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#4951 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:19 PM

Eastwood Guitars clearance sale

https://shop.myrareg...-clearance-sale

-sale page is thru their sister site, My Rare Guitars

-50% off  select items and while they play around with pricing from time to time, there are some nice deals to be had.

-various models, including a few lefty guitars :bouncy:

Offset guitar fans can check out the Fireball for $450

https://shop.myrareg...-clearance-sale

-available in sunburst or black

-alder body, maple neck, 24.75" scale, rosewood fretboard

-so a jaguar, using "gibson" scale and equipped with P90s... nice 8-)

If you want a tele, there's the Sidejack 300 for $300

https://shop.myrareg...ts/sidejack-300

-kinda a Mosrite inspired telecaster

-available in sunburst or black

-basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard

And if you were interested in that 12-string Epiphone i posted earlier in the thread, then check out the NSH-12 for $600

https://shop.myrareg...h-12-cherry-red

-available in fireburst gold or flametop wine red

-comes with hardshell case

-this is pretty much their version of the Epiphone Riviera 12-string; it's even part of their description :lol:

-Obviously, slightly tweaked to avoid lawsuits... so this one has a bit more of a fat-bottom bout when compared to the Riviera.



#4952 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

Whole mess of Ibanez guitars on sale @ Adorama, thanks to SD's Iconian

https://slickdeals.n...e=2#commentsBox

Linking to the SD post as you're gonna need their affiliate link in order to get the sale price.

-models and pricing range from as low as $269 to $1699

-mostly 6 string electric guitars, but there are a couple bass guitars, 7 string guitars and one acoustic 12 string guitar

 

NIce change of pace to the most of the guitar models that tend to go on sale.

And if you need a starting point to figure out what's good at a low/reasonable price, try looking at:

RGRT621 models @ $450; available in purple burst or blue burst

-has a 5 ply, neckthru construction

-DiMarzio humbuckers

-hardtail, fixed bridge

Purple bursthttps://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

Blue bursthttps://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

 

Or, there's the Steve Vai sig model @ $370, in pink

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-honestly, not much that needs to be said about this one... it's either "love at 1st sight" or "kill it with fire"... you decide :lol:

 

More models/builds also on sale.  You just need to see if it's worth the extra cash.

EDIT: keep forgetting to post the following

Sweetwater has a deal on their store Gift Cards

Purchase a Sweetwater giftcard and receive an extra 10% value

Worthwhile if you were planning a purchase anyway.

https://www.sweetwat...hop/gift-cards/

-deal expires tomorrow, 06/19/2019

-basically means the giftcard TOTAL value will be 110% of what you paid/loaded onto it.

-for example, buy a $500 giftcard during the promo and the actual value will be $550

-deal is valid up to $2,000 in gc's, per address.



#4953 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:52 PM

While this is more of an FYI than a deal/sale price, it's still worth mentioning...

 

Firefly Guitars for $140, fulfilled by Amazon

https://www.amazon.c...D=ATVPDKIKX0DER

- the current available models are semi-hollow guitars in blue, red, cherry and black (think es-335 type guitars)

- they're available in limited quantities.  Once sold out, you gotta wait for their next batch which can be a completely different model (like a thinline tele).

- they've developed a bit of a cult following, due to the fairly decent quality of the build when compared to the total cost. Plenty of videos you can watch for unboxing or reviews. And IIRC, there's also a facebook group that tracks availability

 

I missed out on a goldtop semi in their last batch, because I was busy trying to dig up info on the brand.  It sold out by the time I was gonna buy.  Same happened with a matte black version.

 

Anyway, I jumped on a transparent blue model once they popped up again on Amazon.

It arrived today and yup, it's a nice guitar for the price.

 

It does have little flaws, but nothing that I would say makes it unplayable.

-bridge posts are screwed in but not fully seated, so there's a tiny gap between the base and the guitar

-volume/tone knobs are rubbing against the top

-dirt/dust specs under the finish (most obvious when looking at the binding).

Aside from the finish issues, the other stuff is easily fixed.

 

Hardware is cheap but it works.

