Black Friday and Cyber Monday usually represent the biggest opportunities of the year to make proper savings on guitar gear - and this year was no exception. We saw huge discounts on big brands including Gretsch, Fender, Gibson, PRS, Boss, TC Electronic and more. If you missed out, all is not lost, as some of our favorite discounts are still live for a while longer.
Here we've rounded up the very best of the deals that are still alive and kicking. There's everything from Player Strats and Gibson Les Pauls, to a killer Blackstar amp and some tasty acoustics. But a quick word of warning: some of the best deals over Cyber Weekend sold out quickly, so we'd recommend acting fast if you spot something you like. What's more, many of the Cyber Week sales will only be live for a few more days. You know what to do.
Don't see anything you like? There are even more offers still live on our Cyber Monday guitar deals page.
Fender Player Telecaster Plus:
$829.99, now $699.99
Fender's 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 electric a killer new look, and with $300 off at Musician's Friend, it gets even better.
Fender Player Strat HSS:
$859.99, now $699.99
Priced well under a grand this limited-edition Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top is one of the best value electric guitars around. And with $160 off at Guitar Center this gorgeous Sienna Sunburst finish Strat just got even more attractive. Sporting an eye-catching flame maple cap and HSS pickup configuration Fender’s ultimately versatile design has been souped up to deliver even greater breadth of tone.
Fender Strat in Ltd. Ed. Black:
$799.99, now $699.99
Guitar Center have stripped $100 off the price of this Fender Stratocaster in a limited-edition Black finish. Reminiscent of David Gilmour’s famous Black Strat as used to play the solos on Comfortably Numb this Strat features all the essential specs including a solid alder body and 25.5” scale bolt-on maple neck, along with 3 Fender Player Series Stratocaster single-coil pickups and a 5-way selector switch.
Fender Player Strat Ltd Ed:
$799.99, now $699.99
Guitar Center are now offering $100 off the price of this limited-edition Pearl Green finish Player Series Stratocaster. This unique custom color-style instrument features an alder body and maple neck with a 22-fret, 9.5” radius maple fingerboard. Modern appointments provide this Strat with a player-friendly feel while its retro finish and mint green ‘guard give it a cool vintage vibe.
Squier 60s CV Esquire:
$479.99, now $429.99
A great for an iconic model of guitar. Far from being a poor relation to the Telecaster, the Esquire is a sonically distinct classic in its own right, used by Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett, Jeff Beck and The Eagles’ Joe Walsh. This Squier FSR (Fender Special Run) is a loving recreation, a tribute to the history of guitar that still stands up in the 21st century.
Epiphone Les Paul Custom:
was $729, now $599
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. Its spec sheet has got the DNA of a classic Gibson, but the unique aesthetics will ensure you stand out in a sea of regular old burst-finished Les Pauls.
Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V:
was $2,099, $1,799
Want a genuine Les Paul for under $2k? This offer from Guitar Center might prove hard to beat this Cyber Monday. Great tonal choice and the classic Les Paul look and sound. If the $2k+ price was putting you off, now is your chance to pick one up. Modern electronics, a comfortable neck, amazing build quality: this is Gibson doing what they do best at a more affordable price.
Gretsch G2657T Streamliner:
$549.99, Now $399.99
With $150 off the normal price this Gretsch G2657T Streamliner Center Block Jr. is a Cyber Monday bargain at only $399.99. Available in Candy Apple Red and Ocean Turquoise finishes this cool semi-hollowbody design features a Bigsby B50, Adjusto-matic bridge, and dual Broad’Tron humbucking pickups. Echoing the classic Gretsch designs of yesteryear this guitar oozes vintage rock ‘n’ roll appeal.
Gretsch G5427T Hollowbody:
$899.99, Now $699.99
Guitar Center have lopped a massive $200 off the price of this awesome Gretsch Electromatic hollowbody electric guitar. Bringing to mind those classic designs of the 1950s this uber-cool Gretsch features dual FT-5E Filter’Tron pickups, a fixed fully adjustable bridge, and a Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece. Its gorgeous flame maple top is complimented by a retro Orange Stain finish.
Epiphone Hummingbird EC Studio:
was $479, $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 make this 'bird an absolute bargain at $379 at Guitar Center.
$379, Now $99 w/ Taylor GT Urban Ash
What’s better than one guitar? Two guitars, of course. Especially when one of them is a mere fraction of its normal price. Right now, Guitar Center is offering a Baby Taylor for just $99 (around 74% off the normal retail price of $379!) when you purchase one of Taylor’s most lauded designs – a Grand Theater Urban Ash or its electrified equivalent, the GTe Urban Ash.
Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed:
was $459.99, $389
With its ornate pickguard, imposing size, and classy appointments, the Epiphone Dove is already an absolutely stunning guitar. Throw in a brilliant white finish and it takes this instrument to a whole new level. Featuring the Fishman Sonitone pickup, this acoustic sounds just as good as it looks.
Blackstar Studio 10 6L6, Surf Green:
The Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 is one great-looking amp with tone to match. 10 watts of power and a single 12-inch Celestion Seventy 80 speaker delivers clear cleans and searing leads whether miked up on stage, in the studio, or during practice. Along with Gain, Tone, Reverb, and Master knobs and a Drive switch the amp’s effects loop and external speaker outputs allow for an endless variety of sounds.
BOSS DS-1 with 2 Cables:
was $89.99, $69.99
One of the original BOSS pedals, the DS-1's saturated tone, hard clipping and touch responsiveness attracted big-name players - while the rest of us loved the affordable price tag. It's even more affordable with this 22% discount from Guitar Center, with two BIC-PC pedal jumper cables.
Boss Pocket GT: was $249.99, $199.99
The Boss Pocket GT is a pocket-size guitar processor with integrated features for YouTube learning and everyday playing. It hass the same sound engine as Boss' GT-1 floor processor, and packs 99 user memories. It's a great new way to practice or jam, no matter where you are.
T-Rex Diva Drive Overdrive: was $129.00, $63.99
One of the best and most versatile TS-style overdrives we’ve heard in ages. As well as packing the legendary JRC4558 op-amp – as found in vintage TS pedals – for juicy, mid-boosted gain, the Diva Drive boasts a mix control for blending the overdriven signal with your clean tone, while a three-way low-end boost control tailors the bass response to your guitar. The mix is handy for retaining clarity with extended chords, while the low-end switch is an easy win for filling in the gaps in your sound. It was expensive, but now?
Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass HH:
was $479, $429
Sweetwater has knocked $50 off their exclusive Active Squier Jazz Bass in Satin Black, so you can lay down those punchy basslines knowing you've got the power to back up your playing. The 5-string version is on sale too, if 4 just isn't enough.
Sterling Music Man Ray34HH:
was $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. Right now, you can save $330 at Musician's Friend.
These sales are still live
- Guitar Center: Big Cyber Monday savings until December 8
- Musician's Friend: Up to 50% off with their Cyber Week Doorbuster deals
- Sweetwater: Up to 80% off guitar gear in their Cyber Week sale
- Positive Grid: 50% off BIAS software and money off the Spark amp
- Reverb: Shop Cyber Week until December 5th
Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros, and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist magazine, MusicRadar, and Guitar World, as well as contributions for specialist books and blogs. He is also a lifelong musician.
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