Musical Instruments

The wonderful sounds of musical instruments can cost less with these amazing deals on musical instruments and accessories right here on Frugal Buzz.

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Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar
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3 months ago

Epiphone Special-II GT Electric Guitar

$199.00 $299.00
-33%
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Epiphone puts a new twist on the classic Les Paul Special with the Epiphone Les Paul Special-II GT. Like the Special-II, this is a full-on, in-your-face rocking machine with all the same features (and more) that you've come to expect from Epiphone. Wrap it all up in a thin, worn, vintage-style finish with a price tag that any guitarist can afford, and you've got an Epiphone classic made just for you. Case sold separately.
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Donner DDP-100 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano
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4 months ago

Donner DDP-100 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano

$519.99 $750.00
-31%
2 Colors
Donner DDP-100 88-key full-size heavy hammer weighted key, which truly restores the real feel of the original piano, cultivates your interest in the piano, helps you train a good performance posture, and makes progress in the fastest time.
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Fender Newporter Player Limited-Edition Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Musician's Friend has this Fender Newporter Player Limited-Edition Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Midnight Wine) for only $249.99 (was $449.99). You save 44% off the retail price for this ...
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D’Angelico Premier Series Lexington CS Dreadnought Guitar
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Get this D'Angelico Premier Series Lexington CS Non-Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar (available in Matte Black) for only $199.99 (reg. $399.99) right now at Musician's Friend. You save ...
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Rode Microphones Rodecaster Complete Studio Bundle
Sale
1 year ago