-tuners hold tune

-nut seems to be cut well

-pickups, switch and knobs all function

-frets are seated fine and no sharp ends

 

In the end, this is a good choice for anyone curious about trying semi-hollow guitars without having to drop a big chunk of change.  TBH, it's a decent first guitar in general.

And if they bring back the goldtop, I'm just the right amount of stupid to buy that too.

 

For me, this one becomes my beater semi guitar. Plus I get to experiment with different hardware configs, you know the stuff I'm too chicken to try on my 335 :lol: .

 

 



#4954 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

Sam Ash "Roseday" sale - sale is DEAD - active again as of 07/20

https://www.samash.com/s/term/roseday

Celebration of one of SA's co-founders.  ENDS TODAY !

-MUST view item in cart, for the discounted price

-looks to be 10% savings

-most items qualify.  If no discount appears, you can try calling to get them to add it manually.

 

Tried a few random picks and was able to get the discount on most items I tested. No luck on the Gristlemaster and new Vintera models, but it did work on the Acoustasonic and ES-235. Not really sure what the logic is behind that... 

 

Anyway, found a couple of models that are already discounted and will stack with this new discount.

Epiphone Casino for $450 ($500-10%discount)

https://www.samash.c...urce=igodigital

-only the Cherry red model

-about $200 total savings off the regular street price.  This is cheaper than the Casino coupe model.

-FYI, you could add the Epi case, get the discount on that and still pay less than the regular price of the Casino

Epiphone Dot for $270 ($300-10%discount)

https://www.samash.c...urce=igodigital

-only the Natural finish model

-about $180 savings off the regular street price.

 

There's probably more stuff, but that's what I found on a quick look-see.  Good Luck.

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And... have a feeling I missed the annual Couch Guitar Strap sale.

Been checking since June and nothing. Sad Panda ain't got nuthin' on me :cry:

AHHHH! I take it back...

Couch Guitar Straps annual sale is Live!!!

https://www.couchguitarstraps.com/

-25%off sitewide, with code"BuiltToRock2019"

-sale ends Saturday @ 8pm Pacific -  extended to Sunday @ 3pm Pacific

 

That new super saiyan lightning bolt strap is mine 8-)

 

UPDATE 07/18/19

Guitar Center Daily Deal

D'Angelico Premier SS semi-hollow guitar for $350

https://www.guitarce...m/Daily-Pick.gc

 

... and the Guitar Center "space bucks" deal is back

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=413810

-valid on purchases from 7/18 to 7/21

-"space bucks" redeemable from 9/5 to 9/11

 

The RoseDay sale at Sam Ash is over, but the Epiphones I posted still have their initial discounted price.  There's even a new landing page

https://www.samash.c...erm/epi!blowout

-mixture of acoustics and electrics.  You can even find a mandolin and banjo in there



#4955 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

New batch of Firefly Guitars are up on Amazon

https://www.amazon.c...heapassgam08-20

All the semihollow models sold out.  This current batch are all LP Jr. type guitars, with a single P90 pickup.

 

LP Jr. singlecut in blue, for $120

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-1

LP Jr. singlecut in gold, for $120

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-2

LP Jr. singlecut in white, for $120

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-4

LP Jr. doublecut in silverburst, for $130

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-3

For whatever reason, their photos always look washed out.  I think the blue will look a little more like pelham blue.

And chances are that these will sell out within a week's time.  :lol:

UPDATE 07/20/19

They added two more:

LP Jr. doublecut in yellow, for $130

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-5

LP Jr. doublecut in white, for $130

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-6

 

The "RoseDay" sale at Sam Ash is LIVE again!

https://www.samash.com/s/term/roseday

-2nd chance at those savings

-and it's still stacking with the discounted price on those Epiphones 8-)

-one spot says the sale is good for the 20th & 21st, but another says it ends @ 11:59pm Eastern.  Play it safe and get your orders in today.

 

Last but not least, the Couch Guitar Strap sale has been extended to this Sunday, 07/21/19, @ 3pm Pacific.

https://www.couchguitarstraps.com/



#4956 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:13 PM

New Eastwood Guitars sale/promo

https://eastwoodguit...CJNVGJROUUifQ==

Received an email offer, but think it should work for anyone using the above link.

