Black Friday Guitar Deals 2022: These Epic Guitar Deals Are Still Live

Black Friday Guitar Deals 2022: All The Very Best Guitar Deals Available This Black Friday
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Okay, so Black Friday may be over for another year, but that doesn't mean you can't grab a bargain. We were mighty impressed with this year's offering - and thankfully most of the sales are still running!  

As you'd expect, almost every music retailer got involved, and there's still time to grab yourself a cheap new guitar. Head over to Sweetwater to bag up to a massive 80% off (opens in new tab) everything from guitars and amps, to pedals and accessories, or to Musician's Friend, for up to 50% off in their Black Friday sale. (opens in new tab)

With so much on offer, it can be overwhelming and challenging to cut through the noise but don't worry, we worked around the clock to deliver what we believe to be the best deals from these epic sales event.

This page is no longer updated: for the latest deals, check out our Cyber Monday guitar deals.

Black Friday guitar deals: Quick links

Black Friday guitar deals: Electric guitar deals

Squier 40th Anniversary Strat: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Squier 40th Anniversary Strat: $599.99 $449.99 (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on this commemorative Strat celebrating 40 years of Squier. With two eye-catching finishes on offer in 2022’s Black Friday deal – Ruby Red Metallic and Sienna Sunburst – this classic design has been embellished with gold-plated hardware and pearloid block inlays. Featuring vintage-voiced pickups and a 1970s-style headstock, this Strat comes ready to rock in authentic retro style.

Squier 40th Anniversary Tele: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Squier 40th Anniversary Tele: $599.99 $359.99 (opens in new tab)
Save $240 on this commemorative Tele celebrating 40 years of Squier. Appearing in a Sherwood Green finish this ageless design has been decked out in gold-plated hardware and features pearloid block inlays. The guitar’s vintage-voiced Alnico V single-coil pickups have been designed in-house for that authentic Fender tone while the headstock logos are redolent of Telecasters from the 1970s.

Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster:  $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster: $599.99 $449.99 (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on this commemorative Jazzmaster celebrating 40 years of Squier. One of Fender’s ‘big four’ solidbody models, the Jazzmaster eventually came into its own as an alternative to the Strat and Tele. Sporting dual single-coil pickups, a unique vibrato system and cool offset body styling, this elegant axe is available now in Fender’s Black Friday sale in Olympic White and Lake Placid Blue finishes.

Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Squier 40th Anniversary P-Bass: $599.99 $359.99 (opens in new tab)
Save $240 on this commemorative Precision Bass celebrating 40 years of Squier. Appearing in a classic Black finish this stylish electric bass has been augmented with gold-plated hardware from tuners and knobs to pickguard and bridge. Pearloid block inlays adorn its bound Indian Laurel fretboard. The same model also appears in a Lake Placid Blue finish priced $449.99 ($150 off the regular price of $599.99).

Squier 40th Anniversary Jazz Bass: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Squier 40th Anniversary Jazz Bass: $599.99 $449.99 (opens in new tab)
Ruby Red Metallic or Olympic White? Either way, you’ll save $150 in Fender’s Black Friday sale. Celebrating 40 years of Squier, this Jazz Bass features gold-plated hardware from top to bottom. Sporting a bound Indian Laurel fretboard with pearloid block inlays, a player-friendly C-profile neck ensures smooth, comfortable action while a pair of vintage-voiced single-coil pickups provide classic Fender tone.

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional: $599 (opens in new tab)

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional: $599, $499 (opens in new tab)
Punching well above its weight when it comes to price versus spec, this Epiphone ES-335 gives you a much-hallowed guitar sound, now with a healthy $100 knocked off the regular price. Alnico V delivers extra oomph whilst the 5-ply Maple semi-hollow construction gives you an incredible playing experience.

Fender Player Strat HSS Plus Top: $909 (opens in new tab)

Fender Player Strat HSS Plus Top: $909, now $749.99 (opens in new tab)
Fender’s Player series guitar remains eminently popular thanks to its mix of fantastic build quality, timeless sound, and excellent price point. As far as we’re concerned you’ll be hard pushed to get as much bang for your buck with anything else - and now you can get this awesome HSS Strat with flame maple top at a reduction of $160.

