This tuner makes it simple to tune to different tunings. And the lights should be a hit at christmas time. I would recomend this.
Price: $35.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Rather than selecting a string and then watching the needle you just plug a sting and it tells you which not it is and whether it is sharp or flat by means of several lights. Has an internal mic and also line-in and line-out jacks. Also a clip mechinism for attaching it to music stands. You can also calibrate it to different instruments. And the best part is the auto shut off which save batteries for the absent minded like myself or you can plug it into the wall with a 9v adaptor.
As far as tuners go it is sturdier than my last tuner.