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Ends Today! Save $$$ at Guitar Center’s Epic Guitar-A-Thon Sale

Guitar Center Guitar-a-Thon sale
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Guitar Center's Guitar-A-Thon (opens in new tab) is an epic annual sales event that's almost as good as Black Friday. This year's event is live right now, but you'll need to act fast as there's only one day left to shop.

Until the end of today (May 4), Guitar Center is knocking down prices on a massive range of top-brand music gear including electric guitars, acoustic guitars, basses, amps and effects.

With some massive savings to be had on products from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Yamaha, Music Man, Jackson, Markbass, Acoustic, Boss and MXR we recommend taking a look before the prices shoot back up.

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Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon: SAVE $$$ (opens in new tab)
For the rest of today you can make huge savings on a range of top-brand gear from the likes of Fender, Gibson, Martin, Yamaha, Music Man, Jackson, Markbass, Acoustic, Boss, MXR and more. From electrics, acoustics and basses to amps, pedals and accessories there is something for everyone in this year's Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon sale.

And how good are these deals? We've selected a few of our favorites right here.

For starters, how about $400 off a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V Flame Top (opens in new tab).

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V Flame Top

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Or maybe you’ve been on the lookout for a nice ES-335 but don’t want to bankrupt yourself. Try this Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro (opens in new tab). Designed "for any stage," you can grab 25% off one right now, meaning you'll pay just $449.

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro in Ebony/black

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Why not check out this Fender Squier Blackguard-style Telecaster (opens in new tab) at just $149.99 (that's 70 bucks off)? Unbeatable for a first guitar or a modding platform. With nearly a third off the regular cost that’s an authentic solidbody design for the price of an effects pedal! 

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Maple Fingerboard

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Talking of pedals, they have a Boss DS-1 Distortion (opens in new tab) with two handy 6” jumper cables going for only $69.99 – a very respectable 22% saving.

Boss DS-1 Distortion with 2x 6" cables

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On the acoustic guitar front, we really like this deal on the Martin Special Dreadnought X1AE (opens in new tab). Who doesn’t want to see Martin on the headstock of their acoustic? Furthermore, who doesn’t want to see $100 off the bill? $499.99 for a killer Martin guitar? Count us in. 

Martin Special Dreadnought X1AE

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Fancy something a bit smaller than a dreadnought? With $50 off, this Fender FA-135CE (opens in new tab) electro-acoustic is now under $200! Gone are the days when cheaper beginner guitars felt and sounded cheap. Built to exacting standards, these CNC-manufactured instruments play great right out of the box.

Fender FA-135CE

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These are just a handful of the fantastic deals now available at Guitar Center's Guitar-A-Thon event. 

Click the links below to browse through their full range of offers.

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 GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab)Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.