Gretsch G5427T with Bigsby: was $899.99 (opens in new tab)

Gretsch G5427T with Bigsby: was $899.99, $729.99 (opens in new tab)
If you’re after that big-body sound then this awesome deal is sure to get your heart racing. Now with an amazing $170 off, the Gretsch G5427T features powerful FIlter’Tron pickups, a laminated flame maple top, plus a Bigsby B60 for adding warble and shimmer to your guitar work. 

Fender Player Strat: was $874.99 (opens in new tab)

Fender Player Strat: was $874.99, now $729.99 (opens in new tab)
We've talked endlessly about the Player Series before, and that’s because as far as mid-level guitars go, you'll be hard-pushed to get more for your money. With a generous discount of $145, this Limited-Edition Shell Pink Strat features a Modern ‘C’ profile, a 22-fret neck, and a 2-point tremolo with bent steel saddles.

Black Friday guitar deals: Guitar amp deals

Positive Grid Spark: 35% off with SPARKBF30 (opens in new tab)

Positive Grid Spark: 35% off with SPARKBF30 (opens in new tab)
With thousands of tones on tap, wireless Bluetooth and fast USB connectivity, plus intelligent functions such as Smart Jam and Auto Chords, it’s no wonder the Spark is the best-selling practice amp on the planet. This offer will save you a whopping $70, plus you got a free padded gig bag (usually $60).

Supro Delta King 10: $599 (opens in new tab)

Supro Delta King 10: $599, $399 (opens in new tab)
A regular feature in best-of lists, we couldn’t quite believe it when we saw a $200 reduction on this brilliant boutique tube combo over at Musician's friend. Despite it's small size this amp is more than capable of handling small shows, and is a great pick for home recording duties too.

Positive Grid Spark Mini: 25% off with MINIBF30 (opens in new tab)

Positive Grid Spark Mini: 25% off with MINIBF30 (opens in new tab)
The Spark Mini has been a runaway success, and it's easy to see why. This clever little amp gives players all the features they loved about the original but in a smaller, even more practical format - and right now you can save $30 with code MINIBF30.  

Boss Katana-100/212 MkII: $564.99 (opens in new tab)

Boss Katana-100/212 MkII: $564.99, $449.99 (opens in new tab)
Probably the most popular practice amp in the world, we love the Boss Katana series for its versatility of tone and usability in any situation, whether you’re practicing at home, recording in the studio, or playing a live show. With this super deal at Guitar Center, you can get this brilliant 2x12 combo amplifier with $115 knocked off the price.

Vox Custom AC15C1: was $799.99 (opens in new tab)

Vox Custom AC15C1: was $799.99, now $699.99 (opens in new tab)
British boutique tube tone for less? Yes please! With the signature clean chime and the saturated warmth of the Top Boost overdrive channel, this 1x12 combo works great as part of a standalone rig, or as a pedal platform. Best of all there's currently $100 off in the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals.

Egnater Tweaker-15 Stack: $949.98 (opens in new tab)

Egnater Tweaker-15 Stack: $949.98, now $499.99 (opens in new tab)
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, this really is a boutique tube head and cab for less than $500! With the Egnater Tweaker head pumping out 15 watts via two 6V6 tubes and a matching 1x12 cabinet with a 12” Egnater speaker, this super versatile amplifier setup has a whopping $449.99 off.

Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII: $999.99 (opens in new tab)

Blackstar HT Club 40 MkII: $999.99, now $649.99 (opens in new tab)
One of the most popular guitar amps on the gigging circuit, this versatile, all-tube tone machine now has a massive $300 off. The HT Series has made a name for itself as one of the best mid-priced tube combos, and this particular model comes in a distinctive Vintage Blue finish - sure to stand out on stage.

Vox amPlug 2 Lead: $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Vox amPlug 2 Lead: $59.99, now $39.99 (opens in new tab)
This perfect practice partner makes keeping your chops a breeze. We find having a headphone amp for guitar around the house invaluable for late-night writing sessions and keeping up our practice regimens. With upgraded analog circuitry, excellent battery life, and superb sound - this sub $40 bargain should be in every guitar player’s basket.

