Black Friday guitar deals 2023: Here are the biggest savings on guitar gear that are still live

Various musical instruments and music gear on an orange background
(Image credit: Future)
Black Friday Guitar Deals: Quick Menu

The madness of Black Friday sales has officially ended now, but many retailers have chosen to continue their sales. This means you can still bag a big saving if you missed out yesterday, with reductions from most major retailers still live.

We're eagerly anticipating the Cyber Monday guitar deals that should be starting on November 27, so if you're holding on for a particular deal, that may be your best place to pick up a bargain.

For now, Sweetwater is still topping the percentage charts thanks to their offer of up to 75% off music gear. There's also a hefty up to 50% off at Musician's Friend, and up to 35% off at Guitar Center. If that's not enough for you, make sure you check out up to 50% off at Fender in their Black Friday sale.

Keep scrolling for all the best Black Friday sales that are still live, as well as a selection of individual deals handpicked by expert authors here at Guitar Player.

Black Friday guitar deals: Quick links

Below you'll find all the latest Black Friday guitar sales as they're announced:

AI deals finder

Got something specific in mind? Ask our AI deal finder to hunt down the best deals on a specific product and it will find the best matches on MusicRadar and beyond. 

Editor's picks

The Black Friday deals are here. These are our current top picks of the live deals:

Fender Black Friday Sale: Up to 50% off

Fender Black Friday Sale: Up to 50% off
From the Fender Aerodyne to the Squier Classic Vibe, there is something for everyone in this epic Black Friday sale – in fact, it may be one of the best sales online right now for guitar players.  

Guitar Center Black Friday Sale: Up to 40% off

Guitar Center Black Friday Sale: Up to 40% off
From guitars to PA systems, pianos to recording gear, there's something for every type of musician in Guitar Center's epic Black Friday sale. Guitar Center has stated that these are the "best deals of the year" so if you're on the fence about purchasing a new piece of music gear, then now is the time - the deals won't get any better than this! 

Sweetwater’s Black Friday sale: Up to 75% off

Sweetwater’s Black Friday sale: Up to 75% off
Black Friday is officially here, and Sweetwater is currently offering some incredible deals on guitars, pedals, amps, and more. You’ll find eye-catching deals on Fender, Gibson, PRS, Epiphone, and pretty much anyone else you can think of until November 26 with reductions of up to 75% off.

Musician’s Friend: Up to 50% off

Musician’s Friend: Up to 50% off
With some impressive discounts of up to 50% off gear, the Musician’s Friend sale includes big-name brands across a huge range of instruments. From $700 off a Gibson Les Paul to a $559.80 discount on a Mesa/Boogie amp, there are some big hitters in the sale and some massive discounts. 

Guitar Tricks Black Friday: $99 one year sub + extras

Guitar Tricks Black Friday: $99 one year sub + extras
Now is the best time to sign up for Guitar Tricks, with the best price of the year on a Full Access annual subscription, plus hundreds of dollars of extras, including a custom lesson plan, access to one premium Bootcamp, a copy of Guitar Tricks’ Ultimate Beginner Guide and exclusive access to their brand new 100 Essential Licks video series. If you’re serious about learning the guitar, this deal places a serious amount of valuable content at your fingertips.

PRS SE Silver Sky: Up to £296 off

PRS SE Silver Sky: Up to £296 off
The original PRS Silver Sky caused quite a stir when it first launched and the SE version has become insanely popular among fans looking for a more affordable way to get their hands on this modern classic. Right now, Andertons has slashed the price of all SE Silver Sky models. 

Alvarez guitars: Up to £220 off

Alvarez guitars: Up to £220 off
Looking for a seriously good-value acoustic guitar? Well, we think we've just found it. For a limited time, you can score a massive up to £220 off a wide range of Alvarez acoustic guitars. 

Universal Audio Amazon Store: Up to $80 off

Universal Audio Amazon Store: Up to $80 off

Big savings on almost the entire range of UAFX guitar pedals,  at UA's own Amazon store, with prices slashed by between $50 and $80

Waves early Black Friday: Plugins just $19.99

Waves early Black Friday: Plugins just $19.99
It's never been easier to get great results recording your guitar at home and with the Waves early Black Friday sale, never cheaper either. There's some stone cold classics here like our personal favorite the Scheps 73 mic pre and EQ which makes pretty much everything sound better, and some useful tools like the S1 Stereo Imager and the classic H-Delay.

IK Multimedia Amplitube 5: £299.99, $79.99

IK Multimedia Amplitube 5: £299.99, $79.99
It's one of the best guitar VSTs around and IK Multimedia have seen fit to slash the price on Amplitube 5 by a massive $220. Packed full of all the amp models and effects you'll ever need, this is arguably one of the most complete amp simulators out there, and one of few to feature officially licensed models too.

