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Best Memorial Day guitar sales 2022: top Memorial Day deals on acoustic and electric guitars, software, accessories and more

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Memorial Day weekend is usually an ideal chance to pick up some neat bargains on everything from headphones to a new washer dryer, but are there ever any worthwhile offers aimed at guitarists? In the past the answer has been a flat 'no', but this year that's all changed as we’ve uncovered some fantastic Memorial Day guitar sales in 2022.

What's more, you don’t need to wait until Memorial Day itself to take advantage of big guitar discounts; some of the best deals are starting to go live now – from big money off acoustic guitars, to significant savings on software and even electric guitar strings – and there's more to come.

If you’re looking for a guitar bargain right now, or you’re looking to fuel your newly-acquired lockdown hobby, these Memorial Day guitar sales are well worth checking out.

Best Memorial Day guitar sales: When is Memorial Day 2022?

Memorial Day falls on the last Monday in May. The holiday was introduced to honor the men and women of the US military who have died while serving their country. This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday May 30.

Memorial Day guitar sales: Quick links

While not all of these are Memorial Day sales, these represent some of the best offers for guitarists online right now. 

Memorial Day guitar sales: Full sales

Memorial Day Doorbusters Deals: Up to 40% off (opens in new tab)
Musician’s Friend is certainly living up to their name by dropping their mega Memorial Day sale a whole week early. Right now, you can bag up to 40% off a wide variety of musical goodies, from Fender and Martin guitars to electric drums and PA. So if you’re looking to treat yourself to a new piece of gear, then now might be the best time.  

Memorial Day Coupon: Up to 15% off with MEMDAY (opens in new tab)
Is your dream guitar not included in the sale? Well, fear not, as you can still secure yourself a tasty discount. Simply enter the code MEMDAY at the checkout, and you’ll receive 10% off orders over $99 and 15% off orders over $149. 

Memorial Day guitar sales: Bass guitars

Sterling StingRay Classic Ray24: $549.99, now $449.99 (opens in new tab)
There are few basses as iconic as the StingRay. The gutsy, powerful humbucker tone has graced many records of different genres, being utilised by players such as Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart and the mighty Flea. This StingRay features a slightly slimmer nut width to make playing a breeze, and the active two-band preamp provides that iconic tone we all know and love. With Guitar Center knocking $100 off this Memorial day, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Memorial Day guitar sales: Effects

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $649.99, now $549.99 (opens in new tab)
One of our picks for the best multi-effects pedal around, the Line 6 HX Effects covers just about everything. With over 100 onboard effects taken from the award-winning Helix series, you’ve got access to multiple ultra-accurate drives, fuzzes, modulation effects and all-consuming reverbs. With the ability to run up to 9 effects at once, the processing power of the HX effects is not to be underestimated. With an extra $100 off this weekend, expand your effects arsenal and shake up your playing.

JHS PackRat Distortion: $249, now $211.65 (opens in new tab)
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, now $169.15 (opens in new tab)
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, now $211.65 (opens in new tab)
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, now $211.65 (opens in new tab)
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, $186.15 (opens in new tab)
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!

Memorial Day guitar sales: Guitar lessons

Fender Play: 50% off an annual subscription (opens in new tab)
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.

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I'm Guitar World's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage buyer's guides on the site and help guitarists find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with brands including Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.

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