Black Friday guitar deals: Acoustic guitar deals

Martin Special Dreadnought 11E: $1,039.99 (opens in new tab)

Martin Special Dreadnought 11E: $1,039.99 $879.99 (opens in new tab) Martin's Road Series guitars are renowned for their lightning-fast playability and this single-cutaway Dreadnought features a slim taper neck for slick playing action. With a solid-wood construction comprising Sapele mahogany back/sides and an x-braced spruce top, this acoustic produces a sound that easily rivals some of today’s top-drawer flat-tops. Fitted with Fishman Sonitone electronics and set up with one of Martin's Plek machines it comes perfectly primed for stage and studio.

Martin Dreadnought All-HPL: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Martin Dreadnought All-HPL: $599.99 $499.99 (opens in new tab)
This figured koa Special Dreadnought is the perfect partner for singer-songwriters, projecting a full, balance tone with detail and response. It comes equipped with Fishman MX electronics featuring a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for volume and tone conveniently mounted under the soundhole. The back, sides and scalloped, x-braced top are constructed using Martin’s renowned FSC-certified HPL. Gig bag is included.

Martin 000 All-HPL: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Martin 000 All-HPL: $599.99 $499.99 (opens in new tab)
The x-braced top, back and sides of this Special 000 are constructed using Martin’s famous FSC-certified HPL with a koa pattern. Delivering a rich, powerful tone with all the sustain you need this 000-size Martin is a great alternative to its larger Dreadnought sibling. It comes equipped with Fishman MX electronics featuring a soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for volume and tone conveniently mounted under the soundhole. Gig bag is included.

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series GP: $639.99 (opens in new tab)

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series GP: $639.99 $539.99 (opens in new tab)
Designed with professional touring and studio musicians in mind, the GPC Special Koa X Series Grand Performance features a back, rim and scalloped, x-braced top constructed using Martin’s renowned FSC Certified koa pattern HPL. A laminate birch neck featuring a hand-rubbed High Performance taper offers superior strength, stability and feel. Fishman MX electronics with volume and tone controls means it comes ready to plug in and play. Padded gig bag is included.

Fender Newporter Player: $449.99 (opens in new tab)

Fender Newporter Player: $449.99 $224.99 (opens in new tab)
Instantly save $225 when you buy a Newporter Player direct from the Fender website. Available in a range of cool finishes including Natural (pictured), Sunburst, Ice Blue Satin, Olive Satin, Champagne and Candy Apple Red, this cutaway electro-acoustic features a solid spruce top and a Fishman CD-1 pickup/preamp system with a handy built-in tuner. A Strat-style headstock profile gives the Newporter Player that iconic Fender look.

Fender CN-140SCE: $449.99 (opens in new tab)

Fender CN-140SCE: $449.99 $314.99 (opens in new tab)
Make an instant saving of 30% when you buy a CN-140SCE direct from the Fender website. Available in Natural and Black finishes, this Classic Design CN model combines the distinctive sound of nylon strings with the familiar feel of a steel-string acoustic. Boasting a solid cedar top with classical-style fan bracing, the CN-140SCE hybrid flat-top features a thinline cutaway body constructed with Ovangkol and a Fishman Classic Design pickup/preamp system. A hardshell case is also included.

Fender CP-60S Parlor: $229.99 (opens in new tab)

Fender CP-60S Parlor: $229.99 $160.99 (opens in new tab)
Save 30% instantly when you buy a CP-60S Parlor direct from the Fender website. We all need a parlor guitar, right? Perfect for kicking back on the couch with, Fender’s CP-60S Parlor is available in Natural and 3-Color Sunburst finishes and features a solid spruce top with scalloped x-bracing. A mahogany construction gives the instrument a resonant tone with plenty of midrange while a rolled-edge walnut fingerboard allows for a super comfy feel.

