Well, that's a wrap on Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event. It was a wild ride, with some stellar discounts on very popular guitar-related items, but it's not too late to grab a bargain. Yes, a lot of the deals have ended, but there are still plenty kicking about to sink your teeth into.
If you've been eyeing up Positive Grid's insanely popular Spark and Spark Mini amps, there are Spark amp bundles up for grabs with a tasty 25% discount, simply hit the apply 25% coupon button to bag the saving.
If you don't have much cash to splash right now, new Prime members can currently get their hands on 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited completely free. That's millions of songs from your favorite players right there in your pocket.
Below you'll find a few of the best deals we've found that are still live from Amazon and beyond.
Sign up to Prime for FREE
Before you can take advantage of Amazon's Prime Day deals you'll need to get yourself a Prime membership. Signing up is super easy and there's currently a 30-day free trial promotion which will take you comfortable through Prime Day. After this you'll pay $14.99 per month. Prime members benefit from free delivery, access to Prime video and more.
Prime Day guitar deals: Quick links
Prime Day is officially over, but there are still some great deals to be had on Amazon. Here's a quick list of the best of them:
- Jump straight to the best deals on Amazon
- Positive Grid Spark bundle deals
- Amazon Music Unlimited 3 months free deal
- Best non-Amazon sales
- Sweetwater: Big savings on demo gear
- Thomann: Huge Harley Benton discounts
- Fender: 20% off select Player Strats
- Fender Play: 50% off annual subscription
- Guitar Center: Big money off touring essentials
- GuitarTricks: Get 1 month for $1
- Musician's Friend: 40% off member Flash Sale
- Plugin Boutique: Save on SSL, iZotope, more
- Waves: Free plugin when you spend $50
Prime Day guitar deals: Editor's picks
Squier 40th Anniversary VE Tele:
Prime Day deals may be over now, but you can still get your hands on this brilliant 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Telecaster for less. Featuring aged chrome hardware, an anodized aluminum pickguard and a natural-feeling satin finish, this guitar offers remarkable value for money right now. Save $200 at Amazon.
Was $126.99, now $79.99
One of the most famous distortion pedals ever made, the ProCo RAT2 has got an absolutely massive discount in the Amazon Prime Day sale. With a versatility that ranges from fuzzy distortion to boosting leads to cut-through, this classic stompbox is worthy of a place on any guitarist's pedalboard.
Fender Am Pro II Strat Neck:
$699.99, now $487.36
Do you love the sound of your current Strat but wish it played better? Well, now you can treat yourself to a genuine Fender American Pro II Strat neck. This roasted maple neck has a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard, 22 narrow-tall frets, black dot inlays and satin urethane “supernatural” back finish with gloss headstock.
Positive Grid Spark & Travel Bag:
$359, now $269
If you’re after an amplifier you can take on the road with you that doesn’t take up loads of room, then the Positive Grid Spark with travel bag is the perfect option. Combining one of the best practice amps ever made with an official, water-resistant gig bag makes this a brilliant choice for the guitarist on the go. It’s currently down to just $269 in the Amazon Prime Day sale, saving you a generous $90.
Fender Redondo Player:
$449.99, now $360
Stand out from the crowd with this vivid acoustic offering from Fender. The solid-topped Redondo is the perfect instrument for electric players that want to move into the realm of acoustic guitars. With its bellowing tone, slim-taper mahogany neck and instantly recognizable 6-in-line headstock, this guitar is a fan favorite here at Guitar Player.
Positive Grid Spark:
Was $299, now $239
Positive Grid’s Spark 40 amp regularly tops ‘best of’ lists here at Guitar World thanks to its excellent range of tones and practice tools. It’s the perfect option for players short on space who need a desktop or practice amp and is currently down to just $239 in the Amazon Prime Day sale, giving you a saving of $60.
Boss RE-2 Space Echo:
It's not got the biggest discount, but there's no doubt the Boss RE-2 Space Echo is one of the best delay pedals money can buy right now. It's currently got a 16% discount in the Amazon Prime Day sale, taking its price down to a tempting $218.23.
Donner Verb Square:
Was $69.99, now $49.99
Our pick as one of the best budget reverb pedals around, the Donner Verb Square is now down to an even lower price of just $49.99. Packed with 7 different sounds for you to experiment with, it’s great for traditional reverb tones and we particularly loved the Spring setting. It’s also really small so will fit on even the most packed pedalboard.
Was $74.99, now $62.99
One of the most flexible overdrive pedals you can buy, the Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive is great for stacking with other drive pedals in your signal chain. It’s not got the biggest discount we’ve ever seen, but it’s already excellent value for money so any reduction is a bonus in our book!
Harley Benton 25th Loyalty Sale: 25% off at Thomann
For the next 25 days, you can score an impressive 25% off a wide range of Harley Benton guitars, effects pedals and basses. There really is something for everyone here, from hard-rocking electrics to blues-ready semi-hollows and thunderous basses. The sale ends on 3 August, so don’t hang about.
Amazon Music Unlimited: Up to 4 months free
You'll need to become a Prime member to take advantage of Prime Day anyway, but the good news is that new memers will instantly get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited completely free (existing members get 3 months free). You can't argue with free stuff!
Prime Day guitar deals: Online lesson deals
Guitar Tricks: Get 1 month for only $1
If you've decided that our number one pick Guitar Tricks is for you then you can currently take advantage of this Guitar Player exclusive deal – get your first month of Guitar Tricks for just $1. There aren't many things you can buy for a single dollar these days, and certainly not access to 11,000+ premium guitar lessons!
Prime Day guitar deals: Home recording deals
Was $311, now $189.05
If you’re wanting to supplement your guitar playing with some live streaming, podcasting, or creating additional content for your band, the Shure MV7 is a brilliant microphone for vocals. It’s currently got a massive $121.95 off in the Amazon Prime Day sale, making it even better value for money. With dual XLR and USB connectivity, an auto-level function, and premium-level sound quality, it’s a great mic for beginners to get to grips with.
Prime Day guitar deals: Amazon device deals
If you've been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Echo device, like the music-friendly Echo Studio, or the compact Echo Dot, Prime Day is the time to get a big discount on Amazon's own smart devices.
In the past, we've also seen bundle deals on smart speakers that include free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service for up to 6 months. These are all worth keeping an eye out for.
Head over to Amazon's Prime Day deals page for all the latest early offers or check out our price widget below for today's best prices.
Prime Day guitar deals 2023: Prime Day FAQs
When is Prime Day 2023?
The Prime Day 2023 dates have now officially been confirmed as Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July and you can expect a full 48 hours of deals.
Other retailers who are taking advantage of Prime Day may launch their sales early to compete.
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.
Where can I find 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.
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 and software giants IK Multimedia, alongside the usual retailer like Best Buy, Walmart and Target. If all of the above get in on the discounting action, we’re in for one hell of a guitar sale.
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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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