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Black Friday guitar deals 2021: all of these fantastic guitar deals are still live

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: all of these fantastic guitar deals are still live
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Black Friday may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't Black Friday guitar deals still to be had. Right now, some of the best savings are taking place at Guitar Center, where guitarists can save big bucks in their official Black Friday sale, plus 15% off qualifying orders over $199 with the code blackfriday15. Elsewhere, the Sweetwater deals are still running, giving you up to 70% off a range of guitar gear, from electric and acoustic, to amps and effects right up until the end of November 27.

So whatever you're looking for, you'll find it among this crop of savings. From enticing offers on electric guitars and eye-watering discounts on acoustic guitars to budget-friendly pedal deals, and even outstanding bass guitar prices - there really is something for everyone.

Looking for a great Black Friday guitar deal for yourself or someone else? We've rounded-up the hottest offers below - and with many sales ending soon, be sure to check out our Cyber Monday guitar deals page. 

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Black Friday guitar deals: Top deals

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $479

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $479
Not only is this good-looking semi-hollow a good $120 cheaper than Epiphone’s regular ES-335, it has the added bonus of coil-splits for its Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. Throw in a classic layered maple body, rounded C mahogany neck and choice of four finishes, and you get a winner of a Black Friday Epiphone deal.

D'Angelico Premier Bedford: $799.99

D'Angelico Premier Bedford: $799.99, now $499.99
Okay, D’Angelico may be more famous for their legendary Jazz guitars, but they have an offset that would easily rival the offset royalty, Fender. With a versatile HSS setup, a Strat-style tremolo, and a user-friendly control layout, the Bedford is a guitar you have to try - and with $300 off you have no excuse not to give it ago.  

Fender Player Telecaster Plus: $829.99, now $699.99

Fender Player Telecaster Plus: $829.99, now $699.99
Fender Player Telecaster Plus is a fantastic option for those seeking the unique sound only a Telecaster provides, but with a sleek modern edge. The inclusion of a flame maple veneer and striking blue burst finish gives this already stunning guitar a completely new look, and with $300 off, it gets even better.  

Martin Special 000: $999.99,

Martin Special 000: $999.99, $799.99
The sound of a Martin is known the world over, and now you can bag your very own for a whole lot less. Save a whopping $200 off this all solid Martin at Musician's Friend right now. 

Squier Stratocaster Ltd-Ed Pack: $249

Squier Stratocaster Ltd-Ed Pack: $249, now $199
Start learning guitar today with this all-in-one pack, which includes an electric guitar based on Fender's classic Stratocaster design, a Squier Frontman 10G amp – featuring aux in and headphone out jacks – plus all the accessories you need to get playing now: a 10" cable, strap, gigbag and even picks.

Epiphone Les Paul Custom: was $729

Epiphone Les Paul Custom: was $729, now $629
Guitars don’t come much classier than this limited-edition Inspired By Gibson Epiphone "Tuxedo" Les Paul Custom. Thanks to the Antique Ivory finish, it's a drop-dead stunner, and it’s got the tones to match, which arrive courtesy of the creamy ProBuckers. Its spec sheet has got the DNA of a classic Gibson, but the unique aesthetics will ensure you stand out in a sea of regular old burst-finished Les Pauls.

Epiphone Hummingbird EC Studio: $479

Epiphone Hummingbird EC Studio: $479, now $379
Regardless of style, from heavy strumming to light fingerstyle, it's all nectar to the Hummingbird. This iconic acoustic looks like a dread and can sound like a dread, but it has a softer, more tender side too. Fantastic build quality, a solid spruce top and Fishman electronics make this 'bird an absolute bargain at $379 at Guitar Center.

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst: $729

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silverburst: $729, now $629
If you're a Tool fan and can't hold on for that Adam Jones Epiphone, this Les Paul Custom has the all-important Silverburst finish, and an almighty $100 chopped off its asking price. The PAF-voiced ProBucker pickups, Grover tuners and classy bound body are just the icing on the cake.

TC Electronic UniTune Clip: $29

TC Electronic UniTune Clip: $29, now $9.99
One of the best clip-on tuners money can buy just got ridiculously affordable, with $19 off the asking price over at Guitar Center. 105 high-powered LEDs mean you can see your guitar, bass or ukulele’s tuning in any lighting scenario, while up to ±0.02-cent accuracy ensures your instrument’s tuning will be pinpoint precise.

Boss Pocket GT: was $249, now $149 at Guitar Center

Boss Pocket GT: was $249, now $149 at Guitar Center
With an integrated YouTube learning function, 99 user memories, 100 amps and effects, the same sound engine as Boss's GT-1 floor processor, and more, the Pocket GT is a terrific & portable practice Swiss Army Knife. Now, thanks to Guitar Center, it's available for a mouth-watering discount.

Positive Grid Spark + bag: $299

Positive Grid Spark + bag: $299, now $224
With thousands of tones on tap, wireless Bluetooth and fast USB connectivity, plus intelligent functions such as Smart Jam and Auto Chords, it’s no wonder the Spark is the best-selling practice amp on the planet. This offer saves you $75 in cash on the normal price, plus you get a free padded gig bag (usually $60) and free shipping.

Fender Player Strat: Was $859.99 now $699.99

Fender Player Strat: Was $859.99 now $699.99
The Player line truly raised the bar for entry-level Stratocasters. Now, thanks to Guitar Center, you can grab a particularly good-looking and great-sounding (with its best-of-both-worlds pickup set) Player HSS Strat in Sienna Sunburst for $749, rather than the usual $859, saving you a juicy $110.

One year Guitar Tricks sub + free guitar: Just $129

One year Guitar Tricks sub + free guitar: Just $129
Sign up to a year's Guitar Tricks subscription and you'll not only receive access to an extensive range of online guitar lessons, songs and more, but you'll get a Huntingdon acoustic guitar worth $250 for free! Hurry, as stocks are limited and likely to run out fast! 