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster: $1,999.99 (opens in new tab)

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster: $1,999.99, $1,749.99 (opens in new tab)
Firmly channeling the spirit of innovation, Fender’s divisive ‘is it or isn’t it’ Acoustasonic Tele now has a huge reduction of $250 at Guitar Center. Featuring an Ebony fretboard, an acoustic engine with ten different voices, and a unique three-pickup system configuration, it may have it’s haters - but we love this groundbreaking guitar.

Epiphone Hummingbird: $479 (opens in new tab)

Epiphone Hummingbird: $479, $399.99 (opens in new tab)
With the full-fat version of this guitar being out of reach for the majority of guitarists, the Epiphone Hummingbird offers that iconic look and sound for less. Now with an additional $79.01 off, the characterful 'woody' tones and superb playability of this wonderful acoustic are available for even less.

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic: $749 (opens in new tab)

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic: $749, now $599 (opens in new tab)
This acoustic features an unusual composition with a Myrtlewood top and body combination and it's got $150 off over at Musician's Friend. As well as its distinctive look, we really loved the playability of the neck profile, with a narrower fretboard width making chords and riffing a breeze - great for those used to electric guitar necks.

Black Friday guitar deals: Pedal deals

Select Behringer pedals: only $14 each at Sweetwater (opens in new tab)

Select Behringer pedals: only $14 each at Sweetwater (opens in new tab)
Not just the SF300 Super Fuzz but also the TO800 Vintage Tube Overdrive, EQ700 Graphic Equalizer, VD400 Vintage Delay and UO300 Ultra Octaver – are just $14 apiece (while the Behringer DR600 Digital Reverb Pedal is $25) in this great Black Friday deal.

Walrus Julia V2 Platinum: £199 (opens in new tab)

Walrus Julia V2 Platinum: £199, now £119 (opens in new tab)
One of the best chorus pedals out there with a very rare 40% off saving and in a limited edition Platinum finish – what a combination. Lush analogue chorus and vibrato tones aplenty and this latest V2 version also offers momentary switching for quick bursts as required. 

Boss RC-500 Loop Station: $416.99 (opens in new tab)

Boss RC-500 Loop Station: $416.99, now $339.98 (opens in new tab)
If you're serious about looping, so is the RC-500 with MIDI capability, an animated colour LCD, 114 onboard drum grooves and 16 kits for jamming, and 13 hours of 32-bit stereo record time. It's great for guitarists, vocalists and keyboard players, channelling Boss's expertise as a market leader in looping technology. This is a fantastic price from Sweetwater on one of the best looper pedals around. 

Origin Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor: £299 (opens in new tab)

Origin Cali76 Compact Deluxe Compressor: £299 £249 (opens in new tab)
The Cali76 line of compressor pedals represent some of the very best in the market and this limited edition Compact Deluxe represents a pedalboard friendlier option. This is the kind of compressor that makes everything sound better – an always-on option. This all-analogue recreation of the famed Urei 1176 studio compressor offers studio-quality tones at your feet with a rare £50 saving on the Oxford pedal brand. 

Cry Baby Standard Wah: $114 (opens in new tab)

Cry Baby Standard Wah: $114, now $99.99 (opens in new tab)
Often thought of as one of the greatest pedals of all time (opens in new tab), Hendrix was the first and most famous to jump on this essential effect. The CryBaby’s distinctly vocal inflections are irresistible to humans, who have used the device with impunity on practically every style of music ever since. Amazon are bring it in under $100 this Black Friday weekend

Walrus Badwater Bass Preamp: was £299 (opens in new tab)

Walrus Badwater Bass Preamp: was £299, now £249 (opens in new tab)
For an excellent pedal only released earlier in 2022, this represents another great Walrus pedal deal. This is a proper bass essential; a great platform for your pedalboard or recording with a built-in optical compressor, drive circuit and comprehensive EQ section. XLR and 1/4" outputs allow to run to the mixing desk and your amp simultaneously.  

TC Electronic PolyTune 3: was $99 (opens in new tab)

TC Electronic PolyTune 3: was $99, now $69 (opens in new tab)
The best pedal tuner on the market right now, the TC Electronic PolyTune 3 offers a range of alternate tunings with ultimate ease. If you’re after a tuner pedal which is small, compact and doesn’t take up too much valuable pedalboard real estate, then the TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Mini could be just what you need. And at $30 off, there's never been a better time to get one.

