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#4951 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   986 Posts   Joined 11.7 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 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

 

EDIT: as of 10/22/19

Musician'sFriend Rocktober sale

https://www.musician...ber?icid=217426

Been going for a while, but just noticed they have the Dean Vendetta XMT on sale for $89

https://www.musician...620248000091000

-still a really good starting point, for not that much money... and can't remember the last time they were this low.

 

Higher up the price range they have a couple Fender Player series Strats:

Shell Pink @ $580 or Surf Pearl @ $550

https://www.musician...l46830000001000

G&L Doheny tributes @ $510 (599.99x15%off coupon) in Surf Green or Lake Placid Blue

https://www.musician...l27721000002000

-aka, "NOT a Jazzmaster" jazz master from Leo's other company

-coupon code rocktober19

 

Monoprice Rocktober Sale

-sale ends 10/31/2019

https://www.monopric...veryName=DM7306

the 66 Classic in silverburst for $119 (les paul clone)

https://www.monopric...veryName=DM7306

the 66 Classic in black for $111

https://www.monopric...&seq=1&format=2

the Pubb bass in blue for $103 (p-bass clone)

https://www.monopric...uct?p_id=610764

They also have other stuff on sale, like their tube amps... it's just that they aren't as low as they've been known to get.



#4965 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 29 October 2019 - 07:34 PM

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

 

 

^Both the telecaster and stratocaster are down to $499 at Adorama.

-same links should work. If not just dig around on SD for the original post.

 

But if you want a twisted take on the strat, check out American Musical Supply.

Epiphone Nighthawk for $319, in transparent blue

https://www.american...-EPI-EGNQ-TLNH3

-closeout deal & limited supply, so I wouldn't expect it to last too long

-Zzounds and Sameday are part of the AMS family and you should be able to buy thru them at the same price

 

And fresh supply of Firefly guitars

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

This time they released several models at once

-singlecut Jr. guitars, with a single P90 @ $120

-doublecut Jr. guitars, with a single P90 @ $130

-doublecut Jr. guitars, with Two P90 pups @ $139

-telecaster thinline guitars @ $137

 

Have fun! 8-)

 

EDIT: as of 10/30/2019

A few new sales:

Reverb Halloween Sale, 15%off select items

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

-remember, Reverb items can vary in condition from New-to -Ewww! so read the description.

CME Halloween Sale, 15%off select items

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

-these items should also pop up on Reverb, so you can buy thru there if you don't have a CME account.

-this one's interesting as I think I saw 1 or 2 Kramer guitars from the 2019 release... might be wrong.  If right, then you got yourself and quick 15% savings with no hassle.

Eastwood Guitars Halloween sale, 20%off most items eligible

https://eastwoodguit...halloween-trick

-use promo code "TRICK20" at checkout

-minimum purchase of $250 and the code is valid One-Time only, per person.

 

... and looks like the Nighthawk deal died faster than a leaf on the wind.  Hope one of you got lucky.

 

EDIT: as of 10/31/2019

... couple of more sales/promos

Guitar Center Weekly Doorbusters

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=414506

-select items on sale for an entire week. Should rotate to new items next week.

-most interesting items right now are the heavy duty Gator cases @ $120 each.

Guitar Center "space bucks" promo

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=414487

-promo is back again

-valid now thru 11/03/19

-space bucks "SHOULD" :roll:  be delivered 01/07/20 or 01/08/20

-redeemable 01/09/20 thru 01/12/20

Sam Ash - "Paul Ash Day sale"

https://www.samash.c...https:ClickInfo

-similar to a prior sale they held.  Think it's good today only

-must add item to cart to see the discount. Looks like 10% discount again

-if no discount appears, you can call to get them to apply it.



#4966 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 01 November 2019 - 08:03 PM

New month, new post...  :mrgreen:

Sweetwater - Black Friday countdown sale

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

-they should update the offers as we get closer to Black Friday.  Either sign up for alerts from them or just check the site thru-out the month.

For now the ESP Ltd guitar deals look to be the best offerings

https://www.sweetwat...oseouts/?page=1

-there's about a half dozen lefty models mixed in too.

