Cyber Monday guitar deals 2023: Our expert pick of today's sales and savings that are still live

Cyber Monday guitar deals 2023: Our expert pick of today's sales and savings in one place
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And just like that, the Cyber Monday guitar deals are over for another year. Don't worry if you didn't quite get around to buying that flash new guitar you had your heart set on as there is still time to bag a bargain. As you'd expect, the majority of the epic deals we saw over the Cyber Weekend are still hanging around, meaning you can still score a deal. 

Easily the best sale of the year comes courtesy of Sweetwater, who was offering up to 80% off a wide range of guitar gear - and the sale is still running, you have until the end of the day to get involved! Elsewhere, you'll find up to 50% off a wide variety of popular models in Fender's Cyber Week sale and up to 40% off at Musician's Friend.

Over the last few days, we've seen enticing offers on electric guitars, eye-watering discounts on acoustic guitars, budget-friendly pedal deals and even outstanding bass guitar prices – there really is something for everyone. We've been covering the Cyber Monday sales for many years, so we have a good idea of what makes for a truly great offer. 

We genuinely believe this year was the greatest in recent memory, with hundreds of dollars slashed off big-name brands and some of the year's best prices. From now on, we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for the very best offers we can find on all things guitar-related, so be sure to check back regularly to see what we uncover. 

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Editor's picks

Fender Cyber Week Sale: Up to 50% off

Fender Cyber Week Sale: Up to 50% off
From $10 straps to $60 pickup sets, $149 Squiers to 30% savings on the entire Vintera range, plus up to $550(!) off the made-in-Japan Aerodyne lineup, there is something for every guitarist in Fender.com’s epic Cyber Week Sale – based on these discounts, it’s one of the best guitar sales we’ve seen this year.

Fender Vintera range: 30% off while supplies last

Fender Vintera range: 30% off while supplies last
Fender is clearly feeling generous, having applied a series-wide 30% discount across its Vintera guitars and basses. Take your pick of a range of classic Strats, Teles, Mustangs and more, all of which offer some period-accurate specs, modern build quality and a handful of drop dead gorgeous finishes. Be quick: this deal applies only while stock lasts.

Huge PRS sale: 20% off all PRS SE guitars

Huge PRS sale: 20% off all PRS SE guitars
In one of the biggest discounts of the year, PRS has slashed 20% off the price of its entire SE range. That means you can snag a PRS for as little as $559, with savings of up to $320. Whether you're after a Singlecut, Silver Sky, bass or acoustic, this is one of the best deals of Cyber Monday and beyond. You can secure these savings at a host of retailers, including Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and Sweetwater.

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa: $599.99, $399.99

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa: $599.99, $399.99
One of the best Sterling by Music Man launches in recent years, this signature model for Mars Volta maverick Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is a no-nonsense, endlessly playable rock machine, with a slick roasted maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, locking tuners and two tonesome custom humbuckers. We rated it 4.5/5, and it's available now from Musician's Friend with an almighty $200 off.

Fender Player Stratocaster, Ltd Ed Black: $799 $599

Fender Player Stratocaster, Ltd Ed Black: $799 $599
This Strat will appeal to fans of David Gilmour. There aren't too many Stratocaster spec combos more iconic than a black body and pickguard with a maple fingerboard, and thanks to this tasty Guitar Center deal you can harness that classic Gilmour black Strat vibe and those sought-after Strat sounds for $200 cheaper than usual.

Fender Player Strat in Shell Pink: $824, now $649

Fender Player Strat in Shell Pink: $824, now $649
This might be the best-looking Stratocaster on sale this Cyber Monday: this Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster not only boasts a stunning Shell Pink finish, but it's topped off with a tortoiseshell scratchplate. And with $175 off the list price at Guitar Center, it’s a steal to boot.

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro IV: $549, now $399

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro IV: $549, now $399
What’s better than a Goldtop Les Paul? A discounted Goldtop Les Paul – and you can also snag this budget beauty in Ebony, Wine Red and Pacific Blue finishes. Loaded with Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers with push/pull coil-splitting, this is a surprisingly versatile guitar, while its maple-topped mahogany body nails the classic LP vibe – and right now you can bag $100 off at Musician’s Friend.