Keeley Red Dirt Overdrive: $179 (opens in new tab)

Keeley Red Dirt Overdrive: $179, now $99 (opens in new tab)
Green Dirt? A Sweetwater exclusive Green Sparkle finish with a special saving on this superb germanium overdrive pedal that shines for blues and classic rock tube-style breakup and dynamic saturation. It does premium lower gain well too for superlative stacking. Huge tones here and a huge $80 at Sweetwater off to sweeten the deal. 

Boss HM-2W Waza Craft: $199.99 (opens in new tab)

Boss HM-2W Waza Craft: $199.99, $149.99 (opens in new tab)
The pedal that became the sound of an entire genre, the 'chainsaw' buzz of the Boss Heavy Metal soon spread from Swedish Death Metal to pretty much every genre. This Waza Craft version features a second mode but keeps everything very true to the original, even down to the classic orange and black look. Now you can get a sweet $50 off this bad boy in the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals.

Blackstar Dept 10 Distortion: was $299.99 (opens in new tab)

Blackstar Dept 10 Distortion: was $299.99, $199.99 (opens in new tab)
This clever stompbox gives you four different voices to play with, making it a super versatile addition to your pedalboard. Channel 1 offers up two flavors of clean boost, while Channel 2 is where the saturated distortion tones will dirty up your tone. This valve-powered pedal now has $100 off over at Musician's Friend - making it an even sweeter deal.

J. Rockett Audio Squeegee Compressor: $119 (opens in new tab)

J. Rockett Audio Squeegee Compressor: $119, now $49 (opens in new tab)
Designed as an antidote to overly-complicated compressor pedals, the J. Rockett Squeegee compressor has just two control knobs. Simple to use and a total steal at $70 off at Sweetwater.

TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4: £195 (opens in new tab)

TC Electronic Flashback 2 X4: £195, now £175 (opens in new tab)
One of the most versatile delay pedals you can buy, the Flashback has loads of great features for the performing player and at Thomann you can now get it with a handy 10% off. As well as the ten built-in delay sounds, you also get a selection of 6 ‘TonePrint’ slots that let you create your own presets or download those from your favorite artists. Add in the ‘MASH’ function footswitches for real-time parameter control, tap tempo, and built-in looper and you’ve got a powerful bit of kit that will be an upgrade for any pedalboard.

Line 6 Pod GO Wireless: £499 (opens in new tab)

Line 6 Pod GO Wireless: £499, now £435 (opens in new tab)
We’re seeing more and more of these appearing on pedalboards at gigs, an ode no doubt to the ease of use and convenience of packing your whole rig in your bag. The Pod GO Wireless carries more than 300 effects and amp models from Line 6’s famed Helix series, giving you pretty much every sound you could imagine, and probably a few you couldn’t. It’s currently got 12% off at Thomann, a steal for the guitar player who likes a versatile tone palette.

Harley Benton DNAfx GiT Pro: was £255 (opens in new tab)

Harley Benton DNAfx GiT Pro: was £255, now £233 (opens in new tab)
Packing a huge selection of amp models, cabinet IRs, and effects models, this powerful floor modeler proves that great sound doesn’t have to cost you thousands and now you can get it for even less! Thomann even includes a free power cable when you purchase, so you can hit the ground running as soon as it arrives. All of the built-in effects can be used in glorious stereo, there’s recording via USB for making your own music, as well as plenty of outputs for sending your glorious amp tone to front of house.

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes: $99 (opens in new tab)

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes: $99, now $84.15 (opens in new tab)
One of the best TubeScreamer clones money can buy, the EarthQuaker Plumes provides outstanding dynamic, organic and natural-sounding overdrive tones that will make your guitar scream. Already a great value at $99, Plumes can now be had at Guitar Center for $84.