Sale ends this Saturday at midnight Eastern time

-20% off the select models in the link, using coupon code "PYW20NOW"

**OR**

-10% off & Zero%interest payment plan, for the same select models in the link (no coupon code for this, just use the link)

 

There's a little bit of everything: 6 sting, 12 string, bass guitars, resonator, lap steel and... the BreadWinner 8-)

But I do think it's limited to the finish/color listed in the description of each model.

 

The Jeff Senn Continental and Sidejack baritone both caught my eye, but I'll be sitting this out.

Good Luck and if you buy one...  :beer:



#4957 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:48 AM

FYI:  the Firefly 335 clones are back up on Amazon

https://www.amazon.c...heapassgam08-20

-current choices are Blueburst, transparent Red, Sunburst and glossy Black

-$140 for each

 

And if you don't mind shopping away from the safety of Amazon's site, Firebrand has set up their own site to sell direct:

https://guitarsgarden.com/

-their personal site has some thinline telecaster clones available (matte black, green and sunburst)

-the price they show will jump up once they add shipping, so you should end up at a comparable price (per model) to what's shown on Amazon

-btw, peeps are saying the pickguard on the tele is a regular white guard covered with a sticker :lol: . Hey, can't expect the best of the best at these prices ;)

 

And Iconian, via SD, has posted another Adorama deal

Fender Am.Pro stratocaster for $1099, in Lake Placid Blue

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-use code "SUMMERFUN" to get the discounted price



#4958 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   970 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

That lake placid blue is sho nuff nice.

#4959 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:49 PM

Eastwood Guitars 20% off sale, on all Lefty Guitars in stock

https://eastwoodguit...ons/left-handed

-use code "LHDAY20"

-sale valid today only

-celebration of Int'l Left-Handers Day (didn't know that was a thing... but OK)

 

... and in keeping with the spirit of Int'l Lefty Day,

here are a bunch of Gibson guitars& basses on sale @ American Musical Supply

https://www.american...Gibson-Closeout

-more than a couple of lefty models included in this sale

-starting at $599



#4960 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:14 PM

Here are the first couple of Labor Day sales:

 

Sweetwater Labor Day Sale

https://www.sweetwat...ition=home_page

-nothing too exciting, but there is a nice deal on a Gretsch 5420 hollow-body guitar.  Only time I've seen better pricing has been during one of those Adorama weekend sales.

-and while it's not mentioned, you may want to check back later in the week.  Sweetwater will sometimes add new items to an existing sale.

 

Musicians Friend Labor Day Sale

https://www.musician...day?icid=217128

-combination of a coupon code sale , code "LABOR19", and individually reduced, sale items.

-the link above takes you to the starting page.  From there you can navigate to the coupon eligible items or the general sale items

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EDIT: as of 08/28/2019

Today's Stupid Deal of the Day

COCO guitar for $100

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

-this is the 7/8 size guitar, not the mini-size versions

-looks like I'm finally getting my acoustic ;)

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EDIT: as of 08/30/2019

Here's some more Labor Day sales

Reverb.com

https://reverb.com/c...-labor-day-sale

-15% off select items

-like always, this is a mixture of new, used, display items from Retail and private parties

Chicago Music Exchange

https://www.chicagom...s/cme-gear-sale

-15% off select items

-this is inventory only from CME

Guitar Center

https://www.guitarcenter.com/

-doing something similar to Musicians Friend where some items are on a sale price and other items qualify for a 15% off coupon

-linking to the main page so you can navigate to whatever deal you prefer.