And select Morley pedals are 15% off.

https://www.sweetwat...ne/Morley-deals

-the ABY pedal could be worth it if you want to run two amps, in stereo... just a thought ;)

 

EDIT: as of 11/07/19

Quick update on the Sweetwater sale; they add another PRS se guitar to the sale

PRS se custom 24 with floyd rose trem @ $749

https://www.sweetwat...d?serial=T05772

-sweetwater exclusive (guessing the rosewood veneer top)

-mahogany body

-3 piece set, maple neck

-coming out of the WMI factory in Korea

Cuz I'm a cheapass, I'd want this to be lower... but honestly, this isn't bad

 

Guitar Center updated their weekly doorbuster sale.  Nothing great

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=414539

At least there's a new coupon code sale, save 15% with coupon code "SAVE15"

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=414538

 

And Sam Ash has a couple other Epiphones on discount. Limited stock on both:

Epiphone Slash Firebird L.E. @ $599

https://www.samash.c...tar-edsltbnh3-p

Epiphone Jason Hook M-4 Explorer L.E. @ $599

https://www.samash.c...ASABEgID2vD_BwE

If you're lucky, SA will start a new coupon sale that'll stack with this.  Or try using some old codes that are floating out there; maybe one will work...



#4967 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 14 November 2019 - 06:43 PM

FYI:  Adorama is doing their own Daily Deals for the holidays and those MIM strats and teles  got another discount.

https://www.adorama..../nspc/dailydeal

-they're only advertising the stratocaster, but the telecaster is also on sale... and no need for the affiliate links from before

-24 hr deal, so the price should go up by tomorrow EDIT: you can still get the $480 price using the older, affiliate links (see prior posts... two posts prior, to be exact)

-of course if you're someone who likes to their martinis shaken, not stirred, then the deadline won't matter. You're over at the baccarat tables, waiting for that $450 price.

Lake Placid Blue stratocaster for $480

https://www.adorama....0144570002.html

Lake Placid Blue telecaster for $480

https://www.adorama....0144571002.html

 

Guitar Center's weekly doorbuster sale refreshed

https://www.guitarce....gc?icid=414595

They dropped a few Epiphone Les Paul Traditional PRO III to $300

https://www.guitarce...500000222691.gc

-only the goldtop, ebony and pelham blue models are on sale

 

Sweetwater's Black Friday sale added a new ESP Ltd

ESP Ltd M-403, in natural satin for $549

https://www.sweetwat...3-natural-satin

And I must have missed it before, but they have a couple Grateful Dead branded guitars at $500

D'Angelico "Bedford" guitar @ $500

https://www.sweetwat...d-antique-white

D'Angelico "Red-White-Blue lightning bolt" guitar @ $500

https://www.sweetwat...-white-and-blue

Lefty model of the same D'Angelico Red-White-Blue lightning bolt guitar @ $500

https://www.sweetwat...-white-and-blue

-the Red-White-Blue guitars are labelled as OPEN BOX, but I was able to add 14 of each to my cart without any issues. So... they could just be trying to clear out a glut of inventory and still keep D-Angelico's keepers happy. BUT, call and verify the condition if you do proceed.

-digging the fret markers on the Bedford :lol:

-same goes for the headstock graphics; it just works with the D'Angelico headstock :mrgreen:



#4968 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   986 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM

Lake placids include hard shell case?

#4969 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 15 November 2019 - 06:20 PM

Lake placids include hard shell case?

No case.

Don't believe they come with a gig bag either.



#4970 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:50 PM

Another Pre-Black Friday sale... this time it's Fender's online shop

https://shop.fender....riday-pre-sale/

-not much in the way of instruments; mostly just lifestyle goods

-I was hoping for a bottle opener, but NOPE

Spaghetti logo Fender pullover sweater in army green, charcoal or maroon for $30

https://shop.fender....9125003306.html

Silver-sparkle 30" barstool for $65

https://shop.fender....0993001001.html

Gold-sparkle 24" barstool for $55 (also available in 30" for $65)

https://shop.fender....9125000010.html

-Note: the Fender logo is a little different between the silver and gold models

-I'll also add that if you don't care about having a logo, Costco got in a fresh supply of those garage stools, currently at $55 (in-store, saw them this weekend); the online site has a 2-pack at $140.  Very strong, durable, height adjustable... but not shiny... and no logo...

 

The Fender sale includes various straps, picks, t-shirts and a couple of small, desk amps.

Obviously, not massive disounted prices.  But pretty much as good as it gets for Fender branded gear.



