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Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022: the official dates and everything you need to know

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022
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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.  

Obviously, 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. 

Now, this sale takes place across the entire weekend, beginning on Friday 25 November, with the Musician's Friend Cyber Monday deals taking over on Monday 28. So make sure you are glued to this page across the whole sales period to ensure you don't miss a bargain! 

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022: Quick links

Black Friday may not be here yet, but some of our favorite retailers are running stellar sales right now, meaning you can bag a bargain without waiting until the big day.

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022: 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 25 November and lasts until Monday 28 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 2022: 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 2022: 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 2022: What to expect

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 also saw a mammoth $120 saving on the Martin Special X1-DE, bringing the price of this stunning acoustic down from $599 to just $479, as well as $170 off the shred-tasic Schecter C-1. 

 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 to the best electric guitar strings and even the latest pedalboards.

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.

Musician's Friend Black Friday deals 2022: last year's top deals

There were lots of stellar deals on offer last year, but here are just a handful of our favorites to give you an idea of what to expect in 2022. 

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Fender Player Telecaster Plus: $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 - and with $300 off, this was one of the best deals last year. 

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D'Angelico Excel Series DC: $1,699.99, $1,099.99
D'Angelico sure knows a thing or two about hollow-body guitars, and the Excel Series proves this old-school jazz brand can make a modern guitar for contemporary players. The Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers provide a wealth of tones from full-on rock n roll to expressive blues and warm jazz tone, this stunning guitar can do it all. 

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PRS SE Custom 22 Black Gold: 15% off
PRS offers some of the best guitars in the biz, so $200 off this player-friendly SE Custom 22 was a no-brainer last year. 

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Yamaha F335 Acoustic: 15% off with BLACKFRIDAY
We always describe the F335 as affordable, but last year a more fitting term would have been 'dirt cheap'. There's no getting away from it, this acoustic was stonking value. 

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Sterling Music Man Ray34HH Bass: $1,029.99, $699.99
The StingRay has been responsible for some of the most legendary bass tones of all time. The thunderous low-end and bright high-end attack make it perfect for aggressive styles of music, and this sinister all-black finish means it now looks the part as well. Last Black Friday, you could save $330 at Musician's Friend. 

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Gretsch G2627T Streamliner: $699.99, $479.99
Sometimes two pickups just isn't enough! This Gretsch G2627T Streamliner covers so much ground with its trio of Broad'Tron pickups, producing a myriad of tones. 

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Squier Classic Vibe '60s Mustang: $449.99, $379.99
The Mustang is a bonafide grunge icon  - its fabulously wonky body has inspired a generation of rebellious musicians and with $70 off at Musician’s Friend last year, you could join the ranks of alt-rock royalty for less. 

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Heritage Custom Shop H-150: 15% off with BLACKFRIDAY
This guitar is way more than just another Les Paul lookie-likie. For those of you who don't know the history, Heritage's founders were ex-Gibson luthiers who set up shop in the original Gibson Kalamazoo factory using Gibson guitar-making machinery - and you could save 15% last year! 

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Ibanez GRGR120EX: 15% off with BLACKFRIDAY
Whether you were a new player on the lookout for a great beginner electric guitar (opens in new tab), or a more seasoned player looking to add an axe to the rack, you couldn't go far wrong with the Ibanez GRGR120EX at this price!

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Schecter C-1 Platinum: 15% off with BLACKFRIDAY
If you had a little extra budget to spend the Schecter C-1 Platinum was a solid choice last year. Boasting an undeniably metal aesthetic – with a Translucent Black finish and gothic-style fretboard inlays, this guitar is spec’d to impress, with an Ultra Access neck joint for uninhibited soloing and a pair of EMG 81/85 humbucking pickups for a wealth of both clean and dirty tones. 

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Martin Special 000: 15% off with BLACKFRIDAY
The sound of a Martin is known the world over, an last year you could bag your very own for a whole lot less. There was a whopping $200 off this all solid Martin at Musician's Friend.

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Martin GPC Special Koa X Series:15 (opens in new tab)% off with BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
This proper workhorse acoustic was available for $100 less last year! The Martin GPC Special Koa X Series Grand Performance model is built of stunning koa wood – which ages like a fine wine, only promising greater tonal richness with time. Other features include a gorgeous herringbone ink rosette and a hand-rubbed natural birch laminate neck. 

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Bad Cat Paw Combo: 15% off with BLACKFRIDAY
First and foremost, the Paw is a tube amp built on the same preamp as the Bad Cat Cub. Its power amp section produces 60 watts of Class D power and – this is where it gets interesting – can drive either the Paw's internal six-inch speakers or a pair of cabs or a PA - last year you could save 15% off the price. 

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Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I: $175, now $140
If an SG's more your thing, you could have grabbed 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.

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Jackson Special Edition Dinky 7-String: Was $199, now $169.15
If you were in the market for a 7-string last year, then the Jackson Dinky 7-string, was the guitar for you! Featuring a gloss black finish with a contrasting maple fretboard, this unbelievably priced electric guitar is the perfect first 7-string. 

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Breedlove Organic Artista Granadillo CE: $849, now $599
Featuring an exotic granadillo back and sides, an African mahogany neck, and an African ebony fingerboard as well as a solid spruce top, this electro-acoustic was one of the best offers last year for acoustic fans.

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