The Musician's Friend Black Friday sale is still alive and kicking, and we think it's one of the best places to shop this weekend. With up to 50% off a whole host of killer music gear (opens in new tab), you still have a chance to bag major bargains on guitars, digital pianos, microphones, and anything else you might need to make music.
With so many products up for grabs at discounted prices we're still digging through the sale, but our highlights so far include $100 off the awesome Casio CDP-S110 Digital Piano with stand and bench. This bundle is ideal for beginners and is currently available for $479.99 (opens in new tab).
For drummers, there's an almighty $700 discount on the Roland TD-07KVX electronic drum set, dropping the price to just $999.99 (opens in new tab). This all-mesh kit also includes a mechanical hi-hat and bass drum tower for added realism.
Black Friday has always been a fantastic opportunity for musicians to grab a bargain on a new piece of gear, and historically, the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals have been among the best, offering big-name brands at shockingly low prices. Once these Black Friday deals are over, you can expect more discounts to land in the Musician's Friend Cyber Monday deals, coming on Monday 28 November. These are likely to be just as good.
So whether you're looking to grab one of the best electric guitars for cheap or to nab a sleek electronic drum set for less - you're sure to find it in this year's sale. We'll be updating this page around the clock with all our biggest and best finds, so be sure to check back regularly to see what awesome deals are available.
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022: Quick links
Shop the latest Musician's Friend Sale by category:
- Guitar deals: Save big on electric guitars from Fender, Gretsch, D'Angelico... (opens in new tab)
- Drum & percussion deals: From sticks to e-kits, these deals can't be beaten (opens in new tab)
- Recording deals: Rig up your studio with cut-price interfaces and monitors (opens in new tab)
- Live sound deals: Save big on a PA for your band or busking rig (opens in new tab)
- Keys & synth deals: Beginner keyboards, synths and MIDI controllers for less (opens in new tab)
- DJ deals: Update your controller and bag killer accessories for peanuts (opens in new tab)
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals: Studio gear deals
Akai MPC One:
was $899, now $699 (opens in new tab)
If you’re easily distracted working on the computer, then we’d heartily recommend the Akai MPC, a standalone production center with an intuitive workflow. Utilized by Kanye West, Mark Ronson, and J Dilla, this unassuming box of tricks has been a secret weapon of electronic music for decades now. It’s currently got $200 off in the Musician’s Friend Black Friday sale - giving you a full production studio in a portable unit.
AKG K52 Headphones:
$49.99, $29.99 (opens in new tab)
Found in studios all over the world, these closed-back headphones are great for tracking, mixing, or just listening to your favorite tunes. With a solid low end, defined mids, and articulate highs they really let the mix shine, making your EQ moves easier and issues more apparent. For a pair of headphones this good - the $29.99 asking price in the Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals makes them a no-brainer.
Mackie CR3-X Studio Monitors:
$109.99, now $79.99 (opens in new tab)
Amongst the best budget studio monitors you can buy, these powered speakers are now an even better deal with $30 off the asking price over in the Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals. They’re plenty loud for their small size and retain their clarity at all volume levels. Great for the budding producers out there, a nice flat response ensures your mixes will sound great everywhere.
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals: Software deals
Arturia V-Collection 9:
$599, $299 (opens in new tab)
Just as popular in professional studios as it is in home recording situations, the Arturia V Collection is one of those must-have VSTs for all music-makers. Featuring 32 painstakingly recreated models of the world’s greatest synthesizers, a whopping 14,000 presets ensures you’ll never run out of inspiration for your next songwriting or mixing session. With a frankly ludicrous $300 off, we can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t pick this up immediately.
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals: Guitar deals
Squier Limited Edition P-Bass:
$459.99, now $389.99 (opens in new tab)
Matching period-correct aesthetic with modern, player-pleasing appointments, this stunning-looking Squier P-Bass has got a nice discount of $70 in the Musician's Friend Black Friday sale. We particularly love the block inlays on the maple fretboard, and the signature split-coil pickup delivers that signature P-Bass tone in spades.
