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Guitar Center Cyber Monday 2021: What to expect

Guitar Center Cyber Monday 2021: What to expect
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Cyber Monday may seem like it's miles away, but if the rest of 2021 is anything to go by, it'll be here before you know it. This online sale is the best place to pick up a brilliant deal on guitar gear, from electric guitars and acoustic guitars to combo amps, overdrive pedals and more - and if this years Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals are anything like last year's, then you're in for a real treat.

Cyber Monday itself falls on November 29th 2021, so you've got a little while to get your wishlists ready and research done. It's the ideal time to pick up a great Christmas gift or two as well, so be sure to check on the guitarists in your life. 

Like every Cyber Monday, there are deals flying in left, right and center. You needn't worry about being overwhelmed with choice though, as we'll be scouring Guitar Center's site for the very best deals - and sharing them with you right here.  

Guitar Center Cyber Monday: Latest deals

Okay, these technically Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals, but they're available right now if you don't think you can wait until the big day.

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V Flame Top: $2,999, $2,599
With a saving of $400, now might be the best time to bag yourself the Les Paul of your dreams. Loaded with a set of Tradbucker humbuckers, this LP has all the grunt you'd expect from this famous single-cut, while the advanced switching under the hood allows you to access a myriad of tones.View Deal

Gibson J-185 EC Bhilwara: was $2,699, now $2,159
Gibson has long had a love affair with the jumbo acoustic, and the J-185 builds on the guitars of Gibson's past and takes it in a modern direction. Access to the upper frets is no problem at all, with the addition of the deep cutaway, while the exotic blend of woods deliver a rich, warm tone -  and you can save $540!View Deal

Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V Satin: $2,099, $1,699
Similar to the Traditional Pro V above, but now with a sleek satin finish, this Les Paul offers fantastic value for money - and with a saving of $400, it just got a whole lot better. View Deal

Epiphone ES-335 Traditional Pro: $599, $499
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. View Deal

Epiphone Dove Studio Ltd Ed: $459.99, $299
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. View Deal

Guitar Center Cyber Monday: FAQ

Cyber Monday is the name given to the Monday after Black Friday and Cyber Weekend. Many online retailers (such as Guitar Center) will be continuing their outstanding Black Friday deals, and sometimes adding a few more special offers into the mix. If you want a brand new piece of guitar gear, then Cyber Monday is a great time to grab it. 

This year, Cyber Monday will be on Monday 29 November. If last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals are anything to go by, we are likely to see some brilliant deals. 

Guitar Center Cyber Monday: What to expect

In the past, Guitar Center has offered big money off Fender Player Strats in Surf Pearl, Shell Pink and a very Gilmour-esque black-on-black, bringing their prices down  from $699 to $599. The gorgeous compact Vox AC10 was available for a whisper under $500 after a $100 discount, too.

Acoustic guitarists were looked after handsomely with the fantastic Gretsch G5027CE having $100 slashed from it's retail price. The Fender California Newporter in Teal Satin was another absolute steal, at only $329.99. 

For those who only communicate with sweep-picking and chugs, the Jackson Pro Soloist SLQ2 in Northern Lights came in at $799, after having $200 knocked off its asking price. The Schecter C-1 Platinum also saw big discounts last year. 

We're expecting this year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals to be equally as excellent, with savings on everything from the best metal guitarselectric guitar stringspedalboards and more Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters.

Guitar Center Cyber Monday: How to prepare

Our biggest bit of advice when it comes to Cyber Monday preparation is to DO YOUR RESEARCH! Read up on all the products you need (and all the things you want) and make sure you know them inside out. Make a note of the RRP too - that way you'll know for sure if you're getting a good deal. 

We've got a massive collection of expert buyer's guides and product reviews to make your research a lot easier - so it's worth taking a look at the relevant guides and getting to grips with the products you're into.

Should I buy from Guitar Center online during Cyber Monday?

If you're concerned about buying a guitar or any other gear from Guitar Center this Cyber Monday without having tried it out first, there's no need to be. Guitar Center's return policy is one of the best around, allowing you to return most gear within a window of 45 days. This means you can afford to purchase a guitar or anything else, play it at home, and make up your mind within a few weeks. 

It's worth checking the specifics, as some vintage, custom ordered and music tech gear is subject to different rules however. 

What else can I buy during Cyber Monday 2021?

Well, you can buy pretty much anything this Cyber Monday. You'll find deals on loads of awesome tech like Google Home, iPads, MacBook Pros, Ring doorbells and more - and even random stuff like potato chips, cologne, shower heads... the list goes on. We'll just be focusing on Guitar Center's Cyber Monday deals here though.

Guitar Center Cyber Monday: Last year's top deals

Here are some of last year's best Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals. They should give you a good idea of what to expect this time round!

Last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday electric guitar deals

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.

Fender Player Strat in Shell Pink: Was $724.99, now $599.99
The Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster in Shell Pink is a versatile guitar with loads of character in a frankly glorious color. And with $125 off the list price at Guitar Center, it’s the perfect time to dip in.

Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl: Was $699.99, now $599.99
There’s something about faded green Strats, so the Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster in Surf Pearl really caught our attention. Even more so when it’s down from $699 to just $599 at Guitar Center.

Jackson's Pro Soloist SL2Q Northern Lights: $999, $799
Loaded with a 12-16 compound radius fingerboard, a pair of high-output Seymour Duncan pickups, a Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking tremolo bridge and an eye-catching Northern Lights finish, this is a shredder's dream machine that'll raise (and singe) eyebrows visually and sonically. Get it for $200 off now from Guitar Center! 

Schecter C-1 Platinum: was $599, now $449 at Guitar Center
If your tastes lean towards metal and shred, 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.

Squier Limited-Edition Bullet Telecaster: $179 $129, save $50
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. Available in Lake Placid Blue finish.

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.

Gibson Les Paul Blood Moon exclusive: $2,999
It’s not cheap, but this is as luxurious as modern Les Pauls come, with a bound quilt maple-finished top and flame maple neck. A wealth of switching options and a compound-radius ebony fingerboard make this a killer addition to the collection of any well-heeled contemporary guitar player.

Last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday Acoustic guitar deals

Gretsch G5027CE Rancher Jumbo: Was $599, now $500
If there's any instrument brand that's stood the test of time, it's Gretsch. Founded in 1883, the company has been producing top quality guitars, basses, drums and more for almost 140 years. Its expertise is truly apparent in this G5027CE Rancher Jumbo. Featuring a solid spruce top with laminated flame maple back and sides, a mahogany neck and 21-fret rosewood fingerboard and a Fishman Presys III pickup/preamp system, this guitar has the looks, playability and tone to earn a spot on your rack.

Fender California Newporter Player Teal Satin: Only $329.99
This one breaks the $300 mark, but we promise, the extra investment will pay dividends. The Fender California Newporter Player is set up for incredible tone and playability, boasting a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, satin-finished mahogany neck, 20-fret walnut fingerboard and Fishman pickup system. Visually, it's a real eye-catcher, too. With a top finished in a luxurious Teal Satin, a two-ring rosette and a Strat-style headstock, you'll be turning heads all the while this baby's in your hands.

Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Cutaway in Wine Red: $379.99
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.

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.

Martin Special 000 X Series Rosewood: $499.99
This rosewood-built stunner boasts Fishman MX electronics and Martin’s Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 strings, and comes with a soft gig bag featuring headstock, bridge, and endpin protectors, a durable water-repellent exterior and foam padding. Your prized new acoustic will be protected anywhere.

Martin Special X Series Rosewood Dreadnought: Save $130
At its usual price of $629, the Martin Special X Series Rosewood Dreadnought is a bargain enough. But with a massive $130 slashed off its tag, there's never been a better time to buy this guitar.

Last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday guitar amp deals

Vox Limited-Edition AC10C1: $599 $499, save $100
The AC10 is the more practical take on the AC15, capturing the iconic British tone that fueled the Beatles, U2 and Radiohead, but at volume levels less likely to enrage your neighbors. This limited-edition offering comes with a 10” Celestion Creamback speaker, onboard reverb and suave black finish – not to mention a $100 discount at Guitar Center.

Blackstar's HT-20R MKII: $679, $599
Featuring one 12AX7 preamp tube and two EL84 power amp tubes, clean and overdrive channels and a studio-quality reverb, the HT20R-MkII hits all the marks of a perfect mid-price amp. Now, thanks to Guitar Center, you can get this 20-watt powerhouse for less.

Last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday pedal deals

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.

Line 6's Helix Multi-Effects Pedal in Gold: $250 off
Normally, one would associate gold with something that's more expensive, not less! Now though, thanks to Guitar Center, the Line 6 Helix Gold is actually – at $1,449 – the cheapest top-of-the-line Helix out there! All those features and that classy finish at that discounted price? Yes please!

Last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday Bass deals

Sterling by Music Man StingRay Bass: $799 $599, save $200
This updated take on the classic StingRay Bass outline boasts an oh-so-desirable roasted maple neck for smooth playability, while a three-band active preamp provides a wide range of tones. You can save $200 on this natural-finished beauty right now at Guitar Center.

Jackson JS Series Concert Bass: $199 $149, save $50
Holy Neon Green finish, Batman! If you’re looking to stand out on your next gig – or, more likely livestream – this limited-edition Jackson is the way to go, especially for bassists on a budget. It’s a bass designed for speed, courtesy of a 34” scale maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint for superb tuning stability.

Last year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday accessory deals

Boss BP-PS Pedal Power Solution: $149 $99 at Guitar Center
Get your pedalboard kitted out with these essential elements for a bargain price. The TU-3 Chromatic Tuner will keep your performances sounding in tune, while the PSB-120 power supply has enough current to power an entire ’board. A seven-way daisy chain and 12 picks round off this impressive package, now a third off at Guitar Center.

Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: Was $19.99, now $11.99
Dunlop is one of the biggest names in guitar capos, and its industry-standard trigger design are available with a $8 discount, in gold and black finishes. 

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