Fender Ltd Ed Player Tex-Mex Strat: $849 $699

Fender Ltd Ed Player Tex-Mex Strat: $849 $699
This upgraded take on Fender's popular Player format is equipped with a set of the company's Tex-Mex pickups for a fatter single-coil sound that's perfect for Texas blues. It's one of this year's best lookers, too, with a Sonic Blue finish, complemented by a mint green-hued pickguard. Guitar Center has shaved $150 off its $849 asking price, bringing the final figure down to $699.

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V: $2,499, now $1,999

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V: $2,499, now $1,999
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V is about as versatile as a Les Paul gets, packing coil-splits and out-of-phase switches, and comes in a luxurious Satin Wine Red finish. If you're in the market for a bonafide rock machine, this has to be your next guitar – especially with Guitar Center slashing the price to just $1,999.

Price check: Musician's Friend $1,999

Gretsch G2217 Streamliner Junior Jet Club: $399, $299

Gretsch G2217 Streamliner Junior Jet Club: $399, $299
One of the biggest electric guitar bargains you’ll find this Cyber Monday is this gorgeous Gretsch single-cut for just $299. Besides this limited-edition – and rather classy – Fairlane Blue finish, the JJC BT’s big selling point is its pair of Broad’Tron humbuckers, which offer a wide frequency response for a more contemporary twist on the company’s trademark tones. And at $100 off from Musician’s Friend, you really have no excuse not to sample that great Gretsch sound.

Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass: was $1,249, now $874

Fender Vintera ’70s Jazz Bass: was $1,249, now $874
Much like the Classic Vibes available in the Squier line-up, the Vintera brief is offering vintage feel and tone, with modern conveniences. They are made in Fender’s much-lauded Mexico facility and, while we’ve not reviewed this exact model, its sibling, the Vintera ’60s Jazz Bass, got a 4.5/5 star review – with our expert noting, “The Vintera’s playability is very pleasing – there’s something extremely satisfying about picking up a Jazz from a new range and finding that all the classic hallmarks are there.” You can expect the same thing from the ’70s Jazz, and right now you can bag a $125 discount over at Guitar Center.  

Guild Starfire Bass II: was $1,499, now $999

Guild Starfire Bass II: was $1,499, now $999
Available with a massive $500 discount – that’s 33% off the original price – this semi-hollow short-scale Starfire Bass has a classic yet characterful profile, and we love that Emerald Green finish. If you’re unfamiliar with the Starfire Bass II, it was beloved by Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady and the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. This modern remake has got a great neck on it, while BiSonic pickups are brilliantly responsive – and sound superb when paired. In our review, the Starfire Bass II scored 4.5/5 and was called “a beautiful recreation of a classic”. With $500 off the list price, we’re surprised this is still available, frankly. 

D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH: $899.99 $509.99

D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH: $899.99 $509.99
Guitar Center is offering a huge $390 discount on this stunning semi-hollow offset from D'Angelico. It's got retro charms a-plenty, but a seriously flexible HSS setup that – thanks to the Duncan Design mini humbucker – gives you access to a huge range of tones, but doesn't look like it's been culled from a Super Strat...

Squier Classic Vibe Jag: Was $499.99, now $399.99

Squier Classic Vibe Jag: Was $499.99, now $399.99
Next up is the retro-inspired '60s Jag in the eye-catching Silver Sparkle finish. This guitar has all the vintage charm of an original Jag but without the hefty price tag. Right now this guitar is down to $399.99, that's a saving of $100. 

Price check: Sweetwater $459.99

Fender Vintera '50s Tele Modified: $1,199.99, $839.99

Fender Vintera '50s Tele Modified: $1,199.99, $839.99
The Vintera Modified Tele is the perfect axe for those who want the best of both worlds. This Tele has plenty of vintage mojo in the style department but also benefits from modern features such as a contemporary neck profile and hotter pickups. 

Price check: Sweetwater $839.99

Fender Vintera '60s Mustang: $1,149.99, $804.99

Fender Vintera '60s Mustang: $1,149.99, $804.99
The Mustang Bass has made quite the impact since it was released back in '64, finding its way into the hands of everyone from Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones and even Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance - and now you can join the club for a less, with 30% off while stocks last.  

