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Check out the latest offers from Guitar Center, plus last year's Black Friday deals and tips to save

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What to expect for Black Friday at Guitar Center

Just once a year for Black Friday, Guitar Center releases a ton of exclusive discounts on instruments and gear from top brands like Fender, Chapman, Pioneer, Alesis, and more. You’ll find discounts of up to 30% or more, and you can shop and save both online and in-store.

Previous Black Friday Deals:

  • Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro-III Plus: Price reduced from $699.99 to $499.99
  • Boss Ultimate Distortion Kit: Price reduced from $89.99 to $49.99
  • RoadRunner Deluxe Wood Guitar Cases: Price reduced from $99.99 to $49.99
  • Mitchell MU40 Soprano Ukulele: Price reduced from $44.99 to $29.99

When is Black Friday at Guitar Center

Guitar Center usually releases its Black Friday ad about a week in advance, but doesn’t begin its sales until Black Friday. However, it usually runs its sales throughout all of Black Friday weekend. That means this year, Black Friday at Guitar Center will run from November 29 through December 1.

Guitar Center Black Friday fast facts

When November 28 to November 30
Where Online and in-store
Discounts on Guitars, basses, amps, drums, software, recording equipment, live sound, keyboards & MIDI, microphones, lighting, accessories, band & orchestra equipment, DJ equipment
Discounts up to 30% or more
Online Coupons Yes
Store Opening Hours 6:00 AM

Tips to maximize your savings


If you find an instrument or piece of equipment at a lower price at a competitor, you can get a price adjustment at Guitar Center, even on Black Friday.


Most Guitar Center items can be ordered online and picked up in-store on the same day. Eligible items may also be shipped directly to your local store for free.


If you shop with the Guitar Center Gear Card, you can get 5% cash back on every purchase at Guitar Center plus special equipment financing.

Black Friday FAQs for Guitar Center

Does Guitar Center have a Black Friday or Holiday return policy?

No, there is no special return policy for Black Friday or the holidays. You have 45 days to return any merchandise purchased from Guitar Center, which must be in new, unused condition. Some items, like recording devices, DJ equipment, and lighting/fog machines must be returned within 14 days. Some items are non-returnable.

Are Guitar Center's Black Friday deals the same online and in-store?

Yes. Any deal that’s available online is also available in-store in Guitar Center outlets that stock the item in question, so you can choose to shop online or in-store, whichever you prefer.

Can I protect my Black Friday purchase from Guitar Center?

Yes. Guitar Center offers “Pro Coverage” plans for your instruments and gear, which covers defects, spills and drops, mechanical failures, and even damage from power surges on qualifying gear like guitars, drum kits, DJ gear and pro audio gear.

Can I put an item on layaway at Guitar Center during the Black Friday sale?

Yes. If you want to put an item on layaway for the holidays, you can do so with a 25% deposit of the purchase price. You will have until December 24th to pay the remaining balance and pick up the item. Deposits are 100% refundable, so you can choose to have your deposit refunded if you decide not to purchase the item.

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