Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals 2023: for a limited time you can still get up to 40% off guitar gear

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Guitar Center Cyber Monday Deals: Quick Menu

Officially, the Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals have come to a close but that hasn't stopped GC from continuing to offer massive savings of up to 40% on a huge range of guitars and guitar gear. The sale is set to end on November 29, so it's your last chance to get your hands on some chunky reductions from big-name brands like Fender, Gibson, PRS, and many more.

One of our favorite deals has to be the chunky reductions on a huge range of Earthquaker Devices pedals. In the Guitar Center sale, these super stompboxes have discounts of up to $59.80

There are also some amazing deals on Epiphone guitars with up to 25% off the regular price. Already excellent value for money, there are some super guitars with discounts here, including a '59 Les Paul, ES-335, and a Les Paul Custom up for grabs.

Keep scrolling for quick links to the full Guitar Center Cyber Monday sale, and a selection of products handpicked by the expert writing team here at Guitar World.

Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals: Quick links

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Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals: Editor's picks

Guitar Center Cyber Monday Sale: Up to 40% off

Guitar Center Cyber Monday Sale: Up to 40% off
From guitars to PA systems, pianos to recording gear, there's something for every type of musician in Guitar Center's epic Cyber Monday sale. Guitar Center has stated that these are the "best deals of the year" so if you're on the fence about purchasing a new piece of music gear, then now is the time - the deals won't get any better than this and the sale ends on November 29.

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.

Huge Epiphone sale: Up to 25% off

Huge Epiphone sale: Up to 25% off
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 Black Friday, 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. 

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.

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.

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.

DigiTech Whammy: was $299 now $249

DigiTech Whammy: was $299 now $249
You’ve heard this perennially popular pitch-shifter on countless recordings, from Rage Against the Machine to Muse, Steve Vai, Radiohead and beyond. Its trademark octave-up squeals and synthesizer-esque harmonies have made it one of the most iconic pedals of all time, so any kind of discount is a rare thing indeed. Save $50 now at Guitar Center and revolutionize your pedalboard.

Line 6 Catalyst 200: $499.99, now $379.99

Line 6 Catalyst 200: $499.99, now $379.99
The powerful Line 6 Catalyst 200 is a fantastic modeling amplifier and now you can get it for much less over at Guitar Center. It's got a hefty $100 discount, making it phenomenal value for such a powerful and versatile amplifier.

Price check - Sweetwater $379.99

Universal Audio UAFX Pedals:Was $399, now $319

Universal Audio UAFX Pedals: Was $399, now $319
The UAFX Ruby, Woodrow and Dream pedals offer emulations of the Vox AC30, ‘55 Fender 5E3 Deluxe Tweed, and ‘65 Fender Deluxe Reverb amps, respectively. These pedals are the best way to get their sound and feel in an ultra-portable, studio-, home-, and stage-friendly package. At $319 this Black Friday, they're an absolute steal.

EarthQuaker Devices pedals: 20% off

EarthQuaker Devices pedals: 20% off
Head to Guitar Center before November 29 to take advantage of a 20% discount on ALL the renowned pedal company's stompboxes, including the Sunn O))) Life Pedal V3, plus great prices on the Rainbow Machine V2, Avalanche Run and Hizumitas Fuzz Sustainar.

Boss Katana Head MKII 100W $369.99 $299.99

Boss Katana Head MKII 100W $369.99 $299.99
You might not guess it, but this Katana head can handle anything from bedroom jams through to medium-sized gig settings. It’s been a runaway success since its introduction in 2015 and this second generation edition scored 4.5/5 stars in our 2021 review – being lauded for its rock solid build, library of beloved Boss effects and a great variety of useable tones on offer. Guitar Center is offering discounts on several Katana models, but this head has one of the chunkiest: with nearly 20% off the list price.


Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals: Electric guitars

Epiphone Les Paul Blackback: Was $799, now $599

Epiphone Les Paul Blackback: Was $799, now $599
A less usual Epiphone Les Paul Custom, this Blackback version quite literally has an all-black back, contrasted by the Antique Ivory top and stunning gold hardware. It’s currently rocking a hefty $200 reduction in the Guitar Center Holiday sale and has got the voice to match its looks with a pair of powerful Epiphone Probucker pickups that can handle a range of modern and vintage tones.

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

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 Player Tex-Mex Strat: $849.99, now $699.99

Fender Player Tex-Mex Strat: $849.99, now $699.99
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 now $509.99  

D'Angelico Premier Bedford SH: $899.99 now $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...