Price check: Sweetwater $804.99

Neural Quad Cortex: Free plugin and GigCase

Neural Quad Cortex: Free plugin and GigCase
We don’t need to tell you how good the Neural DSP Quad Cortex is. The price has recently dropped on this cutting-edge modeller/multi-FX unit, but here you can get even better value with a Neural DSP plugin bundled in (worth $159.99) as well as a Neural GigCase worth $119.99.

Boss DS-1W Distortion: was $149, now $99

Boss DS-1W Distortion: was $149, now $99
The DS-1W aims to be the ultimate DS-1, featuring the original tone beloved by Kurt Cobain, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, as well as a new Custom mode, which bumps up the volume and midrange for a more refined take on the iconic hard-clipping sound – we awarded it 4.5/5 in our review for a reason. This modern stompbox classic was only launched last year, so we’re surprised to see $50 slashed off the price at Sweetwater, but we’ll definitely take it.

Boss HM-2W Heavy Metal: was $149.99 now $113.63

Boss HM-2W Heavy Metal: was $149.99 now $113.63
Best known for being the Swedish death metal pedal, the HM-2W also found fame in David Gilmour’s guitar rig during the ’80s. All of which tells you that this pedal is versatile. Very versatile. This Waza Craft recreation brings back the classic chainsaw distortion, but adds a new Custom mode for even more aggression. This was one of Boss’ most highly anticipated reissues ever – and scored a worthy 5/5 in our review – so a 24% price cut is not something you see every day. Thanks, Amazon!

Boss GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor: $1,099 $890.27

Boss GT-1000 Guitar Effects Processor: $1,099 $890.27
The GT-1000 is Boss’ top-of-the-range multi-effects and amp modeler, boasting the same Tube Logic modeling that appears in its best-selling Katana line, plus a raft of reliably excellent Boss effects and practically infinite sonic possibilities. It might not have the internet hype of the Quad Cortex or Tone Master Pro, but trust us, the sonic performance is absolutely up there – especially considering it’s over $800 cheaper than its rivals, thanks to this $209.72 discount at Amazon.

MESA/Boogie Mini Rectifier 25: $1,699, now $1,359

MESA/Boogie Mini Rectifier 25: $1,699, now $1,359
If a full-size Dual Rectifier is likely to cause you problems with your neighbours, this mini-MESA/Boogie is your answer. All the tone of the 90s classic is scaled down into a 25-watt tone machine that will work great for at home, in the studio and on stage. Especially at this price, with $330 off at Guitar Center.

Price check: Sweetwater $1,699

Guitar Tricks Black Friday: $99 one-year sub

Guitar Tricks Black Friday: $99 one-year sub
Now is the best time to sign up for Guitar Tricks, with the best price of the year on a Full Access annual subscription, plus hundreds of dollars of extras, including a custom lesson plan, access to one premium Bootcamp, a copy of Guitar Tricks’ Ultimate Beginner Guide and exclusive access to their brand new 100 Essential Licks video series. If you’re serious about learning the guitar, this deal places a serious amount of valuable content at your fingertips.

Line 6 HX Stomp: Was $699, now $649

Line 6 HX Stomp: Was $699, now $649
Possibly the best bit of kit you'll treat your pedalboard too, the HX Stomp is crammed with high quality Line 6 effects, all the amp and cab models you could ever need, and three footswitches that help you navigate the above in a number of different ways. Regular updates means this will just get better with age, and it's small enough to sit at the end of your current rig if all you need is a few extra effects. $50 off with a free gig case, as well as a Worshop bundle, is available from Sweetwater.

Cyber Monday guitar deals: Electric guitars

Huge PRS sale: 20% off all PRS SE guitars

Huge PRS sale: 20% off all PRS SE guitars
In one of the biggest discounts of the year, PRS has slashed 20% off the price of its entire SE range. That means you can snag a PRS for as little as $559, with savings of up to $320. Whether you're after a Singlecut, Silver Sky, bass or acoustic, this is one of the best deals of Cyber Monday and beyond. You can secure these savings at a host of retailers, including Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and Sweetwater.

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa: $599.99, $399.99

Sterling by Music Man Mariposa: $599.99, $399.99
One of the best Sterling by Music Man launches in recent years, this signature model for Mars Volta maverick Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is a no-nonsense, endlessly playable rock machine, with a slick roasted maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, locking tuners and two tonesome custom humbuckers. We rated it 4.5/5, and it's available now from Musician's Friend with an almighty $200 off.

