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Black Friday guitar deals 2021: these amazing offers are still live

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: these amazing offers are still live
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Well, Black Friday 2021 is over, and it's been a mad one. Even though it's not officially Black Friday anymore, there are still some awesome deals that are still live. If you missed out on a bargain yesterday, you can find all the best guitar deals that are still live right here.

Best Black Friday guitar deals 2021

The big retailers are where you should focus your attention - most notably Guitar Center - where their Black Friday deals are available until November 28th, and savings of 15% on qualifying orders over $199 are live until November 29th.

Sweetwater's Black Friday sales are still live too, with up to 70% off electric guitars, amps & effects under November 27th. You can also still get up to 60% off Positive Grid's BIAS AMP 2 and FX 2 software, as well as tasty discounts on their fantastic Spark 40 smart amp.

With so many deals ending soon, we're looking forward to seeing what the Cyber Monday guitar deals have in store for us.  

For anyone who's unaware, Black Friday is a worldwide sales event, where the biggest and best guitar retailers and brands drop their prices to incredible lows. Whether you want an electric guitar, acoustic guitar or one of the best guitar amps, there will be some massive deals to be found.

There are so many Black Friday guitar deals floating around at the moment, and we understand that finding the right deal for you can be tough at the best of times. We're here to help you cut through the noise, and we'll even be featuring the best deals on this page, so you don't miss out on anything.

Black Friday guitar deals: Quick links

Black Friday guitar deals: Top deals

Supro 1822 Delta King 12 15W amp $649.00

Supro 1822 Delta King 12 15W amp $649.00 $449.00
Preorder it while you can; this is probably the best valve amp deal we'll see this weekend. FET-driven boost function, Pigtronix FAT high-gain mode, analogue spring reverb; this is a lot of amp for the money.  

 Pigtronix Mothership 2 Synth Pedal $249.99

 Pigtronix Mothership 2 Synth Pedal $249.99 $129

Enter a whole new world of sounds for much less with this huge reduction. The Mothership 2 features superb pitch tracking to allow you to deliver otherworldly synth grooves with your guitar with a deep level of control. Board this Guitar Center deal before it takes off for good! 

Gretsch G2420T Streamliner $549.99

Gretsch G2420T Streamliner $549.99 $349.99
A great value guitar becomes an absolute bargain; this Gretsch sounds as good as it looks thanks to a pair of versatile Broad'Tron pickups and an iconic Bigsby tremolo. 

Epiphone Traditional Pro ES-335 was $599

Epiphone Traditional Pro ES-335 was $599 $479
Classic 335 tones and build with the added bonus of coil-splits for single-coil tones and Guitar Center's exclusive four finishes; Ebony, Wine Red, Metallic Gold and Inverness Green. The offers ends soon so move fast! 

ESP LTD EC-401QM Satin See-Thru Black was $899 $699

ESP LTD EC-401QM Satin See-Thru Black was $899 $699
An electric with the hardware to match its looks, this is a metal and hard rock machine from the expert hand of ESP LTD. A build and playing experience that should rival guitars costing double this. 

Fender Player Strat Plus Top: $859.99

Fender Player Strat Plus Top: $859.99, $699.99
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 now at Musician's Friend, how can you say no?   

Ibanez GRGR120EX: Save 15%

Ibanez GRGR120EX: Save 15%
Ibanez makes some of the most playable and affordable beginner electric guitars on the market, and here’s a great example. The GRGR120EX normally retails at a mere $199.99 – though here you can nab it with a 15% discount – and despite its price tag boasts an impressive spec sheet, with a poplar body promising brilliant sustain, a 24-fret New Zealand Pine fretboard with eye-catching sharktooth inlays and a pair of Ibanez-designed Infinity humbuckers for a wealth of tones. This guitar is perfect for both beginners and advanced players alike - so get 15% off when you use the discount code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

was $199.99, now $142.46

Boss Pocket GT: was $199.99, now $142.46
Practice tools don’t come much more powerful than the Pocket GT - a comprehensive modelling unit that includes over 100 amps, stomps and effects, 99 user memories, USB, Bluetooth and Boss’ unique YouTube streaming integration. If you’re looking for a do-it-all solution that you can take anywhere, bag a bargain now at Amazon. You won’t be disappointed.