Schecter C-1 Platinum: Was $979, now $799

Schecter C-1 Platinum: Was $979, now $799
This stunning-looking metal machine has got a sensational $180 discount in the Guitar Center Black Friday sale at the moment. As you’d expect from a metal guitar the EMG pickups are ultra-aggressive, so will give you tight chugs for days. It’s a versatile instrument too, thanks to the Floyd Rose Special locking tremolo and Sustainiac pickup in the neck position. The Sustainiac is a superb addition, whether you’re looking for expressive cleans or distorted leads that quite literally sustain forever. 

PRS SE Custom 24: Was $879, now $699

PRS SE Custom 24: Was $879, now $699
As part of a larger PRS SE holiday sale, Guitar Center has a range of PRS SE guitars with 20% discounts across the board. The SE Custom 24 caught our eye immediately, as it's one of the best bang-for-buck guitars you can buy in the modern age. With a $180 discount, it's a brilliant way to get a top-tier guitar for less.

Price check - Sweetwater $699

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.

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 Black Friday: 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.

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.

Fender Player Stratocaster: Was $799, now $599

Fender Player Stratocaster: Was $799, now $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.

Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals: Acoustic guitars

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.

Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals: Pedals & amps

UAFX 1176 Compressor: Was $199, now $169

UAFX 1176 Compressor: Was $199, now $169
There are many imitators to the ubiquitous 1176 compressor, but we love that the UAFX 1176 has all the versatility of the plugin and the same tone sculpting options we’d get when mixing in the box. Use it as a sustainer, a clean boost, or even an overdrive in dual mode, or just as an always-on tone sweetener for your rig.

Price check - Sweetwater $169

Kemper Profiler PowerHead 600W: $1,999, now $1,849

Kemper Profiler PowerHead 600W: $1,999, now $1,849
Pairing Kemper's legendary Profiler with a 600-watt solid-state power amp, the Profiler PowerHead is essentially all the amp you need for the stage and studio, and comes with heaps of effects, too. Not only is it still, in our book, one of the best amps you can buy, this Kemper is one of the most powerful music-making tools on the planet, full stop. If you've ever wanted to take the plunge – with $150 off at Guitar Center this Black Friday – this is the time to buy. 

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes: Was $99, now $79.20

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes: Was $99, now $79.20
As one of our favorite Tube Screamer clones, we had to shout the EarthQuaker Devices Plumes. It’s a small-ish reduction at $19.80, but that still makes it cheaper than you’ll find anywhere else at the moment. 

As you’d expect from a good TS clone, it’s perfect for pairing with a mid-scooped amp and goes nicely stacked with other drive and distortion pedals too. Already excellent value for money, it’s certainly that more tempting at the moment in the Guitar Center Black Friday sale. If you’re into EQD pedals then definitely check out the full EarthQuaker Devices pedal sale, with loads of offers from the Ohio-based pedal brand. 

Price check: Sweetwater $79.20

Revv amps: Up to $300 off

Revv amps: Up to $300 off
Some of our favorite wall-shakers from Revv have received healthy price-cuts at Guitar Center for Black Friday, with $100 off the Revv G20 – which we awarded four-and-a-half stars in our review – $200 off some of the company's best-selling tube combos, and an even $300 off the firm's ferocious 100 and 120W Generator models. 

MXR M66S Classic Overdrive: Was $69 now $49

MXR M66S Classic Overdrive: Was $69 now $49
MXR’s most affordable overdrive may not offer all the bells and whistles of its pricier brethren, but it’s no slouch in the tone department. Spanning a touch of grit to hairier overdrives, it’s an easy way to give you clean tone some punch or stack with other drives. Plus, if you believe certain internet rumors, it can be turned into a far pricier Zakk Wylde Overdrive with the flick of a switch on the circuit board. Two pedals for the price of one? You can’t say fairer than that, especially with $20 off at Guitar Center.

JHS 3 Series pedals: Was $99 now $74.25 each

JHS 3 Series pedals: Was $99 now $74.25 each
Even at $99, the JHS 3 Series pedals are a bargain. The comprehensive lineup covers quite literally all tonal bases – overdrive, distortion, chorus, fuzz, delay, screamer, reverb and tremolo included – and each unit is so easy to use it practically operates itself: just three control knobs and mode-switching toggles. Plus, they’re built by JHS, so you know you’re investing in a top quality pedal. They are now a generous 25% off at Guitar Center.