Vox V845 Classic Wah: $89 (opens in new tab)

Vox V845 Classic Wah: $89, now $64 (opens in new tab)
Spec’d to emulate Vox’s classic ’60s-era original, the V845 aims to deliver all the Hendrix- and Clapton-esque, vintage wah tones your heart desires. Durable and dependable, and dressed in a sleek all-black enclosure, the V845 has seen its price slashed significantly, from $89 down to an impressively low $64, at Sweetwater. 

Black Friday guitar deals: Software deals

Line 6 Helix Native: $399 (opens in new tab)

Line 6 Helix Native: $399 $199 (opens in new tab)
With a whopping 100+ effects, over 60 guitar and bass amps, plus more than 30 cab sims, Line 6 Helix Native works a treat on your DAW of choice. Providing Line 6's renowned amp, cab, and effects modeling in plug-in format, this expansive piece of software is also available with 50% off priced $49.99 for HX Stomp/HX Effects, Helix/Helix Rack and Helix LT owners.

Line 6 Amp Farm 4.0: $199.99 (opens in new tab)

Line 6 Amp Farm 4.0: $199.99 $99.99 (opens in new tab)
Introduced in 1998, Amp Farm has become a trusted industry standard plug-in for miked guitar amp and cab simulations. Version 4.0 sports over a dozen realistic re-creations of world-renowned heads and combos, adding tube-like warmth, dynamic distortion and air to any audio track. 48 cab sims along with a choice of 4 mic setups offer extensive choice and tonal flexibility.

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: was $99, now $39.60 (opens in new tab)

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: was $99, now $39.60 (opens in new tab)
BIAS FX 2 gives you an arsenal of virtual amps, pedals, rack effects, and cabs to shape your sound with. It's one of the best software modelers out there and right now you can save a massive $59.40! 

Black Friday guitar deals: UK guitar deals

Andertons (opens in new tab)

Andertons (opens in new tab) are the UK's biggest musical instrument retailer and this year they're offering huge savings on effects pedals, electric guitars, amps, acoustics and more. Save £100s on guitars from Fender, Gibson, Squier, PRS, Schecter, Kramer and many more.

Fender MIJ Ltd Ed Mustang: was £1,249, now £999 (opens in new tab)

Fender MIJ Ltd Ed Mustang: was £1,249, now £999 (opens in new tab)
This limited edition H/S Japanese Mustang with reverse headstock is £250 off (opens in new tab). Fenders that combine a humbucker in the bridge with a single-coil in the neck are unusual but make for a hugely versatile guitar. And it's basswood which makes for a lighter weight in our experience.

PRS SE Hollowbody II: W (opens in new tab)

PRS SE Hollowbody II: Was £1,049, now £599 (opens in new tab)
£450 off the SE Hollowbody II Piezo: an exquisite instrument, with so much potential for great tone hiding in the unchartered territory between the piezo and PAF-style humbuckers. 

Sire Larry Carlton H7 Hollowbody: £669 (opens in new tab)

Sire Larry Carlton H7 Hollowbody: £669, now £499 (opens in new tab)
A whopping £169 off the price of an already impressively-priced hollowbody signature in black. Simply one of the best value signature models you can get.

Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster: £449 (opens in new tab)

Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster: £449, now £349 (opens in new tab)
One of the best deals is this newly released limited edition 40th Anniversary Squier Jazzmaster in Seafoam Green for £349 (opens in new tab) - a lot of guitar with £100 off the asking price (rare on Squiers) and a proper offset experience with the floating bridge and Fender-designed pickups that we found give a superb reflection of Jazzmaster poke and jangle. 

Soldano Slo-mini 30w Amp Head: was £219, now £199 (opens in new tab)

Soldano Slo-mini 30w Amp Head: was £219, now £199 (opens in new tab)
We can't actually believe the Soldano SLO-Mini 30W head is £199 here (opens in new tab) – that's £120 off a recently released and incredible little amp. This 30-watt all-tube beast is a downsized version of the legendary SLO-100t.  

Walrus Julia V2 Platinum: £199 (opens in new tab)

Walrus Julia V2 Platinum: £199, now £119 (opens in new tab)
One of the best chorus pedals out there, now with a very rare 40% off and in a limited edition Platinum or Gold finish. Lush analogue chorus and vibrato tones, with momentary switching for quick bursts as required. 

