It's hard to believe, but Black Friday 2019 is over - and that means Cyber Monday is nearly here. The yearly shopping extravaganza means big discounts on everything from guitars and basses, to amps, effects and guitar accessories.
If you're looking to update your rig, but want to avoid leaving nothing but cobwebs in your bank account, we'd bet that one of the better places to look - given the company's holiday-season sales of yesteryear - would be Sweetwater.
With that in mind, we're sharing Sweetwater's best Cyber Monday guitar deals right here, and updating this page as we see them.
But don't wait around: Sweetwater's stock can sell out quick, especially when the offers are this good…
Cyber Monday deals from around the web
- Amazon.com - new Cyber Monday deals every day
- GuitarCenter.com - loads of great Cyber Monday deals for musicians
- Sweetwater.com - save up to 74% on gear for guitarists, drummers, DJs & more
- SamAsh.com - score savings on thousands of products
- Zzounds.com - make big holiday savings on music equipment
- MusiciansFriend.com - save up to 15% with code BLACKFRI19
- Walmart.com - great deals on music gear
The best Cyber Monday Sweetwater deals
IK Multimedia AmpliTube MAX:
$499 $249 at Sweetwater
This comprehensive suite of guitar amps and effects is half-price at Sweetwater, and makes this perhaps the best guitar plugin deal of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond.View Deal
Positive Grid Bias Elite plugin bundle: now only $159
An all-in-one amp modeling software solution. With 100 amps, 100 effects, 18 rack processors, 18 guitars and tons more, this is perhaps one of the best value deals we've seen all Black Friday.View Deal
Line 6 Relay G10S wireless system:
$249 $199 at Sweetwater
The best guitar wireless system you can buy just got even better, thanks to this tasty discount over at Sweetwater. Wander up to 130 feet away from your pedalboard and enjoy crystal-clear 24-bit audio from this top-notch guitar accessory.View Deal
20% off Walrus Audio pedals & power supplies at Sweetwater
Absolutely everything Walrus Audio currently produces is currently on sale over at Sweetwater, including new releases like the EB-10 Preamp/EQ/Boost and Slo multi-texture reverb, as well as the Phoenix and Aetos power supplies.View Deal
Free backpack worth $169 with Line 6 Helix LT at Sweetwater
When looking for a multi-effects unit for your guitar that is super-programmable, so easy to use that the manual is almost superfluous, and with over 200 cab sim, amp models and effects on hand, the Helix LT is a no-brainer. But with a free backpack? Now's the time to get one.View Deal
MXR EVH 5150 Katakana Overdrive: $70 off at Sweetwater
This limited-edition drive pedal has been given a limited edition Japanese makeover but inside the enclosure you'll find the Blue Channel of Eddie's signature 5150 III head. It's one of the best overdrives on the market and could be yours for just $129.99.View Deal
Get $500 off the Supro 1650RT Royal Reverb
This powerhouse of an amp is loaded with tube-driven tremolo and spring reverb, and comes with Supro's trademark blue rhino hide tolex, for classic looks and a classic sound.View Deal
Way Huge Conquistador:
$149 $79 at Sweetwater
This neat take on distortion adds a velcro fuzz-like texture courtesy of an onboard gate; it’s a fierce, aggressive box for any guitarist who seeks to stand out from the distorted crowd.View Deal
Save 15% on J. Rockett effects and power supplies
J. Rockett is offering the biggest selection of all the brands here, with prices ranging from $67.15 for the Audio Design power distributor up to $211.65 for the Tim Pierce signature overdrive.View Deal
Save 15% on a range of Matthews Effects
There are five Matthews pedals up for grabs in the Sweetwater sale, including the Astronomer V2 Celestial reverb, Whaler V2 Fuzz and Chemist V2 Atomic Modulator.View Deal
Save $34.50 on the Diezel VH4
You want distortion? You got it! Get wide ranging controls for gain, treble, middle and bass, plus presence, deep and master controls to help you shape the low-end and mid-range bite.View Deal
Save 15% off JHS pedals
You don't need much cash to take advantage of the massive JHS discounts. $29.75 will score you a funky red foot switch, while $46.75 will get you a killer kill switch.View Deal
Save 15% on Keeley pedals
Robert Keeley's handcrafted American pedals are widely regarded, so any opportunity to get money off a D&M Drive, a Dark Side Workstation or any of the other pedalboard powerhouses featured is a good deal.View Deal
Epiphone Caballero Artist - Aged Natural; was $269, now $219
This limited-edition Epiphone Caballero Artist celebrates the first acoustic Epiphone produced after merging with Gibson in the late '50s. It follows the original small-bodied acoustic guitar design, now with an upgraded solid Sitka spruce top. There’s also mahogany back and sides, a rosewood fingerboard on an authentic '60s SlimTaper neck shape and the addition of a Shadow ePerformer electronics setup, which lets you plug in for excellent onstage tone.View Deal
