If you're just getting started playing guitar, it can be daunting finding the best instrument for you. First on your list of choices is, of course, whether to go for an acoustic or electric guitar. If you've decided to go for the latter and join the ranks of rock 'n' roll super stardom, you're likely stuck on which specific axe to wield.
But fear not, the team here at GW are on the lookout for the best Cyber Monday guitar deals out there right now with the intention of getting you playing, faster.
And with all the major music retailers jumping aboard the Cyber Monday train, there's tons of choice, meaning you're bound to find the beginner electric guitar that's perfect for you.
- Check out more of our favorite beginner electric guitars
- Or start strumming with the best acoustic guitars for beginners
The top beginner electric guitar deals of Cyber Monday 2020 so far
Squier Bullet Mustang HH: was $179, now $129, save $50 (opens in new tab)
Get the perfect electric guitar for beginners in this unbelievable Black Friday deal. Start playing straight out of the box, thanks to a short 24" scale, which makes your first chords and solos easy, while those dual humbuckers will deliver plenty of output for whatever style you want to play.
Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster:
$179 $139, save $40 (opens in new tab)
In the market for your first electric guitar? You can't go far wrong with this Squier Bullet Tele. Featuring a basswood body, ergonomic C-shaped neck and effortlessly playable Indian laurel fingerboard, this guitar will keep you playing comfortably for hours on end – and that Butterscotch Blonde finish is just to die for.
Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I:
$175, now $140 (opens in new tab)
If an SG's more your thing, you can grab this one for only $140. Yes, you read that right. It features a solid mahogany body, '60s SlimTaper D mahogany neck and 22-fret rosewood fretboard, and is available in either black or the classic cherry finish. A version is available in Pelham Blue, but this is currently still at full price.
Schecter C-1 Platinum: was
$599, now $449 at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
If you're an aspiring metal player and your budget can stretch, the C-1 Platinum is a killer purchase – especially with $149 knocked off the asking price. Kitted out with EMG pickups and an Ultra Access neck joint, it's built for heavy tones and speedy licks. It's available in Satin Transparent Midnight Blue and Translucent Black finishes.
Ibanez AX120: was $200, now $150 (opens in new tab)
Strat- and Tele-style models often make up the bulk of what's on offer in the beginner electric guitar market. But allow us to buck the trend, and show you this awesome Ibanez doublecut. The AX120 boasts a solid poplar body, maple neck and 22-fret white pine fingerboard. Electronics include a pair of Ibanez ceramic humbuckers, controlled via two sets of volume and tone knobs and three-way selectors switch. The Sea Foam Green and White versions have $50 knocked off for a limited time only.
Squier Affinity Telecaster HH: Was $249.99, now $199.99 (opens in new tab)
Featuring a solid alder body with a gloss metallic black finish, this humbucker-loaded electric guitar would be the perfect starter guitar, or indeed a worthy addition to any guitarist's collection. With $50 off, why wouldn't you?
Squier Jazz Bass & Fender Rumble bass amp pack: $100 off! (opens in new tab)
Everything you need to get started on bass. The easy-playing, professional-sounding Squier Affinity Jazz Bass, the portable, powerful Fender Rumble 15 bass combo, a gig bag, strap, cable, and a free 3-month subscription to Fender Play – all for just $230 at Guitar Center!
Save 50% on Fender Play, and 10% on Fender gear for a year! (opens in new tab)
Get access to an ever growing library of bite-sized, easily digestible guitar, bass and ukulele lessons tailored to players of all skill levels, and get 10% off all Fender gear for an entire year while you're at it!
- Best beginner guitars: great acoustic and electric options
These Cyber Monday deals are live now
- Sweetwater | Save 70% off guitar gear in their Cyber Monday sale (opens in new tab)
- Musician’s Friend | Up to 15% off qualifying gear with the code BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
- Sam Ash | Up to 15% off with the code BF15 in the Black Friday Now sale (opens in new tab)
- Reverb | Save up to 60% on thousands of pieces of gear all week long (opens in new tab)
- Pro Audio Star | Get up to 20% off new gear with the code BF20 (opens in new tab)
- Zzounds | Shop the latest time-limited Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab)
- Amazon | Explore all their latest guitar gear deals! (opens in new tab)