When will the Black Friday guitar deals arrive?

Black Friday 2022 will land on Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving in the US. The deals will extend across that weekend (also known as Cyber Weekend) before finishing up with Cyber Monday guitar deals on Monday, November 28.

In our experience, these deals won't be restricted to just that four-day period though. In the past, some of the best Black Friday guitar deals have emerged well in advance of the event – as early as late October, so keep checking this page to see what epic deals we uncover. Many deals will hang about until well into December too.

Black Friday guitar deals 2022: what to expect

All the major musical instrument retailers go large when it comes to Black Friday guitar deals, cutting prices on a wealth of products - in the past we've seen huge discounts from Sweetwater, Guitar Center and Musician's Friend, amongst others. 

Not only is Black Friday a great time to get your hands on accessories and more beginner-focused gear, but there's certainly big money to be saved on premium brands like Gibson, Fender and PRS, too. 

The Amazon (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab) Black Friday sales will be huge, too. Not only do both of these retail giants sell a fair range of music-making gear, but these are also the places to pick up things like wireless headphones, Amazon Echo devices and other smart tech for your home, as well as vinyl, record players and more.

When it comes to the deals themselves, things get a little harder to predict. Deals can land at any time – sometimes even in the middle of the night – so it's important to keep your eye on your favorite retailers so you don't miss out. Signing up to mailing lists and keeping pages like this bookmarked will help you keep on top of the offers.

Some Black Friday guitar deals may stick around for the entirety of Cyber Weekend, while others may only stick around for a matter of hours. Stock levels have also been pretty volatile this year - and we believe there may be fewer units available of the biggest offers - so if you spot a good deal, our advice would be not to sleep on it.

Black Friday guitar deals 2022: how to prepare

If you're thinking that the Black Friday guitar deals may be the best time to finally invest in that new acoustic guitar or add some new additions to your pedalboard, our recommendation would be to get your research done now.

It's also important to be clear on what you actually need so you don't get swept up in deals fever and end up with boxes of stuff that seemed like a good deal at the time but you won't end up using. 

Where possible, make a note of the current price of the gear you're after so that when the time comes you can see whether the deals you're looking at really are as good as they seem.

To help you create your dream shopping list, take some time out to explore our expert buying guides and product reviews.

Black Friday guitar deals: Buying online

If you're concerned about buying a guitar or other gear online on Black Friday without playing it first - and particularly higher-end gear - you really don't have to be. Online music instrument retailers like Guitar Center (opens in new tab) , Musician’s Friend (opens in new tab) and Sweetwater (opens in new tab) offer hassle-free returns as standard, meaning you can purchase a guitar, give it a spin in the comfort and privacy of your own home and send it back without issue if it's not right. 

We'd recommend you check the specific returns policy for the retailer you're thinking of buying from ahead of time, but most offer between 30-45 days to return an item, as long as the item is in original condition.

Black Friday guitar deals 2022: Last year's top deals

Here's a small taste of the Black Friday deals that floated our boat last year. We're expecting all this and more in 2022.

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PRS SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow: Save 15%
This is an absolutely stunning PRS that was available for an unexpectedly low price last year. What makes it desirable is what lies beyond that f-hole – space. Its semi-hollow build blesses it with outstanding resonance, impressive mids and a sweet, airy tone. 

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D'Angelico Premier Bedford: $799.99, now $499.99
Okay, D’Angelico may be more famous for their legendary Jazz guitars, but they have an offset that would easily rival the offset royalty, Fender. With a versatile HSS setup, a Strat-style tremolo, and a user-friendly control layout, the Bedford is a guitar you have to try - and last year we saw $300 off! 

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Fender Player Telecaster Plus: $829.99, now $699.99
Fender Player Telecaster Plus is a fantastic option for those seeking the unique sound only a Telecaster provides, but with a sleek modern edge. The inclusion of a flame maple veneer and striking blue burst finish gives this already stunning guitar a completely new look, and with $300 off, this was a stellar deal.  

