Andrew Watt Joins Forces With Guitar Center for Guitar-a-Thon 2022

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With close to 300 stores across the country, Guitar Center has long been a trusted retailer of guitar gear in the U.S.

Serving America for over half a century, the firm has helped countless musicians do what they love doing the most.

In recent times, Guitar Center’s Guitar-A-Thon has become one of the most exciting sales in the music retail world. Running from now until October 26, musicians can expect to find some of the best bargains around.

For example, check out these incredible deals where you can get up to $230 off Fender Player Series Stratocasters.

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As well as special offers on Fender gear, you will also be able to find a host of bargains from top brands such as Gibson, Martin, PRS, Taylor, Washburn, D’Addario, Breedlove, EVH (opens in new tab), Epiphone (opens in new tab), Gretsch (opens in new tab), Music Man (opens in new tab), D'Angelico (opens in new tab), Schecter (opens in new tab), ESP (opens in new tab) and more.

Fender Strat in Ltd Ed Surf Pearl: $170 OFF (opens in new tab)

Fender Strat in Ltd Ed Surf Pearl: $170 OFF (opens in new tab)
This Fender Player Series Stratocaster sports a super cool limited-edition Surf Pearl finish while a 'mint green' pickguard and maple fingerboard give it a distinctly old school vibe. This classic Fender design features three standard Stratocaster pickups augmented by a five-way selector switch, delivering a broad range of well-defined tonal options from strident cut to vibrant warmth.

Partnering with Guitar Center for this Fall’s Guitar-A-Thon is the Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Andrew Watt.

In our recent feature with Watt, the master collaborator picked five definitive tracks from his prolific career that has seen him work alongside the likes of Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Ozzy Osbourne.

More recently, Watt produced all of Eddie Vedder’s 2022 solo LP, Earthling (opens in new tab).

Featuring co-writers Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, Watt also performed on the album before joining the Pearl Jam frontman on tour as part of his all-star side project, The Earthlings (opens in new tab).

Andrew Watt, 2019

Andrew Watt on stage in 2019 with Ozzy (Image credit: Kevin Winter/AMA2019/Getty Images for dcp)

As the face of this year’s Guitar-A-Thon, Watt will be featured in the retailer’s television spots and video interviews.

In Guitar Center’s exclusive interview (opens in new tab), he gives fellow music makers some insight into his workflow and reflects upon how playing guitar informs his production techniques.

Artists and musicians inspired by him can find a variety of gear and products to produce new music at Guitar Center

Rich Hoalst, Guitar Center

“Artists like Andrew Watt continue to redefine the music industry,” said Rich Hoalst, Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer at Guitar Center.

“From his recognition and skills as a producer and songwriter, to his love for playing and collecting guitars, Andrew proves that creating music is so much more than just playing an instrument.

"Artists and musicians inspired by him can find a variety of gear and products to produce new music at Guitar Center with a variety of price points and features, allowing them to get hands-on with the materials and tools they need to springboard their creativity.”

Click here (opens in new tab) to visit Guitar Center now and take a look at what they are calling “the greatest guitar event on Earth.”

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab)Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.