If you’ve been in the market for some new guitar gear but want your budget to stretch as far as possible, then the 4th of July sales are the ideal time to shop. This year there’s no shortage of 4th of July savings to be made on guitar gear, whether you’re looking for a new guitar cable, a space-saving multi-effects pedal or a killer guitar amp. We’ve got all the info on this page.
Outside of next week’s Prime Day guitar deals and the Black Friday guitar deals that will drop later this year, the 4th of July sales are usually a great time to find big savings on your favorite gear. Sure it only really lasts for a day, but there are some major discounts to be had if you get on them in time - and some shops even stretch their sales out for the rest of the week.
You’ll find the best value offers at Musician’s Friend right now with up to 40% off a range of guitar gear. And if you’ve been taken by the Positive Grid Spark practice amp, then the Spark or Spark Pearl models with carry bag can be yours for $100 off using the code FREEDOM20.
4th of July guitar deals: Quick links
- Amazon: Save on Echo devices, TVs and more ahead of Prime Day
- Guitar Center: 35% off music gear in every department
- Musician’s Friend: Up to 40% off through 6 July
- Sweetwater: Make massive savings on demo gear until 1 August
- Positive Grid: $100 off Spark/bag, 50% off BIAS
- Walmart: Big discounts on beginner music gear
- Waves: Most plugins $29.99, plus multi-buy savings
4th Of July Sales For Guitarists: Latest deals
Guitar Center 4th of July sale: Save up to 35%
In the words of Guitar Center – 'start the fireworks early' and save some serious cash with these early 4th of July deals. There's big savings available on electric guitars from the likes of Epiphone and Gretsch, acoustic guitars from names like Fender and Breedlove, and amps from the likes of Blackstar, among many others. You've got until July 6 to shop.
Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $479
Not only is this good-looking semi-hollow a good $120 cheaper than Epiphone’s regular ES-335, but it also has the added bonus of coil-splits for its Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. Throw in a classic layered maple body, rounded C mahogany neck and choice of four finishes, and you have a truly fantastic deal!
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 with $400 off you have no excuse not to give it ago.
Fender Player Strat: Was $909.99 now $679.99
The Player line truly raised the bar for entry-level Stratocasters. Now, thanks to Guitar Center, you can grab a particularly good-looking and great-sounding (with its best-of-both-worlds pickup set) Player HSS Strat in Sienna Sunburst for $679.99, rather than the usual $909.99, saving you a juicy $230!
Schecter Guitar Research C-6 Elite:
$399, now $279
Save a cool $120 on this shred-ready slab of Aquaburst beauty at Guitar Center. Equipped with Schecter Diamond Plus pickups, a thin C-shaped neck and 25.5" scale length, this double-cutaway machine would make a killer beginner electric guitar and beyond.
Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed:
$459.99, now $389.99
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.
Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar:
$169.99, now $129.99
Up until now, we'd describe the F335 as affordable, but today a more fitting term has to be 'dirt cheap'. There's no getting away from it, this acoustic is stonking value. Yamaha makes musical instruments that start at a hundred bucks or so and top out at hundreds of thousands (its premium grand pianos are a real treat) but what it doesn't do is make a bad product. Its attention to detail and quality control measures are legendary.
Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray4: save $100
Boasting a rich-sounding basswood body, super-playable maple neck, and 21-fret jatoba fingerboard, this bass has the specs to get you well on your way as a beginner bassist. While it sports a singular humbucker, a two-band EQ allows for the crafting of plenty of tonal possibilities. And at $249.99, you can't go far wrong.
Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray4HH: save $130
If you're after the added tonal capabilities of a double-humbucker setup, the StingRay Ray4HH is probably more up your street. In terms of specs, it boasts a basswood body in a striking Chopper Blue finish, a comfortable maple neck and jatoba fingerboard, a pair of Sterling by Music Man-designed humbuckers and a five-way selector switch. And in this sweet deal you can get it for only $299.99.
Guitar amps and effects
Guitar strings and accessories
D'Addario XL .11-.50 set – 15% off at Guitar Center
D'Addario's XL Nickel Wound sets of electric strings are really the perfect 'everyday' sets. Reliable, great-sounding, and affordable already, XL Nickel Wound sets such as this .11-.50 set can now be snapped up for 15 percent off with the code july15 at Guitar Center.
GHS Boomers – 15% off at Guitar Center
Offering nickel-plated steel around a round steel core, GHS's Boomers are another favorite electric string pack of the GW team. Now, this already-affordable string set can be had for even less, with 15 percent off with the code july15 at Guitar Center.
GHS Doyle Dykes Acoustic strings: 15% off
Made from an alloy of copper, tin and phosphor wound over a hex core, the signature string set from master acoustic guitarist Doyle Dykes is designed to produce a resonant, bright tone. Now, the set can be bought for 15% off with the code july15 at Guitar Center.
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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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