Guitar World deals of the week: save over $200 on Fender Player bundles, a price drop for the Boss Katana, plus an amazing deal on a Positive Grid Spark 40

Stratocaster leaning against a Boss Katana amp
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Welcome back to Deals of the Week, the place where the Guitar World team recommends all our favorite deals from the past week. Even though there aren't many headline sales to talk about this week, we've found loads of big savings on great gear that will help ease the strain on your wallet. Let's get to it...

In what will be welcome news for pretty much any guitarist out there, the price of the legendary Boss Katana has gone down. It's across the board too, so you can get it from the majority of retailers in the US like Sweetwater, as well as in the UK at shops like Andertons.

Boss Katana-50 MkII: Was $269.99, now $229.99

Boss Katana-50 MkII: <a href="https://imp.i114863.net/c/221109/789347/11319?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sweetwater.com%2Fstore%2Fdetail%2FKata50mk2--boss-katana-50-mk2-50-25-0.5-watt-1x12-inch-cosm-combo-amp" data-link-merchant="sweetwater.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $269.99, now $229.99
One of the most popular guitar amps in the world just got a price drop across the board so whether you're in the US, UK, or anywhere else, you can bag one for less. At Sweetwater this amp has got a tempting $40 discount, putting a brilliant-sounding amp within reach for even more guitar players.

Yamaha SLG200N: Was $749.99, now $649.99

Yamaha SLG200N: <a href="https://guitar-center.pxf.io/c/221109/1125892/14264?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.guitarcenter.com%2FYamaha%2FNylon-String-Silent-Guitar-Dark-Red-Burst-1500000317736.gc" data-link-merchant="guitarcenter.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $749.99, now $649.99
Playing one of Yamaha's Silent Guitars is a really enthralling experience, partly because of how quiet it is but also due to its light weight. With a direct headphone slot, it sounds absolutely incredible in stereo alongside some built-in effects that offer a glorious tone. It's got $100 off at Guitar Center in their big Yamaha sale, a great opportunity to pick up an unusual instrument for less.

Tanglewood Blackbird Orchestra: $209.99, $99.99

Tanglewood Blackbird Orchestra: <a href="https://reverb.grsm.io/futureplc" data-link-merchant="reverb.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$209.99, $99.99
One of our picks for the best acoustic guitars under $500, this small body acoustic is already great value at its regular price. Over at Reverb, it's got a massive $110 price drop, giving you an awesome acoustic for below $100.

Fender Player Strat Bundle: $1,100.93, now $889.99

Fender Player Strat Bundle: <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1011lqVf6/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fender.com%2Fen-US%2Fbundled-deals%2Fplayer-stratocaster-hss-bundle%2Fplayer-essentials-bundle-0144522515.html" data-link-merchant="fender.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,100.93, now $889.99
Fender is currently selling a bunch of Player series guitar bundles with accessories at a discounted price over at their official store. For us, an HSS Strat is one of the most versatile options available, coming with a gig bag, guitar stand, picks, strap, cable, and clip-on tuner at a price well over $200 less than if you bought each item individually.

Positive Grid Spark 40: Was $299, now $254

Positive Grid Spark 40: <a href="https://positivegrid.sjv.io/c/221109/1263347/15549?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.positivegrid.com%2Fproducts%2Fspark" data-link-merchant="positivegrid.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $299, now $254
The amp that changed the game for practice and desktop amps has now got a $45 discount over at the Positive Grid website. If that's not enough to tempt you then how about a free bag for your new amp worth $60, and free shipping? It's a stonking deal on an incredible guitar amp, and well worth snapping up if you're in the market for a new practice tool.

IK Multimedia AXE I/O: Was $449.99, now $349.99

IK Multimedia AXE I/O: <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=37801&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ikmultimedia.com%2Fproducts%2Findex.php%3FA%3Daxe-io-amplitube-5-max-bundle%26R%3DINIT" data-link-merchant="ikmultimedia.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $449.99, now $349.99
One of our top picks for <a href="https://www.guitarworld.com/features/best-guitar-audio-interfaces" data-link-merchant="guitarworld.com"" data-link-merchant="ikmultimedia.com"" target="_blank">best guitar audio interfaces, the IK Multimedia AXE I/O is one of few devices specifically designed for recording guitars, with loads of features that will make your recorded tones that much better. It also comes bundled with Amplitube MAX and Tonex MAX, which gives you more great guitar tones than you'll know what to do with.

MXL V250 Condenser Mic: Was $199.99, now $79.99

MXL V250 Condenser Mic: <a href="https://musicians-friend.pxf.io/c/221109/1127581/14291?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.musiciansfriend.com%2Fpro-audio%2Fmxl-v250-condenser-microphone" data-link-merchant="musiciansfriend.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $199.99, now $79.99
If you're looking to start recording guitar in the traditional sense, the MXL V250 condenser mic is a great option for guitar cabinets. Used in conjunction with a dynamic mic, it will help you capture a huge guitar sound by picking up the ambiance in the room. As well as working great on vocals or as a room mic, it's also got a massive $120 reduction in the Musician's Friend microphone sale.

Korg M1 Soft Synth: Was $99.99, $49.99

Korg M1 Soft Synth: <a href="https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/4-Synth/11198-M1?a_aid=5ffdbe6f41253&data1=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="pluginboutique.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $99.99, $49.99
There inevitably comes a time in a guitarist's career when they start getting interested in synthesizers. Software synths are great for backing up your main instrument when composing songs, as well as just generally being fun to mess around with and create new and interesting sounds, without you having to commit to buying an expensive hardware version. One of Korg's most popular software synths has got a huge 50% reduction at Plugin Boutique at the moment, taking the price down to just $49.99. If you're not into the M1, there are plenty of others available for more esoteric or sound-design-type tones.

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

 

I’m a Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World. I regularly test and review music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, and pedals, as well as being responsible for over 60 buying guides, and helping musicians find the best deals on gear. I worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars, and have written for various music sites including MusicRadar, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog. 


I’m a regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and producing bands covering everything from jazz to djent. When I’m not buying new plugins for my studio or guitar pedals for my pedalboard, you’ll find me making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS

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