching to get hold of during the holiday season.

Chinese New Year Deals

If you wanna see grab any gear before Chinese New Year, head on down to any of our Swee Lee stores. Not able to make it down to our brick-and-mortar locations? Check out our website and we’ll have the item shipped to you.

Before we get the party started, here’s us signing off with a Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family!

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