Rode Microphones Rodecaster Complete Studio Bundle

$599.99 $999.99
-40%
This Rode Microphones Rodecaster Complete Studio Bundle originally $999.99 drops to only $599.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 40% off the retail price for this recording studio bundle. Plus, this ...
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AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone
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This AKG P420 Project Studio Condenser Microphone originally $219 drops to only $129 at Musician's Friend. You save 41% off the retail price for this condenser microphone. Plus, this item ships ...
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Gretsch Guitars G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck Resonator Natural Guitar
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Musician's Friend has this Gretsch Guitars G9200 Boxcar Round-Neck Resonator Guitar (Natural) today for only $374 (reg. $449). You save 17% off the retail price for this resonator guitar. Plus, this ...
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MXL V250 Condenser Microphone
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Right now at Musician's Friend, you can get this MXL V250 Condenser Microphone for only $69.99 (reg. $199.99). You save 65% off the retail price for this condenser microphone. Plus, this item ships ...
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Gretsch Guitars G2420T Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollowbody Electric Guitar
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Right now at Musician's Friend, you can get this Gretsch Guitars G2420T Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollowbody Electric Guitar for only $399.99 (reg. $549.99). You save 27% off the retail price for ...
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Alvarez GDU26C Grateful Dead Concert Ukulele Saint
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Musician's Friend is currently offering this Alvarez GDU26C Grateful Dead Concert Ukulele (Saint) for only $69.99 (reg. $99.99). You save 30% off the retail price for this ukulele. Plus, this item ...
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Alvarez AF60GD Grateful Dead OM Acoustic Guitar
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Get this Alvarez AF60GD Grateful Dead OM Acoustic Guitar (Sunshine) for only $289 after a price drop from $399 at Musician's Friend. You save 28% off the retail price for this acoustic guitar. Plus, ...
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Gretsch Guitars G2627T Streamliner Electric Guitar
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Musician's Friend is currently offering this Gretsch Guitars G2627T Streamliner Electric Guitar (Georgia Green) for only $419.99 (reg. $599.99). You save 30% off the retail price for this electric ...
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Ibanez RG450EXB RG Series 6-string Electric Guitar
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This Ibanez RG450EXB RG Series 6-string Electric Guitar originally $399.99 drops to only $249.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 38% off the retail price for this electric guitar. Plus, this item ...
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D’Angelico Premier Series Tammany CS Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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This D'Angelico Premier Series Tammany CS Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Matte Black) originally $399.99 drops to only $199.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 50% off the retail price for this ...
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Gretsch Guitars G2622T-P90 Limited Edition Streamliner Electric Guitar
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Musician's Friend is currently offering this Gretsch Guitars G2622T-P90 Limited Edition Streamliner Electric Guitar (Phantom Metallic) for only $399.99 (reg. $599.99). You save 33% off the retail ...
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Mitchell TB505 5-String Traditional Bass Guitar
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Guitar Center is currently offering this Mitchell TB505 5-String Traditional Bass Guitar (Black) for only $209.97 (reg. $549.99). You save 62% off the retail price for this bass guitar. Plus, this ...
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Alvarez Artist Blues Series Parlor Acoustic Guitar
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This Alvarez Artist Blues Series Parlor Acoustic Guitar originally $449.99 drops to only $219.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 51% off the retail price for this acoustic guitar. Plus, this item ...
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Simmons SD200 Electronic Drum Kit
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This Simmons SD200 Electronic Drum Kit originally $279.99 drops to only $189.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 32% off the retail price for this drum kit. Plus, this item ships free. This is the ...
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Martin Special OMC USA Performing Artist Style Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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This Martin Special OMC USA Performing Artist Style Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar originally $1,499 drops to only $999 at Musician's Friend. You save 33% off the retail price for this ...
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D’Angelico Premier Series DC Boardwalk Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
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Musician's Friend is currently offering the D'Angelico Premier Series DC Boardwalk Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar for only $499.99 (reg. $799.99). You save 38% off the retail price for this electric ...
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MXL 700 Condenser Microphone
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Musician's Friend is currently offering this MXL 700 Condenser Microphone (in vintage style body) for only $99.99 (reg. $299.99). You save 67% off the retail price for this condenser microphone. ...
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D’Angelico EX-63 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst
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This D'Angelico EX-63 Archtop Acoustic Guitar (Sunburst) originally $1,499.99 drops to only $599.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 60% off the retail price for this acoustic guitar. Plus, this item ...
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Chapman Ghost Fret 7 Pro 7-String Electric Guitar Lunar
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Musician's Friend has the Chapman Ghost Fret 7 Pro 7-String Electric Guitar (Lunar) for only $849 after a price reduction from $1,249. You save 32% off the retail price for this electric guitar. ...
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Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set
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Musician's Friend has the Simmons SD550 Electronic Drum Set for only $249 (reg. $349). You save 29% off the retail price for this electric drum set. Plus, this item ships free. This is the lowest ...
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Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Brown Sunburst
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Get the Yamaha NTX500 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Brown Sunburst) for only $229.99 (reg. $449.99) today at Musician's Friend. You save 49% off the retail price for this acoustic-electric guitar. ...
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Alvarez Grateful Dead Concert Ukulele Roses
Sale
5 years ago

Alvarez Grateful Dead Concert Ukulele Roses

$59.99 $99.99
-40%
Musician's Friend has the Alvarez Grateful Dead Concert Ukulele (Roses) for only $59.99 (reg. $99.99). You save 40% off the retail price for this ukulele. Plus, this item ships free. This is the ...
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Fender Ash Deluxe Jazz Bass V Pau Ferro Fingerboard Limited Edition Guitar Natural
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Get the Fender Ash Deluxe Jazz Bass V Pau Ferro Fingerboard Limited Edition Guitar (Natural) for only $599.99 (reg. $824.99) at Musician's Friend. You save 27% off the retail price for this electric ...
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D’Angelico Gramercy Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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This D'Angelico Premier Gramercy Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst originally $499.99 drops to only $279.99 at Musician's Friend. You save 44% off the retail price for this ...
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Casio CDP-S100CS Digital Piano
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Musician's Friend is currently offering the Casio CDP-S100CS Digital Piano (wooden stand included) for only $349.99 (reg. $519.98). You save 33% off the retail price for this digital piano. Plus, ...
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D’Angelico Premier Series SS Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
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Get this D'Angelico Premier Series SS Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar for only $399.99 (reg. $749.99) at Musician's Friend. You save 47% off the retail price for this electric guitar. Plus, this ...