TrueFire All Access: Was $662, now $199

TrueFire All Access: Was $662, now $199
Want to improve your guitar playing? TrueFire's Black Friday Blitz could be the answer. There's a range of deals on the site, but maybe the most impressive is this All-Access Plus deal which gives you a year of All Access (worth $249 in itself), but also an Elmore Bluetooth Foot Pedal and accessory bag (worth $79 value), 3 course download credits (worth $237), 2 'Jam Pack' credits (worth $58), and 1 private lesson credit ( worth $39). You're getting a lot of learning for your loot.

Lego Fender Stratocaster: $119.99, now $95.99

Lego Fender Stratocaster: $119.99, now $95.99
Looking for a fun guitar project that doesn’t involve soldering or dismantling your favorite guitar? Well, why not take a stab at the Lego Fender Stratocaster kit? This Lego set is super fun and incredibly accessible and with 20% off at Amazon, you really can’t go wrong.   

Yamaha THR30II WL: Was $469.99, now $429.99

Yamaha THR30II WL: Was $469.99, now $429.99
One of the Best Guitar Amps Under $1,000 of 2023. If you’ve got a bigger room and want a bit more power, step toward the THR30II. It has exactly the same features as the THRII10 models, but you’ll get a boost in volume and tone from its 30-watt output. It’s still battery-powered, it’s still wireless, just bigger and louder. Amazon is offering the same discount on the regular colour, plus Black and White models.

Black Friday guitar deals 2023: Electric guitars

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V: $2,499, now $1,999

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V: $2,499, now $1,999
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V is about as versatile as a Les Paul gets, packing coil-splits and out-of-phase switches, and comes in a luxurious Satin Wine Red finish. If you're in the market for a bonafide rock machine, this has to be your next guitar – especially with Guitar Center slashing the price to just $1,999.

Fender Player Strat, Fiesta Red: $849.99, $594.99

Fender Player Strat, Fiesta Red: $849.99, $594.99
First up is the drop-dead-gorgeous Player Strat in Fiesta Red. It's no secret that we absolutely love the Player Series and we love them even more when there is 30% off! 

Squier Classic Vibe Jag: Was $499.99, now $399.99

Squier Classic Vibe Jag: Was $499.99, now $399.99
Next up is the retro-inspired '60s Jag in the eye-catching Silver Sparkle finish. This guitar has all the vintage charm of an original Jag but without the hefty price tag. Right now this guitar is down to $399.99, that's a saving of $100. 

Fender Aerodyne Strat: $1,329.99, now $799.99

Fender Aerodyne Strat: $1,329.99, now $799.99
One of the best playing Fender guitars we've played in years, the Fender Aerodyne Special Strat HSS has an unbelievably fast-playing neck and seriously good-sounding pickups to boot. With a $530 discount, this is one of the best Fender Cyber Monday savings we've seen this year.

Fender Vintera '50s Tele Modified: $1,199.99, $839.99

Fender Vintera '50s Tele Modified: $1,199.99, $839.99
The Vintera Modified Tele is the perfect axe for those who want the best of both worlds. This Tele has plenty of vintage mojo in the style department but also benefits from modern features such as a contemporary neck profile and hotter pickups. 

Squier  Affinity Jazzmaster: $279.99, $223.99

Squier  Affinity Jazzmaster: $279.99, $223.99
This low-cost series is superb for beginners and now offers more choice than ever. We can't get enough of the Affinity Jazzmaster, its lightweight body, slim and comfortable C-shaped neck and Squier single-coil Jazzmaster pickups add up to a guitar that is way more than the sum of its parts. 

Fender Vintera Road Worn '50s Strat: $1,299.99, $909.99

Fender Vintera Road Worn '50s Strat: $1,299.99, $909.99 Like your guitars to be played in? Well, this limited edition Vintera Road Worn '50s Stratocaster is the axe for you. Featuring Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups and plenty of vintage mojo this guitar is a total bargain at only $909.99. 

Black Friday guitar deals 2023: Acoustic guitars

Get a Taylor, Gift a Taylor: Travel guitars from $99

Get a Taylor, Gift a Taylor: Travel guitars from $99
Buy any Taylor 200 series or higher model from Guitar Center and add an acoustic Baby Taylor BT1 for $99 or an acoustic GS Mini Sapele for $199. The saving on the RRP is a generous $300 and the promotion runs until 15 January 2024. So, buy your dream Taylor and get a second guitar to take on vacation or give away to a loved one this holiday season.

