We're cataloguing everything we know about the Guitar Tricks Black Friday deal, which is always available online, and runs through the month of November, well into December.
We'll cover what offers are available to you, where to find them and what to expect.
If you have questions or you're having trouble finding what you're looking for, leave it in the comments section below and we'll help out as much as possible.
Let's start with the most common Guitar Tricks Black Friday deal, the $129 yearly membership and free acoustic guitar.
To cut to the chase and check for the Black Friday deal, visit the Specials page which we've linked to here:
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The Most Common Guitar Tricks Black Friday Deal
For the last several years, Guitar Tricks has run the same promo on Black Friday, centered around the following two bullet points:
- One year membership for $129 (regularly $179)
- A free Huntington acoustic guitar with nylon strings
You'll also see a Black Friday gift certificate offer, where you can get a Guitar Tricks gift certificate for $99, though it doesn't include the free guitar. If you don't care about the guitar and you just want the cheaper membership, that's a good route to go.
Read more: Is it possible to get Guitar Tricks for $99?
Here's one of the graphics they typically use to promote the deal:
This is the basic format of the Black Friday deal, at least for the past few years. If they change it, we'll do our best to update this page accordingly, but as far as we know this is the most recent offer you'll have to work with and will likely be the same for the foreseeable future.
Let's talk a little more about where you can find these deals.
Where to Find Guitar Tricks Black Friday Deals
As I alluded to earlier, all Black Friday deals (except the gift certificate) will be advertised on the Specials page, which you can check periodically for either the Black Friday promo or other deals that Guitar Tricks runs throughout the year.
For those wanting the $99 gift certificate deal, we've linked to that one below as well. An easy way to stay up to date on when these deals are active is to simply sign up for Guitar Trick's email list.
Note that the gift certificate deal - which is far less advertised - seems to run much longer than the free guitar deal. If you want the cheaper year membership, it's worth checking the gift certificate page to see if you can still get the $99 option.
Does waiting until the "day of" Black Friday make a difference?
In year's past, the actual day of Black Friday has been more of a shopping holiday. But now, in-store Black Friday shopping has decreased as online companies tend to run Black Friday deals much earlier and they tend to last much later.
This is true of Guitar Tricks as well.
The same deal running through the actual day of Black Friday runs from early to mid November into December, so if you see the deal advertised, there's really no advantage in waiting until the day of Black Friday.
Is the free guitar and yearly membership refundable?
All Guitar Tricks memberships come with a 60-day money back guarantee, which the Black Friday deal also falls under. This means that within that period - if you decide Guitar Tricks just isn't for you - you can cancel the membership and have your money refunded back to you.
If you're buying this as a potential Christmas gift, you'll want to try and time it closer to December, to make sure the user gets some time on the platform as soon as possible.
But even if you bought on December first, 60 days would give you to roughly the end of January to make a final decision.
What's the quality level of the free acoustic guitar?
The Huntington acoustic guitar has nylon strings and is a fairly basic model. It's best-suited for kids or complete beginners and not something we'd recommend for any kind of significant/serious guitar playing.
However, it's more than enough to help someone get started, especially if it's for a child or complete beginner.
The Guitar Tricks Black Friday deal is a great fit for beginners, especially if you're interested in the free guitar. If you're a person looking for lessons with a guitar already in hand, we'd recommend checking the gift certificate page and going with the $99 membership while using your own guitar instead.
We'd argue that what you get from the membership is significantly more valuable than the free guitar.
However, only you can make the decision about which option is better for you.
If you have questions about the Guitar Tricks Black Friday deal or something else related to Guitar Tricks, feel free to drop me a line in the comments section below. I'll jump in and help out as much as possible.