Walrus Audio Fundamental Series: $99 now from $79

Walrus Audio Fundamental Series: $99 now from $79
Walrus Audio’s answer to the JHS 3 Series, the Fundamental Series pedals are almost just as affordable, equally easy to use, and also cover a vast tonal range. Here, there are three voices per pedal, and (get this) sliders to control the parameters. Nifty, eh? A selection of fuzz, overdrive, distortion, reverb and all sorts of other pedals are now available from $79 thanks to Guitar Center’s discount.

Guitar Center Cyber Monday Deals: FAQ

When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday takes place on Monday 27th November this year. If previous years are anything to go by, we can expect to see some killer early deals emerging well before the big day, so It's worth bookmarking this page and checking back in regularly to see what's on offer.  

What deals should I expect?

Last year we saw some fantastic discounts on a wide range of gear. There were healthy amounts knocked off the ever-popular Fender Player series, with the HSS Plus Top versions seeing a massive $160 discount. There were also some great deals on acoustic guitars, with money off many Fender and Epiphone models.

We also saw plenty of reductions on effects pedals with many Walrus Audio pedals getting some serious reductions. One of the best pedal deals was the HeadRush LooperBoard which had a stonking $400 off it's RRP.

This year we're pretty sure we'll see plenty of guitar gear with money off, it is Guitar Center after all. We'd also like to see more savings on plugins and home recording gear, with many guitarists looking to take this route for their music creation nowadays.

Should I wait until Cyber Monday?

Well, we'd say yes. If you're looking for the best deals and the biggest savings, then we'd wait until Monday November 27 - but there will undoubtedly be some huge savings to be made in the lead-up to the big day.

In the past, we've seen early Cyber Weekend deals starting as soon as the start of October - and Guitar Center has already kicked off its sales with the Holiday Sale event. You can expect to see big deals from now all the way until the big day.

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. 

Are Guitar Center prices fair?

We'd argue that yes they are. It's part of our jobs to check out the best deals on offer from all the major retailers, and we regularly see Guitar Center competing with others like Sweetwater, Musician's Friend, Amazon, and more. 

Whilst it's true you have to hunt for the best deals during Cyber Monday, we'll only put the very best deals on this page so you can rest assured that all the biggest savings are right here.

How to get free shipping at Guitar Center?

To get free shipping to the US for most items, all you have to do is spend over $25. This does not include everything though, as some special items will incur a shipping cost. Musical instruments that are heavy, things like upright pianos or big PA speakers can sometimes incur an additional shipping fee.

If you're unsure whether your item qualifies your best bet is to contact Guitar Center customer service directly, and you can find more Guitar Center shipping information here.

How to prepare for this year's Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals

1. Create a wishlist early - It'll feel like there are millions of different deals flying around on Cyber Monday, so having your wishlist ready and waiting is a great way to stay focused.

2. Work out what you actually need - By checking out what's already in your gear collection, you can make a better decision about what you actually need to purchase this Cyber Monday. Filling the gaps is a great way to enhance your arsenal, without needlessly purchasing items you won't use.

3. Consider your music-making goals - Have a look at the next year and what you want to achieve in your music-making. Perhaps it's time to record that solo album you've had on the backburner, or you just want to improve your current live show with some in-ear monitors. Whatever it is, make sure you buy something that will contribute towards your goals.

4. Make some room - We're no strangers to hoarding gear, it's something a lot of musicians do. If you've got loads of gear you're not using, now's the perfect time to have a clearout. Not only will it impress family members or your partner, but it could also free up more funds for future gear purchases during the Cyber Monday sales.

How we choose the best Guitar Center Cyber Monday deals

We're all guitar players here at Guitar World, so we know what we're talking about when it comes to guitar gear. It's quite literally our jobs to review and recommend gear, and we all use it during the course of our personal lives as well as our professional ones. 

In order to make the cut for inclusion here, a deal has to feature a genuinely useful product that serves a purpose, with a discount that makes it fantastic value for money. We would never recommend a piece of gear we wouldn't use ourselves, so you know you're getting a great deal with us.

Why you can trust our choices

We may be building up to Cyber Monday right now, but we cover all the best guitar deals throughout the entire year. This means we have an excellent overview of what's a hot product, as well as how the prices have fluctuated over time.

Guitar Center frequently runs sale events and we always cover the good ones, including their Metal Mayhem sale which saw massive discounts on shred-tastic guitars. We also reported on their huge Memorial Day sale which saw up to 35% off, as well as their Guitar-A-Thon which saw tasty 20% discounts on electric guitars, amps, effects, and more.

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