Fender Malibu Player, Shell Pink: $449.99, $314.99

Fender Malibu Player, Shell Pink: $449.99, $314.99
The Malibu Player may be small, but this pint-sized acoustic packs a punch. Featuring a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and 6-in-line headstock, this guitar is immensely playable, sounds fantastic and looks pretty cool while doing it. 

Fender DE FA-235E Concert: Was $349.99, now $244.99

Fender DE FA-235E Concert: Was $349.99, now $244.99 Even when it isn't on sale, this striking acoustic offers fantastic value for money and with its slim neck it's ideal for beginners. It even comes loaded with Fishman electronics. So, with 30% off for Black Friday, the deal just got even sweeter. 

Black Friday guitar deals 2023: Effects pedals & amps

Positive Grid Spark 40: Was $299, now $229

Positive Grid Spark 40: Was $299, now $229
The Positive Grid Spark 40 might just be the ultimate at-home amp - and it's even better with a $70 discount today. The tones are great, and the smart tech is indeed smart. Auto Chord and Smart Jam are incredible practice and learning tools, and a lot of fun, too.

Bad Cat Jet Black: 15% off with coupon
One of

Bad Cat Jet Black: 15% off with coupon
One of the amps that convinced Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi to switch from Axe-Fx and amp modeling back to tube amps. With four EL84 tubes, it's a monster and $360 cheaper at Guitar Center – doubly amazing, considering that it's only just been released...

Marshall amps & cabs: Up to $550 off

Marshall amps & cabs: Up to $550 off
The cornerstone of that 'British' amp sound, Marshall is a name that transcends the guitar itself, with the company's ubiquitous gold and black styling becoming synonymous with guitar amps in the popular sphere. There are some phenomenal savings in the Sweetwater sale at the moment, with $1,000 off a selection of tube amp heads and up to $700 off select guitar cabs.

Mesa/Boogie amps: A massive 25% off

Mesa/Boogie amps: A massive 25% off
One of the biggest names in the guitar amp game has got a huge discount in the Sweetwater early Black Friday sale. With a healthy 25% off a range of tube combos and tube amp heads, you can get $340 off the fearsome Mesa/Boogie Mini rectifier and a massive $756 reduction on the Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:35 tube combo.

Yamaha THR30II WL: Was $469.99, now $429.99

Yamaha THR30II WL: Was $469.99, now $429.99
One of the Best Guitar Amps Under $1,000 of 2023. If you’ve got a bigger room and want a bit more power, step toward the THR30II. It has exactly the same features as the THRII10 models, but you’ll get a boost in volume and tone from its 30-watt output. It’s still battery-powered, it’s still wireless, just bigger and louder. Amazon is offering the same discount on the regular colour, plus Black and White models.

Yamaha THR10II: Was $329.99, now $309.99

Yamaha THR10II: Was $329.99, now $309.99
The perfect home amp, the 20-watt THR10II has got 15 amp models, 3 bass amps, 3 mic models for your electro-acoustic, four modulation effects and four reverb types. There’s Bluetooth and wired connections for hooking up your music playback devices, as well as USB audio for computer recording, and you can edit the sounds via your phone with the THR Editor app for iOS and Android. 

iOS users can also benefit from Yamaha’s Rec’N’Share app, which puts the THR tone into your phone videos, making it an easy, convenient way to capture your playing on camera!

Yamaha THR10II WL: Was $469.99, now $429.99

Yamaha THR10II WL: Was $469.99, now $429.99
The THRII10 WL gives you everything the regular THR10II does, except it’s wireless and can run from a rechargeable internal battery! Inside there’s a receiver for a Line 6 Relay wireless transmitter, so, you can find the perfect spot for your amp regardless of power sockets (it can run off mains power too though). Connect to your guitar with the Relay and control your amp via your phone over Bluetooth without having to touch the amp or worry about cables.

Line 6 Relay G10II: Was $139, now $99

Line 6 Relay G10II: Was $139, now $99
Of course, to make the most of that wireless connectivity, you’ll need the Line 6 Relay G10II transmitter. This little dongle plugs into your electric or electro-acoustic jack socket and digitally beams your signal directly to the THRII Wireless receiver. There’s no interference, and no delay, just cable-free playing. Get a hefty reduction of nearly a third off the list price. 

Kemper Profiler PowerHead 600W: $1,999, now $1,849

Kemper Profiler PowerHead 600W: $1,999, now $1,849
Pairing Kemper's legendary Profiler with a 600-watt solid-state power amp, the Profiler PowerHead is essentially all the amp you need for the stage and studio, and comes with heaps of effects, too. Not only is it still, in our book, one of the best amps you can buy, this Kemper is one of the most powerful music-making tools on the planet, full stop. If you've ever wanted to take the plunge – with $150 off at Guitar Center this Black Friday – this is the time to buy.