Score an impressive $100 off the newly launched Fender Saturday Night Special Player Tele, Strat and P-Bass, exclusive to Guitar Center

Fender Player Saturday Night Special
(Image credit: Fender)

The Player Series continues to be one of the most popular among guitarists looking for a way to achieve those classic Fender tones without breaking the bank. Dependable, versatile, and stylish, there's a reason they routinely take the top spot in many of our buyer's guides

Like the idea of a Player guitar, but want to stand out from the crowd? Well, you're in luck as the folks over at Guitar Center have just dropped an exclusive colorway - introducing the Fender Player Saturday Night Special

The music retail giant has given the Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Precision Bass a rich dark blue makeover and added custom-wound Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special pickups - resulting in instruments that not only look great but also sound phenomenal. 

Fender Player Saturday Night Special Telecaster

(Image credit: Fender)

Now, Guitar Center isn't just dropping cool new Fenders; they are also currently running their annual Guitar-A-Thon sale, which in addition to hundreds being slashed off big-name brands such as Martin, Taylor, MXR, and Yamaha, there's also an impressive $100 off all Saturday Night Special models.  

So, if you like what you see, now is definitely the time to snap one up as these limited edition models won't be around forever – and certainly not at this price. 

Of course, it's not just Fenders on offer. Elsewhere on the site, you'll find a generous $200 off the stunning Gretsch G5427TG Electromatic. Featuring a laminated maple body with trestle block bracing, FT-5E Filter’Tron pickups, and a Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece, the G5427TG more than delivers those iconic Gretsch sounds. 

For those who like things a little heavier, the Schecter C-1 Platinum in gorgeous Satin Purple Burst is the guitar for you. Loaded with EMG 81/85 active humbuckers, this guitar is built to riff, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better metal guitar for under $499. 

Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon: Up to 30% off

Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon: Up to 30% off
Until 1 May, massive savings are available on a wide range of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitars, tube amps, effects, and accessories. Whatever you're looking for, the Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon sale has something for you.

Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

I'm a Senior Deals Writer at MusicRadar, and I'm responsible for writing and maintaining buyer's guides on the site - but that's not all I do. As part of my role, I also scour the internet for the best deals I can find on gear and get hands-on with the products for reviews. My gear reviews have also been published in prominent publications, including Total Guitar and Future Music magazines, as well as Guitar World.

I have a massive passion for anything that makes a sound, particularly guitars, pianos, and recording equipment. In a previous life, I worked in music retail, giving advice on all aspects of music creation and selling everything from digital pianos to electric guitars, entire PA systems, and ukuleles. I'm also a fully qualified sound engineer who holds a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay and I have plenty of experience working in various venues around Scotland.