-FYI: the mailer from GC is advertising the Yamaha FX335c acoustic/electric guitar for $200(sunburst, natural, black)(item#111764684, 111764668, 111764676). There are a couple of limited edition MiM Fender player model Stratocasters at $550 (item#115034472 or 115034464). And Ernie Ball strings are Buy2,Get1Free (mix&match from various sizes)

MyRareGuitars (Eastwood Guitars' sister site)

https://shop.myrareg...price-ascending

-15% off there chosen selection

-this sale ends tonight.  Sorry... kept forgetting to post this one

SamAsh.com

https://www.samash.c...isplayErrorView

-Labor Day secret sale... as in they're not advertising the sale items. Ugh

-need to add to your cart to see if it gets a 15% discount

-you can also call in to get them to add the discount.

This seems like more trouble than it's worth, but who knows... maybe there are a few gems in there.

 

And to just quickly touch on the MF Labor Day sale, they have a few entry model guitars on sale

Squier telecaster in LakePlacidBlue or SparkleRed @ $130

https://www.musician...electric-guitar

Squier telecaster in SurfGreen @ $130

https://www.musician...electric-guitar

Epiphone Les Paul special I, with P90 pups @ $130 (worn Red only)

https://www.musician...h77433000003000

While it would be great if these were under 100, that almost never happens with Squier.  And Epiphone has been following their lead too.

Oh, there's a similar deal on a Gretsch 5420 on MF as well.  Only this one is the white model. Squint your eyes and think White Falcon (your wallet will thank you) ;)

https://www.musician...j38470000001000

AND>>> one last quick deal before the long weekend

Gretsch G5622t for $549, thru Adorama (courtesy of Iconian, of SD)

Georgia Green - https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

Vintage Orange - https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

Black - https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-all 3 are the same build (think along the lines of an ES-335, but gretschy)

-semihollow design, with a spruce center block

-Super HiLo tron pups

-licensed Bigsby

-and these should still be "made in Korea" guitars

 

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Don't work too hard at being a CheapAss



#4961 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:16 PM

... and the Guitar Center "space bucks" deal is back

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=413810

-valid on purchases from 7/18 to 7/21

-"space bucks" redeemable from 9/5 to 9/11

FYI:  if you participated in the last GC "space bucks" promo, these are the last few days to use it.

They've been doing a fantastic job of NOT sending out the promo codes, so call them up ASAP!

 

And a couple new Adorama deals, courtesy of Iconian @ SD

Fender player series stratocaster for $549, in Lake Placid Blue

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

Fender player series telecaster for $549, in Lake Placid Blue

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-these are made in Mexico models... the "player series" are what replaced the old "standard series"

-about $125 savings off regular street prices

-and this seems a bit pricey at first glance, but everything I've seen points to some pretty solid improvements in hardware and finish when compared to the old "standard" models. Might be worth a look

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** this isn't a deal/sale, but anyone else catch the new Fender tonemaster amps?

I barely caught wind of them and all I can say is... interesting.

I'd want to hear more comparisons, but I could see this in my future... at the right price.

 

EDIT: as of 09/11/19

Pro Audio Star has a couple "Fender Bundle" deals on various models

https://www.proaudio...er-bundles.html

-bundle deal either has a Fender branded case or an Annual pass to Fender's online course/classes

-almost all models are the "Player series" models, so made in Mexico

-mixture of guitars and basses

-they're even including lefty versions :whee:

 

Nice deals if you were in the market for one of these models already.  Really just comes down to how much you value the Fender case or the Annual pass.



#4962 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 14 September 2019 - 08:09 PM

Gretsch G5622t for $549, thru Adorama (courtesy of Iconian, of SD)

Georgia Green - https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

Vintage Orange - https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

Black - https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-all 3 are the same build (think along the lines of an ES-335, but gretschy)

-semihollow design, with a spruce center block

-Super HiLo tron pups

-licensed Bigsby

-and these should still be "made in Korea" guitars

Uhhh... this deal just got a bit sweeter.

SlickDeals is offering a $100 mail-in rebate on the purchase of those Gretsch guitars.

https://slickdeals.n...2#post130443532

-linking to the SD post as you need to be logged in to your SD account.

-all the details to qualify and redeem the rebate are in the main post on SD's site: be logged into SD / use their link to navigate to Adorama / don't deviate to other sites / sacrifice your info to the SD gods / etc.

