Best Memorial Day guitar sales 2024: shop top deals on acoustic and electric guitars, amps, effects and loads more

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Memorial Day weekend is here! Great deals have been bubbling away for a few days now, but if you've not yet had a chance to scope out what's on offer then this is the place for you – we've rounded up all the best sales and discounts at trusted retailers to save you both time and, most importantly, money.

Memorial Day is usually an ideal time to pick up neat bargains on everything from noise-cancelling headphones to a new washer/dryer, but there are plenty of worthwhile offers aimed specifically at guitarists, too. This is your page to find the very best Memorial Day guitar sales in 2024.

Guitar Center Memorial Day: Up to 35% off

Guitar Center Memorial Day: Up to 35% off
These Memorial Day offers are only available until May 29th, so you’ll need to move quickly to take advantage. With up to 35% off electric guitars, bass guitars, effects pedals, studio gear, and more, it’s the perfect time to refresh your gear before the festival season lands. 

Musician’s Friend Memorial Day Sale: Up to 40% off

Musician’s Friend Memorial Day Sale: Up to 40% off
The Musician’s Friend Memorial Day Sale is a big one with up to 40% off a huge selection of gear including loads of great guitars and pedals. Including big brands like Fender, Epiphone, Schecter, Electro-Harmonix, and many more, these savings are only available until May 29th, so you’ll want to move quickly to pick up your bargain of choice.

Fender Memorial Day Sale: Up to 30% off

Fender Memorial Day Sale: Up to 30% off
From Kurt Cobain’s outlandish Jag-Stang to Steve Lacy’s People Pleaser Stratocaster, limited-edition Players, and a plethora of accessories, the Fender Memorial Day sale is full to the brim with exciting products – and all with up to 30% off. This sale runs until 28 May, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to get in on the action.  

Reverb Memorial Day sale: Up to 60% off gear

Reverb Memorial Day sale: Up to 60% off gear
Shop deals on like-new, used, and vintage gear from Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Fender, Gibson, Korg, Moog, PRS Guitars, Roland, Sennheiser, Shure, and more.

Squier CV 60s Jazzmaster: $429.99, now $349.99

Squier CV 60s Jazzmaster: $429.99, now $349.99
One of our favorite budget offsets just got even better value thanks to a $80 discount in the Musician's Friend Memorial Day sale. The Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster packs all that classic offset vibe into a guitar that doesn't cost the earth. Great for players who love indie or shoegaze style playing.

Fender Player Telecaster: $799.99, now $679.99

Fender Player Telecaster: $799.99, now $679.99
One of our personal favorites is the Fender Player Telecaster, seen here in stunning Surf Pearl. Now, don’t let the retro finish fool you. This gorgeous Tele is designed to cover as much sonic ground as possible. And the $120 saving makes this guitar all the sweeter. 

Fender Player Strat HSS: $859.99, now $729.99

Fender Player Strat HSS: $859.99, now $729.99
There's currently $130 off this gorgeous Limited Edition HSS Fender Player Strat in Sienna Sunburst finish at Guitar Center. Thanks to the HSS pickup configuration, this is one versatile electric guitar.

Fender Player Stratocaster: $889.99, now $667.49

Fender Player Stratocaster: $889.99, now $667.49
This classy blacked-out Player Strat with gold pickguard has a whopping $222 off. That's a 25% saving. Featuring a trio of Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coil Stratocaster pickups, and a modern C-shaped neck profile with a 9.5"-radius fingerboard, this guitar plays and sounds as good as it looks.

Squier Affinity Starcaster: $299.99, now $239.99

Squier Affinity Starcaster: $299.99, now $239.99
This large, gorgeous semi-hollow is ideal for a myriad of styles, but most notably, it is a great way to get a cut-price version of Tom DeLonge’s awesome new signature model without breaking the bank. 

