We've Had A Sneak Preview Of Guitar Center's Black Friday Offers A Week Early – Here's What We're Adding To Our Carts
Our pick of the Guitar Center Black Friday deals you should consider picking up when they land next week
With this year's Black Friday guitar deals a matter of days away now, we're starting to get really excited about the gear bargains on the horizon. Guitar Center always puts on a great run of deals - like their current Holiday Sale (opens in new tab) - but we're most excited about the Black Friday deals preview that just landed in the Guitar Player inbox.
What's even cooler is that the folks at Guitar Center have given us the green light to reveal some of the best deals early, to give readers a head start once they officially drop on Thursday November 24th; knowledge is power, after all.
The full list of deals includes everything from strings, cables and other accessories that would make great stocking fillers, to big savings on premium brands including Fender, Taylor, Martin, Gretsch and Boss. If you're shopping for a younger player or someone new to the instrument, there will be great savings on beginner acoustic and electric guitars, as well as great value bundles. Many of the deals will be the best of the year, so if you've been holding out until now to get the most value for money, it will have been worth the wait.
We’ve trawled the pages of Guitar Center’s deals sheet to bring you our pick of the offers to look out for when they land on the 24th. We've included links through to each product too. They won't show the discounted prices yet, but you can bookmark any you fancy and the discounts will be there once you head back on the 24th.
- Gretsch G5427T Electromatic Flame maple hollowbody:
$899.99, $729.99, save $170 (opens in new tab)
- Fender Player Strats in Limited Edition finishes:
$879.99, $729.99, save $150 (opens in new tab)
- D'Angelico Excel DC XT semi-hollow:
$1,799.99, $1,349.99, save $450 (opens in new tab)
- Boss Katana 50 and 100 MKII combos:
$279.99-$399.99, from $229.99, save $50 (opens in new tab)
- Martin GPC Special Koa X Series Grand Performance acoustic electric:
$639.99, $539.99, save $100 (opens in new tab)
- Taylor Special Edition 414ce V-Class Grand Auditorium acoustic electric:
$2,899, $2,799, save $100 (opens in new tab)
- Epiphone Les Paul Special-I Player Pack:
$249, $199, save $50 (opens in new tab)
- Ernie Ball Slinky and Earthwood strings: two sets for $10 (opens in new tab)
- Yamaha F335 dreadnought:
$189.99, $149.99, save $40 (opens in new tab)
- Boss LE Anniversary pedal bundles (SD-1 and MT-1):
$79.99-$138.99, from $58.99, save up to $39 (opens in new tab)
- Snark rechargeable tuner:
$39.99, $19.99, save 50% (opens in new tab)
- Squier Limited Edition Strat pack with Frontman 10G amp:
$289.99, $249.99, save $40 (opens in new tab)
When the sale does eventually land, you can expect five days of deals, starting on Thursday November 24th and stretching through until Monday 28th.
In the meantime, Guitar Center has a whole host of holiday deals (opens in new tab) up for grabs right now on guitars and basses, amps and effects, accessories, recording gear and more.
Can't wait? Explore more early black Friday deals
- Amazon: Shop early Black Friday deals on guitars, mics & more (opens in new tab)
- Sweetwater: Save big money with Sweetwater's early Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)
- Musician's Friend: Up to 40% off a huge range of music gear (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Shop the latest deals on beginner guitars and beyond (opens in new tab)
- Positive Grid: Big Black Friday savings on BIAS and Spark (opens in new tab)
- Thomann: In the UK or Europe? Save on big-name guitar gear (opens in new tab)
- Fender Play: Save 50% on an annual guitar lessons subscription (opens in new tab)
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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.