Fender Play: 50% off a one-year subscription

Fender Play: 50% off a one-year subscription
Bagged a free Fender Play trial and like what you see? For Black Friday you can bag a 50% discount on a 12 month subscription, slashing the usual price of $89.99 down to just $44.99. Just add the code friday50 at checkout.

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: $599

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: $599, now $479
Not only is this good-looking semi-hollow $100 cheaper than Epiphone’s regular ES-335, it has the added bonus of coil-splits for its Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. Throw in a classic layered maple body, rounded C mahogany neck and choice of four finishes, and you get a Black Friday-beating Epiphone deal.

Gretsch Guitars G2420T Streamliner: $549.99

Gretsch Guitars G2420T Streamliner: $549.99, $349.99
Gretsch Streamliner guitars are stonking value at full retail price, so this deal at Guitar Center makes the G2420T unmissable. Nothing sounds like a Gretsch and this maple-bodied, Bigsby-rocking hollow-body nails that signature tone precisely, in no small part due to the wonderfully sonic BroadTron humbucking pickups. You know you've always wanted one…

Schecter Guitar Research C-6 Elite: $299.99

Schecter Guitar Research C-6 Elite: $299.99, $249.99
Save a cool $45 on this shred-ready slab of Aquaburst beauty at Guitar Center. Equipped with Schecter Diamond Plus pickups, a thin C-shaped neck and 25.5" scale length, this double-cutaway machine would make a killer beginner electric guitar and beyond.

Black Friday guitar deals: Electric guitars

Squier Stratocaster Ltd-Ed Pack: $249

Squier Stratocaster Ltd-Ed Pack: $249, now $199
Start learning guitar today with this all-in-one pack, which includes an electric guitar based on Fender's classic Stratocaster design, a Squier Frontman 10G amp – featuring aux in and headphone out jacks – plus all the accessories you need to get playing now: a 10" cable, strap, gigbag and even picks.

Ibanez GRGM21M: was $149

Ibanez GRGM21M: was $149, now $119.99
Fancy something a little more metal-friendly to kickstart your journey? This shred-ready Ibanez is sure to do the trick. Its 22.2" scale will make finding your way around the scales a dream, and will have you blitzing up the 'board like Steve Vai in no time. Let's not forget those high-output Powersound pickups, either, which are sure to quench any thirst you may have for scorching gains.

ESP LTD EC10: was $199

ESP LTD EC10: was $199 $149
If you're a fan of contemporary single-cuts, you won't find a much better option than the ESP LTD EC10, which looks the part of a professional instruments but plays as easy as an entry-level axe. Standout features include the rosewood fretboard – an impressive appointment, given the cost – and the U-shaped neck, which will get you accustomed to gliding up and down the fretboard in no time.

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: was $189

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: was $189, now $149
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.

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249, now $219
If you’re looking to start your guitar-playing journey, this is the deal for you. In essence, your first guitar will be the iconic Les Paul, and with the boatload of extras this pack provides, you’ll be on your way learning your first few songs in no time. It’s by no means a perfect guitar, but it comes pretty darn close to being the perfect beginner’s pack. At $30 off, you’ve got nothing to lose. 

Squier Classic Vibe Esquire: was $479.99

Squier Classic Vibe Esquire: was $479.99, now $429.99
The single-pickup Esquire is one of the rarer models in Squier's product line. After being introduced by Fender back in 1950 shortly before the Telecaster, this no-nonsense six-string has been adopted by a wide range of famous players over the years, including Jeff Beck, Syd Barrett, Joe Strummer and Steve Cropper, and now you can get your hands on this Squier recreation for just over $400.

Gretsch G2657TG Streamliner: $599.99

Gretsch G2657TG Streamliner: $599.99, $399.99
This pint-sized Gretsch oozes class with its elegant gold hardware and a deep mahogany finish - and right now you can save $150 at Guitar Center. 

Fender Player Stratocaster: $824.99

Fender Player Stratocaster: $824.99, now $699.99
We absolutely love a shell-pink Strat - and we love them even more when they are on sale! Right now you can save a whopping $125 off the amazingly popular Fender Player Stratocaster at Guitar Center.  

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: $599

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: $599, $479
The ES-335 is a blues-rock icon, and with that fame comes an eye-watering price tag. Luckily the Epiphone has you covered with the Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro. This budget-friendly hollowbody features a set of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers and comes in the very rare - and gorgeous - Inverness Green finish. 

Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top: $859.99

Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top: $859.99, $699.99
There isn't much a good quality Strat can't do - especially when you have a high-output humbucker in the bridge position. This Fender Player Stratocaster takes the iconic guitar in a modern direction with the addition of an eye-catching flame maple top and a unique blue burst finish - and with $160 off right now at Musician's Friend, how can you say no?   

Gretsch G2627T Streamliner: $699.99,

Gretsch G2627T Streamliner: $699.99, $549.99
Sometimes two pickups just isn't enough! This Gretsch G2627T Streamliner covers so much ground with its trio of Broad'Tron pickups, producing a myriad of tones. 

Ibanez GRGR120EX: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY

Ibanez GRGR120EX: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY
Whether you’re a new player on the lookout for a great beginner electric guitar, or a more seasoned player looking to add an axe to the rack, you won’t go far wrong with the Ibanez GRGR120EX. It’s price-defying features include a sustain-promising poplar body, effortlessly playable 24-fret New Zealand Pine fretboard and a tonally vast pair of Ibanez Infinity humbuckers. And here, its tantalizing price tag is reduced by a further $30.

