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 Pro V Satin Les Paul

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

Sterling Music Man CutlassFeaturing 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

PRS 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

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

SL1 Jackson Soloist

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!


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