Fender CC-60SCE: $349.99, now $199.99

Fender CC-60SCE: $349.99, now $199.99
A great beginner acoustic guitar that has got a tasty $150 discount for Memorial Day. Featuring a smaller and more comfortable concert body size it’s great for new players but will also find a spot amongst more advanced players as a nice sofa guitar. The all-mahogany construction provides a lovely warmth of tone, and the cutaway allows you to reach the upper registers.

Martin SC-10E: Was $1,299, now $1,099

Martin SC-10E: Was $1,299, now $1,099
If you like your acoustic guitars traditional, look away now. The Martin SC-10E is a futuristic take on the acoustic platform, with its offset body shape, nearly invisible neck heel, and super deep cutaway. Reduced by a hefty $200 in the Guitar Center Memorial Day sale, it's a great chance to own an incredible playing acoustic guitar for just above the $1,000 mark.

Yamaha F335: $189.99, now $149.99

Yamaha F335: $189.99, now $149.99
For those who prefer the unplugged lifestyle, there are some great acoustic guitar deals to be had this Memorial Day, starting with the Yamaha F335 now available for just $149 - that's a massive 21% discount - and in three brilliant finishes. Do you want a great beginner acoustic guitar? This is a great one to get started with.

Martin 000-X1AE: $649.99, now $499.99

Martin 000-X1AE: $649.99, now $499.99
If you have a little more cash to spend, you can lay your hands on the Martin 000-X1AE acoustic electric guitar right now at Guitar Center with a tasty 23% discount off the full price.

EHX Deluxe Memory Man 550-TT: $297.50, now $197.50

EHX Deluxe Memory Man 550-TT: $297.50, now $197.50
If you’re after an ultra-versatile delay pedal, we spotted this pedal with a huge $100 discount. When paired with an expression pedal it’s a super expressive delay, whether you want short staccato repeats or endlessly oscillating feedback. This is an amazing bucket brigade delay pedal that does things a little differently, offering huge flexibility and a vast array of different sounds.

Catalinbread Belle Epoch: $359.99, now $287.99

Catalinbread Belle Epoch: $359.99, now $287.99
Famously used by Eric Johnson, the Catalinbread Belle Epoch delivers Echoplex-inspired delay sounds for rich and powerful guitar tones. It's got a $72 discount in the Sweetwater pedal sale, bringing the price well below the $300 mark. If you're after analog delay tones it doesn't come much better than this, and we love the modulation and filter options.

EQD Astral Destiny: Was $199, now $169.15

EQD Astral Destiny: Was $199, now $169.15
If you like your reverbs out of this world, the EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny is an excellent choice. Packing 8 different reverbs that cover everything from low octave shimmer to pitch bending and harmonies, it's a totally unique pedal that sonic explorers will love. A $29.85 discount over at Reverb isn't huge, but might just tip those still deciding over the edge. There are also plenty of other EQD pedals available in the sale too if this doesn't take your fancy.

Guitar Tricks: Get your first month for just $1

Guitar Tricks: Get your first month for just $1
Enjoy your first month of Guitar Tricks for a single buck at this link  and start improving your playing for less than a cup of coffee. Guitar Tricks features plenty of great content for beginners, but really shines when it comes to intermediate and pro players, with over 11,000 videos across the site.

Fender Play: 50% off an annual subscriptionguitarworld50

Fender Play: 50% off an annual subscription
Sorted a free trial but now you want to continue getting all the benefits of Fender Play lessons beyond your trial? Fender is offering 50% off an annual plan for all Guitar World readers, dropping the price from $99.99 to just $49.99. Just add the code guitarworld50 at checkout.

Fender x Wrangler Hard Case: $249.99, now $99.99

Fender x Wrangler Hard Case: $249.99, now $99.99
The looks may prove divisive, but a Fender hard case at this price is an absolute steal. Discounted by a ginormous $150, a 60% reduction is a fantastic deal if you need a fresh hard case for your Stratocaster or Telecaster.

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Chris Barnes

I'm Guitar World's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, it's my job to manage the 200+ buyer's guides on the site and help guitarists find the right gear and the best prices for them. I've been a guitar player for 30 years and a drummer for almost 20. I've worked in the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Boss, Laney and Roland.

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