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Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: what to expect

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: what to expect
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It's not long now until the biggest sales event of the year is upon us. Are you ready? Black Friday has long been the best time to pick up a new guitar, amp or pedal, and with the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals being among the best on offer, you'll want to bookmark this page for future reference. 

The Musician's Friend Black Friday sale always delivers, with savings on some of the world's best electric guitar and acoustic guitar brands, from Fender to Martin, Epiphone to Ibanez - all the biggest names in music are covered.  

Of course, the Musician's Friend Black Friday deals are ideal for picking up the perfect Christmas gift for the budding guitarist in your life. From the best guitars for kids to the best acoustic guitars for beginners, you'll find the ultimate gift for that special person. 

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: latest deals

Okay, these aren't exactly Black Friday deals, but if you're in the mood for a bargain right now, these are certainly worth checking out...

Fender Player Telecaster Plus: was $829.99, now $699.99

Fender Player Telecaster Plus: was $829.99, now $699.99
Fender Player Telecaster Plus is a fantastic option for those seeking the unique sound only a Telecaster provides, but with a sleek modern edge. The inclusion of a flame maple veneer and striking blue burst finish gives this already stunning guitar a completely new look, and with $300 off, it gets even better.  

Schecter Reaper: was $699, now $479

Schecter Reaper: was $699, now $479
Looking for an axe that will bring the doom? Well, the Schecter Reaper is for you. The swamp ash body with poplar burl top is absolutely stunning, while the 5-ply maple/walnut ultra-thin "C" neck is designed for super-fast shredding. Right now, you can save a massive $220 at Musician's Friend.

Vox AC15C1 Limited Black & Tan: was $799.99, now $699.99

Vox AC15C1 Limited Black & Tan: was $799.99, now $699.99
There are few amp brands as iconic as Vox. Helping to define the sound of the sixties, Vox has a tone completely their own, and AC15C1 allows you to achieve those legendary sounds at a much more manageable volume - and you can now bag yourself this limited edition version with $100 off.

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: FAQ

Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving and is the last Friday in November. You'll be sure to see - almost - every retailer on the planet launch their Black Friday sales and pre-Christmas gifting discounts, with online retailers as well as physical stores, getting involved. 

This year Black Friday starts on Friday 26 November and lasts until Monday 29 November, known as Cyber Monday (where we'll be bringing you the best Musician's Friend Cyber Monday deals). While the Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals will most probably start going live before the 26th, we expect the biggest and best discounts to go live close to that last Friday in November, on the big day itself, and across that Cyber weekend.

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: What to expect

If last year’s sale is any marker, we can expect some pretty juicy savings among the incoming crop of Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals. In the past the musical instrument retailer has offered a $120 saving on the Martin Special X1-DE, bringing the price of this stunning acoustic down from $599 to just $479. 

Last year we also saw a truly huge discount on the shred-tasic Schecter C-1, which saw $170 knocked off the retail price. 

The retailer also offers a clear and concise returns policy, so you can return items risk-free if it doesn't quite suit - make sure you read the terms and conditions first. Last year's Musician’s Friend Black Friday deals covered a range of top guitar and bass brands, such as Gretsch, Yamaha, and Fender, with up to 15% discounts on orders over $99 with a Musician’s Friend coupon.

We fully expect this year's sale to bring more of the same, with excellent savings on everything from the best metal guitars and guitar wireless systems, through to the best electric guitar strings and even the latest pedalboards.

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: how to prepare

When scouring the Black Friday deals for savings on the gear you want or need, the number one rule is to be prepared. That means knowing what type of product you need, what the RRP is, and how much it normally retails for (some products normally sell for a little less than the RRP). 

Feel free to use our buyer’s guides to not only find out what the top products are in each category but to see what today's best prices are for each product. Our price-tracking software scans hundreds of websites at once to ensure you see the cheapest prices.

Black Friday guitar deals 2021: Will there be stock issues?

It's no secret that there are massive issues with stock at the moment - and not just with guitar gear. With shortages worldwide and increased demand, it seems getting your hands on that particular guitar is going to be more complicated than ever. 

Now, while it will undoubtedly vary from retailer to retailer and even depend on where you are in the world, our advice remains the same -  if you see a great deal on a piece of gear you want, grab it straight away - if you hang around, you are likely to miss out. 

As we get closer to Christmas, there is a potential for delivery delays, so we'd recommend ordering as early as possible to avoid the risk of the item not arriving on time. Luckily the Black Friday guitar deals tend to start early, so you should be able to grab a bargain in time. 

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2021: last year's top deals

Musician's Friend holiday coupon | Save up to 15%

Musician's Friend CYBER coupon: Save up to 15%
Use the code CYBER at checkout to save up to 15% on qualifying items. This promotion covers everything from guitars and amps to mics and keyboards. It is only for a limited time, however, so don't hang about!

