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Prime Day guitar deals 2021: these superb guitar deals are still live

Prime Day guitar deals 2021: these superb guitar deals are still live
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Well, Prime Day might be over, but don't worry, the Prime Day guitar deals sure aren't! There's still time to bag yourself a tasty new axe, but be quick as these deals won't be around forever. 

This year Prime Day delivered guitar-based bargains on everything from electric guitars and guitar amps to acoustic guitar strings and bass amps. Of course, Prime Day is Amazon's own invention - and there was plenty of Prime Day guitar bargains to be had at the retail giant - but that doesn't mean the price-slashing action was exclusive to Jeff Bezos' gang; plenty of non-Amazon retailers got in on the Prime Day fun too. A highlight had to be the Gear Up To Gig sale, which saw Guitar Center offer up to 20% off live gear and a mega $160 off a Fender Player Strat! For the ukulele fans, there's still a massive 50% off 8 stunning Ukutune ukes.

Below we've listed some of the best deals that are still alive and kicking. So if you missed out on the Prime Day excitement, this is your last chance to pick up a six-string bargain.

Prime Day guitar deals: Deal highlights

Gear up to gig with up to 20% off at Guitar Center

Gear up to gig with up to 20% off at Guitar Center
Get ready to take center stage with mega discounts on everything from electric guitars, combo amps, keyboards, and portable PA systems at Guitar Center. The gear up to gig sales event offering musicians up to 20% off everything you need to be stage ready. You have until 23 June to grab yourself a bargain. 

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99
Are you looking for a contemporary Fender Stratocaster? Well, look no further than the Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus. This ultra-modern guitar is capable of producing searing lead tones as well as the crisp, clean tones you’d expect from a Strat. Right now, you can get a whopping $160 off! 

Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Jazzmaster: Was $429.99, now $349.99

Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Jazzmaster: Was $429.99, now $349.99
Squier’s giant-killing Classic Vibe range is perfect for anyone, from beginners to experts - and the ‘60s Jazzmaster can attest to that. All of those iconic Jazzmaster tones are right at your fingertips with the traditional Jazzmaster trem and electronics. An Indian Laurel fingerboard and ‘C’ shaped Maple neck provide an ultra comfortable playing experience, and the throwback vibe that Squier does so well is catered for via the vintage-style frets. Grab the Surf Green model for $349.99, or the Shell Pink option for $359.99 until June 23rd. 

Ukutune Prime Day sale: Use code PDUKE to save 50%

Ukutune Prime Day sale: Use code PDUKE to save 50%
Treat yourself to one of eight killer Ukutune ukes this Prime Day, starting from a crazy $24.99. Whether you want a soprano, concert or tenor, there are options for players of all abilities and ages up for grabs. With each ukulele you’ll get a free extra set of Aquila Nylgut strings and a gig bag, to make sure you’ve got everything you need to get playing. Until June 30th, use the discount code PDUKE for 50% off.  

Orange Crush 20: $169

Orange Crush 20: $169, now $139. Save $30 at Amazon
Get one of the best practice amps you can buy right now for only $139. This amp is equipped with two channels for both clean and dirty playing, a high-gain preamp, three-band EQ and a CabSim-loaded headphone output for quiet-yet-uncompromising practice sessions.

ESP LTD EC-256FM See-Thru Black: Was $499, now $399

ESP LTD EC-256FM See-Thru Black: Was $499, now $399
The LTD EC-256FM is a true rock and metal machine, with a Mahogany body and set neck construction - a tried and tested formula capable of creating some stomach-churning filth. With a flamed Maple top and Rosewood ‘board the final classy touches for this utter beast, you won't be left wanting more. The EC-256 caters for loads of musical scenarios, with coil-splittable ESP humbuckers on board. If that wasn’t enough, there’s $100 off too. Thanks Guitar Center!

Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro bass: $257.13

Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro bass: $257.13, now $179.99, save $77
Don’t be fooled by the short-scale design, because what the GSRM20 Mikro lacks for in size it makes up for in massive low-end tones. The ergonomics and build make it perfect for younger players looking to begin their bass journey, while those looking for a suitable studio addition capable of a variety of tones will be equally impressed. Available in three classy colorways for ultimate aesthetic and tonal versatility, the Mikro is an excellent no-nonsense four-string workhorse.

Positive Grid Spark: Was $299, now $259 + free bag

Positive Grid Spark: Was $299, now $259 + free bag
Even without the Prime Day discount, the Positive Grid Spark is phenomenal value for money, making $40 off a no-brainer. Featuring over 10,000 seriously impressive amp sounds courtesy of the BIAS tone engine and intelligent Bluetooth connectivity, the Spark is so much more than just a practice amp. Look no further if you're on the hunt for an amp that can take your playing to the next level.

Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jaguar: Was $479.99, now $399.99

Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jaguar: Was $479.99, now $399.99
Next up is the king of the offsets and Leo Fender’s favorite design - the Jaguar. The retro-inspired guitar pays homage to the Jaguar of the ‘70s, with block inlays, bound neck, and alnico pickups. This wicked guitar is available in Daphne Blue and our personal favorite Shell Pink!

Fender FT-2 Professional Clip-on Tuner: $29.99

Fender FT-2 Professional Clip-on Tuner: $29.99, now $16.99
Stocking up on guitar essentials this Prime Day? Well, you might want to start with a clip-on tuner - and it might as well be from a trusted brand like Fender. Right now, you can grab the Fender FT-2 Clip-on tuner for only $16.99.  

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: Was $179.99, now $149.99

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: Was $179.99, now $149.99
The red sparkle finish not really for you? Well, why not keep it traditional with this FSR (Factory Special Run) Butterscotch Bullet Tele. Same guitar as the model above, but in a more understated finish.

ProCo Rat 2 distortion pedal bundle: Was $120

ProCo Rat 2 distortion pedal bundle: Was $120, now $90
Bag one of the most iconic distortion pedals of all time – and a host of extras including an instrument cable, power supply and box of picks – for under 100 bucks. Secure this $30 saving quick, because we don't expect it to be available for long.

D'Addario EXL110 XL 10 Pack: Was $42.99, now $32.99

D'Addario EXL110 XL 10 Pack: Was $42.99, now $32.99
You can never have too many electric guitar strings, right? REgularly changing strings no only improves your tone, but also the life of your frets. It's always more fun to spend your money on new pedals or guitars, but if you don't change your strings regularly enough, then you're not getting the best out of your instrument. As an early Prime Day surprise, Adorama is knocking $10 off a ten pack of D'Addario EXL110 XL electric guitar strings, so get changing them and get playing! You have no excuses now!

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (256GB): $1,299

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (256GB): $1,299 $1,199.99 at Amazon
Save $100 on this 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon US, with M1 power, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Logic Pro and GarageBand are already fully compatible and other DAWs and plugins are starting to follow suit.