Positive Grid Spark + free bag: $299, now $224

Positive Grid Spark + free bag: $299, now $224
The Spark from Positive Grid has taken the practice amp world by storm. With thousands of tones at your fingertips, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus intelligent features such as Smart Jam and Auto Chords, it’s no wonder it’s the best-selling amp for home use. Buy it with this deal to save $75 and get a free padded gig bag (usually $60), plus free shipping!

One year of Guitar Tricks + free guitar! Just $129

One year of Guitar Tricks + free guitar! Just $129
Sign up to a year's Guitar Tricks subscription and you'll not only receive access to an extensive range of online guitar lessons, songs and more, but you'll get a Huntingdon acoustic guitar worth $250 for free! Hurry, as stocks are limited and likely to run out fast! 

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass HH: $479

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass HH: $479, $429
Don't worry, low-end caretakers - we've not forgotten about you. Sweetwater has currently knocked $50 off their exclusive Active Squier Jazz Bass in Satin Black, so you can lay down those huge, punchy basslines knowing you've got the power to back up your playing. The 5-string version is available on sale too, if 4 just isn't enough.

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Strat: $449

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Strat: $449, $399
There are few guitars more iconic or versatile than the Strat, and now you can grab a piece of the action for $399 thanks to Sweetwater, who've knocked $50 off this Olympic White '60s Classic Vibe. You've got all the standard Strat appointments including three single coils and synchronized trem - but with that extra touch of '60s class. 

Fender Play: 50% off an annual subscription

Fender Play: 50% off an annual subscription
Sorted a free trial but now you want to continue getting all the benefits of Fender Play lessons beyond your trial? For Black Friday, Fender is offering 50% off an annual plan, dropping the price from $89.99 to $44.99. Just add the code friday50 at checkout.

Black Friday guitar deals: Electric guitar deals

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Squier Classic Vibe Custom Esquire $479.99 now $429.99

Single-pickup guitars don't come much cooler than this. A double-bound body with hidden depths from its three-position selector that offers distinct and varied tones. This is a very desirable addition to any collection. 

Epiphone Les Paul Custom: was $729,

Epiphone Les Paul Custom: was $729, now $629
This Inspired By Gibson Epiphone 'Tuxedo' Les Paul Custom oozes class, with the tonal muscle to match. Its PAF-inspired ProBucker pickups mean it will sound as good as its bound Antique Ivory finish looks.

Relish Trinity Electric guitar: $1,299

Relish Trinity Electric guitar: $1,299, now $999
Now for something a little bit different. Relish has been manufacturing boutique, high-end instruments with their signature pickup-switching system for some time, and the Trinity series sees that same versatility but with a much more reasonable price tag. Save $300 while stocks last at Sweetwater. 

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Fender Jimmy Page Mirror MBPW Tele £19,555 £13,333

The most accurate recreation you'll ever see of Page's historic Telecaster used on the first Led Zeppelin album. This Paul Waller-built guitar has unexpectedly popped up for sale at a huge discount - it's only one of 50 and what we think could be the last available new. 

Harley Benton EX-84 Modern MSP: £253

Harley Benton EX-84 Modern MSP: £253, now £189
Thrash metal is closely associated with the scratchplate-less, 1984 X-shape guitar. Here, Harley Benton’s take on a metal icon clocks in with a reduction of 25%. There’s a mahogany body, mahogany neck, active Roswell humbuckers and Grover locking tuners. Ride the lightning deal before they’re all gone.

Harley Benton ST-62CC RW: £125

Harley Benton ST-62CC RW: £125, now £109
This S-type guitar packs a lot of punch for just over £100 (that's 13% off). It’s a basswood body with a maple neck and Pau Ferro fingerboard, a classic trio of Alnico 5 single coils, tremolo and we think the Lake Placid Blue finish looks the business too.

