These are the best Black Friday 2023 electric guitar deals – including Fender, PRS, Epiphone and more
These are the best electric guitar bargains you need to check out this Black Friday week – hand-picked by the Guitar.com team.
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Black Friday week is here, and with it comes a host of retailers looking to convince you to part with your hard-earned cash ahead of the big day itself by offering great deals and huge discounts on a huge selection of electric guitars from the biggest brands.
But how can you be sure which deals are good and which ones are right for you? Well don’t fret – we at Guitar.com have scoured the thousands of Black Friday electric guitar deals across various retailers, and hand-picked the very best bargains for you to peruse at your leisure. Check them out below!
Save $500 on this Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V Satin
Gibson’s satin-finished Les Pauls are for many the best-looking instruments the brand makes outside of the Custom Shop. But with a weight-relieved body and splittable alnico V humbuckers, though, there’s some serious modern playability under that vintagey satin finish – and you can save a whopping $500 on one right now at Guitar Center, with both the Iced Tea and Wine Red guitars on sale.
Save $70 on this Sterling By Music Man Cutlass
Featuring a lovely baked neck and fretboard, as well as the unique and eye-catching Firemist Silver finish, this HSS guitar from Music Man’s affordable branch is a cool sideways way to enter the world of S-types. Plus, there’s a not insubstantial $70 off it right now at Guitar Center!
Save $150 on this PRS Paul Reed Smith SE Starla
The SE Starla is a really, really cool guitar from PRS, with unique pickups and a striking single-cut design. The SE range is already great bang for your buck, and even more so with another $150 lopped off the price!
Save 20% on the 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) – the best Strat that’s not a Strat!
Save 24% on the Epiphone SG Traditional Pro
Epiphone’s non-signature model electrics offer some of the best bang for buck of any guitars on the market today, and when you’re saving nearly a quarter on the list price? Time to get out that credit card. That’s double true when you’re looking at this stunning Metallic Gold SG from Epi’s stories ‘Pro’ range – meaning that in addition to the usual quality appointments you’re also getting Grover Rotomatic Tuners and straplocks. An absolute steal.
Save $110 on the Squier Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster Limited-Edition
Let’s face it, everyone’s life would be improved by the addition of Surf Green Jazzmaster. This one from Squier is an absolute steal with over a hundred bucks off the list price, and for that you even get the connoisseurs choice tortie pickguard and a Mustang bridge to save you modding it yourself.
Save 58% on the Fender Player Acoustasonic Telecaster
A frankly outrageous deal for Fender’s affordable version of the innovative hybrid electric/acoustic guitar – a saving of a frankly outrageous $700 on the guitar in either white or butterscotch. If you’ve not experienced the unique charms of an Acoustasonic before, this is absolutely the best possible excuse to try.
Save $206 on the PRS SE Hollowbody Standard
One of the most versatile guitars in PRS’s range gets the SE treatment, and at this price you’re getting a LOT of guitar for the money – including a pair of high-quality PRS humbuckers, push-pull tone control and of course that stunning 3-ply laminate semi-hollow body.
Save £202 on a Fender American Vintage II Jazzmaster
The American Vintage II guitars from Fender are some of the most period-accurate production guitars you can acquire – and there’s a whole 10% off this sunburst example over at PMT, if you want to save on your next authentic vintage offset!
Save £400 on this Jackson Soloist SL1
Is it the most important Superstrat ever made? Maybe! But in any case, this spiky shred machine from Jackson is available with a £400 discount over at Thomann. At The Gates riffs not included.
Save £136 on the Chapman Guitars ML17 Pro Modern
Get low for a low price with this impressively featured seven-string behemoth with over £100 off the already very reasonable list price. The ML17 sports a basswood body, bolt-on roasted maple neck, ebony fingerboard, plus premium Seymour Duncan humbuckers.
Save £200 on the EVH Wolfgang WG Standard
If you’re looking to channel your inner Eddie Van Halen but on a budget, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal on the late legend’s signature model than this. In sleek Battleship Grey with a baked maple neck, you’ll also get the standard twin humbuckers and Floyd Rose – all you need bring is talent!