Guitar Center Stories November 14

We now have our hands on the Guitar Center Black Friday ad. The final few Black Friday fliers are still trickling in but we now know what to expect from the national music chain. You expect the usual list of guitar and amp deals but we are also seeing some notable offers on headphones, studio speakers, microphones and more. Head below for a closer look. expand full story

Guitar Center Stories October 17

While Apple deals, massive UHDTVs and clothing tend to dominate the Black Friday deal season, there are loads of deals for music producers too. Guitar Center Black Friday deals are always filled with the hottest new recording gear, instruments and everything you need to kick-off your podcast career. You’ll want to watch out for that distracting sitewide sale they usually offer and focus in on the early online deals to maximize your savings if last year is any indication. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Head below to make sure your prepared for this year’s biggest Mac/iOS music and audio production deals at Guitar Center. expand full story

Guitar Center Stories April 20

expiredErnie Ball Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings: 3-Pack for $10 (Reg. $14)

Guitar Center is once again offering a selection of the popular Ernie Ball Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings for just $9.99 each. Regularly up to $14 or so, this is the lowest total we can find and matching our previous mention. Shipping is free in orders over $25, so now is a great time to stock up. Otherwise you can pick them up in-store. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 200 Amazon customers. Head below for our top picks on the 3-packs:

Guitar Center Stories February 23

expiredThe rare 20% off Guitar Center Gift Card is back! $50 for $40 w/ free delivery + more

After going out of stock within less than one day, the extremely rare $50 Guitar Center Gift Card for $40 is back. You’ll receive free email delivery courtesy of the official PayPal eBay store and it should show up within hours (up to 24). This is a fantastic chance to get deals on pricey and rarely discounted music gear as you can purchase up to 5 of these cards at once.

Guitar Center Stories February 20

expiredGuitar Center Gift Cards get extremely rare price drop: $50 for $40 w/ email delivery

(Update 2/20 2:55pm): PayPal’s official eBay Store is now offering $50 Domino’s Pizza Gift Cards for just $40 with free email delivery (20%)

While we still have loads of notable gift cards deals live including Burger, Airbnb and more, we now have a very rare deal at Guitar Center. Almost never do we see free credit at Guitar Center and certainly not at 20% off. The official PayPal eBay Store is offering $50 Guitar Center Gift Cards for just $40 with free email delivery (comes within hours or up to 24 hours). This is a great chance to get a discount on pricey musical gear or to use as gifts for the musicians in your life (trust me they want this).

Guitar Center Stories February 19

expiredSony MDR-1A Premium Headphones nearly 50% off: $150 shipped (Reg. $298)

Guitar Center offers the Sony MDR-1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones in black for $149.97 shipped. That’s close to $150 or 50% under Amazon/B&H and the best we can find. The all-time low at Amazon was around $200 or so. Rated 4+ stars from 130 Amazon customers.

Guitar Center Stories February 15

expiredErnie Ball’s popular Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings: 3-Pack for $10 (Reg. $14+), more

Guitar Center is now offering a selection of the popular Ernie Ball Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings for just $9.99 each. Regularly up to $14 or so, this is the lowest total we can find and a great chance to stock up while the price is right. Especially because you can grab free shipping on an order over $25. Otherwise you can pick them up in-store. Ratings are solid on these, but considering the pedigree here, it really shouldn’t matter anyway. Head below for our top picks on the 3-packs:

Guitar Center Stories November 26, 2014

20% off gift cards: $100 Gap for $80, $50 Applebee’s for $40, more

PayPal Digital Gifts is offering 20% off select gift cards from retailers across the United States. The cards will be delivered via email and does require a PayPal account for purchase.

The following are available from PayPal:

  • $100 Gap gift card (also valid at Old Navy and Banana Republic) $80
  • $50 GILT gift card $40
  • $50 Applebee’s gift card $40
  • $50 JCPenney’s gift card $40
  • $50 Aeropostale gift card $40

Additionally, Gift Card Mall is offering is $50 to Guitar Center for $40. This purchase will be delivered physically to your address.

Guitar Center Stories November 25, 2014

Akai Professional MPC Slimline Music Production Controller for Mac/PC $279 shipped (Reg. $400), more

Amazon has the Akai Professional MPC Slimline Studio Music Production Controller for $279 shipped. That’s $121 under the regular selling price including Guitar Center and other retailers, and is the lowest we’ve seen it go for.


  • Fuses legendary MPC production w/ processing power of your computer via the included MPC Software
  • 9+ GB of sounds included for inspired-production out of the box
  • 16 Genuine MPC pads and 4 Q-Link controls with MPC Note Repeat and Swing for inspirational workflow
  • Brushed aluminum body is less than 1-Inch thin for incredible portability
  • USB-powered for powerful production anywhere you can take your laptop
  • Integrated MIDI I/O keeps you connected to everything in your studio

It has so far received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers. Below you’ll find some music production pre-Black Friday sales:

You can browse all of the best upcoming Black Friday deals here.

Guitar Center Stories June 23, 2014

expirediRig PRO Mac/iOS recording bundle w/ interface, mic, headphones, cables: $189 shipped (Reg. $300)

As part of its Flash Deal of the Day, Guitar Center is offering the IK Multimedia iRig PRO Recording Studio bundle for $189 shipped. That’s $110 or 36% off the regular asking price and the lowest we’ve ever seen this starter recording bundle offered for. Buying each of these pieces of gear individually, without the headphones and the mic, will run you over $210. The interface on its own is regular $150 (currently $135 on Amazon) and has received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

Inside the package you get the iRig Pro audio interface with mic, guitar and midi inputs, a “studio-quality” phantom-powered condenser mic, the iKlip Pro Studio iPad stand and a pair of noise isolation headphones. You’ll also find an XLR mic cable, a 1/4-inch guitar cable, as well as IK’s iLine Mono Output Adapter and Stereo Aux adapter. ***This bundle does not include the midi extension cable for using midi controllers.

There’s some software in the deal as well: AmpliTube MultiTrack Recorder and Studio for iOS, as well as AmpliTube 3, T-Racks Classic, SampleTank XT, and AmpliTube Metal for Mac.

The iRig line of mobile and Mac friendly recording gear has generally received great reviews and can be both an excellent starter recording option and a simple/inexpensive way for more experienced musicians and producers to record on the-go. This kit can also be quite useful for those looking to get a decent sound for business voice chatting and things of that nature.

Guitar Center Stories November 11, 2013

The leaked Black Friday ads keep coming, and now Guitar Center’s upcoming offerings have hit the net with some pretty impressive deals. Made up of mostly inexpensive guitars, keyboards and drums, there are some great starter kits for aspiring musicians. Guitar Center will be offering an extra 15% off any non-sale item over $99. Some other notable deals include $100 off iRig Pro, again another great starter mobile recording kit, and D’Addario guitar strings at almost 75% off (12 per customer).

Guitar Center will be open at 6am on Black Friday and its deals will run through until Sunday Nov 1.

Head below the fold to get a closer look at Guitar Center’s 2013 Black Friday deals, and be sure to keep a close eye on Toys, as we will be separating the good deals from the great ones, all holiday season long.

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