Harley Benton Fusion-T HH: £333

Harley Benton Fusion-T HH: £333, now £299
Fancy a hot-rodded T-style guitar? This one has a roasted maple neck for enhanced stability, 22 stainless steel frets, a Wilkinson 50IIK two-point vibrato, Graph Tech TUSQ nut, dual Alnico 5 humbuckers (with push/pull coil split) and staggered locking tuners. With 10% off, it’s just £299!

Harley Benton SC-DLX Gotoh: £299

Harley Benton SC-DLX Gotoh: £299, now £249
This beefy single-cut guitar looks great in Pelham Blue, but it’s got a spec sheet to match with a nyatoh body, rosewood fingerboard, Graph Tech TUSQ nut, and Gotoh hardware. The Tesla VR-2 alnico 5 pickups are also fitted with a coil split for extra versatility. It’s a stone cold bargain at just £249 (16% off), delivered to your door.

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT: £169

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT: £169, now £133
Surf’s up! This double-cut garage rocker is made of mahogany throughout, with an ebony fretboard and a Fat ’59 neck profile. The single pickup is a stacked P90, plus there’s a wraparound bridge and Wilkinson tuners, all with a respectable 21% discount bringing it down to £133. That's Benton Blue finish is pretty sweet, too.

Harley Benton HB JA-60SB Vintage: £144

Harley Benton HB JA-60SB Vintage: £144, now £125
Nope, it’s not a vintage guitar from under someone’s bed. It’s brand new, and it can be yours for a ridiculous price of just £125. For that you get a basswood body, maple neck with Pau Ferro Fingerboard, classy big block inlays and a pair of vintage style 90 pickups. It’s finished in a great looking three-colour sunburst too.

Harley Benton Dullahan-AT 24 TBB: £382

Harley Benton Dullahan-AT 24 TBB: £382, now £249
Don’t you know that headless guitars are all the rage again? We nearly lost ours when we saw how little Thomann is charging for this Harley Benton Dullahan. It’s got a mahogany body, flamed maple veneer top, ebony ’board, stainless steel frets and a Graph Tech TUSQ nut. You’re not going to find this quality at this price anywhere else - especially with 35% off.

Schecter C-6 Elite: was $299.99 now $254.99

Schecter C-6 Elite: was $299.99 now $254.99
Get a Schecter C-6 Elite for only $254.99 in this insane early-Guitar Center Black Friday deal. With a formidable spec for the money, this nifty axe boasts a lightweight basswood body, comfortable satin-finished maple neck, 24-fret fretboard and a pair of Schecter Diamond Plus humbuckers offering an abundance of available tones. Simply add the code blackfriday15 at the checkout for your 15% discount!

Gretsch Guitars G2420T Streamliner: $549.99

Gretsch Guitars G2420T Streamliner: $549.99, $349.99
Gretsch Streamliner guitars are stonking value at full retail price, so this deal at Guitar Center makes the G2420T unmissable. Nothing sounds like a Gretsch and this maple-bodied, Bigsby-rocking hollow-body nails that signature tone precisely, in no small part due to the wonderfully sonic BroadTron humbucking pickups. You know you've always wanted one…

Fender Player Stratocaster: $824.99

Fender Player Stratocaster: $824.99, now $699.99
We absolutely love a shell-pink Strat - and we love them even more when they are on sale! Right now you can save a whopping $125 off the amazingly popular Fender Player Stratocaster at Guitar Center.  

Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Classic Custom Clear Orange: $1599,

Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Classic Custom Clear Orange: $1599, was $1849
This niche modern classic is only available in this Clear Orange finish at Sweetwater, and at a chunky reduction for an instrument of this pedigree.

Harmony Juno: Save 15% with code blackfriday15

Harmony Juno: Save 15% with code blackfriday15
This Harmony Juno is a big hit with us at Guitar World, we have fallen in love with its elegant looks, simplistic control layout, fabulous pickups, and stunning color options - and with 15% off you really can’t go wrong. 