Black Friday guitar deals: Acoustic guitars

PRS SE A50E Acoustic-Electric: was $949

PRS SE A50E Acoustic-Electric: was $949, now $799
PRS really went to town with this one. The stunning instrument – spec'd with a surgical precision – features a mouth-watering burst-finished maple back, which helps house the X/Classical hybrid bracing. When paired with the Fishman GT1 pickup system, it makes for one stellar-sounding six-string; one that will have chords singing off the fretboard and give fingerpickers sustain for days. A top quality option for serious players looking to take the next step in their acoustic game.

Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed: $459.99

Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed: $459.99, $389
With its ornate pickguard, imposing size, and classy appointments, the Epiphone Dove is already an absolutely stunning guitar, throw in a brilliant white finish, and it takes this instrument to a whole new level. Featuring the Fishman Sonitone pickup, this acoustic sounds just as good as it looks. 

Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar: $169.99

Yamaha F335 Acoustic Guitar: $169.99, now $127.50
Up until now we'd describe the F335 as affordable, but today a more fitting term has to be 'dirt cheap'. There's no getting away from it, this acoustic is stonking value. Yamaha makes musical instruments that start at a hundred bucks or so and top out at hundreds of thousands (its premium grand pianos are a real treat) but what it doesn't do is make a bad product. Its attention to detail and quality control measures are legendary. This may be an inexpensive guitar, with a laminate spruce top and meranti back and sides, but it's a darned good one. Perfect for beginners, or as a beater for campfire singalongs, open mics and busking. Currently, the F335 is available in Black, Natural and Tobacco Sunburst, but at this price stocks will run low fast. Grab yourself a keeper for the cost of a throwaway.

Martin Special HD28 Dreadnought: $3,399

Martin Special HD28 Dreadnought: $3,399, $2,999.99
Who doesn't gas for a Martin D28? One of the most iconic acoustic guitars ever, it is perhaps the world's most sought-after dreadnought. We could list all its notable players, but we'd still be typing well into the night, so suffice to say that everyone from Elvis to Jimmy Page has coveted the D28. Here's one of our favorite current models, the HD28 VTS, which is Martin's take on a vintage version. Cosmetically, it resembles the original pre-war D28 with its smart herringbone binding, but the magic's in the X bracing and the aged top. Martin has taken a premium grade slice of Adirondack spruce and temperature aged it using its proprietary VTS system so that it sounds like a guitar from the 1930s. The result is a dread that has a clear, defined treble and midrange tone, with a very balanced, controlled bottom end.

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY
A proper workhorse acoustic, the Martin GPC Special Koa X Series Grand Performance model is built of stunning koa wood – which ages like a fine wine, only promising greater tonal richness with time. Other features include a gorgeous herringbone ink rosette and a hand-rubbed natural birch laminate neck. And here, Musician’s Friend has knocked almost $100 off its price tag.

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY

Martin GPC Special Koa X Series: 15% off w/ BLACKFRIDAY
A proper workhorse acoustic, the Martin GPC Special Koa X Series Grand Performance model is built of stunning koa wood – which ages like a fine wine, only promising greater tonal richness with time. Other features include a gorgeous herringbone ink rosette and a hand-rubbed natural birch laminate neck. And here, Musician’s Friend has knocked almost $100 off its price tag.

Martin GPC X Series Macassar Ebony Top: 15% off

Martin GPC X Series Macassar Ebony Top: 15% off
Okay, this isn’t exactly what you think of when you think of Martin, but this Macassar Ebony Topped GPC will most certainly turn heads at the next open mic night. The Grand Performace body design gives you greater access to the top frets and the tapered neck profile is effortless to play.  

Orangewood Oliver Mahogany: $225

Orangewood Oliver Mahogany: $225, now $180
This mahogany grand concert model not only looks the part but promises some tonal delights too. The solid mahogany top maximizes resonance, while the rosewood fingerboard and bridge and bone nut/saddle add a touch of class. Opt for the Oliver Live and you'll also get an onboard Fishman Sonitone pickup/preamp.

Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $225

Orangewood Oliver Jr Mahogany: $225, now $180
The Oliver Jr takes the same grand concert shape as its big brother and shrinks it for the perfect portable/travel-size format. Here, the fretboard is swapped for ebony but that all-important solid top is still present.

Orangewood Echo: $345

Orangewood Echo: $345, now $275
Dreadnought guitars are the go-to all-rounders. Orangewood's Echo takes this classic outline and gives you a well-specced guitar for only $275 at the deal price. 

Orangewood Brooklyn: $345

Orangewood Brooklyn: $345, now $275
What if you want a grand concert shape, but in spruce? Opt for the Brooklyn model. The squat shoulders and pinched waist combine the big, boomy punch of a GC, but with the added brightness of spruce, and the abalone rosette really pops against the lighter spruce top.

Black Friday guitar deals: Bass guitars

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5HH: save $160

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5HH: save $160
If you're in the market for a five-string bass, you won't go far wrong with the Ray5HH. Kitted out with a pair of Sterling by Music Man-designed humbuckers and a five-way selector switch, this bass offers a wealth of available tones, which are enhanced by the combination of a basswood body and an ultra-playable bolt-on maple neck and jatoba fingerboard. And you can save a whopping 36% on it right now.

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray4: save $100

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray4: save $100
Boasting a rich-sounding basswood body, super-playable maple neck and 21-fret jatoba fingerboard, this bass has the specs to get you well on your way as a beginner bassist. While it sports a singular humbucker, a two-band EQ allows for the crafting of plenty of tonal possibilities. And at $249.99, you can't go far wrong. 

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray4HH: save $130

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray4HH: save $130
If you're after the added tonal capabilities of a double-humbucker setup, the StingRay Ray4HH is probably more up your street. In terms of specs, it boasts a basswood body in a striking Chopper Blue finish, a comfortable maple neck and jatoba fingerboard, a pair of Sterling by Music Man-designed humbuckers and a five-way selector switch. And in this sweet deal you can get it for only $299.99.