Supro Delta King 10:
$599, $399 (opens in new tab)
A regular feature in our best-of lists and guides, we couldn’t believe it when we saw Musician’s Friend had knocked $200 off this brilliant boutique tube combo. It's got a FET-driven boost, Pigtronix FAT high gain mode, and a built-in analog spring reverb, making it a super versatile amp for home recording and small shows.
Blackstar Dept 10 Distortion:
was $299.99, $199.99 (opens in new tab)
This two-channel black box of tricks gives your guitar four voices to play with, two on each channel, making it a super versatile stompbox. It's got $100 off the retail price at the moment, and when you combine that with the ECC83 valve that powers it, distortion never sounded so sweet.
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals: Keyboard and controller deals
Casio CDP-S110 Digital Piano:
$579.99, now $479.99 (opens in new tab)
We love the slim size of the CDP range of pianos from Casio, marrying a realistic feel and full-size keys without taking up too much room at home. This digital piano currently has $100 off in the Musician’s Friend Black Friday sale, and it includes a stool and a stand to get you up and running as soon as you get it.
was $999.99, now $699.99 (opens in new tab)
This powerful synthesizer packs a huge array of sounds, marrying it with ease of use to give you the power of music creation anywhere and everywhere. We loved the rich organ and pad sounds in particular, and you’ll definitely love the $300 reduction. The keybed feels super playable, a drastic improvement on previous models and there are tonnes of options for deep editing and expanding the already vast sound banks.
Yamaha P-121 Digital Piano Bundle:
$779.99, $719.99 (opens in new tab)
When you total the added extras of the brilliant digital piano bundle you’re already well up, and that’s without the $60 saving on top. The included stand, stool, headphones, and beginner’s book mean you’ll be ready to go from the moment you receive it, making it a great gift for the new or existing pianist. Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard keyboard action offers the realistic feel of a grand piano, meaning you can feel the progressive increase and decrease in resistance as you move up and down the keys.
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals: Drum deals
$1,699.99, now $999.99 (opens in new tab)
With mesh snare and tom pads, acoustic-style hi-hat mounting, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and 25 excellent kit presets, the TD-07KVX is at the top of its range - and the $700 discount at Musician's Friend now is incredible!
Alesis Nitro Mesh SE:
$449, now $349 (opens in new tab)
This special edition Alesis Nitro Mesh proves that it's possible for great e-kits to be affordable. You get tunable mesh heads here instead of cheap-feeling rubber, which feel closer to playing an acoustic drum set, while keeping the noise down to a minimum. This already affordable e-kit had $100 off as part of the Musician's Friend sale.
Alesis Command X Mesh e-kit:
$899, now $699 (opens in new tab)
Alesis is one of the very best when it comes to Black Friday e-kit deals - and this Command X with all-mesh heads is no exception to the rule - with Musician's Friend slashing $200 off the price for Black Friday.
Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022: When is it?
Black Friday is the name given to the day after Thanksgiving in America, and this is the day when thousands of retailers launch their pre-Christmas deals across a ton of products. Online retailers and those with bricks and mortar stores get involved, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to your Black Friday shopping.
Black Friday 2022 starts on Friday 25 November and goes right through until Monday 28 November where we'll see the Musician's Friend Cyber Monday deals start to drop. However, the Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals, as with sales from other retailers, are likely to start going live well before then. So while we still expect the juiciest deals to land around the 25th, there will be early offers to shop in the run-up to that bumper sales weekend, possibly even from as early as October.
Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals 2022: How to prepare
The golden rule when hunting for Black Friday music deals is to know what you're looking for. Whether you're a guitarist, bassist, drummer, producer or DJ, think about what you need to improve your music-making life and then start researching it.
