Sweetwater’s epic early Black Friday Sale has up to 70% reductions on guitar gear – these are our top picks

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Sweetwater is getting a head start on Black Friday, offering fantastic deals, discounts of up to 70%, and a tempting array of exciting gear up for grabs in their early Black Friday sale. If you're hunting for a new guitar, amplifier, pedal, or that perfect addition to your home studio setup, Sweetwater may just be worth your attention right now.

Naturally, with so many incredible deals to explore, visiting the website is potentially dangerous for your wallet. To save you some valuable time, and hopefully a fair bit of cash, we've gathered some of the most striking deals we could find, including some enormous reductions on gear straight from the top table.

As one of the leading names in American musical instrument retail, Sweetwater's Black Friday sale always lives up to its reputation. But with savings available throughout the site already, this early Black Friday sale could be the perfect moment to treat yourself.

Sweetwater’s early Black Friday sale: Up to 70% off

Sweetwater’s early Black Friday sale: Up to 70% off
You don’t need to wait for Black Friday itself to access some incredible deals on guitars, basses, amplifiers, pedals and more. You’ll find eye-catching deals on D’Angelico, Guild, Fender, PRS and more, through ‘til November 16.

We found some pretty amazing deals to head for first. There are, as you’d expect, discounts on a host of products from the bigger names, with PRS among the best represented, but there are a few offers we liked that might go slightly under the radar. Take the venerable Guild Starfire IV, for example, which is dripping with heritage and credibility, and can be found with at least $500 off its list price of $1,449, depending on the colour option you go for. We’re partial to the classic Cherry Red model, but if you opt for the classy Shoreline Mist variant then the savings are even higher.

Elsewhere, we couldn’t help but notice decent savings on the quirky Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster lineup, with four different colorways each benefiting from $300 off their usual price, coming in now at just $999. These little guitars are a quite odd at first glance, but get beyond that and you’ll find a properly versatile instrument that might just be the missing piece of your guitar arsenal. You can read our full review here

Finally, if you’re looking for a top-tier semi-hollowbody, then there are nice savings to be made on selected D’Angelico models. The D’Angelico Excel DC XT oozes class, in its Iced Tea Burst finish, and with a massive $500 off its normal price there’s never been a better time to make your move. We’re also big fans of the D’Angelico Premier Mini, which has had a cool $150 knocked off its regular price, bringing it down to just $749

Sweetwater’s early Black Friday sale ends on November 16, so you’ll want to take advantage of these offers before time runs out. Of course, the official Black Friday sale will likely begin on November 17, but there’s no guarantee these products will remain reduced so now’s the time to make your move.

We’ll be keeping an eye on Black Friday guitar deals at Sweetwater and beyond throughout November.

Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.