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass HH: $479.99

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass HH: $479.99, $429.99
A perfect beginner bass – or indeed a killer addition to any instrument collection – the Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass HH features an excellent set of specs for the price, including a transparent-sounding ash body, maple neck and fingerboard, Squier-designed SQR ceramic humbuckers and a wealth of controls for crafting your perfect bass tone. And you can get it for $50 off now over at Sweetwater.

Squier Contemporary Jazz V HH: $529.99

Squier Contemporary Jazz V HH: $529.99, $479.99
And if four strings just ain’t enough, you can get the Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass V HH now for under $500. It’s got a near identical spec sheet to its four-string counterpart, with an ash body, maple neck and fingerboard and Squier SQR ceramic humbucking pickups, and thus is a brilliantly versatile bass that’ll comfortably handle any genre of music. This deal is only available while stocks last, so get on it ASAP if you’re interested...

Sterling Music Man Ray34HH Bass: $1,029.99

Sterling Music Man Ray34HH Bass: $1,029.99, $699.99
The StingRay has been responsible for some of the most legendary bass tones of all time. The thunderous low-end and bright high-end attack make it perfect for aggressive styles of music, and this sinister all-black finish means it now looks the part as well. Right now, you can save $330 at Musician's Friend. 

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass: $449.99

Squier Contemporary Jazz Bass: $449.99, $349.99
The Contemporary series builds on Fender's legacy and brings it into the modern-day, with sought-after features and sleek new finishes. The SQR Active Ceramic pickups deliver bags of low-end punch and a clarity only found on active electronics - and even better, you can save $100 off the retail price.

Squier Jazz Bass & Fender Rumble bass amp: $80 off

Squier Jazz Bass & Fender Rumble bass amp: $80 off
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 $299 at Guitar Center!

Black Friday guitar deals: Guitar amps

save $60

Positive Grid Spark Pearl + bag: save $60
The Spark Pearl the same game-changing functionality as the standard Spark, but to celebrate Positive Grid’s 10th anniversary it's been given a white tolex make-over. With this deal you’ll also get the same Spark Traveller gig bag (normally $60) and free shipping.

Supro Delta King 12: was $649

Supro Delta King 12: was $649, now $449
Quite possibly the best opportunity you'll get this Black Friday to level up your tube amp tones. Sharing a tonal similarity to vintage '60s-era Supros, the Delta King 12 comes loaded with a custom 12-inch speaker, 12AX7 tube preamp and analog spring reverb. There's no wonder the brand is favored by the best of the best.

Supro Delta King 8: was $449

Supro Delta King 8: was $449, now $329
With its sights set on emulating vintage '50s tube tones, the one-watt Delta King 8 is small, but it certainly packs a punch. Use it in front of another amp for uncompromising tube distortion, or direct into your DAW for recording. It's a no-nonsense amp that provides some truly glorious tones.

Positive Grid Spark bundles: up to 40% off

Positive Grid Spark bundles: up to 40% off
Positive Grid’s Spark bundle deals, allows you to add some extras to your Spark or Spark Pearl for an even greater saving - up to 40%. You’ll receive the Spark Traveller gig bag for free, plus you can add the Spark Hendrix pack and either Sennheiser HD200 Pro headphones, or Sennheiser IE40 Pro in-ear monitors.

Surf Green Blackstar Studio 10 6L6, was $729, now $599

Surf Green Blackstar Studio 10 6L6, was $729, now $599
This compact, rock-solid combo – with its 6L6 power tube and Celestion Seventy-80 1x12” speaker – aims to give you classic American tube cleans, without breaking the bank, or your back. Save $130 on the amp at Sweetwater today.

Boss Pocket GT: Was $249, now $199 at Guitar Center

Boss Pocket GT: Was $249, now $199 at Guitar Center
With an integrated YouTube learning function, 99 user memories, 100 amps and effects, the same sound engine as Boss' GT-1 floor processor, and more, the Pocket GT is a terrific & portable practice Swiss Army Knife. Now, thanks to Guitar Center, it's available for a mouth-watering discount.

Bad Cat Paw 60W 2x6 Combo: 15% off

Bad Cat Paw 60W 2x6 Combo: 15% off
First and foremost, the Paw is a tube amp built on the same preamp as the Bad Cat Cub. Its power amp section produces 60 watts of Class D power and – this is where it gets interesting – can drive either the Paw's internal six-inch speakers or a pair of cabs or a PA. The upshot is that you get that Bad Cat sound in a small stereo amp that's compact enough and handsome enough to use in your living room. Drive it out to a gig though, and you can plug in a pair of cabs. Or hook it up to a PA system or desk via its stereo XLR direct outs and load up an impulse response curve to emulate your favourite speakers. Similarly, it makes a very flexible recording amp in the studio. It really is a do-it-all amp, now at a bargain price.

Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R 1x12 Tube Combo: 15% off

Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R 1x12 Tube Combo: 15% off
What an opportunity to bag yourself a Bad Cat guitar amp at a knockdown price. This is the Hot Cat, almost impossible to tame, but bound to claw its way into your heart. Thirty watts of high-gain British-style pure tube tone awaits, delivered by a 12AX7 preamp and a dual EL34 power amp. There's a sparkly clean channel plus a dirty channel, both with digital reverb. We'd love to say 'purrfect', but we’d never be allowed to write for Guitar World again.

Black Friday guitar deals: Effects pedals

ProCo RAT2 Bundle: Was $119.99, now $89.99

ProCo RAT2 Bundle: Was $119.99, now $89.99
Level up your dirty tone with one of the most iconic distortion pedals of all time - and bag a host of extras at the same time. Right now, at Guitar Center, you can save $30 on a RAT2, a premium 10ft cable, RAT RPS2 power supply, and a set of RAT branded picks. 