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE: Was $699.99, now $559.99

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE: Was $699.99, now $559.99
The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE acoustic electric wonderfully combines traditional construction methods with modern reliability. Crafted from premium all-solid tonewoods including a sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, the classic combination of materials creates a near-unbeatable tone. Paired with a Fishman preamp and pickup, this Masterbilt creation will sound as good plugged in as it does unplugged. Guitar Center has knocked a monumental $140 off as an early Prime Day treat. How kind. 

Prime Day guitar deals: Electric guitar & bass deals

Squier Bullet Tele Red Sparkle: Was $199.99, now $169.99

Squier Bullet Tele Red Sparkle: Was $199.99, now $169.99
Looking for a Telecaster that will help you stand out from the crowd? Well, you may want to take advantage of the $30 off this Red Sparkle Squier Bullet Tele. The Bullet range is the perfect beginner guitar, combining the playability Fender is known for, stunning finish options, and all at a super affordable price. 

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: Was $179.99, now $149.99

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: Was $179.99, now $149.99
The red sparkle finish not really for you? Well, why not keep it traditional with this FSR (Factory Special Run) Butterscotch Bullet Tele. Same guitar as the model above, but in a more understated finish.

Squier Bullet Telecaster Rosewood: Was $179.99, $149.99

Squier Bullet Telecaster Rosewood: Was $179.99, $149.99
Okay, you’d prefer a rosewood fingerboard? Well, Guitar Center has an option for that as well. This limited edition Bullet Telecaster pairs the dark rosewood ‘board with the classic Surf Green finish - resulting in a guitar that looks streets ahead of its entry-level price point.

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: Was $179.99, now $149.99

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: Was $179.99, now $149.99
It has taken Fender far too long to expand their beginner electric guitar range to include some of the more adventurous shapes, such as the offset icon that is the Mustang. Featuring a dual set of humbuckers, this nifty little guitar is ready to rock. Available in the Olympic White or Surf Green finish, with $30 off.

Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jaguar: Was $479.99, now $399.99

Squier Classic Vibe '70s Jaguar: Was $479.99, now $399.99
Next up is the king of the offsets and Leo Fender’s favorite design - the Jaguar. The retro-inspired guitar pays homage to the Jaguar of the ‘70s, with block inlays, bound neck, and alnico pickups. This wicked guitar is available in Daphne Blue and our personal favorite Shell Pink!

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99
Are you looking for a contemporary Fender Stratocaster? Well, look no further than the Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus. This ultra-modern guitar is capable of producing searing lead tones as well as the crisp, clean tones you’d expect from a Strat. Right now, you can get a whopping $160 off! 

ESP LTD EC-256FM See-Thru Black: Was $499, now $399

ESP LTD EC-256FM See-Thru Black: Was $499, now $399
The LTD EC-256FM is a true rock and metal machine, with a Mahogany body and set neck construction - a tried and tested formula capable of creating some stomach-churning filth. With a flamed Maple top and Rosewood ‘board the final classy touches for this utter beast, you won't be left wanting more. The EC-256 caters for loads of musical scenarios, with coil-splittable ESP humbuckers on board. If that wasn’t enough, there’s $100 off too. Thanks Guitar Center!

Jackson JS34Q Dinky DKA-M: Was $349.99, now $269.99

Jackson JS34Q Dinky DKA-M: Was $349.99, now $269.99
Achieve that classic '80s Jackson vibe for a fraction of the price with $80 off the JS34Q this Prime Day. With high output ceramic pickups mounted into a quilted maple arched top, this axe looks and sounds the part. Paired with a locking trem, this guitar is ready to melt some faces. So what're you waiting for?

Schecter Guitar Research Demon-6: Was $439, now $339.99

Schecter Guitar Research Demon-6: Was $439, now $339.99
Schecter's Demon 6 is a bit of a beast if we're honest. It's capable of some gurn inducing tones thanks to Schecter's own 'Diamond' active pickups - which are perfectly voiced for aggressive playing. The fast maple neck, rosewood 'board and gothic cross inlays top this guitar off nicely - and with $99 off, it just got that little bit nicer.

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859, now $659.99

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859, now $659.99
The C-1 Platinum FR-Sustainiac is a true beast. A fantastically resonant Mahogany body with ultra access cutaway and a Floyd Rose is a winning combination, and to be honest this guitar has won. The Sustainiac in the neck position is an awesome added bonus, allowing for some truly creative playing, both clean and distorted.

ESP LTD EC-401QM: Was $849, now $579

ESP LTD EC-401QM: Was $849, now $579
LTD's EC-401 is iconic in the rock and metal guitar world, and there's a reason why every metalcore band and their mums have played an LTD EC Series. EMG 81/60 pickups bring out every last nuance with energy, and with the mahogany body and neck working in tandem, your riffs will be pure fire. And with $270 off? You'd be mad to miss out.

Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro bass: $257.13

Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro bass: $257.13, now $179.99, save $77
Don’t be fooled by the short-scale design, because what the GSRM20 Mikro lacks for in size it makes up for in massive low-end tones. The ergonomics and build make it perfect for younger players looking to begin their bass journey, while those looking for a suitable studio addition capable of a variety of tones will be equally impressed. Available in three classy colorways for ultimate aesthetic and tonal versatility, the Mikro is an excellent no-nonsense four-string workhorse.

Prime Day guitar deals: Acoustic guitar deals

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE: $699.99

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE: $699.99, now $559.99
The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE acoustic electric combines a gorgeous solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides to create a massive, punchy and deep tone that screams dreadnought. This classic pairing, when coupled with a Fishman preamp and pickup, creates beautiful noise that will sound as good plugged in as it does unplugged. As a special Prime Day treat, Musician’s Friend has slashed  a delectable $140 off the price.  

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic CE: Was $699.99, now $559.99

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic CE: Was $699.99, now $559.99
Crafted from solid myrtlewood, the Breedlove Pursuit Exotic is a bit different to the rest of the pack. The tone lies somewhere between rosewood and maple, but this offers a brilliant balance of clear bass, mids and highs. It’s unique, but still fantastic, and that’s why it’s one of our favorite Prime Day deals. The LR Baggs EAS electronics faithfully recreate those tonal nuances through an amp, so you’ll be sounding killer both unplugged and plugged in. Save $140 at Guitar Center until June 23. 

Alvarez AMP660ESHB Parlor: Was $459.99, now $367.99

Alvarez AMP660ESHB Parlor: Was $459.99, now $367.99
Alvarez’s AMP660ESHB, with a 14th fret neck joint and a solid headstock, is a modern take on a parlor guitar of days of old. An all-mahogany construction provides a slightly boxy, quintessentially ‘old school’ tone, and the stunning shadowburst finish, matched with Alvarez’s own SYS100 undersaddle pickup makes this a guitar you won’t want to miss out on. Guitar Center has knocked off $92 as part of their ‘Gear Up To Gig’ sale - making this a Prime Day bargain.  

Prime Day guitar deals: Amp deals

Orange Crush 20: $169

Orange Crush 20: $169, now $139. Save $30 at Amazon
Get one of the best practice amps you can buy right now for only $139. This amp is equipped with two channels for both clean and dirty playing, a high-gain preamp, three-band EQ and a CabSim-loaded headphone output for quiet-yet-uncompromising practice sessions.

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV: Was $849.99, now $799.99

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV: Was $849.99, now $799.99
A powerful, reliable amp is one of the most critical elements of any gigging musician's rig - and they don't come more reliable than the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. Widely considered one of the most popular valve combo amps of all time, the Hot Rod Deluxe will handle any size of stage, from small bar gigs to full-on theater shows. The 12" Celestion A-Type speaker delivers a clear, balanced sound, while the 40W of power offers a tremendous amount of clean headroom. Top that all off with a classic Fender spring reverb and vintage tweed styling, and you have one remarkable amplifier. 

Positive Grid Spark: Was $299, now $259 + free bag

Positive Grid Spark: Was $299, now $259 + free bag
Even without the Prime Day discount, the Positive Grid Spark is phenomenal value for money, making $40 off a no-brainer. Featuring over 10,000 seriously impressive amp sounds courtesy of the BIAS tone engine and intelligent Bluetooth connectivity, the Spark is so much more than just a practice amp. Look no further if you're on the hunt for an amp that can take your playing to the next level.

Markbass Little Mark III Head: Was $649.99, now $549.99

Markbass Little Mark III Head: Was $649.99, now $549.99
Markbass quickly established themselves as industry leaders in compact, portable, and loud bass amps. The Little Mark has long been the company's flagship offering, and it's easy to see why it's loved by so many bass players. It may look small, but don't let the size fool you. This robust little amp delivers a whopping 500W RMS and weighs in at only 5.07lbs, making it the perfect gigging companion. So, suppose you are looking to upgrade your bass rig ahead of upcoming concerts. In that case, you'd want to keep the Markbass Little Mark III in mind - especially with a mega saving of $100.

Prime Day guitar deals: Effects deals

ProCo Rat 2 distortion pedal bundle: Was $120

ProCo Rat 2 distortion pedal bundle: Was $120, now $90
Bag one of the most iconic distortion pedals of all time – and a host of extras including an instrument cable, power supply and box of picks – for under 100 bucks. Secure this $30 saving quick, because we don't expect it to be available for long.

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $599.99, now $499.99

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $599.99, now $499.99
The HX Effects from Line 6 is one of our picks for the best multi-effects pedals, and with an extra $100 off, this early Prime Day deal is one you won’t want to miss. The HX Effects’ repertoire consists of over 100 effects taken from the award-winning Helix series, so super high quality fuzzes, drives, reverbs and delays are the order of the day. You can run up to 9 effects at once on this beast too, so you’ll be able to create near enough any tone your heart desires.

Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer: Was $151.80, now $137.27

Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer: Was $151.80, now $137.27
The Tube Screamer has been used by countless guitar players for its ability to push an amp into natural overdrive, while the mid-range boost means you are always heard. Get 10% off at Amazon right now. 

Ibanez Mini Chorus: Was $95, now $80

Ibanez Mini Chorus: Was $95, now $80
If you need a chorus pedal that will take up as little room as possible, then the Ibanez Mini Chorus is the pedal for you! This all-analog pedal currently has $9 off at Amazon. 

Prime Day guitar deals: Guitar accessory deals

Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Wireless Bundle: $399

Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Wireless Bundle: $399, $349
Sennheiser’s XSW-D Pedalboard set reinforces their reputation as one of the best in the business. The super durable pedalboard-mountable signal receiver - that also doubles up as a tuner - allows you the freedom of a guitar wireless system without the worry of your signal dropping out. With a 5-hour battery life and up to 75m range, the XSW-D is a great choice for any performing guitarist. Included is a SKB moulded hard case, making this wireless system perfect for the road - and a saving of $49.99 from ProAudioStar makes it even better.

Guitar Wall Hanger 2 Pack: Was $15.99, now $10.59

Sovvid Guitar Wall Hanger 2 Pack: Was $15.99, now $10.59
Does the thought of your beloved instrument taking a tumble keep you up at night? Well, maybe it’s time to hang them up on the wall. Luckily, Amazon is offering 2 Sovvid wall hangers for only $10.59, so it won’t need to spend a fortune to keep your instrument safe. 

GLS Audio 20ft Tweed Cable: Was $21.44, now $16.49

GLS Audio 20ft Tweed Cable: Was $21.44, now $16.49
Like your cables with a little bit of vintage class? Well, then you’ll want to take full advantage of the healthy discount on the GLS Audio 20ft guitar cable on Amazon right now. This durable cable is perfect for any guitarist or bass player looking for a high-quality cable with an angled jack on one end and straight on the other. 

Fender FT-2 Professional Clip-on Tuner: Was $29.99, now $16.99

Fender FT-2 Professional Clip-on Tuner: Was $29.99, now $16.99
Stocking up on guitar essentials this Prime Day? Well, you might want to start with a clip-on tuner - and it might as well be from a trusted brand like Fender. Right now, you can grab the Fender FT-2 Clip-on tuner for only $16.99.  

Prime Day guitar deals: Ukulele deals

Ukutune Prime Day sale: Use code PDUKE to save 50%

Ukutune Prime Day sale: Use code PDUKE to save 50%
Treat yourself to one of eight killer Ukutune ukes this Prime Day, starting from a crazy $24.99. Whether you want a soprano, concert or tenor, there are options for players of all abilities and ages up for grabs. With each ukulele you’ll get a free extra set of Aquila Nylgut strings and a gig bag, to make sure you’ve got everything you need to get playing. Until June 30th, use the discount code PDUKE for 50% off.  

Prime Day guitar deals: Marshall headphones

US deals

Marshall Monitor II ANC: $319.99

Marshall Monitor II ANC: $319.99, now $249.99, save $70
A huge $70 saving - this time when you buy from Marshall direct. Not only do these Active Noise Cancelling-toting cans sound great, but you'll get up to 30 hours of wireless playback with ANC activated... and up to 45 hours without it.

Marshall Major IV on-ears: Was $149.99, now $129.99

Marshall Major IV on-ears: Was $149.99, now $129.99
Marshall are one of the most recognised names in rock, and their home audio range is as good as you’d expect. The Major IV Bluetooth headphones are an awesome pair of cans and you can get them right now on Amazon with a few dollars off.

UK deals

Marshall Major III Bluetooth: £109.99

Marshall Major III Bluetooth: £109.99, now £74.98
What a deal this on the very dependable Major III cans. These foldable Bluetooth cans deliver over 30 hours of wireless playback, plus custom-tuned 40mm drivers which push enhanced bass, smooth mids and clear highs into your lug holes.

Marshall Major III wired: Were

Marshall Major III wired: Were £109.99, now £99.12
Don't need the Bluetooth functionality? Get the same compact design, enhanced audio and killer rock look, but with a detachable 3.5 mm cable connection instead. This deal applies to the white colourway.

Marshall Major IV: Were

Marshall Major IV: Were £129.99, now £108, save £21
Marshall are one of the most recognised names in rock, and their home audio range is as good as you’d expect. The Major IV Bluetooth headphones are an awesome pair of cans and you can get them right now on Amazon with a few quid off.

Marshall Monitor II ANC: Were £279, now £219, save £60

Marshall Monitor II ANC: Were £279, now £219, save £60
A huge £60 saving - this time when you buy from Marshall direct. Not only do these Active Noise Cancelling-toting cans sound great, but you'll get up to 30 hours of wireless playback with ANC activated... and up to 45 hours without it.

Prime Day guitar deals: Marshall speakers

US deals

Marshall Stanmore II Speaker: Was $399.99, now $379

Marshall Stanmore II Speaker: Was $399.99, now $379
That's right. You can currently save over 40 bucks off one of our favourite Marshall speakers! The Stanmore II has a range of up to 10 metres for streaming tunes from your phone, plus it has Alexa built-in for optimum control of your music and smart home.

UK deals

Marshall Stanmore II Speaker: Was £299.99, now £249

Marshall Stanmore II Speaker: Was £299.99, now £249
If you live and breathe rock and roll you almost certainly appreciate the history of legendary amp brand Marshall. But did you know they make killer Bluetooth speakers too? The Stanmore II not only looks the part - and comes in black, natch - but it is capable of stream music from your phone with a range of up to 10 metres. What's more, it boasts a 50 watt class D amplifier driving its almighty subwoofer.

Prime Day guitar deals: Software deals

Waves’ PRS SuperModels: Was $129.99, now $35.99

Waves’ PRS SuperModels: Was $129.99, now $35.99
If you’re into recording your guitar, you’ll understand the pain of never being able to dial in your tone just right. That’s where Waves come in, with their fantastic PRS SuperModels amp plugins. Created in collaboration with Paul Reed Smith himself, you’ll have access to superb models of the PRS Archon, Dallas and Blue Sierra/V9 amps - making dialling in your recording tones easier than ever. Waves has slashed the price on this bundle twice as an early Prime Day treat, so make sure you use the code SPARK40 to get your extra 40% off.  

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 & AMP 2: up to 50% off

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 & AMP 2: up to 50% off
Let’s hear it for the music makers this June with great savings to be made on Positive Grid’s BIAS products. If you’re familiar with Positive Grid then you’ll already know how powerful and impressive their BIAS software is. With BIAS FX 2, you’ll be granted access to a massive library of amazing guitar effects, and BIAS Amp 2 allows you to play through your favorite amps - or design your very own.

Prime Day guitar deals: Laptop deals

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (512GB): $1,499

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (512GB): $1,499, $1,349 at Amazon
Make a saving of $150 on the M1-equipped MacBook Pro at Amazon US, with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage.

Apple M1 MacBook Air: Was £999

Apple M1 MacBook Air: Was £999, $899 at Amazon
Save $100 with this meaty discount on a brand-new MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD at Amazon US. Available in Space Grey, Silver or Rose Gold.

Apple M1 MacBook Air: $1,249

Apple M1 MacBook Air: $1,249, $1,149.99 at Amazon
Another big Apple laptop discount - $99.01 - but this time on the M1-equipped MacBook Air complete with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD at Amazon US.

When is Prime Day?

Prime Day 2021 dates confirmed

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Amazon Prime Day usually takes place at some point in July. Last year, for obvious reasons, it was delayed until later in the year, instead taking place on 13 and 14 October (that's right, Prime Day is not actually a single day event at all, despite the name), offering 48-hours of deals, sales and discounts.

It has now been confirmed that Prime Day will return to its usual mid-year slot, with two days of bargains taking place on June 21 and 22. You can keep tabs on any further developments at Amazon's own Prime Day page.

Do you need a Prime subscription?

If you want to take advantage of Amazon’s Prime Day guitar deals the answer is a big fat yes. Amazon always offers free trials to those who haven't used the service before, so if you were feeling tactical you could sign up for a free trial closer to the event, grab the most enticing bargains and then cancel your subscription once the items are in your hands, but we didn’t tell you to do that...

There are plenty of perks to being an Amazon Prime Member, of course, including faster delivery options, exclusive deals and access to Prime Video, so it could be worth becoming a fully paid up member if you're a regular Amazon shopper.

At the time of writing, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription costs $12.99/£7.99 (which you can cancel at any time) and a yearly option is $119/£79.

Where to find the best Prime Day guitar deals

Prime Day guitar deals: A guitar wall in a music shop

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The various lockdowns of the last 12 months have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of new musicians and lapsed musicians returning to an instrument, and particularly the guitar, so we have faith that Amazon will cater to this new wave of guitarists and musicians by lining up plenty of fantastic Prime Day guitar deals.

Will other stores be offering Prime Day guitar deals?

In 2019 and 2020, in addition to Amazon, there were great guitar discounts doing the rounds from Fender Play, Musician’s Friend and Guitar Center, plus Walmart and Best Buy on everything from beginner acoustic guitars to reverb pedals. We’re hoping for more guitar activity from retailers including Sweetwater and Pro Audio Star in 2021. We heard whispers of some great guitar offers on the horizon, so watch this space.

Although it’s an Amazon invention, Prime Day has always created a buzz and gets people in the mood for a bargain. Because of this, we’re confident more retailers will get involved with great Prime Day guitar deals this year. 

Last year we also saw certain retailers offer discount codes of up to 20% on a whole range of a great guitar gear.

What else should I look out for on Prime Day?

With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, it's likely you'll find money off Amazon's own products. So, if you've been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Echo device, like the music-friendly Echo Studio, or the compact Echo Dot, Prime Day could be the time to get a big discount. In 2020, Amazon was running deals on its smart speakers with bundles that included free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service.

Looking for something else? While we’re covering all the best Prime Day guitar deals, our pals at TechRadar will be hunting down the best deals on everything else - from video doorbells and pet food, to coffee machines and smart watches - so head over to their Amazon Prime Day deals page for the latest offers.

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's deal highlights

These are the best Prime Day guitar deals from last year. Keep your eyes peeled this year for similar offers.