#4971 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 20 November 2019 - 05:43 PM

MusiciansFriend's Stupid Deal of the Day

Fender player series telecaster for $450

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

-Burgundy Mist Metallic finish

-only good for today, but remember that it IS possible for this to sell out before the end of the day.

 

American Musical Supply

24hr Mystery Sale

https://www.american...mited-Time-Sale

-sale good for today only

-a bunch a different items on sale but here are a couple of examples:

Lee Malia RD signature guitar, @ $450 (it was 500)

https://www.american...-EPI-EDLM-WLGH3

Riviera 12 string guitar, @ $600 (it was 700)

https://www.american...-EPI-ETR2-CHNH3

Casino, in turquoise, with Bigsby @ $600 (it was 700)

https://www.american...-EPI-ETCA-TQCB3

- I also saw a few Ibanez guitars, a couple of Kramer guitars, a couple of PRS silver sky guitars,1 Charvel, etc... so just look around and see if there's anything you like



#4972 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:58 PM

Eastwood Guitars Black Friday sale

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

-50% off select guitar models

A lot of cool models.  I almost went for the Senn baritone, but luckily is sold out before I ever finished the checkout process.

The other models I thought were worth a look were the Jetson Jr's and the Rockerbox.

__________               __________               __________

PSA Time:  new signature guitar for Joe Bonamassa (7th overall, 4th LP) from Epiphone

1960 Epiphone Les Paul standard "Norm Burst" (aka, cherry sunburst) @ $700

https://shop.jbonama...phone-w-case-us

-using the updated Epi headstock(yay!)

-long tenon, for the neck joint (yay!)

-indian laurel fretboard (boo-urns)

-comes with the case & cert. of authenticity

-there's a 2nd version, with Bonamassa's name inlaid on the fretboard for $800 (yeah, he can keep ALL those) :lol: 

This is kinda weird in that while I got the email yesterday... it includes press release info from Epiphone... but it was sent by Bonamassa's storefront.  When I tried searching Epiphone's site, nothing shows up.

The guitar itself is currently only available for purchase thru Bonamassa's storefront.

UPDATE: as of 11/26/19  it's now listed on Epiphone.com

http://www.epiphone....Norm-Burst.aspx

And it's showing up at The Music Zoo, for $649 preorder

https://www.themusic...erry-norm-burst

 

At least a couple other news sites have picked up on it... so it's not just my fever dreams :razz:

https://www.guitarwo...dard-norm-burst

https://www.musicrad...dard-norm-burst

and here's a video, for your workday pleasure...

I've got a bit of a soft spot for this build, only because my first guitar was an Epi Les Paul Jr in cherry sunburst.  Never given me much of any problems and still use it to this day.The "Norm Burst" is like it's big brother.



#4973 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 22 November 2019 - 11:52 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

^ These bad boys are now sitting at $499... and no rebate required! :bouncy:

 

And some more Black Friday sales/offers are showing up online.

Sam Ash Black Friday

https://www.samash.com/

-copying the format of prior sales, where you must add an item to your cart to see the lower price

-so far, have only found the discount to be 10%

-on the bright side... it IS stacking with the discounted price on those Slash firebirds & the Hook explorers (see prior post #4966 or just search SA's site) :D/

Musicians Friend Black Friday doorbusters

https://www.musician...ers?icid=217669

-not seeing anything too different from prior sales... 

Chicago Music Exchange Black Friday

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

-15% off select items

Sweetwater Black Friday

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

-some of the items are the same as during the Pre-BF sale, but they did add new items

-the one that stood out to me was REVV D20 amp @ 15%off.  You should be able to get 15 off any time of the year but still nice to see it advertised

Reverb.com, beat the rush sale

https://reverb.com/

-15% select items

-technically not a Black Friday sale... but c'mon... it pretty much is :lol:

 

Wildwood Guitars is suppose to unleash their deals on Monday

And still waiting on Guitar Center; haven't even received their annual flier.



#4974 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 26 November 2019 - 12:02 AM

Here is Wildwood Guitars "Better than Black Friday", black friday sale :lol:

https://wildwoodguit.../?orderby=price

-Just the fact that they advertise Rickenbacker prices makes this sale special ;) .

Ric. 620 @ $1299

Ric. 330 @ $1329

Ric. 4003 bass @ $1499

620 12 strings @ $1529

330 12 strings @ $1699

4003 studio 5 string @ $1699

 

EastWood Guitars (proper) Black Friday sale

https://eastwoodguit...19-black-friday

-discount of 15%, 20% or 30% (level of discount depends on how much you spend)

-coupon codes are BFDAY15, BFDAY20 or BFDAY30

I posted a prior EW sale, but that was technically for clearance items that they listed on their sister-site.  This sale is for everything available thru their main site.  Good news is that you'll get to choose from more items.  Bad news, it won't be as low priced as the other sale :headache:  Watcha gonna do...

 

And the Guitar Center flier was a sad sack of sadness :-(

I mean, Adorama holds better guitar sales... and they're a CAMERA SHOP! smh...



#4975 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:19 PM

Fender shop - Black Friday sale

https://shop.fender....ck-friday-sale/

-the official BF sale, with a lot less stuff available (compared to the pre-BF sale) :-P . Oh Fender, U so Krazee!

 

Sam Ash

Clearing out some Lefty-Gibson standard guitars

https://www.samash.com/s/term/g!l!c!19

Lefty 2018 SG Standard HP for $1100

https://www.samash.c...tar-gh2sgs8lx-p

Lefty 2017 Les Paul Standard HP for $1600

https://www.samash.c...tar-ghlps17lh-p

Lefty 2018 Les Paul Standard HP-II for $1800

https://www.samash.c...tar-gh2lpsl8h-p

EDIT: they added another

Lefty 2017 Les Paul Classic HP for $1300

https://www.samash.c...tar-ghlpcs17l-p

and

Lefty Les Paul Studio @ $900

https://www.samash.c...tar-ghlpst7lx-p

NOTE: remember to stack code "ASH5" for an additional 7.5% discount

 

Guitar Fetish Black Friday sale

https://www.guitarfe...year_c_842.html

-15%off everything availabe sitewide

-additional 15%off clearance and factory buyout items

-enter code "19BF15", once accepted enter code "19BF30". Codes should stack if the item qualifies for both.



#4976 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:40 PM

A couple more sneaky deals that popped today:

Sam Ash 

https://www.samash.c...0,currentPage:0

Collection of random guitar deals, as well as non-deals

But the hidden gem is for the :

Epiphone inspired by 1966 Century guitar for $290.54 (349.00-26.18-32.28) :bouncy:

https://www.samash.c...tar-etcnchnh1-p

-only good on the vintage sunburst model (the cherry model is still regular price).  Think Casino, before they added the bridge pup or any cutaways.

-I mentioned in a prior post how SA is auto-applying a 10% discount to various items.  This guitar qualifies, but I also found a 2nd coupon code that can stack "ASH5"

-add item to cart, view cart and you'll see the 10% discount. Type in "ASH5" and it'll recalculate:  7.5% discount off 349, then BF 10% discount off the new balance... sick deal :drool:

-I haven't tested the ASH5 code on other things but it should work...

cough-Slash Firebird-cough-Hook Explorer-cough-those lefty Gibsons-couuuuuugh!

And if you can't figure out WTH you would do with the Century, watch this (they start to crank it around the 20min mark)

May not be the James Bay signature guitar, but it's not priced like it either ;)

 

Guitar Center Daily Deal

D'Angelico premier series EXL-1 guitar for $350

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

Pro Audio Star

ESP Ltd EC1000 Koa top @ $600

http://www.proaudios...oa-natural.html

Or if you want a different Koa topped single cut guitar go to Sweetwater

Sweetwater

Epiphone Les Paul Koa top @ $529

https://www.sweetwat...pro-koa-natural

 

And if you're cool with pedal clones, head over to Chicago Stompworks

Chicago Stompworks Black Friday sale

https://www.chicagos...com/pedal-store

-the plain-jane looking pedals @ $50 each.

-the fancy-shmancy looking pedals are $70-75 each

-the innards are the same in either version, so you're simply paying more (or less) based on looks.  I mean, tubescreamer clone for $50??? Why not :hot:

 

Also gonna leave you guys with a link to MusicRadar's black friday page.

https://www.musicrad...section-guitars

Hopefully they do a better job updating it once BF hits.

 

Happy Holidays, have fun!  And may the great, all-powerful Tur-duck-en bring you your dream gear!  If not, don't sweat it... there's always Santa.. and if you're like me you need the practice, ALL of the practice...



