The best Amazon Prime 2018 deals on guitars, drums, basses, music tech and musical instruments are here!


Amazon Prime Day is back once again for 2018, taking place today (Monday July 16) until midnight on Tuesday July 17. A staggering one million Prime Day deals are going live throughout the next 36 hours, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.


Here on MusicRadar, in the build up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018, and throughout the Holiday season, we'll be bringing you the best deals on musical instruments of all kinds for US-based musicians, drummers, guitarists and producers. Click here for all the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals in the US.


To the uninitiated, Prime Day is Amazon's summery version of Black Friday, giving its members massive discounts on just about everything. In previous years Amazon have given its Prime members exclusive deals on instruments, accessories and more. 

It’s not all about music-making though with endless deals on everything from Amazon device products to groceries. If you’re not yet a Prime member, now is the time.

Stay tuned to this page for all the best deals on music making gear today and tomorrow!

Get your 30-day free Amazon Prime trial here!

To get involved, make sure you have an Amazon Prime account. It costs $12.99 a month and includes two-day delivery, access to Amazon's Prime Video service, Prime Reading, Prime Photos and Prime Music – giving you streaming access to over 40 million songs.

If you're not a member yet, there's a free 30-day trial available! So you could be sneaky and sign up for the trial, grab a load of cheap Prime Day deals, listen to a ton of music and then cancel before August. Easy.View Deal

Amazon Music Unlimited – 4 months for just $0.99

That's a huge discount as Amazon Music Unlimited streaming is usually $9.99 a month, or $7.99 a month for Amazon Prime members. Just download the app and listen to 40 million songs anywhere you go – just like Spotify and Apple Music. Of course, this also works with Alexa devices like the Echo.

This offer expires on July 31.View Deal

Our constantly updated pick of the best US Amazon Prime day deals is below - click here for everything on offer

Save an amazing 56% on Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone - $74.95

Equipped with a USB output, this microphone is designed for digitally capturing music or any acoustic audio source. The AT2020USB+ can be used for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use. The AT2020USB+ features a built-in headphone jack with volume control that allows you to directly monitor your microphone signal in real-time, and a built-in high-output internal headphone amplifier that promises superior clarity. Simple and functional, this could be a very handy mic to have around.View Deal

50% off Fender MXA1 Bundle with DXA1 Pro In-Ear Monitors & PreSonus HP2 Headphone Amplifier - $99.99

The MXA1 bundle combines Fender's DXA1 IEM in-ear monitors with the PreSonus HP2 amplifier - what's not to like?View Deal

28% saving on this Casio Privia PX-860 - $719.99

Fancy a digital piano? Casio knows more than a thing or two about them, and the PX-860 is the flagship of the Privia line. This means that, as well as a fine piano sound and a playable keyboard, you get features such as grand piano lid simulation and sympathetic resonance, all in a package that’ll be as at home in your living room as your studio. In fact, the only thing that’ll stop it sounding good is your playing, so get practising.View Deal

65% off the Yamaha DTX400K Compact Electronic Drum Set

The DTX400k has been billed as the perfect starter kit. If you or anyone you know are starting your percussive journey, you could do a lot worse, especially at this price.View Deal

38% saving on this ULST BLK Ultra-Light Steel Acoustic/Electric Travel Guitar - $199

This ultra-light travel guitar weighs less than 3 lbs, comes with a gig bag and, crucially, is designed to fit in airline overhead compartments. Perfect for the baggage-reclaim dodgers amongst you.View Deal

55% off JBL LSR305 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor - $89.99

Delivering a punchy sound at sensible listening levels, the LSR305 monitors sound nicely balanced on a range of different material, with really good stereo left to right imaging and depth of field and a wide sweet spot so you can move around in the sound field without losing focus. They reveal plenty of detail in the mix, with a solid uncluttered mid-range and a top-end that offers silvery clarity without being overly shrill. Excellent compact nearfield monitors for their price, the LSR305s are a good buy.View Deal

34% off Martin Smith UK-312-BL Soprano Ukulele Superkit - $ 22.99 

The humble uke is the perfect way for beginners of all ages to learn about music, and this UK-312 is a highly respectable entry level instrument.View Deal

23% off Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable - $229 

This USB-sporting model from respected maker Audio-Technica is an absolute snip at nearly a whole quarter off for one day only, but don't be deceived, this is a serious record deck, and our pick of the turntables on offer today.View Deal

Save 25% on this Loog Mini Acoustic Guitar 3-String Guitar, Yellow - $59

Designed for kids but great fun for everyone, the Loog 3-string guitar comes fully assembled and ready to play. The included flashcards show you chord diagrams, and you can take your learning further with the Loog app. The Loog gets rid of some of the frustration of learning the guitar by getting you playing songs from day one, so whether you’re a frustrated adult or a 3-year-old beginner, it’s got something to offer. And at this price, why wouldn’t you? View Deal

20% off this RockJam RJEG02-SK-SB Electric guitar Starter Kit 

20% may not be the biggest proportional discount on these pages, but at $69.99 this is a very attractive package for beginner guitarists. OK, it probably won't serve you throughout a storied career, but with an amp, lessons, strap, gig bag, picks, whammy, lead and spare strings, you'll be making a racket with this cheerfully attainable electric in no time.View Deal

29% off this Jameson Guitars 5-String Banjo - $109.90

This full-scale banjo from Jameson features a geared 5th string tuner - a feature you'd normally expect on more expensive models, even before today's reduction.View Deal