Get three packs of Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys for just $9.99

Get three packs of Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys for just $9.99
No other string set on the market has the perfect blend of durability, performance, sound and price that Ernie Ball's Regular Slinky set brings to the table. Last year you could get three packs of these ultra-dependable strings for just $9.99.

Martin Dreadnought 000X1AE acoustic: $599 $499 This gig-ready mid-range acoustic-electric guitar is ready for the stage, with a solid spruce top and in-built Fishman preamp. This was a bargain on a genuine Martin acoustic.

Martin Dreadnought 000X1AE acoustic: $599 $499
This gig-ready mid-range acoustic-electric guitar is ready for the stage, with a solid spruce top and in-built Fishman preamp. This was a bargain on a genuine Martin acoustic.

Fender Road Worn ’50s Tele (Metallic Purple): $1,099, $899 Just look at it: this relic’d Metallic Purple stunner is a verified rarity on the Telecaster market, and with $200 slashed off the asking price, it was a damn good deal to boot. Two Tex-Mex single coils, a three-saddle bridge and Road Worn maple neck sealed this particularly good deal.

Fender Road Worn ’50s Tele (Metallic Purple): $1,099, $899
Just look at it: this relic’d Metallic Purple stunner is a verified rarity on the Telecaster market, and with $200 slashed off the asking price, it was a damn good deal to boot. Two Tex-Mex single coils, a three-saddle bridge and Road Worn maple neck sealed this particularly good deal.

Save $150 on Gretsch's Streamliner G2420T Featuring Gretsch's BroadTron humbucking pickups, a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, plus a Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, the G2420T is stylish in both looks and sound.

Save $150 on Gretsch's Streamliner G2420T
Featuring Gretsch's BroadTron humbucking pickups, a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, plus a Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, the G2420T is stylish in both looks and sound.

Epiphone Hummingbird Performer PRO: only $399.99 You could get your hands on this beautiful-sounding, gorgeously decorated acoustic-electric for $50 during Amazon Prime Day. With a mahogany body, solid sitka spruce top, pau ferro fingerboard and Fishman electronics, this guitar's a truly reliable workhorse.

Epiphone Hummingbird Performer PRO: only $399.99
You could get your hands on this beautiful-sounding, gorgeously decorated acoustic-electric for $50 during Amazon Prime Day. With a mahogany body, solid sitka spruce top, pau ferro fingerboard and Fishman electronics, this guitar's a truly reliable workhorse.

Squier Limited-Edition Bullet Telecaster: now only $149.99 In the market for your first electric guitar? You couldn't go far wrong with a 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.

Squier Limited-Edition Bullet Telecaster: now only $149.99
In the market for your first electric guitar? You couldn't go far wrong with a 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.

ESP LTD M-400: was $799, now only $449.99 Prime Day served up almost $350 off this incredibly well-spec'd electric guitar. With a mahogany body, three-piece maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the M-400 has the looks, the tones, and the effortless playability factor.

ESP LTD M-400: was $799, now only $449.99
Prime Day served up almost $350 off this incredibly well-spec'd electric guitar. With a mahogany body, three-piece maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the M-400 has the looks, the tones, and the effortless playability factor.

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's electric guitar deals

Get a Schecter Guitar Research C-6 Elite for only $239.99 Some of the world's top metal axemen play Schecter, so it's fair to say the California company knows a thing or two about producing riff-ready electric guitars. This C-6 Elite boasts Schecter-designed Diamond Plus humbuckers, a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard and thin-C satin maple neck, and seeks to be wielded by a worthy shredder such as yourself.

Get a Schecter Guitar Research C-6 Elite for only $239.99
Some of the world's top metal axemen play Schecter, so it's fair to say the California company knows a thing or two about producing riff-ready electric guitars. This C-6 Elite boasts Schecter-designed Diamond Plus humbuckers, a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard and thin-C satin maple neck, and seeks to be wielded by a worthy shredder such as yourself.

Jackson Special Edition JS22-7 DKA-M Dinky 7-String: $169.99 A seven-string for under $200. That would be good enough, but try $170 for Prime Day. Jackson has a reputation for being a metal instrument specialist, so if you're looking to expand your collection into seven- territory, this one's a safe bet. With a solid basswood body, one-piece maple neck and 24-fret maple fingerboard with black piranha inlays, you're getting so much value for money here it's astounding.

Jackson Special Edition JS22-7 DKA-M Dinky 7-String: $169.99
A seven-string for under $200. That would be good enough, but try $170 for Prime Day. Jackson has a reputation for being a metal instrument specialist, so if you're looking to expand your collection into seven- territory, this one's a safe bet. With a solid basswood body, one-piece maple neck and 24-fret maple fingerboard with black piranha inlays, you're getting so much value for money here it's astounding.

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus: only $194.65 With a flamed maple top over a thin-profile mahogany body, a smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard and a pair of Epiphone open-coil humbuckers, this guitar provides sizzle, snarl and superb playability, to boot.

Epiphone Les Paul Special II Plus: only $194.65
With a flamed maple top over a thin-profile mahogany body, a smooth 22-fret rosewood fingerboard and a pair of Epiphone open-coil humbuckers, this guitar provides sizzle, snarl and superb playability, to boot.

Ibanez RG6003FM: was $349.99, now $279.99 This beautifully-spec'd model is a member of Ibanez's RG series – its most popular. Featuring a gorgeous flamed maple top over a mahogany body, a Wizard III neck and jatoba fingerboard, the RG6003FM is built for both speed and versatility.

Ibanez RG6003FM: was $349.99, now $279.99
This beautifully-spec'd model is a member of Ibanez's RG series – its most popular. Featuring a gorgeous flamed maple top over a mahogany body, a Wizard III neck and jatoba fingerboard, the RG6003FM is built for both speed and versatility.

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro-III Plus: $699 $499 Guitar Center really spoiled us with this ridiculous deal on one of the most highly spec'd Les Pauls on the market. Not only is this single-cut beauty packing Gibson USA humbuckers, but there are coil-split, boost and phase switching options to boot. Available in Ocean Blue and Heritage Cherry Sunburst.

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro-III Plus: $699 $499
Guitar Center really spoiled us with this ridiculous deal on one of the most highly spec'd Les Pauls on the market. Not only is this single-cut beauty packing Gibson USA humbuckers, but there are coil-split, boost and phase switching options to boot. Available in Ocean Blue and Heritage Cherry Sunburst.

Fender Player Stratocaster, Black: $699 $599 at Guitar Center Looking to snag that David Gilmour swag for less? This limited-edition black Player Strat was your ticket to Pink Floyd vibes, while its trio of articulate single coils will have your leads shining. This was a crazy diamond of a deal.

Fender Player Stratocaster, Black: $699 $599 at Guitar Center
Looking to snag that David Gilmour swag for less? This limited-edition black Player Strat was your ticket to Pink Floyd vibes, while its trio of articulate single coils will have your leads shining. This was a crazy diamond of a deal.

Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl: $699 $599 at Guitar Center For anyone who likes a little more retro in their guitar finishes, the Player Strat was also available with $100 in this sharp Surf Pearl finish.

Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl: $699 $599 at Guitar Center
For anyone who likes a little more retro in their guitar finishes, the Player Strat was also available with $100 in this sharp Surf Pearl finish.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V Flame Top - $2,799 $2,399 The result of a collaboration between Gibson and Guitar Center, the Trad Pro Vs team tradition with advanced features. So, while you get the good looks of a classic flame maple-topped Les Paul, there's also a weight-relieved mahogany body, asymmetric profile mahogany neck with compound-radius fingerboard, and Gibson Tradbucker pickups with coil-split, coil-tap and phase options. This was a seriously versatile guitar with $400 off.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V Flame Top - $2,799 $2,399
The result of a collaboration between Gibson and Guitar Center, the Trad Pro Vs team tradition with advanced features. So, while you get the good looks of a classic flame maple-topped Les Paul, there's also a weight-relieved mahogany body, asymmetric profile mahogany neck with compound-radius fingerboard, and Gibson Tradbucker pickups with coil-split, coil-tap and phase options. This was a seriously versatile guitar with $400 off.

Save 25% with $125 off the G&L ASAT Classic Ash Last year you could get the Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Ash electric guitar for just $374.99 down from $499.99 by clicking on the link and entering the special coupon code word rocktober at the checkout.

Save 25% with $125 off the G&L ASAT Classic Ash
Last year you could get the Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Ash electric guitar for just $374.99 down from $499.99 by clicking on the link and entering the special coupon code word rocktober at the checkout.

Hagstrom Fantomen Ghost signature: now 25% off Channel your own ghoulish noise through Hagstrom's Fantomen Ghost signature model, guaranteed to take you from the pinnacle to the pit. Using the coupon code rocktober you could get 25% off, bringing the price down from $979 to $734. Available in Gloss White, Gloss Black and Tobacco Sunburst finishes.

Hagstrom Fantomen Ghost signature: now 25% off
Channel your own ghoulish noise through Hagstrom's Fantomen Ghost signature model, guaranteed to take you from the pinnacle to the pit. Using the coupon code rocktober you could get 25% off, bringing the price down from $979 to $734. Available in Gloss White, Gloss Black and Tobacco Sunburst finishes.

ESP LTD M-400: was $799, now only $449.99 You could have saved almost $350 on this incredibly well-spec'd electric guitar. With a mahogany body, three-piece maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the M-400 has the looks, the tones, and the effortless playability factor.

ESP LTD M-400: was $799, now only $449.99
You could have saved almost $350 on this incredibly well-spec'd electric guitar. With a mahogany body, three-piece maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the M-400 has the looks, the tones, and the effortless playability factor.

Jackson X Series Soloist SL5X FSR: now only $549.99 $150 savings were possible on this certified metal shred machine today. Featuring a poplar body, one-piece maple neck, Seymour Duncan-designed HSH pickup configuration and a Floyd Rose bridge, everything about this axe screams heavy.

Jackson X Series Soloist SL5X FSR: now only $549.99
$150 savings were possible on this certified metal shred machine today. Featuring a poplar body, one-piece maple neck, Seymour Duncan-designed HSH pickup configuration and a Floyd Rose bridge, everything about this axe screams heavy.

Ibanez RG450EXB: was $399.99, now $249.99 With an impressive spec set at a mouth-watering price, this metal-ready shredder boasts Ibanez Quantum pickups and a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Perfect for melting faces on Prime Day. 

Ibanez RG450EXB: was $399.99, now $249.99
With an impressive spec set at a mouth-watering price, this metal-ready shredder boasts Ibanez Quantum pickups and a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Perfect for melting faces on Prime Day. 

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's acoustic guitar deals

Epiphone AJ-220S Advanced Jumbo acoustic: only $269 This fantastically well-rounded acoustic guitar features a solid sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, SlimTaper neck profile and granadillo fingerboard. It's a spec set that would usually see it sell for $448, but during Amazon Prime Day, it was available from Sam Ash for only $269.

Epiphone AJ-220S Advanced Jumbo acoustic: only $269
This fantastically well-rounded acoustic guitar features a solid sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, SlimTaper neck profile and granadillo fingerboard. It's a spec set that would usually see it sell for $448, but during Amazon Prime Day, it was available from Sam Ash for only $269.

Martin Dreadnought 000X1AE acoustic: $599 $499 This gig-ready mid-range acoustic-electric guitar is ready for the stage, with a solid spruce top and in-built Fishman preamp. This was a bargain on a genuine Martin acoustic.

Martin Dreadnought 000X1AE acoustic: $599 $499
This gig-ready mid-range acoustic-electric guitar is ready for the stage, with a solid spruce top and in-built Fishman preamp. This was a bargain on a genuine Martin acoustic.

Save $50 on Yamaha's FX335C Dreadnought acoustic-electric With a spruce top and nato back and sides, single cutaway for easy upper-fret access, rosewood fingerboard and piezo pickup system, there's few better options in the sub-$200 acoustic guitar market.

Save $50 on Yamaha's FX335C Dreadnought acoustic-electric
With a spruce top and nato back and sides, single cutaway for easy upper-fret access, rosewood fingerboard and piezo pickup system, there's few better options in the sub-$200 acoustic guitar market.

The Yamaha F335 acoustic - now 20% off! This acoustic gives users the feel, tone and classic looks of a dreadnought at a ridiculously affordable price point.

The Yamaha F335 acoustic - now 20% off!
This acoustic gives users the feel, tone and classic looks of a dreadnought at a ridiculously affordable price point.

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's amp deals

Positive Grid Spark 40 | Was $299, now $269 Practice amps don't get any more powerful than this! With 40 amp models, 30 effects and a host of smart tech under the hood, you can be sure that you'll be making the most of your guitar practice time with the Spark. From jamming to backing tracks, to teaching you the chords to your favorite songs, or the 10,000-plus tone presets, you're not going to get bored quickly. The full-range sound reproduction means you can use it for bass and acoustic too! 

Positive Grid Spark 40 | Was $299, now $269
Practice amps don't get any more powerful than this! With 40 amp models, 30 effects and a host of smart tech under the hood, you can be sure that you'll be making the most of your guitar practice time with the Spark. From jamming to backing tracks, to teaching you the chords to your favorite songs, or the 10,000-plus tone presets, you're not going to get bored quickly. The full-range sound reproduction means you can use it for bass and acoustic too! 

Blackstar Studio 10 KT88: was $549.99, now $399.99 Loaded with Blackstar's proprietary ISF circuitry, an FX loop, onboard reverb, toggleable overdrive and loads more, this astonishingly priced workhorse combo is perfect for any setting.

