Prime Day guitar deals 2022: our pick of the best guitar-related savings that are still active
There's still time to catch a killer Prime Day deal on guitars, amps, effects and accessories
Well, that's Prime Day over. Bezos has packed up his sleigh and won't return until next year. We must say, this year's Prime Day offering was particularly great, with discounts being applied to everything from acoustic guitars to multi-effects pedals, electric guitars to tube amplifiers, and so much more.
A few of our highlights included money off various Positive Grid Spark bundles, Ernie Ball string multi-packs, and epic budget pedals from Donner. Other music retailers also got involved, with Sweetwater's Prime Time Deals offering huge savings on guitar gear, with the Squier and D'Angelico discount still up for grabs (opens in new tab)! Elsewhere, Musician's Friend is still offering up to 40% off Martin, Ibanez, Fender, Guild, and more. (opens in new tab)
We've scoured the internet, seeking out the best Prime Day guitar deals that are still active - and not just from Amazon - so if you feel you've missed out on all the fun, don't worry, there are still a few deals out there for you to get your hands on.
Prime Day guitar deals: Quick links
Check out our pick of the best places to shop below:
- Thomann: All the hottest deals in one place (opens in new tab)
- Guitar Center: Check out the latest deals from Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
- Sweetwater: Check out Sweetwater's Deal Zone (opens in new tab)
- Musician’s Friend: Get 40% off acoustic guitars (opens in new tab)
- Positive Grid: Save big on the Spark amp and Bias software (opens in new tab)
- Waves: Bag 40% off selected Waves Plugins (opens in new tab)
- Plugin Boutique: Huge discounts on Eventide, iZotope, and more (opens in new tab)
Prime Day guitar deals 2022: Active deals
D'Angelico Premier Bedford:
$849.99, now $699.99 (opens in new tab)
This versatile electric guitar comes loaded with a set of P-90 pickups that ensure it sounds as good as it looks, while the comfortable “C” shape neck delivers effortless playability - and with $150 off, what's not to like?
Squier Affinity Stratocaster:
$319.99, now $279.99 (opens in new tab)
Squier's stellar beginner-friendly Affinity series has long been the go-to for budding guitarists and right now you can bag $40 off this limited edition model.
Positive Grid Spark: up to 25% off (opens in new tab)
Calling all guitarists, here's a great deal for you! This Prime Day you can bag up to 25% off almost all Positive Grid products, including the insanely popular Spark, Spark Pearl and Spark Mini at Amazon.
DR Strings Sunbeams:
$7.99, now $5.99 (opens in new tab)
Most of us don't restring our acoustic guitars often enough, so take this as a reminder to show your acoustic some love this Prime Day. Grab a set of DR Strings Sunbeams and get your acoustic guitar sounding its best again. You've got the choice of Light (12-54) or Medium Heavy (13-56) (opens in new tab), both with 25% off.
Breedlove Discovery S:
$449, now $299 (opens in new tab)
This acoustic guitar from Breedlove is a definite exception to the rule that cheap acoustic guitars are best avoided. This acoustic, in our opinion, is wholly underpriced – and with Musician's Friend's Acoustic Guitar sale slashing an extra $150 off the price this Prime Day, we can safely say that this guitar is one of the best acoustic guitars under $500 you're likely to ever get your hands on.
Martin 18 Style VTS:
$3,099, now $2,599 (opens in new tab)
Ever wanted a vintage Martin acoustic guitar but always thought the price was too high? Well, now's your chance to grab a gorgeous all-solid dreadnought for less, in the form of the Special 18 Style VTS dreadnought. This guitar is very obviously inspired by Martin's 'Golden Era' of the 1930's – except now you can get all the tone, with none of re-mortgaging your house. This Prime Day, save $500 at Musician's Friend.
Martin Special 000 Auditorium:
$1,049, now $849.99 (opens in new tab)
If smaller-bodied acoustic guitars are more your thing, then the 000 Auditorium could be just what you need. Constructed from a solid sitka spruce top and sapele back and sides, there's all the punch and volume you'd expect from a high-end acoustic guitar, but with exceptional tonal balance – and a smaller price tag. This Martin is now only $849, as Musician's Friend has slashed $200 off this Prime Day.
Shure Aonic SE215 Pro in-ears: were $99, now $89 (opens in new tab)
If you’ve been thinking of making the move towards in-ear monitors, these wired options are the perfect entry point, made even better with a $10 reduction for Prime Day.
Prime Day guitar deals 2022: Amazon Prime Day FAQs
Do you need an Amazon Prime subscription to get a Prime Day deal?
To take advantage of the Prime Day music deals on Amazon itself, the answer is yes. If you’ve never been a Prime member before, Amazon often offers free trials (right now you can sign up for a 30-day free trial, so you could be tactical and sign up just before the event, then cancel your subscription once you’ve bagged a bargain.
If you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you might want to keep hold of that subscription though. Prime members get faster delivery, exclusive deals, access to Prime Music, Prime Video, and more.
- Sign up to Amazon Prime US (opens in new tab)
- Sign up to Amazon Prime UK (opens in new tab)
Where are the best Prime Day guitar deals?
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.
Usually, the likes of Guitar Center (opens in new tab), Musician's Friend (opens in new tab) and Sweetwater (opens in new tab) all get in on the action.
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.
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
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!
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!
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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.
By Rod Brakes
By Rod Brakes