JHS PackRat Distortion: $249

JHS PackRat Distortion: $249, now $211.65
It's no secret how JHS frontman, Josh Scott feels about the RAT. It comes as no surprise then, that he would lovingly recreate all the most important iterations of this beloved distortion and place them all in one box. This pedal was only released weeks ago and you can bag $37.35 off right now!

JHS Morning Glory Overdrive: $199

JHS Morning Glory Overdrive: $199, now $169.15
This "transparent" overdrive is a must-have pedal for those looking for a versatile, smooth drive that suits a myriad of styles, from clean to rock n roll.

JHS Bonsai Overdrive: $249

JHS Bonsai Overdrive: $249, now $211.65
Okay, it seems every pedal company has a take on the legendary Tube Screamer, but the Bonsai packs nine variations into a tiny box, making it the most comprehensive Screamer clone around - and with just under $40 off, you can't go wrong.

JHS Muffuletta Dist/Fuzz: $249

JHS Muffuletta Dist/Fuzz: $249, now $211.65
Looking for pure filth? Well, the Muffuletta is for you. As the name suggests this sleek black box is based on the revolutionary Big Muff and all its variants.

JHS Emperor Chorus/Vibrato: $219

JHS Emperor Chorus/Vibrato: $219, $186.15
Sometimes your tone just needs a little movement and wobble, and the Emperor certainly does that. This all-analog chorus/vibrato uses the famous 3207 chipset and even has a tap tempo - all for only $186.15!

Black Friday guitar deals: Wireless system deals

Boss WL-60 Wireless System: $279.99

Boss WL-60 Wireless System: $279.99, now $199.99
The Boss WL-60 takes the pain out of going wireless thanks to its compact size, simple setup and rock-solid performance. With 25 hours playing time from the battery-powered transmitter, ultra-low latency performance and a 20 meter range, you’ll wonder why you ever used a cable in the first place. Bag it now with an $80 discount!

Black Friday guitar deals: Strings

Ernie Ball Slinky 3-pack – $3 off at Sweetwater

Ernie Ball Slinky 3-pack – $3 off at Sweetwater
There's a reason Ernie Ball's Slinky strings are so ubiquitous. They combine stellar performance, durability and sound at an always-impressive price point. Now, you can get a pack of three string sets that you really can't go wrong with for $3 off at Sweetwater.

GHS Boomers – 15% off at Guitar Center

GHS Boomers – 15% off at Guitar Center
Offering nickel-plated steel around a round steel core, GHS's Boomers are another favorite electric string pack of the GW team. Now, this already-affordable string set can be had for even less, with 15 percent off with the code blackfriday15 at Guitar Center.

PRS Signature Electric strings 3-pack – $8 bundle saving

PRS Signature Electric strings 3-pack – $8 bundle saving
Made with a reformulated nickel alloy and a specially soldered, especially break-resistant ball end, PRS's electric strings are as immaculately constructed as the PRS guitars they're meant to be strung onto. Now, at Sweetwater, you can save $8 on a 3-pack of the company's electric strings.

D'Addario XL .11-.50 set – 15% off at Guitar Center

D'Addario XL .11-.50 set – 15% off at Guitar Center
D'Addario's XL Nickel Wound sets of electric strings are really the perfect 'everyday' sets. Reliable, great-sounding and affordable already, XL Nickel Wound sets such as this .11-.50 set can now be snapped up for 15 percent off with the code blackfriday15 at Guitar Center.

Fender Classic Core .009-.042 set – 15% at Sweetwater 

Fender Classic Core .009-.042 set – 15% at Sweetwater 
Designed with round core wire instead of the more modern hexagonal type, these light strings are designed to be perfect for classic rock 'n' roll, and big, attitude-filled bends. Now, the set can be acquired for 15% off via Sweetwater.

D'Addario EXP Acoustic Strings: up to $11 off

D'Addario EXP Acoustic Strings: up to $11 off
Avoid unwanted corrosion and regular string changes with D’Addario’s coated acoustic strings. Available in an array of different gauges, the strings on offer feature an ultra-fine EXP coating that fends off nasties such as sweat, which will keep your acoustic sounding better for longer.

Fender Dura-tone .13-.56 set – was $26.49, now $5.99

Fender Dura-tone .13-.56 set – was $26.49, now $5.99
Coated in the patented 'Dura-tone' micro-treatment that gives them their name, Fender's Dura-tone line acoustic strings are notable for their incredible longevity. Most Dura-tone sets are on sale now at Guitar Center to some degree, but you can get especially big-time savings on this .13-.56 Phosphor Bronze set. 

Martin Authentic Acoustic string sets – 25% off 

Martin Authentic Acoustic string sets – 25% off 
With fantastic tuning stability and corrosion resistance, Martin's Authentic Acoustic Superior Performance string sets are truly worthy of being placed on the beautifully constructed guitars Martin produces. More affordable than you would think, these sets are now even cheaper for Black Friday with 25% discounts at Sweetwater.  

GHS Doyle Dykes Signature Acoustic strings –15% off

GHS Doyle Dykes Signature Acoustic strings –15% off
Made from an alloy of copper, tin and phosphor wound over a hex core, the signature string set from master acoustic guitarist Doyle Dykes is designed to produce resonant, bright tone. Now, the set can be bought for 15% off with the code blackfriday15 at Guitar Center.

Black Friday guitar deals: Guitar cable deals

Boss BCK-12 Solderless Cable Kit: $89.99

Boss BCK-12 Solderless Cable Kit: $89.99, $64.99
Start making your own patch cables today without the need for any soldering or specialist tools. The Boss BCK-12 comes with a 12-foot run of cable that can be trimmed to length, and 12 solderless jack plugs with 24K gold connectors to make up to six patch cables. Overhaul your pedalboard for less with $25 off the regular price at Amazon!

