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5 unmissable Black Friday sales for musicians – here's where to shop this cyber weekend

Black Friday music deals
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Black Friday has landed again and the Black Friday music deals have been flying in left, right and centre. To save you time that could be better spent making music, we’ve been scouring the web, and bringing you the biggest and best discounts, spiciest deals and unmissable limited-time offers. Here, we've rounded-up the main offers from the biggest US retailers of musical instruments, studio and production gear, and live sound.

Every retailer has their own approach, with Sweetwater applying up to 70% off a large number of items, from guitar gear to software. Guitar Center is following a similar plan, with some chunky discounts on lots of items, and 15% off qualifying orders over $199.

Musician’s Friend is offering 15% off when you spend $99 or more, making it fairly easy to get a good saving on some affordable gear if you’re just looking to stock-up on items or snag a cheeky discount.

Meanwhile Black Friday kings, Amazon is presenting a mixed bag across the board with some decent savings on name-brand items, as well as a number of consumables, plus loads of great beginner gear. It’s worth taking a good look as Amazon’s deals evolve daily, and often throw up a few surprises!

But these aren't your only option. Take a look at our Black Friday shopping recommendations below:

Guitar Center: major savings in GC’s Black Friday sale

Guitar Center: major savings in GC’s Black Friday sale
Don’t be fooled by the name! Guitar Center stocks everything, from guitars to studio gear, pianos to PA and beyond. GC is being generous with the discounts too, shaving hundreds of dollars off of hundreds of items across every product category. They're also offering 15% off qualifying purchases of $199 or more. with the code. blackfriday15.

Sweetwater:  Up to 70% off loads of music gear

Sweetwater: Up to 70% off loads of music gear
As one of the US’ retail giants, Sweetwater brings you the widest range of the best products. Just a quick glance at its Black Friday offers reveals some incredible savings on everything from guitars, drums, keyboards, synths, DJ gear, podcasting and more. It’s nicely arranged too, so you’ll be able to find the stuff that interests you quickly.

Musician's Friend:  Up to 15% w/code BLACK FRIDAY

Musician's Friend: Up to 15% w/code BLACK FRIDAY
With 15% discount when you spend $99 or more, now’s the time to head over to Musician’s Friend for decent savings across the board (over 16,000 qualifying items). If you’re not looking to spend loads of money, this could be a good chance to stock up on consumables such as strings, sticks and cables without having to splash out! Use the code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout to secure your discount.

Amazon US: Hundreds of music savings

Amazon US: Hundreds of music savings
Black Friday pretty much owes its existence to the online behemoth. This year, we’re seeing brand-name discounts alongside accessories. The deals are constantly evolving too, so take a look to bag a bargain on a big name, or save money on the things you need. But don’t hang around, in our experience Amazon’s deals move fast!

Reverb: time limited Black Friday deals

Reverb: time limited Black Friday deals
Makes savings on big brands, new releases, rig staples and exclusive gear you can’t find anywhere else from November 22—28 on Reverb. Up to 70 percent off on interfaces, microphones, synths, guitars, and more

Still not sure what you're looking for? We have hundreds of buyer's guides covering most instrument categories to advise you and help you find the right gear. We're also rounding-up the best deals from our favorite retailers on dedicated pages. Take a look below:

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