Musician’s Friend Guitar Fest sale has started with up to 40% off guitar gear - including $600 off a Gibson Les Paul

A Fender HSS Strat on a blue and pink background
(Image credit: Fender)

We’re always on the lookout for a good deal on guitar gear here at Guitar Player but to be honest it’s been a little barren on that front over the past few weeks. Thankfully, Musician’s Friend is here to save the day with some stonking guitar deals of up to 40% off in their Guitar Fest sale.

With massive discounts on guitars from big-name brands like Fender and Gibson, as well as some excellent pedal deals from Universal Audio, Walrus Audio, and Line 6, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up your favorite gear for less. These savings are only available for a limited time however and with the sale ending on March 24th, you’ve only got a couple of weeks to bag yourself a bargain.

There’s a second sale happening as well, although it’s for Musician’s Friend members only. If you don’t have an account you can sign up for free and by spending above $99 on accessories, you’ll get a massive 20% discount on your whole basket. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on essentials like picks, strings, and straps - all you need to do is enter the code MEMBER when you check out to claim your offer. 

Musician’s Friend Guitar Fest: Up to 40% off

Musician’s Friend Guitar Fest: Up to 40% off
With massive discounts of up to 40% off a huge range of guitars, pedals, and amps, Musician’s Friend Guitar Fest sale is the perfect place to pick up your favorite gear for less. There are loads of discounts on big brands like Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Martin, Yamaha, and more but the sale is for a limited time only, ending on March 24th so you’ll need to move quickly to get in on the action. 

We’ve already had a look at the sale to see what’s on offer, and we’ve picked out some of our favorites for you here. First up, this Fender Vintera Limited Edition 50s Strat caught our eye thanks to its road-worn finish and a huge $330 discount. With a Player Series humbucker and two vintage-voiced single coils, this is a fantastically versatile instrument that will deliver a wide variety of tones. The soft ‘V’ neck feels absolutely lovely, and we already broken-in look adds even more classic vibe to its looks.

One of our all-time favorite multi-effects and pedal amps has got a massive discount, with the Line 6 HX Stomp reduced from $699.99 to just $549.99. That’s a hefty reduction of $150, or 21% on one of the most versatile pedals ever made. Use it to replace your rig entirely, or just add to an already existing pedalboard, whichever it is, the HX Stomp will give you quality tones and with a regular update path, even more amp and effects models in the future.

Finally, we love the look of this Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V with a satin finish, but we love the $500 discount even more! Now down to just below the two grand mark, it’s got a weight-relieved Mahogany body with a set Mahogany neck and asymmetric neck shape for ultra-comfort. The two Tradbuckers feature an underwound neck position and overwound bridge pickup, giving you excellent versatility in combination with the push-pull volume and tone knobs. 

Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

I’m a Junior Deals Writer at Guitar Player. I regularly test and review music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, and pedals, as well as being responsible for over 60 buying guides, and helping musicians find the best deals on gear. I worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars, and have written for various music sites including Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog.


I’m a regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and producing bands covering everything from jazz to djent. When I’m not buying new plugins for my studio or guitar pedals for my pedalboard, you’ll find me making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS.