Black Friday 2020 is officially in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn't mean there aren't still tons of bargains to be had. Cyber Monday is upon us, and in our experience, it often plays host to even better deals than Black Friday itself.
If you're on the lookout for your first electric guitar, or indeed a new addition to your collection, you're bound to find what you're looking for amongst the Cyber Monday guitar deals. We here at Guitar World will be surfing the web locating the crème de la crème, and rounding them up for you to peruse in this easy-to-follow guide.
Whether you're after a swanky new Fender Telecaster, a luxurious Les Paul or a metal-ready shred machine, the latest deals from Guitar Center, Musician's Friend, Amazon and more are certain to have you covered. Check 'em out below.
The best Cyber Monday electric guitar deals
Epiphone Les Paul Quilt Top Pro:
$599, $479, save $120 (opens in new tab)
We’ve waited the whole weekend for an Epiphone Les Paul deal, and now Guitar Center has served up a doozy: this limited-edition LP boasts a series of high-end appointments, including a luxurious Translucent Blue quilted maple top, and ProBucker 2 humbuckers, complete with coil-splits. And with a $120 discount right now, bringing the price under $500, it’s an absolute no-brainer.
D’Angelico Premier Series Atlantic:
$699, now $349, save $350 (opens in new tab)
In one of the best guitar deals we’ve seen this year, D’Angelico has slashed the price of this uber-cool single-cut in half at Musician’s Friend. Just $349 gets you the Atlantic’s distinctive take on the format, which comes equipped with two coil-splittable Duncan Designed humbuckers, a satin-finished maple neck and D’Angelico’s classy headstock and ‘Stairstep’ tuners. Don’t sleep on this one – we expect these to sell out fast.
Epiphone Ltd Ed ES-335 PRO: Was $499, now $424, save $75 (opens in new tab)
This affordable version of Gibson’s iconic ES-335 outline boasts super classic looks and tones, courtesy of Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers, and is available right now for just $424 in Cherry and Ebony finishes over at Musician's Friend – just use the code CYBER at checkout to get the discount.
Fender USA Elite Strat HSS Olympic Pearl: Was $1,749, now $1,487.97 (opens in new tab)
The American Elite Stratocaster is a true do-it-all guitar. Whether you need crushing gain tones from the Shawbucker, or delicate sparkling cleans from the brand new 4th generation noiseless single coils, the Elite Strat has it in spades. The Ebony ‘board has an uber-ergonomic compound radius, from 9.5” at the nut to 14” at the 22nd fret, and the neck profile follows suit, meaning no fret will go unplayed. Save 15% on this beauty at Musician’s Friend.
ESP LTD EC-401 Fluence Black Satin: was $899, now $699 (opens in new tab)
LTD’s EC-401 is a true beast. A solid mahogany body and set mahogany neck provide a resonant and robust platform to express any musical urges, and paired with a set of Fishman Fluence pickups, every last intricacy will come through. A slim neck and slick 13.78” fretboard allows you fast and effortless access to every fret. Finished with solid hardware and Grover tuners, all you need to do is play. Save $200 at Musician’s Friend.
ESP LTD EC-256FM Electric Guitar: was $449, now $349.99 (opens in new tab)
The EC256 is a classic looking rock machine perfect for gigging on a budget. Its set neck construction, die-cast ESP tuners and tune-o-matic bridge offer a solid, stable platform for you to focus solely on playing. A flamed maple cap, solid mahogany body and two powerful ESP humbuckers provide tones to die for, and a thin-U neck profile allows easy access to each and every fret. With a saving of nearly $100, we can’t think of a reason to say no.
Schecter C-6 Elite Aquaburst: Was $299.99, now $239.99 (opens in new tab)
Equipped with Schecter Diamond pickups and a solid tune-o-matic bridge, you needn’t worry about tuning stability or tone, as this guitar has both by the boat-load. A 14” radius and Thin C-shaped neck make every fret easy to reach, and string bends will be easy as pie. With $60 off, this already well-priced instrument just got even more tempting. What are you waiting for?
D'Angelico's Premier Mini DC XT:
$899, $699 (opens in new tab)
This sumptuous semi-hollow – boasting a pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers, a C-shaped neck, bound ovangkol fingerboard, locking tuners and an exquisite finish – is a Sweetwater exclusive. At $200 off, you're getting top-of-the-line tone and looks for a tasty mid-tier price.
PRS SE Custom 22 Whale Blue:
$789, now $549, save $239 (opens in new tab)
The Custom 22 is one of the most versatile, dependable electric guitars in the sub-$1,000 price range, and this is just about the best deal we can ever remember seeing on this modern classic. For $549, this is a ridiculous amount of guitar, with a gorgeous Whale Blue-finished maple top on mahogany body, PRS’s ultra-playable Wide Thin mahogany neck profile, coil-splittable PRS humbuckers and PRS-designed tremolo. In short, one of the best guitar deals you’ll see this year, courtesy of Musician’s Friend. Go get it… now!
Fender Player Stratocaster, Black:
$699 $599 at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
Looking to snag that David Gilmour swag for less? This limited-edition black Player Strat is your ticket to Pink Floyd vibes, while its trio of articulate single coils will have your leads shining. This is a crazy diamond of a deal.