Black Friday guitar deals: Acoustic guitar deals

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series: $599.99

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series: $599.99, now $509.99
Martin’s GPC Special Koa X Series Grand Performance acoustic is the kind of guitar you’ll cherish forever. Its gorgeous koa-wood build is not only understatedly eye-catching, it also promises a rich tonal profile that’ll only improve as you own it. This acoustic is a solid investment as it’ll be with you for many years to come, so get it with a huge 15% off with the discount code BLACKFRIDAY.

Orangewood Oliver Mahogany: $225

Orangewood Oliver Mahogany: $225, now $180
This mahogany grand concert model not only looks the part but promises some tonal delights too. The solid mahogany top maximizes resonance, while the rosewood fingerboard and bridge and bone nut/saddle add a touch of class. Opt for the Oliver Live and you'll also get an onboard Fishman Sonitone pickup/preamp.

Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $225

Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $225, now $180
The Oliver Jr takes the same grand concert shape as its big brother and shrinks it for the perfect portable/travel-size format. Here, the fretboard is swapped for ebony but that all-important solid top is still present.

Orangewood Echo: $345

Orangewood Echo: $345, now $275
Dreadnought guitars are the go-to all-rounders. Orangewood's Echo takes this classic outline and gives you a well-specced guitar for only $275 at the deal price. 

Orangewood Brooklyn: $345

Orangewood Brooklyn: $345, now $275
What if you want a grand concert shape, but in spruce? Opt for the Brooklyn model. The squat shoulders and pinched waist combine the big, boomy punch of a GC, but with the added brightness of spruce, and the abalone rosette really pops against the lighter spruce top.

Martin GPC X Series Macassar Ebony Top: 15% off

Martin GPC X Series Macassar Ebony Top: 15% off
Okay, this isn’t exactly what you think of when you think of Martin, but this Macassar Ebony Topped GPC will most certainly turn heads at the next open mic night. The Grand Performace body design gives you greater access to the top frets and the tapered neck profile is effortless to play.  

Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed: $459.99

Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed: $459.99, $389.99
With its ornate pickguard, imposing size, and classy appointments, the Epiphone Dove is already an absolutely stunning guitar, throw in a brilliant white finish, and it takes this instrument to a whole new level. Featuring the Fishman Sonitone pickup, this acoustic sounds just as good as it looks. 

Martin Special GPC Road Series: 15% off

Martin Special GPC Road Series: 15% off
This is one gorgeous acoustic electric guitar at an incredible price. Obviously, the spruce top looks out of this world but the glossed etimoe back and sides? The only word is stunning. Being a Martin, it plays and sounds every bit as good as it looks, and the Fishman MX-T pickup system will give your audience a share of all that rich tone too.

Black Friday guitar deals: Bass guitar deals

Sterling Music Man Ray34HH Bass: $1,029.99

Sterling Music Man Ray34HH Bass: $1,029.99, $699.99
The StingRay has been responsible for some of the most legendary bass tones of all time. The thunderous low-end and bright high-end attack make it perfect for aggressive styles of music, and this sinister all-black finish means it now looks the part as well. Right now, you can save $330 at Musician's Friend. 

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass: $449.99

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass: $449.99, $349.99
The Contemporary series builds on Fender's legacy and brings it into the modern-day, with sought-after features and sleek new finishes. The SQR Active Ceramic pickups deliver bags of low-end punch and a clarity only found on active electronics - and even better, you can save $100 off the retail price.

Black Friday guitar deals: Amp deals

Positive Grid Spark Pearl + free bag: save $90

Positive Grid Spark Pearl + free bag: save $90
The Positive Grid Spark Pearl offers all of the same next-level functionality as the original, but this time it’s offered in a special edition white tolex to mark Positive Grid’s 10th anniversary. With this deal you’ll also get the same Spark Traveller gig bag (normally $60) and free shipping.

Positive Grid Spark bundles: save up to 40%

Positive Grid Spark bundles: save up to 40%
With Positive Grid’s bundle deals, you can add accessories and extras to your Spark or Spark Pearl for an even better deal, saving up to 40%. First, you’ll receive the Spark Traveller gig bag for free. Next, you can add the Spark Hendrix pack - giving you amp and FX models based on Jimi’s favourite gear. Finally, you can add either Sennheiser HD200 Pro headphones, or Sennheiser IE40 Pro in-ear monitors for a combined discount of $135, $180, or $185.

