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Black Friday guitar deals 2021: What to expect

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: What to expect
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The Black Friday guitar deals 2021 are just around the corner. Black Friday itself doesn't commence until the day after Thanksgiving - Friday November 26th, to be precise. It's pretty likely that there will be some killer Black Friday guitar deals to be had before then, though - and you can find them all on this page.

Black Friday is a worldwide sales event, where some of the planet's biggest guitar retailers and brands drop their prices to never-seen-before lows. Whether you want an electric guitar, acoustic guitar or one of the best guitar amps, there will be some insane deals to be found. If last year was anything to go by, you'll be in for a real treat.  It's not just guitars and amps either - with some amazing Black Friday guitar pedal deals likely to pop up to help you perfect your tone.

The sheer amount of Black Friday guitar deals can be overwhelming, with finding the perfect one sometimes feeling like an impossible task. We're here to help you cut through the noise and provide you with all the info you need to pick up a truly killer deal - and we'll even be featuring the best deals on this page, so you don't miss out on anything.

If you can't wait for the Black Friday guitar deals to drop, then there are some great sales taking place already - with up to $400 off acoustic guitars at Guitar Center, and a bonkers 88% off select Waves guitar plugins.

Black Friday Guitar deals: Latest deals

So, the official Black Friday guitar deals are still a little way off, but here are the best guitar gear bargains available right now. 

When will the Black Friday Guitar deals land?

2021's Black Friday guitar deals will officially rear their heads on the day after Thanksgiving - Friday November 26th. Leaving less than a month between then and Christmas Day, it's probably the best time to load up on Christmas presents for the special guitarist in your life. Black Friday's best guitar deals will last that whole weekend (or Cyber Weekend, as it's also known), before culminating in a Cyber Monday guitar deals frenzy on Monday November 29th.

The events of previous years tell us that November 26th isn't the only day you can get some ridiculous savings. Many of the best Black Friday guitar deals will crop up in the weeks leading up to Black Friday - some as early as mid-October - and many deals will still be on offer leading up to Christmas Day. 

If a bargain is what you're after during this Black Friday/Cyber Monday period, then you'd better keep your eyes and ears peeled at all times. Deals will be launched at random times of the day - or night - so it's worth keeping an eye on your favourite retailers to make sure you get what you're after. We'll be scouring the web for the best Black Friday guitar deals as well, so keep an eye on this page too.

What Black Friday Guitar deals should I expect?

We'll be keeping a close eye on the biggest guitar retailers throughout the next few months. Based on what we saw last year, the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals and Guitar Center Black Friday deals brought about some killer deals for guitarists - so we'll be looking to those retailers for some of the best deals on electric and acoustic guitars, guitar audio interfaces, guitar amps, effects pedals and guitar accessories.

When it comes to electric guitars, Black Friday is one of the best opportunities to pick up an absolute steal. Last year, we were inundated with deals on the ever-popular Fender Player Series Stratocaster from Guitar Center, and Musician's Friend knocked a bundle off some of the best metal guitars, such as the Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustainiac. We'll be expecting some very similar (and hopefully even better) deals this year from Guitar Center and Musician's Friend.

For those that wanted to do a bit of home recording, the best place to look was definitely Positive Grid - who knocked a lofty 50% off the price of their BIAS FX 2 and AMP 2 software. PG also offered over $100 off their Spark 40 guitar amp. Generous, eh? Again, we're expecting to see some major discounts this year.

For the pedal nerds among us, we're expecting some big savings on brands like Line 6, MXR and Digitech, if last years deals are anything to go by. 

We've been covering Black Friday guitar deals for a long old time now, so you can rest assured that we'll be scouring the web, scouting out the best deals on all the guitar gear you can dream of, and sharing them with you right here first. 

Black Friday guitar deals: Discounts and coupons

Black Friday guitar deals aren't always about single products with massive savings. Some retailers opt for discounts that can be redeemed through a discount code - a code which can often be used on a wide range of products.

As an example, last year Sweetwater were offering up to 80% off a range of guitars, amps and effects, as well as Guitar Center and Musician's Friend offering up to 15% off select products. 

How to prepare for the Black Friday guitar sales

The best way to prepare for the impending Black Friday guitar deals is to get your research done sooner rather than later. That way, you'll know exactly what you're looking for, and can jump on a great deal as soon as you spot it. 

Thankfully, that's something we can help you with. We recommend you spend some time thumbing through our up-to-date, expert buying guides and reviews - they should arm you with all the knowledge you need in order to buy the best electric or acoustic guitars, acoustic guitar strings, guitar tuners, and loads more.

Wondering what else is available during Black Friday 2021? That's a pretty huge question - with bargains to be had on a huge range of tech like iPads, iPhones, noise-cancelling headphones and Airpods. You can even pick up things like washing lines, firepits, fridge-freezers and dog shampoo with huge discounts - but we'll just be focusing on the Black Friday guitar deals over here. 

Black Friday guitar deals: What happened last year?

Last year's Black Friday guitar deals were nothing short of ridiculous, with $100 off the Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl at Guitar Center, and a bonkers $170 off the Schecter C-1 Platinum FR Sustainiac at Musician's Friend. 

We're hoping to see more deals like these, along with some great guitar amp and effects pedal deals. Here's a few offers from last year to give you some idea of what you can expect from 2021's Black Friday guitar deals.

Black Friday electric guitar deals

Black Friday guitar amplifier deals

Black Friday acoustic guitar deals

Black Friday guitar plugin deals

Black Friday guitar accessories deals

Black Friday guitar effects pedal deals

Black Friday Ukulele deals

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