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Martin Special 000: $999.99, $799.99
The sound of a Martin is known the world over, and last year you could bag your very own for a whole lot less. Saving a whopping $200 off this all-solid Martin at Musician's Friend. 

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom: was $729, now $629
Guitars don’t come much classier than this limited-edition Inspired By Gibson Epiphone "Tuxedo" Les Paul Custom. Thanks to the Antique Ivory finish, it's a drop-dead stunner, and it’s got the tones to match, which arrive courtesy of the creamy ProBuckers. 

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Epiphone Hummingbird EC Studio: $479, now $379
Regardless of style, from heavy strumming to light fingerstyle, it's all nectar to the Hummingbird. This iconic acoustic looks like a dread and can sound like a dread, but it has a softer, more tender side too. Fantastic build quality, a solid spruce top and Fishman electronics made this 'bird an absolute bargain at $379 in last year's sale.

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst: $729, now $629
If you're a Tool fan and can't hold on for that Adam Jones Epiphone, this Les Paul Custom has the all-important Silverburst finish and had an almighty $100 chopped off its asking price. 

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Boss Pocket GT: was $249, now $149 at Guitar Center
With an integrated YouTube learning function, 99 user memories, 100 amps and effects, the same sound engine as Boss's GT-1 floor processor, and more, the Pocket GT is a terrific & portable practice Swiss Army Knife. Last year, thanks to Guitar Center, it was available for a mouth-watering discount.

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Fender Play: 50% off a one-year subscription
Last Black Friday you could bag a 50% discount on a 12 month subscription, slashing the usual price of $89.99 down to just $44.99. 

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Gretsch G2657TG Streamliner: $599.99, $399.99
This pint-sized Gretsch oozes class with its elegant gold hardware and a deep mahogany finish. Better yet, last year it was down to $399.99! 

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Sterling Music Man Ray34HH Bass: $1,029.99, $699.99
The StingRay has been responsible for some of the most legendary bass tones of all time. The thunderous low-end and bright high-end attack make it perfect for aggressive styles of music, and this sinister all-black finish means it now looks the part as well. And Musician's Friend knocked $330 off the price. 

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Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass: $449.99, $349.99
The Contemporary series builds on Fender's legacy and brings it into the modern-day, with sought-after features and sleek new finishes. The SQR Active Ceramic pickups deliver bags of low-end punch and a clarity only found on active electronics - and even better, saved $100 off the retail price last year. 

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Supro Delta King 8: was $449, now $329
With its sights set on emulating vintage '50s tube tones, the one-watt Delta King 8 is small, but it certainly packs a punch. Use it in front of another amp for uncompromising tube distortion, or direct into your DAW for recording. It's a no-nonsense amp that provides some truly glorious tones.

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Surf Green Blackstar Studio 10 6L6: was $729, now $599
This compact, rock-solid combo – with its 6L6 power tube and Celestion Seventy-80 1x12” speaker – aims to give you classic American tube cleans, without breaking the bank, or your back. Last year you could save $130 on the amp at Sweetwater.

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Get a free Black Friday plugin from Waves!
Waves dropped its brand-new free plugin, Lofi Space for Black Friday!

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AmpliTube 5 MAX: was $599, now $349
You could save a huge 42% off IK Multimedia's AmpliTube 5 MAX, last year, which included 107 stomps, 107 amplifiers, 101 cabinets, 31 speakers, 44 rack FX, 18 microphones and 8 rooms – more than enough for most guitarists or home producers. 

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AmpliTube 5 SE: was $149.99, now $39.99
One of the biggest names in guitar amp & FX modeling software dropped the price to only $39.99! Bag yourself 80 essential gear models for less than a single overdrive pedal.

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ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40
Learn to play the guitar with online courses by shred legend Paul Gilbert, blues aficionado Jared James Nichols and many more world-class musicians. 

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MasterClass Lessons: 2-for-1 Membership Offer
Give the gift of lessons with MasterClass on Black Friday. MasterClass allows you to “learn from the best” with a wealth of industry professionals and world-famous musicians ready to teach you everything from guitar and drums to cooking and writing. Right now you can get 2-for-1 on an annual membership.