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Prime Day guitar deals 2022: the dates confirmed and all the latest info

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Amazon has just announced its annual Prime Day sales event for Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July. With it we hope will come a slew of Prime Day guitar deals as we've seen in previous years.

We’re going to tell you everything there is to know right here on this page. We’ve got the latest info on where and when you can expect to find the best Prime Day guitar deals on acoustic guitars, electric guitars, multi-effects pedals and more, not only on Amazon, but on other music sites too. 

We’d be pretty surprised if you’ve never heard of Amazon Prime Day. Millions of items were sold during Amazon Prime Day last year and there was a huge buzz online. Deals ranged from Amazon Echo devices to music streaming subscriptions and headphones. With the cost of living crisis impacting everyone, it's more important than ever to spend our money wisely and hunt down bargains in order to continue doing the things we love.

While Prime Day is typically aimed at giving Amazon Prime members exclusive deals on tech and household items, you can expect to see some great deals on guitars, amps, pedals and accessories, too.

Prime Day guitar deals: Quick links

There are no official Prime Day guitar deals around just yet, but these are the places to find music gear bargains right now:

When is Prime Day 2022?

Usually Prime Day takes place mid-summer. In 2020 it was shifted to mid-October for obvious reasons, and last year it kicked off in June. Amazon Prime Day 2022 has been confirmed as taking place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July. 

And yes, Prime Day is actually a 48-hour event!

Prime Day guitar deals: Do you need an Amazon Prime subscription?

If you want to take advantage of Amazon’s own Prime Day guitar deals then yes. You can currently sign up to an Amazon Prime free trial (opens in new tab). If you wanted to be tactical you could do this closer to Prime Day, pick up a bargain and then cancel your trial straight after. 

Being a Prime Member does have plenty of perks though – faster delivery, exclusive deals and access to Prime Music and Video.

Currently a monthly Amazon Prime subscription (opens in new tab) costs $14.99/£7.99 (which you can cancel at any time) and a yearly option is $139/£79.

Students can also take advantage of cheaper prices with a Prime Student Plan (opens in new tab) costing just $7.49/£3.99 per month or $69/£39 per year.

Where to find Prime Day guitar deals

We’d put our money on there being some fantastic deals this year. In recent years we've seen Amazon-only deals on brands like D'Addario (a couple of years back there was a 30% discount applied to 106 models), but there are plenty of discounts to be had on other sites too, with money off everything from amps and pedals, to strings, wireless systems and more. We'll be keeping our eyes on Guitar Center (opens in new tab), Musician's Friend (opens in new tab) and Sweetwater (opens in new tab).

With so many people turning to the guitar during lockdown, we’d be surprised if the big retailers don't cater to this influx of new and returning guitarists with some top Prime Day guitar deals.

Will any other music shops offer Prime Day guitar deals?

in addition to Amazon, we're also expecting to see deals from the likes of Fender Play (opens in new tab) and software giants IK Multimedia (opens in new tab), alongside the usual retailer like Best Buy (opens in new tab), Walmart (opens in new tab) and Target (opens in new tab). If all of the above get in on the discounting action, we’re in for one hell of a guitar sale.

Prime Day guitar deals: What else can I buy on Prime Day?

With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, naturally it's the time to get big money off Amazon's own products, too. If you've been thinking about picking up an Echo device or smart speaker, then Prime Day is you chance to score big money off. 

We're hoping to see the prices drop on the amazing Amazon Echo Studio, right down to the compact  Echo Dot. Last year Amazon was even giving away smart speaker bundles that included free 6 month subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service. If you're looking for great value, Prime Day is the time to shop. 

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's deal highlights

Save 30% off 106 D'Angelico electric/acoustic/bass
This was by far the best Amazon Prime Day deal of 2019. D'Angelico slashed 30% off a huge range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars!

Supro Jamesport electric guitar: was $899, now $519
This retro-vibed single-pickup number is one of the highlights of Supro’s guitar range, boasting a Gold Foil designed to capture those classic blues-rock vibes. On prime Day 2019 it was available with a monster $380 discount.

Learn the guitar with Fender Play. Get 50% off here
The Fender Play learning platform is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to learn to play guitar – and it became even cheaper on Prime Day last year with 50% off an annual plan, bringing the monthly price down to just $4.99/£4.79.

Fender PM-TE travel acoustic guitar. $699, now $369
An huge 47% discount made this one of the best acoustic deals of Prime Day 2019. Fender's top-spec travel guitar boasts a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, plus a Fender/Fishman-designed preamp – it comes with a hardcase too!

Ibanez AVM10 Artwood Vintage: Now just $369
If you were in the market for a summer strummer this Ibanez acoustic became even more affordable on Prime Day. The guitar boasts a Thermo Aged solid Sitka spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and Grover open-gear tuners.

Line 6 Firehawk 1500 stereo combo Was $999, now $799
This six-speaker stereo amp is designed to perfectly replicate its vast array of onboard effects, which can be controlled via Bluetooth. Selling for $799 at Musician's Friend, it made for a nicely priced one-stop guitar tone shop.

Egnater Tweaker 112 15W tube combo: Just $499
One of the most versatile 1x12 tube combos on the market, the Tweaker boasts five toggle switches to change the amp’s character, spanning sparkly cleans to high-gain rock. On Prime Day it was available with $100 off at Musician's Friend!

Catalinbread NiCompressor: Was $249, now $209
The NiCompressor’s tone-shaping capabilities are what looks to set it apart from other compressors: bass and treble controls are on hand for tonal fattening, as is a gain control to add grit. This deal was available at Zzounds

Ernie Ball Slinky Nickel Wound (3 pack). 62% discount
You can never have too many packs of strings, and Prime Day was the time to stock up, with a massive 62% off a three-pack of Ernie Ball Slinky strings at Amazon.

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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