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 1x12" amp $729.99

Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 1x12" amp $729.99 $599.99

A great saving on a great valve amp; this 10-watt combo will deliver full fat tones for home and stage. Jazz, blues and rock; you're confidently covered here and a 12-inch Celestion Seventy 80 speaker will help serve all the punch and clarity you need. 

Black Friday guitar deals: Effects deals

TC Electronic Ditto Looper: was $89

TC Electronic Ditto Looper: was $89, now $69.99
The Ditto Looper has become somewhat of an industry standard looper pedal for guitarists. At a killer price point, it features everything you’d want from a no-nonsense looper pedal: a single-knob design for dialing in your loops, five minutes of loop time, true bypass circuitry so your tone remains intact at all times 24-bit recording for pristine audio quality. And now you can get it for even less. Read our full TC Electronic Ditto review.

TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4: was $219

TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4: was $219, now $149.99
Touted as “TC Electronic’s flagship delay pedal” – and with good reason – the Flashback 2 X4 crams a wealth of killer features into a super affordable price bracket, including 10 unique delay types, 10 preset note subdivisions, expression and MIDI inputs and the ability to store up to six presets for easy recall. Oh, and there’s even an onboard looper, too, offering up to 40 seconds of loop time. This is one of the most comprehensive delay units on the market, and now you can get it for less. 

TC Electronic Plethora X5: was $549

TC Electronic Plethora X5: was $549, now $399
And if you want to go the whole hog, the Plethora X5 TonePrint Multi-FX Pedalboard offers up basically every pedalboard effect you’ll ever need in one compact enclosure. Loaded with TC Electronic’s Hall of Fame 2 Reverb, Flashback 2 Delay, Sub n Up Octaver, Brainwaves Pitch Shifter, Corona Chorus, Vortex Flanger effects and more, this powerhouse multi-effects unit allows you to design your own pedalboard, with up to five slots available. And not only that; you can also save up to 127 pedalboard combination presets. The possibilities are pretty much endless with the Plethora X5, and now you can get it with a whopping $150 discount. Read our full TC Electronic Plethora X5 review.

Universal Audio UAFX Starlight Echo Station

Universal Audio UAFX Starlight Echo Station £339 £295

A Rolls Royce of delay pedals, Universal Audio do not mess around when it comes to delivering pro studio-quality sounds. For build, tone and usability this is an incredible piece of kit, and the rare saving here is worth taking of advantage of while it's available. 

Black Friday guitar deals: Wireless system deals

Boss WL-60 Wireless System: $279.99

Boss WL-60 Wireless System: $279.99, now $199.99
The Boss WL-60 wireless system puts reliable wireless connectivity between your guitar and the rest of your rig in easy reach. It’s designed to eliminate drop-outs and interference, with a 20 metre range and up to 25 hours of transmission on a single pair of alkaline AA batteries. Get it for $80 less now and de-clutter your stage!

Black Friday guitar deals: Guitar cable deals

Boss BCK-12 Solderless Cable Kit: save $25

Boss BCK-12 Solderless Cable Kit: save $25
The Boss BCK-12 Solderless Pedalboard Cable Kit comes with everything you need to start making custom patch cables for your pedalboard. There’s 12-feet of high-quality cable, and 12 solderless, bi-directional jack plugs that can be orientated as a straight or right-angle connection. It requires no fiddly cable-stripping or soldering, just trim the cable and snap on the jack plug. Save £25 dollars and start building your own patch cables today! 

Black Friday guitar deals: Software deals

Guitar Rig 6 Pro: Was £179, now £89.50

Guitar Rig 6 Pro: Was £179, now £89.50
The newest version of Guitar Rig Pro takes all the most popular features of the previous iteration and takes them to the next level. Back with a new user interface, new amp models, new effects and the capability to model state-of-the-art hardware, you’ll never need to use anything else to get those guitar tones you’ve been looking for. Stacked with artist presets from the likes of Yvette Young, Vernon Reid and Pete Thorn, there’s a tone to suit your style, whatever you play. Save 50% until December 6th. 