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro IV: $549, now $399

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro IV: $549, now $399
What’s better than a Goldtop Les Paul? A discounted Goldtop Les Paul – and you can also snag this budget beauty in Ebony, Wine Red and Pacific Blue finishes. Loaded with Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers with push/pull coil-splitting, this is a surprisingly versatile guitar, while its maple-topped mahogany body nails the classic LP vibe – and right now you can bag $100 off at Musician’s Friend.

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster: $429 $349

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster: $429 $349
Be still, our aching wallets: this offset stunner comes in three of the all-time best Fender finishes – Daphne Blue, Shell Pink and Surf Green – and delivers all the typical Jazzmaster playability via a rhythm/lead circuit, two Alnico single coils and a floating vibrato system. And it’s now $110 off at Musician’s Friend. What are you waiting for?

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V: $2,499, now $1,999

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V: $2,499, now $1,999
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V is about as versatile as a Les Paul gets, packing coil-splits and out-of-phase switches, and comes in a luxurious Satin Wine Red finish. If you're in the market for a bonafide rock machine, this has to be your next guitar – especially with Guitar Center slashing the price to just $1,999.

Fender Player Strat, Fiesta Red: $849.99, $594.99

Fender Player Strat, Fiesta Red: $849.99, $594.99
First up is the drop-dead-gorgeous Player Strat in Fiesta Red. It's no secret that we absolutely love the Player Series and we love them even more when there is 30% off! 

PRS SE John Mayer Silver Sky: Was $849, now $679

PRS SE John Mayer Silver Sky: Was $849, now $679
Both the maple and rosewood-equipped versions of John Mayer's highly praised SE Silver Sky signature guitar is now 20% off at Guitar Center, so trust me when I say now is as good a time as any if you've been thinking about getting one. 635JM single-coils, serious playability and that Sob Rock flair make this an absolute winner for Black Friday. What's more, all of the finish options are on offer, too. A Nylon Blue maple SE Silver Sky? for $679?! Don't mind if I do.

Huge Epiphone sale: Save up to 25% at Guitar Center

Huge Epiphone sale: Save up to 25% at Guitar Center
Whether it's a 1959 Les Paul, ES-335 semi-acoustic, or a Silverburst Les Paul Custom, Guitar Center might have just served up one of the most drool-worthy lists of guitar deals we're going to see this Cyber Monday, with up to $250 off. The guitars mentioned are just a few of the stunning deals that caught our eye, click through for the full list. 

Squier Classic Vibe Jag: Was $499.99, now $399.99

Squier Classic Vibe Jag: Was $499.99, now $399.99
Next up is the retro-inspired '60s Jag in the eye-catching Silver Sparkle finish. This guitar has all the vintage charm of an original Jag but without the hefty price tag. Right now this guitar is down to $399.99, that's a saving of $100. 

Fender Aerodyne Strat: $1,329.99, now $999.99

Fender Aerodyne Strat: $1,329.99, now $999.99
One of the best playing Fender guitars we've played in years, the Fender Aerodyne Special Strat HSS has an unbelievably fast-playing neck and seriously good-sounding pickups to boot. 

Fender Aerodyne guitars and basses: up to $550 off

Fender Aerodyne guitars and basses: up to $550 off
We all love Fender's made-in-Japan guitars here at GW. Love 'em. They rarely make it to US shores, but the high-spec Aerodyne Special series did… and they're seeing massive discounts right now. Fender has slashed the price of these guitars and basses twice over the weekend, meaning you can now get any one of the series for just $799, rather than the original $1,299+. I reviewed one of 'em earlier this year, and couldn't find fault in its sultry curves, smooth-operating Babicz trem and endlessly playable satin-finished neck. At this price, I'm tempted to add one to my collection on a permanent basis.

Fender Vintera '50s Tele Modified: $1,199.99, $839.99

Fender Vintera '50s Tele Modified: $1,199.99, $839.99
The Vintera Modified Tele is the perfect axe for those who want the best of both worlds. This Tele has plenty of vintage mojo in the style department but also benefits from modern features such as a contemporary neck profile and hotter pickups. 