#4977 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

Here's another deal:

Coast Sonic, 15% off sitewide

https://coastsonic.com/blogs/news

-no code necessary

-cool thing about them is that they carry brands that aren't as readily available... like Thorpy FX, for one

 

Pro Audio Star 18% new gear

https://www.proaudiostar.com/

-use code "BF18"

and speaking of Pro Audio Star, they brought back the deal on Gibson monitors

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

 



#4978 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:06 PM

Cyber Monday deals are mostly the same as BF deals, but here are a few things you might have missed... I know I did, lol.

Musicians Friend

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/coupon

-use coupon code "CYBERWEEK19"

-you save 10% on orders over $49, save 15% on orders over $99

A couple of case deals that you can consider decent are:

Fender Pro series case for strats/teles @ $101.14 (118.98x0.85)

https://www.musician...h81244000001000

Coffin case, regular size @ $109.65 (129x0.85)

https://www.musician...ase-guitar-case

A bunch of different guitars also qualify for the discount, including all the new Kramer models :bouncy: .

If I knew for certain that the Nightswan would charge & ship after January, I would sooo put in a pre-order and start saving again. 

I have no good reason to buy one and yet I still want one :lol:

 

And already discounted

Disney's Coco+Cordoba acoustic guitar @ $120

https://www.musician...04a000c0a1c0e13

-don't let the branding fool you, this is a nice 7/8th sized acoustic

-plus it's got the cool laser etchings 8-)

 

Guitar Center's Daily Deal

Studio RTA station @ $260

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

 

Wildwood Guitars Better Than black friday sale apparently had separate pages for their Acoustic guitars and Effects Pedal deals... Oops, my bad 8-[ .  They've probably been picked clean of the good stuff but here you go :-$

Acoustics

https://wildwoodguit...oustic-guitars/

Pedals

https://wildwoodguit...uments-effects/

 

Last, but not least...

Adorama sale on Gretsch Pro series guitars, via Iconian @ SD

These are the Made in Japan models, that rarely get price drops

https://slickdeals.n...earchBarV2Algo1

-solid body and hollow body guitars, with prices from $1599 - $2799

-8 different guitars and 1 bass

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BTW, got my Thorpy FX pedal, yay!  

"A LITTLE GAIN FROM THE DANE"

fenl49cm.jpglyyOf0Qm.jpg

I'm not big into pedals. And rarely do videos convince me to buy anything, haha...

But everything I've heard & seen from Danish Pete, Rabea and Chappers hooked me :bouncy:.  Like, THAT's the noise I wanna make :D/ .

Here's the pedal+box and then the swag from Thorpy and Coast Sonic.



#4979 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3111 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:01 PM

Kind of a low-key sale at Eastwood Guitars (25%off)

https://eastwoodguitars.com/

-add any 3 items to your cart to trigger a 25% discount (no code required) :bouncy:

-valid for all in-stock items on the main site, so you could just add 3 straps and get the deal. Or mix and match between guitar-case-strap, etc...

-valid until 12/13/19 midnight(EST)

-not seeing it advertised on the site, but I did get an email and also tested it out to see if it works... it does work :razz:

-they do carry some "racer-x" straps similar in design to Couch straps, only these ARE leather.  They also have Les Trems for lefties and righties.

 

And restock on those Firefly Guitars @ $150

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

-FF338 model (semi-hollow guitar, like an es-335 or dot)

-currently showing blueburst, sunburst and glossy black as available inventory. Transparent red is sold out.

 

EDIT: as of 12/09/19

Another email-advertised sale from Eastwood Guitars, via their MyRareGuitars website

https://shop.myrareg...s-of-christmas2

-12 Models of Christmas sale; they chose 12 models and discounted them

-they'll also stack additional discounts if you buy more than just one

-additional 10% discount if buying two models, use coupon code "12MODELSTWO"

-additional 20% discount if buying three models, use coupon code "12MODELSTHREE"

-NOTE the extra coupon savings ends 12/10/19 at midnight(EST)

-sale is limited to those specific models; seeing 2 basses, 1 baritone and 1 lefty guitar

The Malcolm Yound inspired model could be worth it, though you've gotta finish "Malcolmizing" it 8-)

The Dave Grohl inspired model might be good too.  Or just scream YOLO and grab the shell pink Bighorn :bouncy: (I vote this)