Epiphone Caballero Artist - Vintage Sunburst; now $219
Like the aged natural finish Caballero Artist, this limited-edition vintage sunburst topped model celebrates the first acoustic Epiphone produced after merging with Gibson in the late '50s. It follows the original small-bodied acoustic guitar design, now with an upgraded solid Sitka spruce top. There’s also mahogany back and sides, a rosewood fingerboard on an authentic '60s SlimTaper neck shape and the addition of a Shadow Performer electronics setup, which lets you plug in for excellent onstage tone.View Deal
Epiphone 1963 AJ-45S - Natural; was $269, now $219
The Epiphone Limited Edition 1963 AJ-45S is an Advanced Jumbo sized acoustic with a close resemblance to the early-'60s model it re-creates. There’s a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, smooth-playing '60s SlimTaper mahogany neck and Granadillo fingerboard for the sweet balladeer tone you'd expect from a Gibson, but at an entry-level Epiphone price.View Deal
Epiphone 1963 AJ-45S - Vintage Sunburst; was $269, now $219
Like the natural finish 1963 AJ-45S, this limited-edition vintage sunburst topped AJ is an Advanced Jumbo sized acoustic with a close resemblance to the early-'60s model it re-creates. There’s a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, smooth-playing '60s SlimTaper mahogany neck and Granadillo fingerboard for the sweet balladeer tone you'd expect from a Gibson, but at an entry-level Epiphone price.View Deal
Epiphone DR-100S – Natural; was $169, now $139
The best-selling DR-100S dreadnought boasts a solid Sitka spruce top on a select mahogany body, a solid mahogany neck with a SlimTaper C profile and a rosewood fingerboard. There’s also a reverse-belly granadillo bridge for balanced sound and comfortable feel, 14:1 tuning machines, the classic Epiphone E on the pickguard and a satin finish.View Deal
Epiphone DR-100S - Vintage Sunburst; was $169, now $139
Like the natural finish version, the vintage sunburst DR-100S dreadnought boasts a solid Sitka spruce top on a select mahogany body, a solid mahogany neck with a SlimTaper C profile and a rosewood fingerboard. There’s also a reverse-belly granadillo bridge for balanced sound and comfortable feel, 14:1 tuning machines, the classic Epiphone E on the pickguard and a satin finish.View Deal
DigiTech Trio+: was $329, now $249
You don’t need a band with DigiTech’s ingenious Trio+, which automatically generates bass and drum backing to your chord progressions - and it’s got a built-in looper to boot.View Deal
ESP LTD Javier Reyes Signature JR-608: was $1,599, now $999
This 8-string solidbody delivers amazing versatility and tone for creative players, thanks to a Hipshot bridge and Custom Javier Reyes signature DiMarzio pickups.View Deal
Save $350 on the ESP Bill Kelliher’s BK-600 signature guitar
Selling right now for just $799 at Sweetwater, Kelliher's signature guitar - complete with a pair of Lace Sensor Dissonant Aggressor humbuckers - is designed to be played hard and heavy.View Deal
Vox AC15 hand-wired tube amp: $600 off at Sweetwater
Hurry and get this AC15HW1G12C combo for almost half-price. Famous for its boutique vintage flair and rich sense of history, this tonesome Vox combo won't hang around for long.View Deal
PRS SE Custom 24 Floyd Stealth: was $999, now $699
This rock-ready solidbody is spec’d as per the regular SE Custom 24, but adds a genuine Floyd Rose 1000 Series locking tremolo system, so you can divebomb to your heart’s content.View Deal
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What Sweetwater Black Friday deals can I expect?
Just based on last year's bountiful offerings, it's unlikely that Sweetwater will cherry-pick when it comes to offering savings.
Last year, the company served up more than $300 off PRS's terrific SE Angelus A270E bringing the price down to $598 from its usual $949.
If you were in the market for a new multi-effects pedal, as more and more guitarists seem to be these days, you could've gotten an even $100 off Line 6's do-it-all HD500X Multi-Effect Processor.
If you were looking for some smaller pedals, you were also in luck! Sweetwater offered 15 percent off literally hundreds of pedals courtesy of everyone from Earthquaker Devices to Morgan to Wampler and more.
If buying a piece of gear online without playing it first makes you a bit anxious, have no fear! These days, most online retailers offer hassle-free returns, meaning you can snap up a great bargain, test the guitar yourself, then return it, risk-free, if it doesn't float your boat. Sweetwater, for instance, offers a "no hassle" return policy with a refund of the purchase price or an in-house credit. There are some limitations and exceptions, so we’d recommend checking the specific wording before hitting the checkout.
How to prepare for Black Friday
Do your research, use our expert buyer’s guides and bookmark useful hub pages like this one. That way, when the big deals drop, you can avoid the stress of trying to find them – we’ll do all the work for you!
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