Squier Affinity Jazzmaster: $279.99, $223.99

Squier Affinity Jazzmaster: $279.99, $223.99
This low-cost series is superb for beginners and now offers more choice than ever. We can't get enough of the Affinity Jazzmaster, its lightweight body, slim and comfortable C-shaped neck and Squier single-coil Jazzmaster pickups add up to a guitar that is way more than the sum of its parts. 

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $449

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: was $599, now $449
What do you call a guitar that has you covered for everything from jazz to blues, indie to classic rock and more? Easy, it’s the ES-335. Check out the ES-335 Traditional Pro. It’s on sale for $449 (down from $599) with a choice of Inverness Green, or Metallic Gold. You'll get a double-bound, 5-ply maple body, a mahogany neck (with the classic dot fretboard markers) and a pair of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. Bag yourself a slice of semi-hollow royalty for less before they’re gone.

Fender Vintera Road Worn '50s Strat: $1,299.99, $909.99

Fender Vintera Road Worn '50s Strat: $1,299.99, $909.99 Like your guitars to be played in? Well, this limited edition Vintera Road Worn '50s Stratocaster is the axe for you. Featuring Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups and plenty of vintage mojo this guitar is a total bargain at only $909.99. 

Guild Starfire IV: Was: $1,399, now $899

Guild Starfire IV: Was: $1,399, now $899
Save up to $600 on five Guild Starfire models over at Sweetwater. These guitars are seriously underrated at the best of times, so $899 for each is a really great deal. They've each got '60s-voiced LB-1 humbuckers for Golden Era tones, and are uber-playable thanks to their three-piece U-profile necks and thinline maple bodies. Oh, and they look drop dead gorgeous, too.

Fender Ltd Ed Player Tex-Mex Stratocaster: $849 $699

Fender Ltd Ed Player Tex-Mex Stratocaster: $849 $699
This upgraded take on Fender's popular Player format is equipped with a set of the company's Tex-Mex pickups for a fatter single-coil sound that's perfect for Texas blues. It's one of this year's best lookers, too, with a Sonic Blue finish, complemented by a mint green-hued pickguard. Guitar Center has shaved $150 off its $849 asking price, bringing the final figure down to $699.

D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH: $899.99 $509.99

D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH: $899.99 $509.99
Guitar Center is offering a huge $390 discount on this stunning semi-hollow offset from D'Angelico. It's got retro charms a-plenty, but a seriously flexible HSS setup that – thanks to the Duncan Design mini humbucker – gives you access to a huge range of tones, but doesn't look like it's been culled from a Super Strat...

Epiphone SG Traditional Pro: was $499, now $379

Epiphone SG Traditional Pro: was $499, now $379
A contemporary take on Gibson’s classic rock machine. The Traditional Pro has a speedy SlimTaper neck (with rolled fretboard edges), while the pair of Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers are wired to a push-pull volume pot, opening up coil-splitting tone and phase-switched options. Elsewhere, it keeps the traditional mahogany body and neck combo with a rock solid LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Here it’s back in Graphite Black and Metallic Gold, knocking $120 off the list price, in the process.

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: Was $199, now $149

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: Was $199, now $149
The Squier Bullet Mustang HH isn’t going to be with us for much longer, so you’ll need to act fast if you want to snap this one up for just $149 at Guitar Center. We gave it a 4.5-star rating when we reviewed it, and for good reason: it’s playable, well-built, stocked with great tones and that Surf Green finish looks uber cool. Beginner guitars don’t get much better than this.

Epiphone SG Special-I: Was $199, now $149

Epiphone SG Special-I: Was $199, now $149
For those wanting to harness their inner Angus, you will not find a deal more perfect than this Epiphone Special-I SG, which is 25% off at Guitar Center. Young AC/DC fanatics will be able to cut their teeth on the real deal, with the guitar offering a no-nonsense wraparound bridge and a dual humbucker setup for classic rock tones.

Cyber Monday guitar deals: Acoustic guitars

Yamaha F335 acoustic: was $189 now $129

Yamaha F335 acoustic: was $189 now $129
Acoustic guitars for beginners simply do not get much better than this – especially with $50 off at Guitar Center. The F335's dreadnought body delivers a deep bass response with a rosewood fingerboard and comfortable neck shape. It features a laminated spruce top with meranti back and sides, and comes in a choice of three finishes: natural, black and Tobacco Brown Sunburst.

