Black Friday 2019 is almost here, and that means your chance to save on that oh-so-necessary new music gear you've been endlessly researching. As one of the world's largest music gear outlets, the Guitar Center Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale is sure to have plenty of enticing offerings for every type of musician.
If you're in the market for a new guitar, bass, electronic drum set, MIDI keyboard or audio interface, Guitar Center are bound to have a deal worth considering, and we here at MusicRadar will be ferreting out the very best offers, so bookmark this page now to ensure that you don't miss out on the biggest Guitar Center Black Friday bargains.
The best pre-Black Friday Guitar Center deals
Guitar Center's Black Friday deals are already starting to emerge. We'll be sharing the very best ones right here:
Martin Custom D Classic Mahogany: was $1,199, now $999.99
It would be easy to spend four times as much as this on a Martin acoustic guitar, but this budget option looks, feels and sounds impressively close to their most classic instruments.View Deal
D'Angelico Premier Series DC: save $250, now $549.99
Save a massive $250 on this special Guitar Center exclusive
semi-hollow guitar with Seymour Duncan P-90s and a choice of
two stunning colour finishes. View Deal
When is the Guitar Center Black Friday sale?
Although Black Friday isn't until 29 November, the best Guitar Center deals are likely to kick off well ahead of the big day and there should be plenty of bargains to be had right through to Cyber Monday on 2 December.
Despite its name, Guitar Center actually stocks pretty much everything any musician could want, so it's a great place to go if you want to give your studio an overhaul. You might head to the website planning to buy a guitar, but the company also sells all the music making products you could ever need: MIDI keyboards, studio monitors, electronic drum kits and more.
Black Friday is also the time to stock up on those music making essentials and accessories too: guitar strings, tuners, picks and straps are just the start. If you can make music with it, it's more than likely that Guitar Center will have it.
What Guitar Center Black Friday deals can I expect?
You should be spoilt for choice from Guitar Center's massive stock when Black Friday rolls around.
Last year saw the announcement of big price drops across Gibson's range, for instance, so we wouldn't be surprised to see more wide-range blanker discounts on other firm's offerings for Black Friday 2019.
How can I get ready for Black Friday?
The golden rule on 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 Sweetwater Black Friday deals start rolling in, as you'll quickly be able to decide what's relevant to you and what isn't.
Also make sure you're aware of current prices - that way you'll know how good a deal something really is when you see it reduced on Black Friday. 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 MusicRadar's portfolio of buying guides.
- Our pick of the best audio interfaces for music production
- The best guitar amps for beginners and experts
- The best acoustic guitars right now
- Explore the best electric guitars
- Read more: the best electronic drum sets for all levels and budgets
- These are the best MIDI keyboards you can buy
- The best laptops for music production
- The best iPads for musicians and producers