How to Save Money on Musical Instruments

If you’re looking to save money on musical instruments, here are some tips to help you find good deals and save:

  1. Set a budget: Determine your budget before you start shopping for musical instruments. This will help you focus on options that fall within your price range.
  2. Buy used instruments: Consider purchasing used instruments, as they are often more affordable than brand new ones. Look for reputable sellers, classified ads, online marketplaces, or local music stores that offer pre-owned instruments.
  3. Rent or borrow: If you’re just starting out or unsure if you’ll continue playing a particular instrument long-term, consider renting instead of buying. Renting allows you to explore the instrument without a significant upfront investment. Additionally, you can borrow instruments from friends or family members who may not be using them.
  4. Shop around and compare prices: Visit multiple music stores, both online and physical, to compare prices and deals. Different retailers may have varying prices or promotions on the same instrument, so take the time to research and compare before making a purchase.
  5. Wait for sales and promotions: Keep an eye out for sales, special promotions, or clearance events at music stores. These occasions often provide opportunities to save money on musical instruments. Retailers may have seasonal sales, holiday promotions, or anniversary discounts, so be sure to stay informed about these events.
  6. Consider older models or discontinued items: Music stores often discount older models or discontinued instruments to make room for new stock. These instruments can still be of high quality and offer substantial savings.
  7. Look for package deals: Some music stores offer package deals that include essential accessories like cases, stands, or extra strings at a discounted price. Purchasing instruments as part of a package can help you save money compared to buying each item individually.
  8. Take advantage of student discounts: If you’re a student or have a student in the family, inquire about student discounts offered by music stores or instrument manufacturers. Many retailers provide special pricing or promotions for students, teachers, or educational institutions.
  9. Attend music expos or trade shows: Music expos and trade shows often feature instrument manufacturers and retailers offering special show prices and discounts. These events can be great opportunities to find deals on musical instruments.
  10. Research and read reviews: Before making a purchase, research different brands and models to find the best value for your money. Read reviews from musicians and experts to ensure you’re choosing a reliable and suitable instrument.

Remember that while it’s important to find good deals, it’s equally important to ensure the instrument meets your needs in terms of quality, playability, and sound. Saving money shouldn’t come at the expense of purchasing a subpar instrument that may hinder your progress or enjoyment.

What is the Best Time of Year to Save on Musical Instruments?

While there isn’t a specific “best” time of year to save on musical instruments, there are certain periods when you may have a higher chance of finding deals and discounts. Here are some times to consider when looking for potential savings on musical instruments:

  1. Back-to-School Season: Late summer and early fall, when students are going back to school, is a time when many music retailers offer promotions and discounts on instruments. Check for sales and special offers during this period.
  2. Black Friday and Cyber Monday: These shopping events, which occur in late November, are known for offering significant discounts across various product categories, including musical instruments. Many retailers participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for instrument deals during this time.
  3. New Year Sales: At the beginning of the year, many retailers offer sales and promotions to kick off the new year. This can be a good time to find discounts on musical instruments, especially on last year’s models or overstocked items.
  4. Spring Sales: Spring is another period when retailers may offer promotions and sales on various products, including musical instruments. Look for deals around Easter, Memorial Day, or other spring holidays and events.
  5. Manufacturer Promotions: Some instrument manufacturers offer promotions and discounts throughout the year. Keep an eye on their websites or subscribe to their newsletters to stay informed about any special offers or limited-time deals.
  6. Local Music Store Events: Local music stores may hold special events, clearance sales, or anniversary promotions, during which they offer discounts on instruments. Stay connected with your local music store to know about any upcoming events or promotions.
  7. Online Retailer Deals: Online music retailers often have daily deals, flash sales, or clearance sections where you can find discounted instruments. Regularly check their websites or sign up for their newsletters to be notified about any special offers.
  8. Seasonal Clearance: Towards the end of each season, music retailers may offer clearance sales to make room for new inventory. Take advantage of these sales to find discounted instruments, particularly on items that are less popular or have limited stock.

Remember to compare prices, read reviews, and consider the quality and reputation of the brand before making a purchase. Additionally, keep an eye out for any promotions, coupon codes, or bundle deals that may be available. By staying vigilant and patient, you can increase your chances of finding good deals on musical instruments.

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