Black Friday guitar deals: Guitar case deals

$199

Gruv Gear GigBlade Acoustic Gig Bag:  $199, $129
Got an acoustic that needs protecting? Look no further. With the GigBlade, faux fur, 600D polyester panels and a 1680D nylon waterproof cover provide protection against the weather and accidental whacks, while the side-carry design makes for a convenient carrying experience. There's ample accessory space, too, which is always a bonus.

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Gruv Gear GigBlade Ukulele Gig Bag:  $119, $49
Ukuleles are more fragile, so need a gig bag up to the task. Dense polyester walls and plush faux fur lining will keep your instrument safe and sound, and the waterproof hood will keep it sheltered from the elements during transport. Quite possibly the ultimate ukulele gig bag.

Black Friday guitar deals: Guitar plugins

Waves Black Friday: Plugins from $29.99

Waves Black Friday: Plugins from $29.99
Use the coupon code BF21 at checkout to get huge discounts on plugins and bundles. Spend $50 or more and you'll receive an email after checkout to select your FREE plugin (any plugin with a “with coupon” price of up to $29.99). Spend over $90 and you can make that two, or over $120 for THREE FREE PLUGINS!

Get a free Black Friday plugin from Waves!

Get a free Black Friday plugin from Waves!
Sign up now to guarantee your place at the front of the queue. Waves has dropped its brand-new free plugin, the Lofi Space!

AmpliTube 5 MAX: was $599, now $349

AmpliTube 5 MAX: was $599, now $349
Save a huge 42% off IK Multimedia's AmpliTube 5 MAX. Included are 107 stomps, 107 amplifiers, 101 cabinets, 31 speakers, 44 rack FX, 18 microphones and 8 rooms – more than enough for most guitarists or home producers. Save $250 this Black Friday.

AmpliTube 5 SE: was $149.99, now $39.99

AmpliTube 5 SE: was $149.99, now $39.99
One of the biggest names in guitar amp & FX modeling software has dropped the price to only $39.99! Bag yourself 80 essential gear models for less than a single overdrive pedal.

Positive Grid BIAS Software: Up to $180 off

Positive Grid BIAS Software: Up to $180 off  
Save big on a range of BIAS software. Everything from FX 2, Experience Jimi Hendrix, BIAS Pedal and FX 2 Metal Edition are all heavily discounted right now.  

iZotope Gold Package: $1,342

iZotope Gold Package: $1,342, now $49, save $1,293
Everything you need to bring professional levels of craftsmanship and creativity to your guitar production and more. You get iZotope Elements 6, which comprises entry-level but very capable versions of RX, Nectar, Neutron and Ozone. In addition, you get Trash 2 to mangle and distort your creations. On top of that, there's Exponential Audio's R2 reverb, Phoenix reverb and Excalibur effects. All for just $49.

Native Instruments E-Instruments: Save up to 67%

Native Instruments E-Instruments: Save up to 67%
Add some new members to your virtual band with Native Instruments. This bundle includes keys, strings, horns and more, and is currently available for £359, (down from £1,109), while individual instruments are also available with a 50% discount.

Soundtoys plugins and bundles: up to 70% off

Soundtoys plugins and bundles: up to 70% off
There’s everything from mic preamp emulations to delays, reverbs, dynamics, modulation, filtering, vocal effects and more in this Soundtoys Black Friday sale! And with prices starting at just £24.95, you'll be sure to find something to get excited about. 

BIAS Amp 2 Elite: was $299, now $149

BIAS Amp 2 Elite: was $299, now $149
Already know the amp tone you're looking for? BIAS Amp 2 can match the sound of any miked amp or audio file, so if you have an example of what you're after you've already nailed it. But, where's the fun in just copying something else when you can make that tone your own? Swap out tubes, customise preamps, change those transformers, A/B open-backed cabs vs closed and experiment with multiple mics in every position possible. Then upload your masterpiece to ToneCloud or download other guitarist's creations. The possibilities are endless.

BIAS FX 2 Elite: was $299, now $149

BIAS FX 2 Elite: was $299, now $149
BIAS FX 2 enables you to create and endlessly tweak your entire dream rig using an extremely intuitive signal path GUI. Yes, you could buy the Standard or Pro packages but at this price the Elite version makes much more sense. You get 100 amps, 122 effects, 20 Guitar Match models, 18 HD rack units, and the three new fuzz, time and harmonizer modellers. Significantly, Positive Grid has also thrown in all three modules of its BIAS Pedal software, which has a $297 value (currently discounted to $147).

BIAS Pedal: $99 per module

BIAS Pedal:$99 per module, $49
If you've already invested in a BIAS FX 2 Standard or Pro version then this is an obvious add-on that, at this price, it's silly to overlook. Essentially, BIAS Pedal enables you to build your own custom pedals and add them to BIAS FX's pedalboard, but there's so much more to it than that. Three modules are available at a price of $147 for all three – distortion, delay and modulation – and you can change everything from the colour of the pedal box through to circuit board components.

BIAS Platinum Collection: $799 per module

BIAS Platinum Collection: $799 per module, $469
Here's the BIAS Platinum Collection at a $330 saving. Not quite 50%, but still a healthy amount off. In terms of value, you get pretty much everything – BIAS FX 2, BIAS AMP2, Metal Signature Pack, Bass Expansion Pack, Acoustic Expansion Pack, BIAS Pedal Distortion, BIAS Pedal Delay, BIAS Pedal Modulation, Pro Series Compressor, Pro Series EQ, Celestion Classic Pack. It's a complete guitar studio.

