The Black Friday weekend has arrived and it’s bargains galore out there with some amazing deals to be had on Fender classics.
We’ve found some truly incredible offers on a range of electric guitars. From Strats and Teles to offsets it seems there’s something for everybody, often with a cool twist and handy contemporary features.
Some of the best deals we’ve spotted are now live at Guitar Center and Sweetwater – but take it from us, they’re that good they probably won’t hang around. In fact, with Sweetwater’s sale scheduled to end today it might be worth having a quick look now to see if any of these choice axes take your fancy…
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Strat:
$449.99, now $399.99
Olympic White Strats were elevated to iconic status after Jimi Hendrix was regularly pictured playing them. And with its dark Indian Laurel fingerboard, mint green pickguard, and vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo, this Squier Stratocaster has got that classic '60s vibe in spades. Perfect for beginners or more advanced players looking to customise their own instrument. Bag this bargain deal from Sweetwater while stocks last.
Fender Squier Esquires:
$479.99, now $429.99
Sweetwater have dropped the price on these Fender Squier Classic Vibe '60s Custom Esquires. Available here in a choice of two classic finishes – 3-color sunburst and black – the Esquire was the first “electric Spanish” guitar Fender released back in 1950 and was famously used by Syd Barrett and Jeff Beck. This rare bargain is available exclusively at Sweetwater now while stocks last.
Fender Squier Jaguar:
$479.99, Now $389.99
In this fantastic Black Friday deal at Guitar Center you can save a massive $90 on the price of a Fender Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jaguar in limited-edition Daphne Blue finish. This guitar has all the vintage-style appointments that made the Jag so popular when it was released in the early ‘60s, including Lead and Rhythm pickup circuits, short 24” scale length, and smooth action vibrato system.
Fender Player Strat Ltd Ed:
$799.99, now $699.99
Guitar Center are now offering $100 off the price of this limited-edition Pearl Green finish Player Series Stratocaster. This unique custom color-style instrument features an alder body and maple neck with a 22-fret, 9.5” radius maple fingerboard. Modern appointments provide this Strat with a player-friendly feel while its retro finish and mint green ‘guard give it a cool vintage vibe.
Fender Player Strat HSS:
$859.99, now $699.99
Priced well under a grand this limited-edition Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top is one of the best value electric guitars around. And with $160 off at Guitar Center this gorgeous Blue Burst finish Strat just got even more attractive. Sporting an eye-catching flame maple cap and HSS pickup configuration Fender’s ultimately versatile design has been souped up to deliver even greater breadth of tone.
If you’re looking for more great deals like this then check out our Black Friday Guitar Deals page where you can browse hot bargains on all kinds of guitar-related products.
Get The Pick Newsletter
All the latest guitar news, interviews, lessons, reviews, deals and more, direct to your inbox!
Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
“I Love Guitar Players, and I’ve Been Lucky Enough to Work With so Many Great Ones”: Alice Cooper Talks Guitarists and His “Revolving-Door Policy”
“I Write Very Emotional Music, and Most of the Time It’s Pretty Angry”: Nita Strauss Drops Her Unapologetically Shred Sophomore Album, ‘The Call of the Void’