Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals 2023: Sweetwater's sale is still live – bag up to 80% off

Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals 2023: Sweetwater's sale is now live - bag up to 75% off
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Cyber Monday may be over, but Sweetwater's massive Cyber Monday sale is still live - but you need to be quick if you want to get involved as it's due to end soon. Sweetwater's Cyber Monday sale stole the show this Cyber Weekend and you still have time to score up to 80% off a wide range of guitar gear from the biggest names in the business. 

While Sweetwater runs offers throughout most of the year, their Cyber Weekend sale is one of the biggest of the year by far and is definitely a place we'd recommend you head if you're looking for some killer deals. So, whether you're after a new clip-on guitar tuner or you're ready to splash out on a new combo amp, this is the place to look. 

Don’t worry about having to trawl through every last page of the official sale either, as we'll be rounding up the latest and best offers right here. You'll find some of the best electric guitars for a range of budgets, plus the best acoustic guitars for beginners and so much more. Whether you're new to the guitar or you've been playing for ages and want to upgrade your rig for playing live, recording and beyond, now is the time to grab a bargain.

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Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals: Editor's picks

IK Multimedia AmpliTube pedals: $329 $229

IK Multimedia AmpliTube pedals: $329 $229
Equip your pedalboard with a wealth of new tones with this killer deal on IK Multimedia’s feature-packed (and just a little bit Strymon-inspired) AmpliTube X-Gear pedals. The X-Drive overdrive, X-Time delay, X-Space reverb and X-Vibe modulation each boast 16 cutting-edge algorithms, a trio of footswitches and an aluminum chassis – and now feature a tasty $100 off at Sweetwater.

Neural Quad Cortex: Free plugin and GigCase

Neural Quad Cortex: Free plugin and GigCase
We don’t need to tell you how good the Neural DSP Quad Cortex is. The price has recently dropped on this cutting-edge modeller/multi-FX unit, but here you can get even better value with a Neural DSP plugin bundled in (worth $159.99) as well as a Neural GigCase worth $119.99.

Shure Beta mics: Up to $150 off

Shure Beta mics: Up to $150 off
Built for robust performance with excellent noise rejection qualities, Shure Beta mics are excellent value whether you need a live vocal mic or a small diaphragm condenser for studio duties. There's a huge selection of Beta mics on sale at Sweetwater at the moment, with up to $150 off select mics and discounts on popular models like the Beta 58A vocal mic, Beta 87A handheld condenser, and the Beta 52A kick drum mic.

Mesa/Boogie amps: A massive 25% off

Mesa/Boogie amps: A massive 25% off
One of the biggest names in the guitar amp game has got a huge discount in the Sweetwater Cyber Monday sale. With a healthy 25% off a range of tube combos and tube amp heads, you can get $340 off the fearsome Mesa/Boogie Mini rectifier and a massive $756 reduction on the Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:35 tube combo.

Boss DS-1W Distortion: was $149, now $99

Boss DS-1W Distortion: was $149, now $99
The DS-1W aims to be the ultimate DS-1, featuring the original tone beloved by Kurt Cobain, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, as well as a new Custom mode, which bumps up the volume and midrange for a more refined take on the iconic hard-clipping sound – we awarded it 4.5/5 in our review for a reason. This modern stompbox classic was only launched last year, so we’re surprised to see $50 slashed off the price at Sweetwater, but we’ll definitely take it.

Guild D-240E acoustic electric: Was $439, now $299

Guild D-240E acoustic electric: Was $439, now $299
We wouldn’t normally class Guild’s D-240E as a beginner acoustic, but with $140 scratched off the price tag thanks to Sweetwater, it sits into the upper end of the market. Not only does it have a solid top and Guild’s archback, mahogany body design, but it’s equipped with electronics too. Get this, and you’ll have a studio or gig-ready acoustic from the off!

Blackstar HT Club 40 MKII: Was $899, now $599

Blackstar HT Club 40 MKII: Was $899, now $599
One of the most dependable, portable gigging tube-driven combos has had $300 knocked off its price at Sweetwater for Cyber Monday. With two channels, reverb and Blackstar’s ISF control, you’ll have classic Brit and US tones covered in a manoeuvrable, stylish 1x12 combo amp.