Blackstar Studio 10 KT88: was $549.99, now $399.99
Loaded with Blackstar's proprietary ISF circuitry, an FX loop, onboard reverb, toggleable overdrive and loads more, this astonishingly priced workhorse combo is perfect for any setting.

Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 V2 10W Combo Amp: now $99! Featuring six different channels, 12 effects and six enhanced voices to choose from, this entry-level amp from Blackstar has great bang-for-your-buck value to begin with. For Prime Day the price was slashed to $99 from $129. Simply irresistible.

Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10 V2 10W Combo Amp: now $99!
Featuring six different channels, 12 effects and six enhanced voices to choose from, this entry-level amp from Blackstar has great bang-for-your-buck value to begin with. For Prime Day the price was slashed to $99 from $129. Simply irresistible.

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's effects pedal deals

Laney guitar effects pedals: save 20% at Musician's Friend The legendary UK amp brand has ventured into pedals in recent years – with spectacular results. Five of its pedals were available with a 20% discount at Musician's Friend: the Black Country Customs Spiral Array Chorus, Monolith Distortion, Secret Path Reverb, Steelpark Boost and Tony Iommi Signature Boost.

Laney guitar effects pedals: save 20% at Musician's Friend
The legendary UK amp brand has ventured into pedals in recent years – with spectacular results. Five of its pedals were available with a 20% discount at Musician's Friend: the Black Country Customs Spiral Array Chorus, Monolith Distortion, Secret Path Reverb, Steelpark Boost and Tony Iommi Signature Boost.

$249.99

IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O - $299.99 $249.99
Team the iRig Stomp I/O with your iOS device, and it becomes a handy self-contained multi-effects-style unit for practice with headphones – but also provides the practical means to use AmpliTube on stage or switch effects on the fly. On Prime Day it was available with $50 off at Musician's Friend.

Peterson StroboStomp HD: $139 $111 at Musician's Friend It's one of the best tuner pedals on the market right now, and for Prime Day you could save an almighty 20% on the asking price for a limited time. Peterson tuners are famed for their accuracy, and the StroboStomp HD's high-definition screen has never made it easier to tune up fast. And that's not to mention the true bypass switching and over 100 onboard 'sweetened tunings'.

Peterson StroboStomp HD: $139 $111 at Musician's Friend
It's one of the best tuner pedals on the market right now, and for Prime Day you could save an almighty 20% on the asking price for a limited time. Peterson tuners are famed for their accuracy, and the StroboStomp HD's high-definition screen has never made it easier to tune up fast. And that's not to mention the true bypass switching and over 100 onboard 'sweetened tunings'.

MXR M66S Classic Overdrive pedal $59 $39 at Guitar Center If you’re looking to add overdrive without changing your fundamental guitar or amp tone, MXR has you covered with this no-nonsense drive pedal – at an insanely low price for Prime Day.

MXR M66S Classic Overdrive pedal $59 $39 at Guitar Center
If you’re looking to add overdrive without changing your fundamental guitar or amp tone, MXR has you covered with this no-nonsense drive pedal – at an insanely low price for Prime Day.

Boss ME-80 Multi-Effects Pedal: $299 $249 at Guitar Center Positively crammed with killer-sounding Boss effects and amp models, the ME-80 is one of the best budget multi-effects pedals you can buy. And with $50 off at Guitar Center, it was one of the best FX deals of Prime Day.

Boss ME-80 Multi-Effects Pedal: $299 $249 at Guitar Center
Positively crammed with killer-sounding Boss effects and amp models, the ME-80 is one of the best budget multi-effects pedals you can buy. And with $50 off at Guitar Center, it was one of the best FX deals of Prime Day.

Pigtronix Infinity Looper 2: Get 15% off! Spend $170 at Musician's Friend and you got a pedal with a number of control options and a dual-loop design that allows you to switch between parts during recording or overdubbing.

Pigtronix Infinity Looper 2: Get 15% off!
Spend $170 at Musician's Friend and you got a pedal with a number of control options and a dual-loop design that allows you to switch between parts during recording or overdubbing.

TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay pedal | $119, now $99 No matter how cramped your pedalboard, you can find room for this teeny delay pedal – and thanks to TC’s TonePrint technology, it can handle just about any delay sound you can think up, too.

TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay pedal | $119, now $99
No matter how cramped your pedalboard, you can find room for this teeny delay pedal – and thanks to TC’s TonePrint technology, it can handle just about any delay sound you can think up, too.

Save $50 on the 'Stomptrooper' edition of Line 6's HX Stomp For just a hair under $600, you got space for 126 presets, over 300 effects and amps, the HX Stomp's trademark triple capacitive-footswitch setup and a whole lot more - all with a sleek, decidedly galactic look.

Save $50 on the 'Stomptrooper' edition of Line 6's HX Stomp
For just a hair under $600, you got space for 126 presets, over 300 effects and amps, the HX Stomp's trademark triple capacitive-footswitch setup and a whole lot more - all with a sleek, decidedly galactic look.

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's bass guitar deals

Fender Special Ed. Deluxe PJ Bass Seafoam Pearl $899 $799 Looking to eke extra tones from your P-Bass? The PJ Bass is the answer, combining Precision and Jazz Bass pickups in one instrument. This very special PJ Bass goes one further, teaming a P-Bass body with a ’70s Jazz Bass neck, complete with block inlays. $100 was slashed off the asking price for this Seafoam Pearl-finished model at Guitar Center, making it an absolute steal.

Fender Special Ed. Deluxe PJ Bass Seafoam Pearl $899 $799
Looking to eke extra tones from your P-Bass? The PJ Bass is the answer, combining Precision and Jazz Bass pickups in one instrument. This very special PJ Bass goes one further, teaming a P-Bass body with a ’70s Jazz Bass neck, complete with block inlays. $100 was slashed off the asking price for this Seafoam Pearl-finished model at Guitar Center, making it an absolute steal.

Squier Classic Vibe ’70s Precision Bass Surf Green $399 $329 If you’re looking to take your first steps in bass, there is no better brand than Squier, and this Classic Vibe Precision Bass is an absolute winner, with a Fender-designed Alnico split-coil pickup, and a slim, comfortable C-shaped neck. And with $70 off over at Guitar Center for Prime Day, there had never been a better time to buy.

Squier Classic Vibe ’70s Precision Bass Surf Green $399 $329
If you’re looking to take your first steps in bass, there is no better brand than Squier, and this Classic Vibe Precision Bass is an absolute winner, with a Fender-designed Alnico split-coil pickup, and a slim, comfortable C-shaped neck. And with $70 off over at Guitar Center for Prime Day, there had never been a better time to buy.

