With the curtain falling on Prime Day 2023, you'd be forgiven for thinking the deals have ended. But if you're worried you've missed out, lucky for you there are still loads of great deals to take advantage of on Amazon and beyond.
If you're after a new practice amp, we'd point you straight to the Positive Grid store on Amazon, where there's up to 25% off Spark amp bundles, including $90 off a 40W Spark amp and Traveller bag combo, while the excellent and portable Spark Mini has a cool $46 off right now. The Spark is one of our favorite practice amps ever, so we'll always recommend it when there's a healthy discount available.
If you have a bigger budget saved for Prime Day and you're looking for a new electric guitar or bass, there are some hefty discounts on Squier guitars, with some of them seeing even bigger discounts than those in the original Prime Day sales. Over at the official Fender website, the Fender Days sale is still in full swing, with 20% off Fender Player Series electrics and basses as well as discounts on select acoustics and ukuleles.
But Prime Day isn't just about hardware deals, one of our current favorites is an epic 3 months free Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for new Prime subscribers. You can't argue with millions of free songs in the palm of your hand!
There are usually a few instrument deals away from Amazon too, but things have been a little quiet this year. That said, Sweetwater's demo gear sale is a great opportunity to pick up a dream guitar for less. And if you're in the UK, Thomann is celebrating 25 years of Harley Benton with 25% off a range of models – at these prices the killer budget guitars just became even more attractive.
This page is the place to find all the best post-Prime Day guitar deals at Amazon and beyond to save you from having to do the searching yourself.
Become a Prime member for free
Before you can take advantage of Amazon's Prime Day deals you'll need to become a Prime member. Signing up is easy and there's currently a 30-day free trial available which will comfortably cover you for Prime Day. After this it's $14.99 per month. Prime members benefit from free delivery, access to Prime video and more.
Prime Day music deals: Quick links
Prime Day is officially over, but there are still some great deals to be had on Amazon. Here's a quick list of the best of them:
- Jump straight to the best deals on Amazon
- Positive Grid Spark bundle deals
- Amazon Music Unlimited 3 months free deal
- Best non-Amazon sales
- Sweetwater: Big savings on demo gear
- Thomann: Huge Harley Benton discounts
- Fender: 20% off select Player Strats
- Fender Play: 50% off annual subscription
- Guitar Center: Big money off touring essentials
- GuitarTricks: Get 1 month for $1
- Musician's Friend: 40% off member Flash Sale
- Plugin Boutique: Save on SSL, iZotope, more
- Waves: Free plugin when you spend $50
Prime Day guitar deals 2023: Editor's picks
These are the best Prime Day guitar deals online right now:
Amazon Music Unlimited: Up to 3 months free
New to Amazon Prime? You need to sign up to take advantage of Prime Day anyway, but if you register today you'll instantly get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. That means more music than you could ever listen to in your lifetime, in the palm of your hand, for no money!
Positive Grid Spark Mini:
We’ve been using the Positive Grid Spark Mini for nearly a year now, and we can confidently say it’s one of the best practice amps ever made. Small enough to fit into pretty much any home setup, with a sound that far exceeds its tiny dimensions, this tiny amplifier is packed full of functionality and usable practice tools. If that isn’t enough to convince you, then how about snagging one for just $183 in the Amazon Prime Day sale? That’s $46 off the regular price.
Price check: Positive Grid $229
Fender Days Sale: 20% off at Fender
For a limited time, you can save a generous 20% over at the Fender site. It's on a range of the ever-popular Fender Player Series guitars, as well as some fantastic acoustic guitars and ukuleles.
Squier 40th Anniversary VE Tele:
Prime Day deals may be over now, but you can still get your hands on this brilliant 40th Anniversary Vintage Edition Telecaster for less. Featuring aged chrome hardware, an anodized aluminum pickguard and a natural-feeling satin finish, this guitar offers remarkable value for money right now. Save $200 at Amazon.
Was $126.99, now $79.99
One of the most famous distortion pedals ever made, the ProCo RAT2 has got an absolutely massive discount in the Amazon Prime Day sale. With a versatility that ranges from fuzzy distortion to boosting leads to cut-through, this classic stompbox is worthy of a place on any guitarist's pedalboard.
Fender Am Pro II Strat Neck:
$699.99, now $487.36
Do you love the sound of your current Strat but wish it played better? Well, now you can treat yourself to a genuine Fender American Pro II Strat neck. This roasted maple neck has a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard, 22 narrow-tall frets, black dot inlays and satin urethane “supernatural” back finish with gloss headstock.
Positive Grid Spark & Travel Bag:
$359, now $269
If you’re after an amplifier you can take on the road with you that doesn’t take up loads of room, then the Positive Grid Spark with travel bag is the perfect option. Combining one of the best practice amps ever made with an official, water-resistant gig bag makes this a brilliant choice for the guitarist on the go. It’s currently down to just $269 in the Amazon Prime Day sale, saving you a generous $90.