Guild Starfire IV: Was: $1,399, now $899

Guild Starfire IV: Was: $1,399, now $899
Save up to $600 on five Guild Starfire models over at Sweetwater. These guitars are seriously underrated at the best of times, so $899 for each is a really great deal. They've each got '60s-voiced LB-1 humbuckers for Golden Era tones, and are uber-playable thanks to their three-piece U-profile necks and thinline maple bodies. Oh, and they look drop dead gorgeous, too.

Mini heads from Soldano, Bogner and more: 15% off

Mini heads from Soldano, Bogner and more: 15% off
The mini head movement shows no signs of slowing down and that is a-okay with us. These tiny solid-state reworkings of Soldano, Bogner, Friedman and Diezel models punch well above their weight, tonally. Solid-state tech has moved on massively in the past decade and the likes of Soldano's SLO-Mini and Bogner Ecstasy Mini (both available for $212.49 right now) do a surprisingly convincing job of capturing the character of heads 10 times their price.

Fender Aerodyne guitars and basses: up to $550 off

Fender Aerodyne guitars and basses: up to $550 off
We all love Fender's made-in-Japan guitars here at GW. Love 'em. They rarely make it to US shores, but the high-spec Aerodyne Special series did… and they're seeing massive discounts right now. Fender has slashed the price of these guitars and basses twice over the weekend, meaning you can now get any one of the series for just $799, rather than the original $1,299+. I reviewed one of 'em earlier this year, and couldn't find fault in its sultry curves, smooth-operating Babicz trem and endlessly playable satin-finished neck. At this price, I'm tempted to add one to my collection on a permanent basis.

Line 6 Relay G10SII wireless guitar system: $269 $229

Line 6 Relay G10SII wireless guitar system: $269 $229
Our favorite guitar wireless system just got even better, thanks to this $40 discount over at Sweetwater. This neat package lets you wander up to 130 feet away from your pedalboard, and delivers 24-bit audio. Plus, if you miss the sound of your lead, you have the option of emulating the sound of a 10-foot or 30-foot cable.

Xvive U2 wireless guitar system: $154.90 $108.43

Xvive U2 wireless guitar system: $154.90 $108.43
One of the first compact guitar wireless systems on the market, the U2 does away with the bodypacks, pedal units and wires, leaving you with a full-frequency 20Hz–20kHz response and just 6ms of latency. Its rechargeable batteries last up to five hours per charge, which should be more than enough for even the most indulgent of prog sets, and it’s now $46.47 off at Sweetwater.

Joyo JW-03 wireless guitar system: $39.99 $31.99

Joyo JW-03 wireless guitar system: $39.99 $31.99
How anyone makes a guitar wireless system this cheap we’ll never know, but you will struggle to find a better-value one this Cyber Monday. Crucially, the Joyo JW-03 is an updated version of one of our favorite cheap wireless guitar systems. It works on the 5.8GHz frequency band rather than the more commonly used 2.4GHz – that’s a pro if you’re encountering too many other devices on the 2.4GHz network, and is really only a downside if you’re on tour, as it’s not used all around the world. But as a first wireless system to mess around with at home and national gigs, this is an absolute no-brainer, with 20% off at Amazon.

Line 6 HX Stomp: Was $699, now $649

Line 6 HX Stomp: Was $699, now $649
Possibly the best bit of kit you'll treat your pedalboard too, the HX Stomp is crammed with high quality Line 6 effects, all the amp and cab models you could ever need, and three footswitches that help you navigate the above in a number of different ways. Regular updates means this will just get better with age, and it's small enough to sit at the end of your current rig if all you need is a few extra effects. $50 off with a free gig case, as well as a Worshop bundle, is available from Sweetwater.

Line 6 HX Stomp XL Silver: Was $749, now $699

Line 6 HX Stomp XL Silver: Was $749, now $699
Another exclusive finish has been used for the HX Stomp's larger sibling, which is just as powerful but offers even more footswitches. Some might see those as surplus to requirement, but for others it will be the perfect rig replacement. Also available in standard black, with $50 off and a free gig case.

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $649, now $599

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $649, now $599
If you just fancy getting access to Line 6's catalog of Helix effects, this six-footswitch gadget is the ideal gateway pedal. The perfect stage companion thanks to its customizable scribble strip displays and compact size, there's a reason why the Helix is one of the most popular multi-effects out there: it's one of the best. $50 off, and it comes with a free gig case.

Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals: FAQ

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When is Cyber Monday?

The 2023 Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals will land on Monday, November 27. 