Black Friday guitar deals: Lessons deals

Fender Play: 3 month free trial

Fender Play: 3 month free trial
Fender Play is a unique platform for learning the guitar, bass and ukulele, featuring over 3,000 lessons organised into easy-to-follow courses, over 1,000 songs to learn, backing tracks, challenges and an entire community, all of which can be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer while you play. Bag your free trial today.

1 year Fender Play + Mustang Micro: $330

1 year Fender Play + Mustang Micro: $330, $129.99
This insane early-Black Friday deal is perfect for guitarists looking to improve their skills for less. For only $129.99, you’ll not only get unlimited access to Fender Play, but you’ll also receive a free Mustang Micro headphone amp, and 10% off all Fender gear for the whole year.

ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40

ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40
Learn to play the guitar with online courses by shred legend Paul Gilbert, blues aficionado Jared James Nichols and many more world-class musicians. Right now ArtistWorks is offering a mega 40% off all of their 12-month plans when you use code BIG40 at the checkout.  

MasterClass Lessons: 2-for-1 Membership Offer

MasterClass Lessons: 2-for-1 Membership Offer
Give the gift of lessons with MasterClass this Black Friday. MasterClass allows you to “learn from the best” with a wealth of industry professionals and world-famous musicians ready to teach you everything from guitar and drums to cooking and writing. Right now you can get 2-for-1 on an annual membership.

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: Is it worth waiting for the deals?

So, is it truly worth waiting until Black Friday to make the most of a Black Friday guitar deal? Well, we'd say yes - but that doesn't mean there won't be some unmissable deals popping up before the big day. 

In the past, we've seen the best early Black Friday guitar deals starting from as soon as the start of October - and from now until November 26th, you can expect to see the biggest retailers dropping prices on some killer products. 

Most places will keep their best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Weekend though - leading through to the Cyber Monday guitar deals the following Monday. If you want to make the biggest savings, we'd hang on until the event itself.

Black Friday guitar deals: Will stock be an issue?

While we don't foresee any world-ending stock disruption this Black Friday, it's worth taking note that some of your favourite retailers might struggle to get hold of the most in-demand products. 

Due to the current state of our post-pandemic world, there may be delays on products being shipped to distribution centers or to your front door - so if you see a deal that you know you want, we'd suggest you jump on it sooner than later.

For those in the UK, things are a little more complex. A combination of the pandemic and Brexit is causing shortages of HGV drivers and fuel, meaning that stock of certain popular products could be hard to replenish.

If you're in the market for one of the best guitar VST's though, or any other software, then now's your chance to fill your boots!

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

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Fender Player Strat in Shell Pink: Was $724.99, now $599.99
Combining the classic Strat sound we know and love with a unique dash of colour, the Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster in Shell Pink is a versatile guitar with loads of character. And with $125 off the list price at Guitar Center this Black Friday, it’s the perfect time to buy.

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Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl: Was $699.99, now $599.99
We’ve always been a sucker for a faded green shade on guitars, and the Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster in Surf Green really caught our attention, especially when it’s down from $699 to just $599 at Guitar Center this Black Friday.

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Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859 now $689.99
The combination of an active EMG 81, Sustainiac pickup, Floyd Rose and 24-fret neck gives this Schecter C-1 a whole lot of options. The Sustaniac will create infinite sustain, with switches for the fundamental and harmonic sounds. It's supposed to cost $859, but here it's marked down to $689 at Musician's Friend, making this a lot of guitar for the money.

Black Friday guitar amplifier deals

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Marshall Origin 50C: Was $749.99, now $649.99
This all-in-one combo amp offers a suite of professional features, including two distinct voices, a variety of onboard controls, plus an in-built FX loop. Save $100 today at Musician's Friend.

