Memorial Day 2023 isn't until Monday 29 May, but that hasn't stopped some of America's biggest instrument retailers slashing prices on everything from guitars and amps, to pedals, accessories, recording software and loads more.
Your inbox is probably overwhelmed with Memorial Day offers right now, but for this round-up we've only included the ones you really actually care about, where the products on offer are worth checking out and the discounts will genuinely save you money on new guitar gear.
We've got info on coupon codes, major discounts across a range of products, some individual deals we think are unmissable and even a sweet offer for online guitar lessons if you're looking to give your playing a boost.
Memorial Day deals 2023: Quick links
- Amazon: Today's top deals on instruments
- Guitar Center: Get up to 35% off in their official Memorial Day sale
- Guitar Tricks: Get 1 month of lessons for just $1
- IK Multimedia: Make major Amplitube savings right now
- Musician's Friend: Save a massive 40% on Fender, Martin, Gibson, and more
- Native Instruments: Get a massive 50% discount on Guitar Rig Pro 6
- Positive Grid: Get free gifts and save money on Spark amp and BIAS software
- Reverb: Deals on like-new, used, and vintage gear
- Sweetwater: Huge Memorial Day pedal and accessories sale, until 31 May
- Waves: All plugins are $29.99 for Memorial Day weekend only
Memorial Day deals 2023: Discounts and coupon codes
Guitar Center Memorial Day: Save up to 35%
These Memorial Day offers will be live until May 31st, so you only have a few days to take advantage. You can save up to 35% off electric guitars, bass guitars, pedals, studio gear, and more, it’s the perfect time to refresh your gear before a summer of gigging.
Musician’s Friend Memorial Day: Get up to 40% off
There are some absolutely massive savings this Memorial Day at Musician’s Friend with up to 40% off a range of electric and acoustic guitars. If you're thinking something a little smaller scale there's money off effects and accessories too.
Musician’s Friend Coupon: Up to 15% off
With this excellent coupon offer, spend over $49 and get 10% off your order, or put $99+ of goods in your basket for a tasty 15% off. All you need is coupon MEMDAY which you add when you check out. This is one of the best Memorial Day weekend offers around right now.
Sweetwater: Giant pedal and accessories sale
Save big on a wide range of effects pedals and accessories this Memorial Day over at Sweetwater. All the biggest names are present and correct with the likes of Ernie Ball, D’Addario, Line 6, J Rockett Audio, Catalinbread, Supro, and more on offer.
Guitar Tricks: Get 1 month for only $1
If you've decided that our number one pick Guitar Tricks is for you then you can currently take advantage of this Guitar Player exclusive deal – get your first month of Guitar Tricks for just $1. There aren't many things you can buy for a single dollar these days, and certainly not access to 11,000+ premium guitar lessons!
Memorial Day guitar sales: Electric guitars
Fender Player Telecaster: Was $849.99, now $679.99
One of our personal favorite guitars is the Fender Player Telecaster, seen here in stunning Surf Pearl. Now, don’t let the retro finish fool you. This gorgeous Tele is designed to cover as much sonic ground as possible. And the $170 saving makes this guitar even sweeter.
Memorial Day guitar sales: Acoustic guitars
Yamaha F335: Was $189.99, now $149.99
For those who prefer the unplugged lifestyle, there are some great acoustic guitar deals to be had this Memorial Day, starting with the Yamaha F335 now available for just $149 - that's a massive 21% discount - and in three brilliant finishes. Do you want a great beginner acoustic guitar? This is a great one to get started with.
Memorial Day guitar sales: Guitar amps
Roland Cube Street Was $599.99, now $499.99
Perfect for busking and playing on the go, the Roland Street Cube is the ultimate amp for players looking to take their sound to the street. Often found in city centers across the world, it's not got a tempting $100 discount this Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day guitar sales: Bass guitars
Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision:
You low-end merchants might always be made to stand at the back of band photos, but fear not - you haven't been forgotten this Memorial Day. You can save a sweet $110 on this Limited Edition Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision Bass in Surf Green, which is now available for only $349.
Memorial Day guitar sales: Effects
Line 6 POD GO: Was $649.99, now $449.99
One of the best multi-effects pedal around, the Line 6 POD GO covers just about everything. With over 100 onboard effects taken from the award-winning Helix series, you’ve got access to multiple ultra-accurate drives, fuzzes, modulation effects and all-consuming reverbs. With the ability to run up to 9 effects at once, the processing power of the HX effects is not to be underestimated. With an extra $200 off, expand your effects arsenal and shake up your playing.
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I'm Guitar Player's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage buyer's guides on the site and help guitarists find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with brands including Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.
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