Metal Signature and Bass Expansion packs: Were $79 each, now $39 each

Metal Signature and Bass Expansion packs:
Were $79 each, now $39 each
You can never have enough bass, right? Or quality metal tones. These BIAS FX expansion packs are too cheap to ignore right now. The Metal pack adds six new pedal tones from artists Keith Merrow and Jeff Loomis, everything from drive to delay. It also includes a similar number of amp tones. The Bass Expansion pack fleshes out BIAS FX with half a dozen stomp box effects, including absolute must-haves such as octave, chorus and envelope. This is a very inexpensive way to invest in some indispensable sounds.

40% off Toontrack EZX Expansions: was $79

40% off Toontrack EZX Expansions: was $79, now $47
As guitar players, we know how hard it is to find a good drummer. Well with discounts on Toontrack at Sweetwater, now you don't need one. From blues and jazz, rock and metal, funk and soul there's a style here for everyone. 

Waves Platinum: Was $1,999.99

Waves Platinum: Was $1,999.99, now $269.99
Ok, so you were probably never going to spend full whack on this package, but right now Platinum is at a great price. Get your hands on 60 killer plugins for less than $270, which works out at $4.50 apiece. To get your hands on those plugins individually would cost the earth, so strike now while they’re criminally cheap.

IK Multimedia FAME Studios: pre-order and save $20

IK Multimedia FAME Studios: pre-order and save $20
Get the sound of the iconic Muscle Shoals studio in your DAW for less by pre-ordering IK's new plugin for $130/€130 (the regular price will be $150/€150).

Black Friday guitar deals: Online lessons

Fender Play: 3 month free trial

Fender Play: 3 month free trial
Fender Play gives you access to thousands of guitar, bass and ukulele lessons, songs, backing tracks and more. With expert guidance, you'll go from beginner to player in record time, and most importantly, have fun while doing it! Right now you can give it a whirl for 3 months without paying a cent.

1 year Fender Play + Mustang Micro: $330

1 year Fender Play + Mustang Micro: $330, $129.99
With a total saving of over 60%, you can level up your learning with a whole year’s access to thousands of pro-shot video tutorials covering artists from the Rolling Stones to Ed Sheeran, and get a feature-packed Mustang Micro headphone amplifier completely free.

ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40

ArtistWorks Lessons: 40% off with code BIG40
Learn to play the guitar with online courses by shred legend Paul Gilbert, blues aficionado Jared James Nichols and many more world-class musicians. Right now ArtistWorks is offering a mega 40% off all of their 12-month plans when you use code BIG40 at the checkout.  

MasterClass Lessons: 2-for-1 Membership Offer

MasterClass Lessons: 2-for-1 Membership Offer
Give the gift of lessons with MasterClass this Black Friday. MasterClass allows you to “learn from the best” with a wealth of industry professionals and world-famous musicians ready to teach you everything from guitar and drums to cooking and writing. Right now you can get 2-for-1 on an annual membership.  

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: FAQ

Black Friday 2021 will land on Friday, 26 November. The deals will extend across that weekend (also known as Cyber Weekend) before finishing with a bang on with Cyber Monday guitar deals on 29 November.

The deals won't be restricted to those four days, though. Previous experience tells us that some of the best Black Friday guitar deals will emerge well in advance of the event – so keep checking this page to see what epic deals we uncover. 

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: what to expect

All major musical instrument retailers get in on the Black Friday guitar deals action, slashing prices on a wealth of products.

We've included some highlights from last year below, but some of our favorite deals included a fantastic $100 off the Fender Player Stratocaster, a whopping $400 off the Boss Nextone Artist, and $170 off the Schecter C-1. These Black Friday electric guitar deals sold out quickly, so it pays to be first out of the gate - if you see a deal you like, grab it!

The Amazon and Walmart Black Friday sales will be huge, too. Not only do they sell a fair range of music-making gear, but these are also the places to pick up things like wireless headphones and Amazon Echo devices.

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: Will there be stock issues?

It's no secret that there are massive issues with stock at the moment - and not just with guitar gear. With shortages worldwide and increased demand, it seems getting your hands on that particular guitar is going to be more complicated than ever. 

Now, while it will undoubtedly vary from retailer to retailer and even depend on where you are in the world, our advice remains the same -  if you see a great deal on a piece of gear you want, grab it straight away - if you hang around, you are likely to miss out. 

As we get closer to Christmas, there is a potential for delivery delays, so we'd recommend ordering as early as possible to avoid the risk of the item not arriving on time. Luckily the Black Friday guitar deals tend to start early, so you should be able to grab a bargain in time. 

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: how to prepare

Our biggest tip to get ready for the best Black Friday guitar deals is to get your research done super early. Work out what you need, not just what you want, and get your wishlist together asap. Make a note of prices as early as possible so you know if a deal is really as good as it suggests when it drops into your inbox or appears on your social media feeds.

To help you create your dream shopping list, take some time out to explore our expert buying guides and product reviews.

Should I buy guitar gear online during Black Friday?

If you're concerned about buying a guitar or other gear on Black Friday without playing it first, you needn’t be. Online music instrument retailers like Guitar Center , Musician’s Friend and Sweetwater offer hassle-free returns as standard, so you can purchase a guitar, play it in the comfort and privacy of your home and, if it’s not right, send it back without issue. You should check the specific returns policy for your chosen retailer before you purchase, but most offer between 30-45 days to return an item, as long as it’s in original condition.

What else can I buy during Black Friday 2021?

It's not just about the Black Friday guitar deals in November. Aside from music-making gear discounts, you'll find bargains on great tech like robot vacuum cleaners, iPads, MacBook Pros and Amazon Echos – and you can even pick up groceries, pet food and dishwasher tablets – but it’s the guitar deals we’ll be looking out for.

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: Last year's top deals

Here's a flavor of last year's most epic Black Friday guitar deals to give you an idea of what to expect in 2021.