This will save you a lot of time when the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals start rolling in, as you'll quickly be able to decide what's relevant to you and what you can happily ignore without a feeling of FOMO. Also, ensure you're aware of a product’s RRP and recent prices. That way you'll know how good the deal really is when you see it reduced on Black Friday. After all, some supposed 'savings' aren't everything that they seem.
The good news is that you can easily find out what the best music-making products are by checking out our massive range of buyer’s guides. Here's a few of our top guides to get you started:
- Best guitars for beginners, both acoustic and electrics
- Best audio interfaces for music-making and production
- Best studio headphones for music production
- Best acoustic guitars for beginners and pros
- Best microphones for recording vocals, instruments and podcasts
- Best DJ controllers, from rekordbox to Traktor
- Best guitar tuners to keep your guitar sounding great
- Best laptops for music production
- Best studio monitors for musicians and producers
- Best guitar amps for beginners and experts
Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals 2022: What to expect
Musician’s Friend had a strong Black Friday sale last year, with plenty of guitar deals across a range of top brands including Fender, Yamaha, Gretsch and others. Plus, it ran offers across a variety of other music making areas too, so your entire band could have found gear for less among the previous crop of Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals.
There were also meaty 15% discounts on all qualifying orders of $99 and above with a Musician’s Friend coupon, in addition to killer deals on individual products like Marshall amps and Hagstrom guitars. That’s why we’re fairly confident that we’ll see more of the same from this year’s Musician’s Friend Black Friday sale.
Industry reports also suggest that sales will be dropping much earlier this year to ensure people can get a headstart on Christmas shopping and help budgets stretch further.
Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals 2022: Last year's top deals
Alesis Nitro Mesh Special Edition:
The Alesis Nitro Mesh puts a lot of features and quality into the hands of those with an entry-level budget. There are no horrible plastic pads here: instead, you get tunable mesh heads that will feel close to playing an acoustic drum while keeping the noise to a minimum.
Casio PX-S1100 Bundle:
The new Casio PX-S1100 is an updated version of the immensely popular S1000, and it looks and sounds better than ever with tweaks to the user interface and speaker system. For Black Friday, Musician's Friend was offering a discount on not only the piano but also the accompanying stand and pedalboard unit.
Fender Player Telecaster Plus:
Fender's Player Telecaster Plus is a fantastic option for those seeking the unique sound only a Telecaster provides, but with a sleek modern edge. The inclusion of a flame maple veneer and striking blue burst finish gives this already stunning guitar a completely new look.
M-Audio BX5 Studio Monitor (Each):
Well, if you are going to splash out on a new audio interface, it's worth also considering a quality set of studio monitors to ensure you hear your mixes to their fullest potential - and with $79 off each speaker, Black Friday was the best time to grab a set.
Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top:
There isn't much a good quality Strat can't do - especially when you have a high-output humbucker in the bridge position. This Fender Player Stratocaster takes the iconic guitar in a modern direction with the addition of an eye-catching flame maple top and a unique blue burst finish - and with $160 off right at Musician's Friend for Black Friday, you couldn't say no.
D'Angelico Excel Series DC: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY
D'Angelico sure knows a thing or two about hollow-body guitars, and the Excel Series proves this old-school jazz brand can make a modern guitar for contemporary players. The Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers provide a wealth of tones from full-on rock n roll to expressive blues and warm jazz tone, this stunning guitar can do it all.
M-Audio AIR 192|4 USB Interface:
A well-made, easy-to-use audio interface is an extremely valuable item to have - especially if you're interested in recording your own music. This intuitive little interface allows you to capture 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality audio, while also allowing you to record up to 2 channels at once - it could be precisely what you need to finally create that Grammy award-winning album.
The Shure MV7 is a podcaster's dream - combining the superb audio quality of the SM7B with the convenience of a USB microphone. It's no wonder then that this fantastic mic has taken the podcasting world by storm, and with $30 off for Black Friday, you could see - or hear - what the fuss was about for yourself while saving a few quid.
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