-keep in mind, your initial out-of-pocket expense will be the 549, until you get your rebate

FYI: been reading on some Gretsch forums that the HiLo tron pups in this model are being discontinued and production of this model is shifting to China... if true, that would explain the aggressive clearance

Personally, I'd be all over this if I wasn't allergic to rebates.  Good Luck to those braver than me.

 

Separately, Iconian also posted deals on two Fender strats (use coupon code "SUMMERFUN")

American Performer stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue, for $949 after coupon

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

American Professional stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue, for $1,049 after coupon

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-I think the Pro is the only one that comes with a hardshell case

 

And finally, today's Stupid Deal of the Day @ MF is

Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Firebird in transblack, for $599

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

-no hardshell case, if you're wondering...

 

EDIT: as of 09/15/2019

Pro Audio Star is clearing out their stock of:

Gibson Studio Monitors (aka, speakers) - 80% off original retail

http://www.proaudios...n-monitors.html

-all three sizes: 4", 6" and 8"

-prices are $120 for the 4inch, $160 for the 6inch, $200 for the 8inch

 

Remember how Gibson recently declared bankruptcy??? It was in part due to their decision to buy other companies like... KRK Systems. I'm guessing these are based on KRK tech, but can't confirm.

Every search I've tried so far pretty much boils down to "Gibson sucks" or "These are Pretty" :lol: :roll:  .

 

I'd appreciate a link if you find any decent reviews on these (like actual analysis vs personal bias).  It'd be nice to know if these are good or if it's better to go with KRK's, Yamaha's or DonkeyBalls

 

EDIT: as of 09/17/2019

Firefly FF338 guitars back in stock. 

https://www.amazon.c...D=ATVPDKIKX0DER

-price went up by 10 bucks to $149.91

-available finishes are:  goldtop, walnut, ice tea burst & Matt Black(Djent Black's cousin's, brother's summer-camp bunkmate)

-I think all the colors have finally cycled back around

Now if they would just sell more of their guitar cases...

EDIT: as of 09/24/2019

New finishes on those Firefly guitars

Natural Finish

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-1

Greenburst Finish

https://www.amazon.c...nt-items&sr=1-2



#4963 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:37 PM

Couple of new sales/promos:

Reverb.com, 15% off sale

https://reverb.com/p...-exclusive-sale

-technically an early-access sale, only thru the reverb app - see new link below

-ends this Friday, but guessing that's when they open the sale up on the regular website

-if you want first dibs, then you're gonna hafta do it thru the app.

 

Chicago Music Exchange, 15% off sale

https://www.chicagom...s/cme-gear-sale

-this one is limited to CME inventory only

-like other times, this is a mixture of new-mint-used  so make sure to read the descriptions

 

EDIT:  as of 10/11/19

Reverb.com, 15% off sale

https://reverb.com/c/15-percent

-sale now live on regular site

-good thru the weekend

 

Sam Ash, 15% off gift certificates

https://www.samash.c...1&storeId=10001

-use code "SAVE15G"

-coupon code valid today, 10/11/19, only

-technically it's an e-gift certificate; minimum e-gift cert value of $10 and not seeing a max value limit



#4964 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3097 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:14 PM

ProAudioStar guitar sale

 

Hamer Monaco for $300

https://www.proaudio...rina-monkj.html

-korina neck and body

-ebony fretboard

-dual P90 pups

This is a pretty sick deal for a brand new, korina guitar.

I'd love to own this but I need another singlecut and/or P90 guitar like I need a hole in the head :lol:

 

There are a bunch of other guitars on sale, but on their site, most are labelled as USED.

You'll need to check someplace like Reverb.com to see if they're advertising the same model as MINT, at the same price. It could simply be a case of them complying with manufacturer advertising restrictions and their own site is too dumbed down to give more details.

https://www.proaudio...itar-deals.html

 

And Eastwood Guitars has been holding flash sales on various models.  One model per flash sale.

The catch is... you only get notified if you're receiving emails from them.

-As an example, current flash sale is for the Saturn IV bass in sunburst @ $389

-sorry, no link since you need the email to see the special price

-you can decide if access is worth all the extra email spam