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The best lockdown guitar deals: the latest offers on electric guitars, acoustic guitars, amps, effects and plugins

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We're pleased to report that many people have turned to music to keep the creative juices flowing whilst they spend more time at home on lockdown. Some are learning new skills, others are picking up an instrument for the first time. Whichever bracket you fall into, we hope you're having a blast!

If you've been on the hunt for a fresh piece of gear to inspire you, many online guitar and music gear retailers are still open, shipping gear and have been cutting prices on loads of guitar gear.

We've uncovered the best lockdown guitar deals, discounts and offers available to guitarists right now. Current highlights include buy a Taylor, get a 2nd for $99 at Sweetwater (opens in new tab) and 40% off 'anything you can plug in' at Musician's Friend (opens in new tab) . There are loads more to check out though. Take a look below.

The best lockdown guitar deals


Enjoy 18% off new orders @ProAudioStar (opens in new tab)
Or 5% off already discounted orders. To grab yourself a bargain, use PAS18 or PAS5 codes at checkout, for the 18% and +5% offers.

Get 40% off 'anything you can plug in' @Musician's Friend (opens in new tab)
Right now, Musician's Friend is knocking up to 40% off the price of everything from guitars and amps, to mics, keyboards, electronic drums and headphones.

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The Reverb team is working hard to uncover the best deals on everything from guitar gear, to keyboards, synths and home recording gear.

Up to 35% off guitars @Musician's Friend (opens in new tab)
Want a new acoustic guitar for home practice, or sme strings to breathe new life into your electric guitar? MF's Good Vibrations Sale, is offering up to 35% off all that good stuff and more.


Buy a Taylor, get a 2nd for $99 @Sweetwater (opens in new tab)
Purchase a Taylor acoustic guitar from the 100, 200 or 300 Series and get your hands on another eligible guitar for just $99.


Enjoy up to 40% off effects @ProAudioStar (opens in new tab)
Planning on overhauling your pedalboard? You might need a couple more pedals, and right now you can save up to 40% off effects fromBoss, MXR, EHX, Keeley, DigiTech and more. 

Plugins and software

Save 40% on all Waves guitar bundles and plugins (opens in new tab)
Plus, get a free plugin when you spend over $50! Boost your guitar recordings and fatten those riffs with money off the latest software from Waves, including the Abbey Road Studio collection and PRS Supermodels. Apply the code CREATIVE40 at checkout.

Get Waves Gold for just $149, save $650 (opens in new tab)
Want to boost your setup for recording music at home? This package bundles 42 plugins and studio essentials used by everyone from bedroom to pro producers. Just use the coupon code CREATIVE40 at checkout to secure your discount.

Save up to 99% at Plugin Boutique (opens in new tab)
There's rarely a time when Plugin Boutique isn't running some sort of sale, but if you're in the market for some new software, then now could be the time to strike with up to 30% off PreSonus Studio One and a crazy 99% off the SoundSpot Vocal 5 for 5 bundle. And that's just for starters. Take a look for yourself.


Save 25% on one year of Fender Play (opens in new tab)
Fender Play would normally cost you $89.99 for a one-year sign up. Right now you can access their treasure trove of guitar, bass and ukulele lessons for just $67.49

Music streaming

Get 4 months of TIDAL HiFi for £/$4 per month (opens in new tab)
Want to discover what high-end, high-res audio really sounds like? Now's you're chance to find out with all the 24-bit/96kHz music you can fill your ears with.

Get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free! (opens in new tab)
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Three months of amazing music for free courtesy of Amazon? Yep, you read that right. Amazon Music Unlimited offers millions more songs than Apple Music or Spotify, too, so the music will never, ever stop.

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