Black Friday 2019 is on the horizon once again. While we wind down for the holidays, the world also gears up for a frenzied period of retail therapy. For guitarists and musicians, that means big discounts on everything from electric guitars and basses, to amplifiers, effects and guitar accessories.
From our experience of previous years, the Guitar Center Black Friday sale is definitely one to get excited about and explore if you’re looking to update your guitar rig or complete your pedalboard. We've been known to part with more than a few bucks on a crazy low-priced acoustic guitar...
We'll be keeping a close eye on all of Guitar Center's hottest Black Friday music deals. For the latest news and the biggest bargains we highly recommend you bookmark this page.
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When is the Guitar Center Black Friday sale?
Black Friday officially takes place on Friday November 29, with plenty of deal action across that weekend and well into December 2, also known as Cyber Monday. You can expect to see some heavy discounts and monster deals rolling in throughout this period.
But big music retailers don't shy away from offering big discounts throughout the year, so we wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing Black Friday Guitar Center deals creeping in from late-October onwards.
And don’t forget that, despite the name, Guitar Center doesn’t just sell guitar gear. If you’re planning on recording a band demo in the near future, Black Friday could be a great time to pick up a new audio interface, complete your microphone collection or invest in a PA system for your band. Or maybe you just fancy a fresh set of electric guitar strings or a new guitar cable?
Guitar Center sells basses, drums and keyboards too, so it’s well worth sharing this link with your band so you can get geared up for the next tour or recording session.
What Guitar Center Black Friday deals can I expect?
Based on last year’s evidence, Guitar Center should be pumping out deals on just about every type of guitar-related gear you can think of.
A particular highlight from last year was $200 off Epiphone’s popular Les Paul Traditional PRO-III Plus Limited Edition electric guitar, bringing it down to just $499. And if you were in the market for a new Gibson, you could have scored up to $1,180 in savings on a selection of Gibson electric guitars, acoustics and basses.
Many Fender fans used Black Friday to load up on gear from their favorite brand with 10% off all guitars, effects and accessories. Could 2019 be the year you take advantage of an amazing Black Friday Fender deal?
What’s more, Chapman guitars announced their new ML3 Pro Semi Hollow Obsidian Burst guitar, available at Guitar Center, just before Black Friday. Could we see other guitar manufacturers launching products in the lead up to the shopping event? If so, November could be the perfect time to be an early adopter of a new bit of kit.
With so many top effects being being launched this year - like the Eventide Rode and Fender Full Moon Distortion and The Pelt - we’re crossing our fingers for some top Black Friday guitar pedals deals, too.
Not sure about buying a guitar online without giving it a play first? These days, most online retailers offer hassle-free returns, meaning you can snap up a great deal, test the guitar in the privacy of your home, then return it, risk-free, if it’s not the one. Guitar Center, for example, offers a '45-day satisfaction guarantee'. There are some limitations and exceptions to this, so we’d recommend checking the specific wording before hitting the checkout.
How can I prepare for Black Friday?
We’d recommend working out what you want to buy on Black Friday well ahead of time to save wasting time and money when the time comes. Do your research, use our expert buyer’s guides and bookmark useful hub pages like this one. That way, when the big deals drop, you can avoid the stress of trying to find them – we’ll do all the work for you!
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2018 Guitar Center Black Friday deal highlights
Save up to $1,180 on Gibson 2018 electric & acoustic guitars
Guitar Center was offering unbelievable savings on select Gibsons last Black Friday, with money off basses too.
$200 off Epiphone's Les Paul Traditional Pro-III Plus
This is an awesome guitar at full price, let alone with a $200 discount. You get Gibson USA pickups in the bargain too. Can this deal be bettered on Black Friday 2019?
Get an Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro-III for just $299
Another fantastic Epiphone deal. If you were looking for a great electric guitar for beginners, or a top practice axe, Black Friday was the time to strike.