Fender Player Precision Bass, Ocean Turquoise: $725 $599 Not only can you not get this especially stunning example of a Precision Bass anywhere but Guitar Center, but it was available with a tidy $125 Prime Day discount. Classic P-Bass looks and playability should make this a shoo-in for your bass collection.

Fender Player Precision Bass, Ocean Turquoise: $725 $599
Not only can you not get this especially stunning example of a Precision Bass anywhere but Guitar Center, but it was available with a tidy $125 Prime Day discount. Classic P-Bass looks and playability should make this a shoo-in for your bass collection.

Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass: $80 off @ Sweetwater This tricked-out take on the Jazz Bass was available with a whopping $80 discount, bringing prices down to $399 for a four-string, and $449 for a five-string. Even better, this active humbucker-loaded bass is available in four Sweetwater-exclusive finishes – Satin Black, Midnight Satin, Burgundy Satin and Olive Satin – complete with roasted maple necks and fingerboards.

Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass: $80 off @ Sweetwater
This tricked-out take on the Jazz Bass was available with a whopping $80 discount, bringing prices down to $399 for a four-string, and $449 for a five-string. Even better, this active humbucker-loaded bass is available in four Sweetwater-exclusive finishes – Satin Black, Midnight Satin, Burgundy Satin and Olive Satin – complete with roasted maple necks and fingerboards.

Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay Bass in Black: $70 off Featuring a low-noise humbucking pickup, 2-Band EQ, a 9V powered active preamp and individual Volume Hi and Low Cut/Boost controls, this gorgeous bass both sounds and looks like a top-grade instrument - and for $229, down $70 from its usual $299, was an absolute steal at Guitar Center.

Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. StingRay Bass in Black: $70 off
Featuring a low-noise humbucking pickup, 2-Band EQ, a 9V powered active preamp and individual Volume Hi and Low Cut/Boost controls, this gorgeous bass both sounds and looks like a top-grade instrument - and for $229, down $70 from its usual $299, was an absolute steal at Guitar Center.

Prime Day guitar deals: Last year's guitar accessory deals

Get 2 packs of these quality acoustic guitar strings for $14.99 Reinvigorate your acoustic guitar's sound with a fresh set of strings. This 12 - 53 gauge set delivers a warm, bright and balanced tone that lasts. Oh, and for Prime Day you got two packs, so you wouldn't need to buy new strings again for a while – depending on how much you play, of course...

Get 2 packs of these quality acoustic guitar strings for $14.99
Reinvigorate your acoustic guitar's sound with a fresh set of strings. This 12 - 53 gauge set delivers a warm, bright and balanced tone that lasts. Oh, and for Prime Day you got two packs, so you wouldn't need to buy new strings again for a while – depending on how much you play, of course...

Gator GT-BASS-TP Transit Bass Guitar Gig Bag: only $79.99 Got a bass guitar that needs protecting? Look no further than the Gator GT-BASS-TP gig bag. Complete with 20mm foam padding and micro-fleece lining, your four-string won't see even the smallest scratch.

Gator GT-BASS-TP Transit Bass Guitar Gig Bag: only $79.99
Got a bass guitar that needs protecting? Look no further than the Gator GT-BASS-TP gig bag. Complete with 20mm foam padding and micro-fleece lining, your four-string won't see even the smallest scratch.

Get this 3-pack of patch cables for just $14.99 These short instrument patch cables are perfect for use with pedalboards, and feature rugged metal connectors with secure nickel contacts, so you know you'll never have any signal interruptions.

Get this 3-pack of patch cables for just $14.99
These short instrument patch cables are perfect for use with pedalboards, and feature rugged metal connectors with secure nickel contacts, so you know you'll never have any signal interruptions.

Mogami 18 ft Guitar Cable Straight to Right Angle: $32.79 At an affordable price point, this hand-assembled, performance-tested cable is a monstrous 18 feet long, perfect for small to medium stage settings.

Mogami 18 ft Guitar Cable Straight to Right Angle: $32.79
At an affordable price point, this hand-assembled, performance-tested cable is a monstrous 18 feet long, perfect for small to medium stage settings.

Gator Flight Pro TSA Series ATA Electric Guitar Case: $119.99 Travel stress-free with this convenient, compact electric guitar case. With a tour-grade casing, TSA-approved locking center latch that's ideal for air travel and a host of protective features, this case'll keep your beloved instrument safe and sound.

Gator Flight Pro TSA Series ATA Electric Guitar Case: $119.99
Travel stress-free with this convenient, compact electric guitar case. With a tour-grade casing, TSA-approved locking center latch that's ideal for air travel and a host of protective features, this case'll keep your beloved instrument safe and sound.

Save $10 on a new Perri's 2" Jacquard guitar strap You could bag one of these super-comfortable, ultra-stylish guitar straps at half price as part of Guitar Center's Guitar-A-Thon sales event during Prime Day. Available in four color variants, you're bound to find the right strap to fit your style.

Save $10 on a new Perri's 2" Jacquard guitar strap
You could bag one of these super-comfortable, ultra-stylish guitar straps at half price as part of Guitar Center's Guitar-A-Thon sales event during Prime Day. Available in four color variants, you're bound to find the right strap to fit your style.

Save $5 on D'Addario's NS Reflex Capo at Guitar Center Assuring buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret, D'Addario's NS Reflex Capo is a solid option for anyone looking to change key on the fly. Additionally, a lightweight aluminum construction adds negligible weight to the neck of your guitar.

Save $5 on D'Addario's NS Reflex Capo at Guitar Center
Assuring buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret, D'Addario's NS Reflex Capo is a solid option for anyone looking to change key on the fly. Additionally, a lightweight aluminum construction adds negligible weight to the neck of your guitar.

D'Addario Equinox Headstock tuner: only $14.99 This super-precise, ultra-portable headstock tuner will serve your tuning needs for ages to come. With a highly sensitive vibration-detecting piezo sensor, you'll get accurate tuning readings every time.

D'Addario Equinox Headstock tuner: only $14.99
This super-precise, ultra-portable headstock tuner will serve your tuning needs for ages to come. With a highly sensitive vibration-detecting piezo sensor, you'll get accurate tuning readings every time.

Line 6 Relay G10S wireless system: $249 $199 @ Guitar Center The best guitar wireless system you can buy got even better, thanks to this tasty Prime Day discount over at Guitar Center. Wander up to 130 feet away from your pedalboard and enjoy crystal-clear 24-bit audio from this top-notch guitar accessory.

Line 6 Relay G10S wireless system: $249 $199 @ Guitar Center
The best guitar wireless system you can buy got even better, thanks to this tasty Prime Day discount over at Guitar Center. Wander up to 130 feet away from your pedalboard and enjoy crystal-clear 24-bit audio from this top-notch guitar accessory.

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