Sweetwater's Cyber Monday sale always presents rich pickings for guitarists, as potentially thousands of products will be discounted. Cyber Monday is also a win-win for retailers and shoppers, as retailers get to shift a lot of products in a short space of time, and you get Christmas gifts and the gear you need at a discounted price. Some of the Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals will have huge discounts, while others will offer more modest savings.

Amazon, of course, is a major player in both the Cyber Weekend sales, and while it’s a place to stock up on cheap headphones and smart speakers, for musical instruments we recommend heading to dedicated retailer sales, such as the Sweetwater Cyber Weekend sale.

What deals should I expect?

We’ve been covering the Sweetwater Cyber Monday sale for many years now, so we know from past experience that this is one musical retailer you can rely on for really good discounts. Sweetwater has a clear, no-fuss returns policy too, which should help you feel more confident when it comes to buying gear online, whether you’re after the best budget guitar amps or the best pedalboard to get your effects in order.

Based on what we have seen from previous Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals, there will be savings on acoustics and electrics, plus amps, strings and a range of guitar pedals like looper pedals and distortion pedals. There may well be discounts on the basics too, such as guitar cables and various guitar straps. Recording software and microphones are a more recent addition to the Sweetwater Cyber Monday offering, so if you're looking to lay down some tracks in the coming months, November is a good time to shop. 

Rest assured that we’ll be rounding up the biggest discounts here, as well as the Sweetwater Cyber Monday sale offers that, while not monstrously huge, are still worth buying because of the immense quality of the product involved.

How do I find the best Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals?

As we’ll be doing all the legwork of trawling the Sweetwater Cyber Weekend sales during the event itself, all you need to do is bookmark this page and take a look at the killer deals we’re curating for you. 

We can spot a worthy deal a mile-off, and know which ones aren’t worth snapping up, so if you haven’t shopped a Cyber Monday sale before, stick with us and we’ll make it easy. After all, some of these Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals will be time-limited, and the last thing we want is for you to panic, buy something because it’s a good price, then you figure out later that it isn’t right for you. That’s a waste of your time, right? 

For an easier life, keep your eyes peeled on this page, and read our advice below on how to prepare yourself for a big event like the Sweetwater Cyber Monday sale so that you’re getting what you want and need with ease.

Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals: How to prepare

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Got your eye on a few things and wondering whether Cyber Monday is the time to buy? Here's a few tips from our personal experience that will ensure you're ready to strike if the gear you want is up for grabs:

1. Create a wishlist early - The most sensible way to take advantage of this year's Cyber Monday music deals is to know in advance what you’re looking for. This will make searching much easier, rather than having to trawl through loads of deals you don’t want to find the ones you do, or pondering things you don't need. To help you create your dream shopping list, take the time to explore our expert and up-to-date buying guides and reviews.

2. Work out what you actually need - Check out your favourite brands, see what you need and will genuinely use - don’t waste your cash and fill your basket with stuff that will never truly see any action.

3. Consider your music goals - What do you want to achieve with your music over the next 12 months or so? Do you want to gig more? Learn a new instrument? Or finally, record your songs? Now could be the time to invest in gear that helps you fulfil your musical aspirations.

4. Streamline your current gear - Something else you should consider ahead of time is whether you have enough space in your collection for new gear. Could you offload some gear you don't use to make room and generate funds for some new gear? 

5. Sign up to mailing lists - In addition to bookmarking this page, we'd recommend signing up to mailing lists of your favourite retailers now to get the jump on the best deals when they do come around.

Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals: How we choose deals

Here at Guitar World, we are experts in our field, with many years of playing and product testing between us. We live and breathe everything guitar-related, and we draw on this knowledge and experience of using products in live, recording and rehearsal scenarios when selecting the products we recommend.

First and foremost, we are guitarists, and we want to match other players with the right products for them, at the best prices.

For us to recommend a deal it has to be a product we rate that’s a genuinely great price or part of a truly fantastic bundle. It’s also important that we only recommend retailers where you will have a positive shopping experience.

Sweetwater Cyber Monday deals: Why you can trust our choices

We spend a lot of our time scouring guitar retailers for fantastic deals on our favorite gear. Not only is it our job to research and recommend the best gear in our buyer’s guides, but we’re also dedicated to helping players get the best deals for the gear they need, too. After all, the only thing better than new gear day is a hearty discount.

We cover a lot of the big sales events throughout the year, including Memorial DayBlack Friday, 4th of July sales and Amazon Prime Day, and we have a good view on which products are likely to receive the biggest discounts and when, the prices they’ve been in the past and which deals are genuinely worth a look.

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