Gretsch G2657T Streamliner: was $549, now $399, save $150 (opens in new tab)
Decked out in a stunning Ocean Turquoise finish and packing Gretsch's Broad'Tron humbucking pickups and a licensed Bigsby vibrato, this streamlined semi-hollow is an absolute steal – especially for under $400.
Gretsch G2627T Streamliner: was $599, now $449, save $150 (opens in new tab)
With a trio of Broad’Tron humbucking pickups, a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets on a nato neck, plus a Bigsby-licensed B70 vibrato tailpiece, the G2627T packs a tantalizing mix of classy looks and a rebellious sonic attitude. Available in Georgia Green and Shoreline Gold finishes, with an almighty $150 discount.
Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I:
$175, now $140 (opens in new tab)
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.
Jackson's Pro Soloist SL2Q Northern Lights:
$999, $799 (opens in new tab)
Loaded with a 12-16 compound radius fingerboard, a pair of high-output Seymour Duncan pickups, a Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking tremolo bridge and an eye-catching Northern Lights finish, this is a shredder's dream machine that'll raise (and singe) eyebrows visually and sonically. Get it for $200 off now from Guitar Center!
Ibanez AX120: was $200, now $150 (opens in new tab)
Strat- and Tele-style models often make up the bulk of what's on offer in the beginner electric guitar market. But allow us to buck the trend, and show you this awesome Ibanez doublecut. The AX120 boasts a solid poplar body, maple neck and 22-fret white pine fingerboard. Electronics include a pair of Ibanez ceramic humbuckers, controlled via two sets of volume and tone knobs and three-way selectors switch. The Sea Foam Green and White versions have $50 knocked off for a limited time only.
Ibanez's RG6003FM in Sapphire Blue:
$350, $279 (opens in new tab)
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.
Gretsch G2420T Streamliner: Was $549, now $467 (opens in new tab)
The stunning Gretsch G2420T Streamliner is big, bold and full of vibe. From the amazing build quality and stylish aesthetic, to the warm tones on offer from both the on-board BroadTron pickups, this guitar oozes class. This is just one of Guitar Center's many instruments that you can save 15% on with code Blackfriday15.
Fender Player Strat in Shell Pink: Was $724.99, now $599.99 (opens in new tab)
The Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster in Shell Pink is a versatile guitar with loads of character in a frankly glorious color. And with $125 off the list price at Guitar Center, it’s the perfect time to dip in.
Fender Player Strat in Surf Pearl: Was $699.99, now $599.99 (opens in new tab)
There’s something about faded green Strats, so the Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocaster in Surf Green really caught our attention. Even more so when it’s down from $699 to just $599 at Guitar Center.
Squier Stratocaster guitar pack:
$219, now $169.99, save $50 (opens in new tab)
This Squier guitar pack will get you playing fast, with everything you need to get started: a Squier Stratocaster, Frontman practice amp, cable, strap and picks. But you'll also receive access to Fender's Play software for three months. With plenty of lessons and songs, it's sure to keep you busy! Choose between Olympic White or 3-Color Sunburst.
Squier Limited-Edition Bullet Telecaster:
$179 $129, save $50 (opens in new tab)
In the market for your first electric guitar? You can't go far wrong with this Squier Bullet Tele. Featuring a basswood body, ergonomic C-shaped neck and effortlessly playable Indian laurel fingerboard, this guitar will keep you playing comfortably for hours on end. Available in Lake Placid Blue finish.
Jackson Special Edition Dinky 7-String: Was $199,now $169.15 (opens in new tab)
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 $249.99, now $199.99 (opens in new tab)
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?
ESP LTD M-400:
was $799, now only $449 at ProAudioStar (opens in new tab)
Save almost $350 on this incredibly well-spec'd electric guitar. With a mahogany body, three-piece maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the M-400 has the looks, the tones, and the effortless playability factor.
Schecter C-1 Platinum: was
$599, now $449 at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)
If your tastes lean towards metal and shred, the C-1 Platinum is a killer purchase – especially with $149 knocked off the asking price. Kitted out with EMG pickups and an Ultra Access neck joint, it's built for heavy tones and speedy licks. It's available in Satin Transparent Midnight Blue and Translucent Black finishes.
Gibson Les Paul Blood Moon exclusive: $2,999 (opens in new tab)
It’s not cheap, but this is as luxurious as modern Les Pauls come, with a bound quilt maple-finished top and flame maple neck. A wealth of switching options and a compound-radius ebony fingerboard make this a killer addition to the collection of any well-heeled contemporary guitar player.
Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859 now $689.99 (opens in new tab)
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.
These Cyber Monday deals are live now
- Sweetwater | Save 70% off guitar gear in their Cyber Monday sale (opens in new tab)
- Musician’s Friend | Up to 15% off qualifying gear with the code BLACKFRIDAY (opens in new tab)
- Sam Ash | Up to 15% off with the code BF15 in the Black Friday Now sale (opens in new tab)
- Reverb | Save up to 60% on thousands of pieces of gear all week long (opens in new tab)
- Pro Audio Star | Get up to 20% off new gear with the code BF20 (opens in new tab)
- Zzounds | Shop the latest time-limited Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab)
- Amazon | Explore all their latest guitar gear deals! (opens in new tab)