Black Friday acoustic guitar deals

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Martin Special X1-DE Acoustic Electric: $599.99, now $479.99
Martin invented the dreadnought, and its affordable X-Series propelled Ed Sheeran to stadiums worldwide. This electro-acoustic combines Martin's 'forest-friendly' HPL back and sides construction with its Stratabond and Richlite composite neck/fingerboard with a Fishman Sonitone pickup/preamp. The result is an affordable electro-acoustic from one of the most sought-after names in the game. Get $120 off now at Musician's Friend.

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Fender FA-135CE Concert guitar: Was $199.99, now $149.99
The Fender FA-135CE gives you the perfect platform to improve your playing. You really can’t go wrong with that name on the headstock. Available in Natural, Black, Sunburst and even a classy all-mahogany finish, the slim neck and comfortable body size make this guitar impossible to put down. Guitar Center is slashing a sweet $50 off this Black Friday, so go take a look.

Black Friday guitar plugin deals

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Positive Grid BIAS Amp 2 Elite: Was $299, now $149
The tonehound's playground. BIAS Amp 2 gives you total freedom over your amp's topology, and thanks to this offer, you can get 50% of the Elite (priced above) and Pro versions, plus there's $40 off the Standard version too. Click on the link to make your selection!

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Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: Was $299, now $149
The total rig collection comprising amps, effects, cabs and rack gear modelling. Positive Grid BIAS FX is one of the best software modellers out there for guitar players. Here's your chance to grab it at a bargain price – just choose Elite, Pro or Standard. 

Black Friday guitar accessories deals

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Ernie Ball Slinky triple-packs: Was, $16.47, now $9.99
Ernie Ball's Slinky series strings are the go-to wires of choice for many guitarists thanks to their durable, consistent design and longevity in the tone department. Guitar Center's deal price sees 10 of Ernie Ball's most popular Slinky nickel-wound sets reduced to just $9.99 for a triple pack. Choose from the Extra Slinky (8-38) up to Power Slinky (11-48), with plenty of hybrid and half-gauge sets in between.

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Line 6 Relay G10S wireless system: Was $349, now $249
The best guitar wireless system you can buy just got even better, thanks to this tasty $100 discount over at Sweetwater. Wander up to 130 feet away from your pedalboard and enjoy crystal-clear 24-bit audio from this top-notch guitar accessory.

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Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner: $29.99, now $14.99
This stealthy little tuner from D'Addario/Planet Waves clips discretely to your acoustic, electric or bass headstock without being bulky or intrusive. The built-in transducer picks up the pitch of your strings through vibration, and thanks to the quick processing and accurate, bright display you can be sure that you're in-tune, even with your guitar volume down. Get one of the slickest headstock tuners out there for half price from Musician's Friend now!

Black Friday guitar effects pedal deals

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MXR DD25V2 Dookie Drive V2: Was $271.41, now $189.99
Bag one of the most iconic alternative guitar tones of the ’90s, complete with an awesome Dookie album cover graphic finish for 30% less with this deal at Sam Ash. Designed to replicate the sound of Billie Joe Armstrong’s dual-amp guitar sound on Dookie, the Dookie Drive lets you blend between the two ‘amps’, and also includes a master Scoop button for further tonal shifting. Don’t delay, we don’t know when it’ll come around again.

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DigiTech Drop: Was $307.07, now $214.99, save $92
This compact pedal remains the best drop-tuning stompbox on the market, with full polyphonic tracking for authentic baritone and extended-range tones. Save over 90 bucks now at Sweetwater.

Black Friday Ukulele deals

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Mitchell MU40 soprano Ukulele: Was $44.99, now $29.99
The Mitchell MU40 soprano ukulele is at its lowest ever price this Black Friday, with $15 off at Guitar Center. The soprano size is the smallest of the lot, making it easy and comfortable to play. With a lindenwood body and walnut fretboard providing a warm, resonant tone, this uke will certainly hold its ground against more expensive competition.

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Ukutune UKM2 23” Concert Ukulele: Was $59.98, now $35.99
Ukutune’s UKM2 is a great choice for a beginner. It is a standard concert size and again features a Mahogany body, but without some of the extra fancy details of the more expensive models. Use the code BFSALEUKM for 40% off this uke, which also comes with a free padded gig bag and an extra set of Aquila strings.

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