Fender Player Telecaster Plus

Fender Player Telecaster Plus: Was $730, now only $600
Let's face it, who doesn't want a Tele on their guitar rack? With a lightweight solid alder body, comfortable C-shaped maple neck and fingerboard and tonally diverse single-coil pickups, this Fender Player Telecaster Plus more than earns a spot on yours.

Epiphone ES-339 P-90 PRO

Epiphone ES-339 P-90 PRO: Was $500, now $399
Featuring a maple body, mahogany neck, 22-fret pau ferro fingerboard, and Epiphone P-90 pickups, The ES-339 P-90 PRO is a solid choice for any semi-hollow enthusiast.

Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I

Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I: $175, now $140
If an SG's more your thing, you can grab this one for only $140. Yes, you read that right. It features a solid mahogany body, '60s SlimTaper D mahogany neck and 22-fret rosewood fretboard, and is available in either black or the classic cherry finish. A version is available in Pelham Blue, but it's currently at full price.

Ibanez's RG6003FM in Sapphire Blue: $350, $279

Ibanez's RG6003FM in Sapphire Blue: $350, $279
With a beautiful flamed maple top over a mahogany body, a Wizard III neck shape, and dual Ibanez Quantum pickups wired to a 5-way switch, this RG6003FM is a gorgeous, versatile metal machine. With its price down to a tantalizing $279 at Musician's Friend, this is the perfect axe for a metalhead on a tight budget.

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859 now $689.99

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859 now $689.99
With active EMG 81 and Sustainiac pickups, as well as the Floyd Rose and 24-fret neck, the C-1 is a shredder's dream. The Sustaniac will infinitely sustain either a fundamental note or harmonics, depending on the position of its dedicated switch. This is a lot of guitar for the money, and now Musician’s Friend has knocked a tasty $170 off, it’s an even better deal. 

Jackson Special Edition Dinky 7-String: only $159.99

Jackson Special Edition Dinky 7-String: Was $199, now $169.15
Have you played six strings your whole life? Have you recently been considering venturing into 7-string territory? Look no further than this Jackson Dinky 7-string. Featuring a gloss black finish with a contrasting maple fretboard, this unbelievably priced electric guitar is the perfect first 7-string. Use the discount code BLACKFRIDAY for 15% off at Musician's Friend.

Squier Affinity Telecaster HH: was $199.99, now $159.99

Squier Affinity Telecaster HH: Was $249.99, now $199.99
Featuring a solid alder body with a gloss metallic black finish, this humbucker-loaded electric guitar would be the perfect starter guitar, or indeed a worthy addition to any guitarist's collection. With $50 off, why wouldn't you?

Schecter Guitar Research C-1 Platinum Electric Guitar Translucent Black

Schecter C-1 Platinum Black: Was $599.99, now $509.99
Raise hell with this iconic metal guitar from Schecter Guitar Research. Fitted with EMG 81/85 pickups and satin chrome hardware, this guitar has both looks and tone. Musician's Friend is offering 15% off this beast when you use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY

Martin Special X1-DE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Martin Special X1-DE Acoustic Electric: $599.99, now $479.99
Martin's affordable X-Series propelled Ed Sheeran to stadiums worldwide. With a high-grade solid spruce top, combined with Martin's 'forest-friendly' HPL back and sides, Martin proves that you don't need to break the bank to achieve a fantastic tone.  The X1-DE even has a Fishman Sonitone pickup/preamp, which provides a killer natural tone when you need to plug in. Get $120 off now at Musician's Friend.

Breedlove Organic Artista Granadillo CE: $849, now $599

Breedlove Organic Artista Granadillo CE: $849, now $599
Featuring exotic granadillo back and sides, an African mahogany neck, and an African ebony fingerboard as well as a solid spruce top, this electro-acoustic would normally set you back nearly $900. Combined with the comfortable Concerto body size and a generous cutaway, every fret has easy access, and it includes a Breedlove Natural Sound pickup/preamp. Available in Copper Burst, it’s only $549 at Musician's Friend. 

Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E: now only $349.99

Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E: Was $499.99, now $424.15
This Black Friday you can bag yourself this beauty with 15% off when you use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. It's an awesome old-school electro-acoustic, with a P-100 pickup and volume and tone controls. If it's good enough for John Lennon, then what are you waiting for?

Yamaha F335 acoustic for beginners: $119.99

Yamaha F335: Was 159.99, now $136
With a laminated spruce top with a black finish, die-cast gold tuners and a tortoiseshell scratchplate, this guitar has it all - looks, tone and style. With 15% off when you use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY , Musician's Friend are proving just how good of a friend they are. 

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