Last year's top Black Friday guitar pedal deals

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TC Electronic pedals: were $69, now $39 each, save $30
11 of TC's well-respected effects pedals have received hefty discounts at Guitar Center, so if you're looking to expand your pedalboard, now's the time. Chorus, reverb, delay, distortion, drive, overdrive – whatever you're after, all effects are covered in one of the best deals you'll see this holiday season.

Last year's top Black Friday electric guitar deals

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Fender Player Stratocaster, Black: $699 $599 at Guitar Center
Looking to snag that David Gilmour swag for less? This limited-edition black Player Strat is your ticket to Pink Floyd vibes, while its trio of articulate single coils will have your leads shining. This is a crazy diamond of a deal.

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Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859 now $689.99
With active EMG 81 and Sustainiac pickups, as well as the Floyd Rose and 24-fret neck, the C-1 is a shredder's dream. The Sustaniac will infinitely sustain either a fundamental note or harmonics, depending on the position of its dedicated switch. This is a lot of guitar for the money, and now Musician’s Friend has knocked a tasty $170 off, it’s an even better deal. 

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Gretsch G2657T Streamliner: was $549, now $399, save $150
Decked out in a stunning Ocean Turquoise finish and packing Gretsch's Broad'Tron humbucking pickups and a licensed Bigsby vibrato, this streamlined semi-hollow is an absolute steal – especially for under $400.

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Fender Player Telecaster Plus: Was $730, now only $600
Let's face it, who doesn't want a Tele on their guitar rack? With a lightweight solid alder body, comfortable C-shaped maple neck and fingerboard and tonally diverse single coil pickups, this Fender Player Telecaster Plus more than earns a spot on yours.

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Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I: $175, now $140
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 it's currently at full price.

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Squier Stratocaster guitar pack: $219, now $169.99, save $50
This Squier guitar pack will get you playing fast, with everything you need to get started: a Squier Stratocaster, Frontman practice amp, cable, strap and picks. But you'll also receive access to Fender's Play software for three months. With plenty of lessons and songs, it's sure to keep you busy! Choose between Olympic White or 3-Color Sunburst.

Last year's top Black Friday guitar accesory deals

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Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings: 6 sets for $21.99
No other string set on the market has the perfect blend of durability, performance, sound, and price that Ernie Ball's Regular Slinky set brings to the table. Get six packs of these ultra-dependable strings for just $21.99 now.

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Snark Super Snark HZ: Was $39.99, now $19.99
Snark has made a name for itself with its accurate, quick-reading clip-on guitar tuners, and the Super Snark HZ is the pinnacle of its efforts so far, with ridiculously precise 1Hz tuning accuracy. Guitar Center has knocked 20% off the price to help you get started.

Last year's top Black Friday guitar amp deals

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Boss Nextone Guitar Artist Amp: Was $899, now $499
The bigger brother in the do-it-all series, offering the same tones and effects, plus even more versatility and power at 80 watts. Sam Ash has slashed the price of this amp by $400 for a limited time only.

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Vox AC30S1 1x12" combo: Was $899, now $699, save $200

A rock 'n' roll classic for less! This 1x12" Vox AC30 will have you chiming all the way to the tone-bank this Black Friday, with its 12AX7/EL84 valves, single-channel based on the AC30 Top Boost circuit, digital reverb, and Celestion speaker. With $200 off, now's your chance to add this iconic sound to your arsenal.

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Positive Grid Spark amp + bag: $359/£269, now $251/£188
Get 30% off the Positive Grid Spark guitar amp. The Spark is packed to the rafters with tones, effects and impressive features, and the free app lets you explore even more. Included in this deal is the Spark Traveler Gig Bag, so you can keep up your practice routine wherever you go.

Last year's top Black Friday acoustic guitar deals

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Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Cutaway: $449, now $379
If looks are what you're after, look no further than the Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Cutaway in Wine Red. The finish alone is a head-turner, but that pickguard decal just demands attention. If you're a beginner with a little more budget to spend, this guitar will be a worthy ally in your quest for acoustic wizardry.

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Martin Special X1-DE Acoustic Electric: $599.99, now $479.99
Martin's affordable X-Series propelled Ed Sheeran to stadiums worldwide. With a high grade solid spruce top, combined with Martin's 'forest-friendly' HPL back and sides, Martin prove that you don't need to break the bank to achieve a fantastic tone.  The X1-DE even has a Fishman Sonitone pickup/preamp, which provides a killer natural tone when you need to plug in. Get $120 off now at Musician's Friend.

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Fender FA-135CE guitar: Was $199.99, now $149.99
You really can’t go wrong with the big ‘F’ on the headstock. The slim neck and comfortable body size mean this guitar is impossible to put down, making the Fender FA-135CE a perfect beginner instrument. Natural, Black, Sunburst, and classy all-mahogany finishes are all available from Guitar Center, who are knocking off $50.

Last year's top Black Friday software deals

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Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: $299, now $119
BIAS FX 2 gives you an arsenal of virtual amps, pedals, rack effects, and cabs to shape your sound with. It's one of the best software modelers out there, and with versions available at different price points, there's something for everyone here. Choose Elite, Pro or Standard when you add it to your basket.

Check out more Black Friday deals 

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249, now $219
If you’re looking to start your guitar-playing journey, this is the deal for you. In essence, your first guitar will be the iconic Les Paul, and with the boatload of extras this pack provides, you’ll be on your way learning your first few songs in no time. It’s by no means a perfect guitar, but it comes pretty darn close to being the perfect beginner’s pack. At $30 off, you’ve got nothing to lose. 

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249

Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack: was $249, now $219
If you’re looking to start your guitar-playing journey, this is the deal for you. In essence, your first guitar will be the iconic Les Paul, and with the boatload of extras this pack provides, you’ll be on your way learning your first few songs in no time. It’s by no means a perfect guitar, but it comes pretty darn close to being the perfect beginner’s pack. At $30 off, you’ve got nothing to lose. 

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