Lava Music guitars: 25% off

Lava Music guitars: 25% off
If you’re interested in trying one, Guitar Center has currently discounted the full range for Cyber Monday. The Blue Lava Touch looks to offer one of the chunkiest markdowns, with 25% off – taking it from $569 to $429. That gets you HPL back and sides, carbon fiber neck and the preamp with onboard touch screen and built-in effects. There are loads of other options to explore at different price points, too.

Fender CC-60SCE: was $349.99, now $279.99

Fender CC-60SCE: was $349.99, now $279.99
Perfect for beginners and advanced acoustic players alike, the Fender CC-60SCE in Aged Cognac Burst finish boasts superb playability courtesy of its satin-finished mahogany neck, and a well-balanced tonal response and sleek aesthetic thanks to its all-mahogany build. Plus, a Fishman CD preamp means you can plug in no problem. And in this killer Musician's Friend deal, you can get it for sub-$280.

Epiphone PRO-1 acoustic: was $189 now $149

Epiphone PRO-1 acoustic: was $189 now $149
The PRO-1 is the cheapest entry point to an acoustic from the iconic guitar builder. This dreadnought-bodied model is smartly designed, with an EZ-Profile neck contoured to make forming chords that bit easier. There’s also a slim nut width for faster position shifts, while JumboPRO frets give you extra surface area to fret strings. Top hardware from Graph Tech and Grover, as well as Custom PRO-Prietary bracing for a bigger sound make this an ideal acoustic for your first steps on the instrument – especially with $40 off at Guitar Center.

Fender FA-135CE: was $249, now $199

Fender FA-135CE: was $249, now $199
Sure, you know Fender for its classic electric guitars, but its acoustics are no slouches. This affordable offering features a laminated spruce top with basswood back and sides, while a built-in Fishman Ion-T preamp allows for easy plugged-in recording and live performance. A trim neck shape makes for easy playability, too. You can save $50 off the FA-135CE from Guitar Center now, in natural, sunburst and black finishes.

Guild OM-240CE: was $529 now $249

Guild OM-240CE: was $529 now $249
Given Guild is one of the most storied acoustic guitar builders on the planet, you wouldn’t typically see its acoustics in a beginner roundup. But with an astonishing $280 off – that’s 53%, percentage fans – you can get a record-and-gig-ready acoustic as your very first. Available with a solid Sitka spruce top (a feature normally only found on more expensive models), plus mahogany sides and built-in Guild electronics, this Charcoal Burst-finished model is an undeniable bargain at this price, and one of the most impressive offers we’ve seen this year.

Lava Music Blue Lava: was $329 now $259

Lava Music Blue Lava: was $329 now $259
Lava has quickly made a name for itself as a forward-thinking acoustic manufacturer, and the Blue Lava Original is its most affordable model. Its ergonomic shape and light weight are designed for comfort and easy playability, while its high-pressure laminate construction is resistant to temperature, humidity and even the occasional spilled drink. The Blue Lava also features onboard effects, while its aesthetics really set it apart. It’s now $70 off at Guitar Center.

Breedlove Discovery S mahogany concert: $449 $249

Breedlove Discovery S mahogany concert: $449 $249
Typically a name associated with more expensive guitars, this mahogany-finished Breedlove Concert acoustic is now down to $249 at Guitar Center – a $200 saving. Built from sustainable woods and boasting a solid mahogany top, the Discovery S features a thinner neck profile with a narrow nut width and fretboard, making it a perfect choice for beginners, whether your style is based around strumming, fingerstyle or both.

Yamaha C40II classical: was $169 now $149

Yamaha C40II classical: was $169 now $149
If classical guitar is more your speed, this nylon-string classical offering from Yamaha is a great place to start. It features a spruce top with meranti back and sides, plus a rosewood fingerboard, while its two-inch nut width means you can develop your full-sized classical repertoire. For smaller hands, the 3/4-sized CGS103AII is also available for the same price.

Epiphone PR-150 acoustic: Was $179.99, now $129.99

Epiphone PR-150 acoustic: Was $179.99, now $129.99
Epiphone’s PR-150 sticks to the traditional blueprint of a spruce top with mahogany back and sides to deliver a textbook all-round beginner acoustic guitar. It’s got a rosewood fingerboard and sturdy Epiphone tuners, so you can focus on learning to play with a trusted brand for under $130 courtesy of Musician's Friend.