Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days is here, arriving with the promise of massive savings on guitar gear. Unfortunately, there’s not much in terms of guitars to shout about, although there are some nice savings on Positive Grid and Boss/Roland gear. To be totally transparent, we don’t tend to shop at Amazon unless we’re after some accessories like strings or picks, but if you’re after a deal on a new guitar, you don’t have to worry about missing out. Over at the official Fender store, you can bag yourself up to $350 dollars off a huge range of Aerodyne and Vintera guitars.
If you’re saving up your cash for Black Friday, then make sure you check out our Black Friday guitar deals page. We’ll be regularly updating it with the best deals in the run-up to Cyber Weekend, so it’s the best place to grab yourself an early Black Friday bargain or to help you pick out the very best deals during the Black Friday weekend itself.
Fender shop: Up to $350 off Aerodyne and Vintera
The Vintera series features loads of 50s, 60s, and 70s-inspired instruments, many with more modern appointments like enhanced switching and hotter pickups. The 20% discount across the board is a fantastic offer, well worth a browse to see what you can pick up for less. The Aerodyne series features some of Fender’s most playable guitar necks ever, and all the guitars are made in Japan so you can be assured of the very best in terms of build quality. With up to $350, it’s the perfect time to bag a premium instrument for less.
Whether you prefer a period-correct guitar or you want something that’s futuristic and modern, the sale over at the official Fender shop is the perfect place to pick up an awesome saving. We’ve had a browse already and the Fender Vintera 60s Jaguar Modified HH caught our attention straight away, mixing the versatile switching of a traditional Jag with coil split options for dual humbucker or single coil tones. It’s got a massive $280 discount at the moment, coming down to just $1,099.99 from $1,379.99.
For the modern player, the Fender Aerodyne Special Telecaster is a sumptuous instrument with one of the fastest-playing Fender neck profiles we’ve ever played. It’s got a huge $300 discount at the moment, bringing its price down to just below a grand at $999.99. It’s a proper gigging machine with a Babicz bridge and locking tuners, and we love the color-matched headstock too.
Moving back to vintage-inspired guitars, the Fender Vintera 50s Stratocaster is the embodiment of one of the world’s most popular guitars, giving you all the classic vibe of the original instrument with outstanding build quality. It’s got a 20% discount at the moment, which translates to a $220 reduction in monetary terms. A soft ‘V’ neck delivers the same feel as the original Stratocasters, and the pickups have been specifically designed to imitate actual Fender pickups from the 50s.
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Matt is a Junior Deals Writer at Guitar Player and has been playing guitar as his main instrument for well over 20 years. He also plays drums, bass, and keys – producing out of his home studio in Manchester, UK. He has previously worked for Dawsons Music, Northwest Guitars, and freelanced for various magazines and blogs, writing reviews, how-to's, and features. When he's not downloading the latest VSTs or justifying yet another guitar pedal purchase, you'll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS.