Best Black Friday 2023 guitar deals at Guitar Center

Check out the biggest savings and best deals on guitars, amps and effects at Guitar Center this Black Friday and Cyber Monday – hand-picked by the Guitar.com team.

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As the holiday season approaches, musicians and gear enthusiasts alike eagerly anticipate the annual Black Friday extravaganza, and US musical instrument retail giant Guitar Center is poised to deliver a symphony of savings on guitars, amplifiers, and effects pedals over the course of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday week.

Whether you’re a seasoned guitarist searching for that dream instrument, a budding musician looking to upgrade your gear, or a savvy shopper seeking unbeatable discounts, the Guitar.com team has scoured the thousands of deals and offers available at GC for Black Friday and picked out 10 of the very best.

Don’t miss out on the chance to elevate your musical experience with the best Black Friday guitar, amp, and effects deals – let the savings commence! And don’t forget, if you’re not seeing anything that takes your fancy below there are thousands of deals at Guitar Center and across the retail world this winter, so be sure to check them out, and you can always head to our Black Friday hub to check out all the other deals available on guitar gear this Cyber Week.

Best Black Friday guitar deals at Guitar Center, at a glance:

Save 20% on PRS SE Silver Sky

John Mayer’s affordable signature model is already a bargain with tone, build and playability that puts a lot of US guitars to shame, but now you can save a whopping $170 on the retail price of the rosewood-board model (including in the very lovely Stone Blue finish).

Save 15% on the Martin Special Dreadnought Cutaway 11E

The Special Dreadnought is one of the most affordable ways to get yourself a bona fide Martin instrument, and with its cutaway and Fishman Sonitone electronics this example is a versataile beast too.

Save $50 on the Boss DS-1W

The Waza version of Boss’s venerable DS-1 pedal takes everything that was great and iconic about the original and adds a tweaked Custom mode that focuses midrange and increases touch response – it’s the best sounding DS-1 ever.

Save 22% on the Fender California Newporter Player

Fender’s oft-forgotten history of acoustic guitar making has been revived in recent years and this Newporter typifies exactly what makes Fender acoustics different. From the classic Fender headstock to the lush Ocean Teal Satin finish – this is a different kind of strummer.

Save $459 on the Mesa/Boogie Mark V 25

Mesa/Boogie’s legendary Mark series amps have been the secret weapon of pro guitarists for decades – especially in the heavy world where everyone from Hetfield to Petrucci have used them. The Mark V 25 offers a huge amount of sonic versatility in a relatively polite package.

Save 20% on the Universal Audio Dream ’65

But amps are boring right? Nobody uses an actual amp in 2023 – we’ve all seen Instagram, pedalboard amps are the future! In all seriousness though, amp pedals offer a wealth of advantages over a traditional box with a speaker in, and UA’s Dream – a studio-quality recreation of a Fender 1965 Deluxe Reverb – might be the very best of the bunch. These things don’t get reduced often however, so jump on this 20% saving while you can!

Save 50% on the Snark Super Snark Air

Tuners might not be the most exciting thing to spend your money on, but that’s why it makes sense to buy one on sale, right? This Super Snark Air offers great accuracy and battery life and it’s an absolute steal for 20 bucks.

Save $200 on the Boss GT-1000

Multi-effects are a great way to centralise all your tone-shaping tools in one simple and easily programmable package, and the GT-1000 remains one of the best on the market thanks to Boss’s premium AIRD tech giving its best ever amp model tones. Saving a whopping 18% on the list price, this one is a serious bargain.

EQD Plumes top shot white backgroundSave 20% on the EarthQuaker Devices Plumes

The guitar world is not short of Tube Screamer-derived pedals, but the Plumes quickly proves that it is far more than that – with distinct and clever internal changes that make this one of the best overdrives out there.


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