Price check: Positive Grid $269
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.
Prime Day guitar deals: Guitar & bass deals
Fender Redondo Player:
$449.99, now $360
Stand out from the crowd with this vivid acoustic offering from Fender. The solid-topped Redondo is the perfect instrument for electric players that want to move into the realm of acoustic guitars. With its bellowing tone, slim-taper mahogany neck and instantly recognizable 6-in-line headstock, this guitar is a fan favorite here at Guitar World.
Prime Day guitar deals: Amp deals
Positive Grid Spark:
Was $299, now $239
Positive Grid’s Spark 40 amp regularly tops ‘best of’ lists here at Guitar World thanks to its excellent range of tones and practice tools. It’s the perfect option for players short on space who need a desktop or practice amp and is currently down to just $239 in the Amazon Prime Day sale, giving you a saving of $60.
Prime Day guitar deals: Pedal deals
Was $126.99, now $79.99
One of the most famous distortion pedals ever made, the ProCo RAT2 has got an absolutely massive discount in the Amazon Prime Day sale. With a versatility that ranges from fuzzy distortion to boosting leads to cut through, this classic stompbox is worthy of a place on any guitarist's pedalboard.
Zoom G1X FOUR:
Was $119.99, now $83.99
If you're just getting started in the world of guitar or effects pedals, a multi-effects unit is one of the best ways to find your signature sound. Packed with over 70 sounds, plus amp modeling and a looper, the Zoom G1X FOUR is now even better value for money with a 30% discount in the Amazon Prime Day sale.
Boss RE-2 Space Echo:
It's not got the biggest discount, but there's no doubt the Boss RE-2 Space Echo is one of the best delay pedals money can buy right now. It's currently got a 16% discount in the Amazon Prime Day sale, taking its price down to a tempting $218.23.
Donner Verb Square:
Was $69.99, now $49.99
Our pick as one of the best budget reverb pedals around, the Donner Verb Square is now down to an even lower price of just $49.99. Packed with 7 different sounds for you to experiment with, it’s great for traditional reverb tones and we particularly loved the Spring setting. It’s also really small so will fit on even the most packed pedalboard.
Was $74.99, now $62.99
One of the most flexible overdrive pedals you can buy, the Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive is great for stacking with other drive pedals in your signal chain. It’s not got the biggest discount we’ve ever seen, but it’s already excellent value for money so any reduction is a bonus in our book!
Prime Day guitar deals: Online lesson deals
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.
Simply Guitar: Save 20% at this link
If you'd prefer to learn on your smart device, Simply Guitar has a fantastic app with a fun, lively gamified approach to learning the instrument. Right now you can sign up for a year and save $30, dropping the annual cost from $150 down to just $120.
TrueFire lessons: Save 30% with code GWTF30
TrueFire includes 50,000 video lessons taught by industry-leading teachers, Grammy Award-winning artists and world-class touring musicians. And in case that wasn't good enough, you can save 30% off an All-Access subscription and all courses with the exclusive code GWTF30.
Prime Day guitar deals: Home recording deals
Was $311, now $189.05
If you’re wanting to supplement your guitar playing with some live streaming, podcasting, or creating additional content for your band, the Shure MV7 is a brilliant microphone for vocals. It’s currently got a massive $121.95 off in the Amazon Prime Day sale, making it even better value for money. With dual XLR and USB connectivity, an auto-level function, and premium-level sound quality, it’s a great mic for beginners to get to grips with.
Prime Day guitar deals: Amazon device deals
With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, there's naturally big savings on Amazon's own innovative products too. 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 is the time to get a big discount.
In the past, Amazon has also run bundle deals on its smart speakers that include free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service for up to 6 months.
Amazon is also responsible for rad gadgets like the Ring video doorbell and Kindle e-readers too. Head over to Amazon's Prime Day deals page for all the latest early offers or check out our price widget below for today's best offers.
Prime Day guitar deals 2023 FAQ
When is Prime Day 2023?
Amazon Prime Day has traditionally always taken place at some point in July. As confirmed recently by Amazon, Prime Day 2023 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July.
And yes, you read that right, Prime Day is not actually a single day event at all, with a whopping 48-hours with millions of deals, sales and discounts landing.
You can keep tabs on all the latest Prime Day news at Amazon's own Prime Day page.
Do I need a Prime subscription for Prime Day?
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 Music and 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 $14.99/£7.99 (which you can cancel at any time) and a yearly option is $139/£79.
There's also a student tier available that currently costs $7.49/£3.99 per month or $69/£39 per year.
Where can I find the best non-Amazon guitar deals?
In 2021 and 2022, 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 in 2023. 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.