These are the best Early Black Friday guitar deals you can get TODAY

I combed through thousands of Cyber Week deals to bring you the very best early bird offers that can save you a wedge of cash on your guitar shopping.

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Remember when Black Friday was just well, a Friday? Those days are long gone now however and many retailers are turning their Black Friday sales into a full multi-week affair – Cyber Week!

While that might not mean much to you, it does mean that you can avoid the chaos of the actual Black Friday sale bonanza and still score yourself a sweet deal on some of the most hyped and inspirational guitar gear out there.

But let’s face it, you don’t have time to scroll through hundreds and hundreds of pages of Black Friday discounts to find the right guitar deal for you – but that’s quite literally what I’m here for – it’s literally my job.

That’s why I’ve combed through the deals of some of the biggest retailers in the USA and UK to pick out the very best Black Friday bargains for you to get your teeth into – let’s save you some cash!

Early Black Friday guitar deals at a glance:

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 $80 on the Universal Audio Dream ’65

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 $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.

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 25% on D’Addario XS Acoustic Strings

Absolutely everyone needs strings, but absolutely nobody likes paying for them – it’s like paying for new tires on your car or a new dishwasher, we do it because we have to, not because we want to. So let me help you take the pain out of bagging some of the most premium acoustic strings around however, by saving a whopping 25% on a back of D’Addario’s impressive XS Phosphor Bronze acoustic strings – and leave yourself more cash for the fun stuff!

Save $110 on the Squier Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster Limited-Edition

As someone whose number one guitar is a Surf Green Jazzmaster, let me tell you that your life will be DRAMATICALLY 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 23% on the Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster

Squier’s Paranormal range is home to some of the most fun things that Fender makes full stop. After all, what’s even cooler than a Telecaster… a Telecaster that looks like a Jazzmaster of course. The Offset Tele is one of Fender’s best recent innovations and in black with a gold guard as here? Get outta town man, this this is unbelievable fun for £175.

Save £16 on the Blackstar Fly 3

The humble Fly has been overshadowed by the impressive arrival of Positive Grid’s Spark GO in the ‘how does an amp that small sound that good?’ stakes of late, but don’t be sleeping on the Fly – for the best part of a decade Blackstar’s three-watt practice amp has provided simplicity and great tones from a truly tiny package – every home should have one, especially when they’re on sale like this.

Save 23% on the Heritage H-535

I’ve tried to keep the deals at the more affordable end of the spectrum in this guide but sometimes you just have to take your hat off to a killer deal at the other end of the scale. Saving nearly a quarter on this made in Kalamazoo, Michigan Heritage semi-hollow means you’ll be saving nearly £800 on the retail price – you could buy a whole other good guitar with the cash you saved…

Save £357 on the Epiphone Toni Iommi SG

If the eye-waters £900 price tag of the Epi version of Iommi’s signature SG put you off, then this monster discount on the replica of the Black Sabbath man’s heavily modded 1964 Gibson SG might well tempt you to take the plunge. Like a regular Epi SG you get the slightly offputting headstock, but you do get a wealth of top-notch Grover hardware, plus CTS Potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors, and chrome covers on your P-90 pickups.

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 £296 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!


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