Never mind Black Friday – here's our pick of the greatest guitar sales happening right now

Early Black Friday round-up
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November is an exciting time of year for guitar players. This is the month when all of our guitar-related dreams come true – it's nearly time for this year's Black Friday guitar deals to be unleashed onto the world. Like nervous new parents, we will spend the early days of November getting ready for our new arrival. From researching precisely what we want to making space on our 5-way guitar stand, we ensure we are primed and ready for the deals to hit on the big day. That said, we no longer need to wait until November 25, as many of our favorite retailers have launched their sales already! 

All the heavy hitters from Sweetwater to Guitar Center, Positive Grid, Musician's Friend, Amazon, Fender and more have launched either an official early Black Friday sale or a holiday sale, meaning you have an opportunity to save big without waiting until the big day. 

Fender Play: FREE Guitar with a Yearly Subscription

Fender Play: FREE Guitar with a Yearly Subscription
For a limited time, the guitar giant turned online lesson provider is offering new students a Fender-branded electric guitar absolutely free when they purchase a yearly subscription to Fender Play. The electric kit - worth around $250 - includes a gig bag, strap, picks, clip-on tuner, guitar stand, and an extra set of strings. 

Sweetwater: Early Black Friday Sale

Sweetwater: Early Black Friday Sale
The music retail giant is kicking off November with a spectacular early Black Friday sale, which sees the prices slashed across hundreds of products. Among the slew of guitars and guitar-related items on offer are popular models from ESP, Fender, D'Angelico, Ibanez and more.

Musician's Friend Holiday Deals: Up to 40% off

Musician's Friend Holiday Deals: Up to 40% off
The Musician's Friend holiday sale has landed and these deals are as good as any Black Friday offer we've ever seen. Right now, you can bag up to 40% off a range of big-name brands such as Fender, Music Man, Boss, Epiphone, Gretch and more. 

Guitar Center: 15% Off Holiday Coupon Sale

Guitar Center: 15% Off Holiday Coupon Sale
Guitar Center has offered up a sweet early Black Friday deal, with 15% off a massive range of guitar gear from Martin, Gretsch, Ibanez, EVH, Marshall, and more. 

Save big on Fender guitars at Amazon

Save big on Fender guitars at Amazon
Amazon are cutting prices on a massive range of Fender and Squier guitars with very popular models seeing Black Friday-style discounts. 

Positive Grid Spark: 35% off with SPARKBF30

Positive Grid Spark: 35% off with SPARKBF30
With thousands of tones on tap, wireless Bluetooth and fast USB connectivity, plus intelligent functions such as Smart Jam and Auto Chords, it’s no wonder the Spark is the best-selling practice amp on the planet. This offer will save you a whopping $70, plus you got a free padded gig bag (usually $60).

Positive Grid Spark Mini: 25% off with MINIBF30
MINIBF30

Positive Grid Spark Mini: 25% off with MINIBF30
The Spark Mini has been a runaway success, and it's easy to see why. This clever little amp gives players all the features they loved about the original but in a smaller, even more practical format - and right now you can save $30 with code MINIBF30.  

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: was $99, now $39.60

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: was $99, now $39.60
BIAS FX 2 gives you an arsenal of virtual amps, pedals, rack effects, and cabs to shape your sound with. It's one of the best software modelers out there and right now you can save a massive $59.40! 

Marshall Uxbridge: Was $219.99, now $169.95

Marshall Uxbridge: Was $219.99, now $169.95
The Marshall Uxbridge Bluetooth speaker sounds amazing and it also has Amazon Alexa functionality built in, so you can control your music with the power of your voice. Alexa also turns the speaker into your one-stop-shop for news reports, sports scores and more. There’s 23% off now at Amazon.

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.