MusicRadar deals of the week: Colossal savings on everything from Gibson to Roland with these early Prime Day deals

Deals of the week
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Welcome to MusicRadar's deals of the week, where we'll share with you the very best offers from around the web on some of our best-rated musical equipment. As the name suggests, we'll bring you a new batch of exciting discounts every week, so be sure to check back regularly to see what we've uncovered and stay ahead of the game.

With the Prime Day music deals just around the corner, we thought we'd round up all the early deals we can find from the online retail giant and beyond. Now, while the Prime Day action doesn't kick off until the 16th and 17th of July, there are still a few items discounted already - including music books, guitar strings and accessories. Be sure to check out the early offers to see what's available. 

Over at Guitar Center, it's all about Roland gear this week. For a limited time, you can score up to $300 off a host of Roland drum sets and digital pianos, while Sweetwater is coming through for all the budding producers by offering incredible savings on all things software with up to 90% off plugins from Native Instruments, Universal Audio, Toontrack and more

Meanwhile, pre-loved instrument specialists Reverb just slashed a mind-blowing $1,000 off the beloved Vox Bobcat S66 and $100 off the very cool limited edition "blacked out" Line 6 DL4 MKII

Editor's picks (UK)

Amazon Music Unlimited: Get 5 months for free

Amazon Music Unlimited: Get 5 months for free
Already or Prime member or just signed up? In celebration of Prime Day you can currently bag yourself 5 months of Amazon Music Unlimited streaming absolutely free - that's 100 million songs, ad-free, some of which are available in HD and with Spatial Audio. Not a member? Click the link and you'll still get 3 months for nothing. 

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Gibson Les Paul: Up to £650 off

Gibson Les Paul: Up to £650 off
The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most iconic guitars of all time and right now you can bag yourself one for a whole lot less. Right now Andertons have slashed up to £650 off select models including the Standard, Modern Lite and Special. 

Gibson ES-339: £2,945, £2,669

Gibson ES-339: £2,945, £2,669
Next up we have the striking Gibson ES-339 Figured in Blueberry Burst. Not as bulky as the standard ES-335, this small-bodied semi-hollow is ideal for players who don't get on with the cumbersome nature of Gibson's 1958 classic. Right now, you can save a whopping £276 off the price.

Editor's picks (US)

D'Addario EXL110-3D: $17.99, $12.99

D'Addario EXL110-3D: $17.99, $12.99
With 28% off over at Amazon, there's never been a better time to stock up on guitar strings. Give your guitars a new lease on life with a fresh set of strings without breaking the bank. 

Roland RD-88: $1,299.99, $1,099.99

Roland RD-88: $1,299.99, $1,099.99
At the core of this Roland stage piano is a stellar sound engine that delivers magnificent tones to suit any situation - and right now you can save a whopping $200 at Guitar Center. 

Roland V-Drums TD-17KV2: $1,449.99, $1,299.99

Roland V-Drums TD-17KV2: $1,449.99, $1,299.99
Refined pads, an updated sound engine, and a whole new set of premium-quality kits mean the TD-17KV2 is a cut above the rest and a steal at $1,299! 

American Ultra Jazzmaster: $2,299.99, $2,069.99

American Ultra Jazzmaster: $2,299.99, $2,069.99
Fender's American Ultra series is home to some seriously rad guitars and basses! The American Ultra Jazzmaster is all about that "Modern D" neck profile, a tapered neck heel, a 10"-14" compound-radius fingerboard, Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups, and excellent wiring options that will blow your mind with endless tonal possibilities - and you can now get 10% off over at Fender.com. 

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How we choose our deals of the week

Here at MusicRadar, we are experts in our field, with many years of playing, creating and product testing between us. We live and breathe everything music gear-related, and we draw on this knowledge and experience of using products in live, recording and rehearsal scenarios when selecting the products for our deals. 

Our mission is simple - to help you make the best buying decision, find the right gear at the right price, to make the best music you can. 

For us to recommend a deal it has to be a product we rate that’s been reduced to a genuinely great price or part of a truly fantastic bundle. It’s also important that we only recommend retailers that we trust. 

You can see more of our product recommendations in our buyer's guides and reviews.

Why you can trust our choices

Our editors and writers are all experienced musicians and experts in their fields. They have a deep understanding of the categories that they cover, which means that you can trust their choices when it comes to recommending products. 

We pride ourselves on the independence, quality and reliability of our testing processes and the reviews it produces. It’s what has made us the world’s leading music-making publishing company. You can find more details on how we test some specific key product categories, but the principles apply across the board, rigorously assessing build quality, functionality, playability and, of course, sonic performance.

We cover a lot of the big sales events throughout the year, including Memorial Day, Black Friday, 4th of July sales and Amazon Prime Day, and we have a good view of which products are likely to receive the biggest discounts and when, the prices they’ve been in the past and which deals are genuinely worth a look.

Where are the best places to shop?

Online shopping is definitely a lot easier and more secure than it used to be, and we like to recommend a small handful of online retailers who have a sterling reputation and offer fantastic benefits like fuss-free returns, great customer service and, in some cases, full checks and setup of guitars before they are dispatched. So, all the deals we’ll recommend on this page are from retailers that tick these boxes. 

What sort of deals should I look for?

Great deals come in all shapes and sizes. There are a few key types to look out for:

  • Single item - A single product with a great discount
  • Site-wide discounts - A single discount percentage on a large range of products across a site
  • Discount codes - Load your basket to a certain value and redeem a discount code for money off your basket contents
  • Added value deals - These include multi-buy discounts, or additional products or software for free when you buy certain items
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.