Musicians are all about deals. In a sense, it’s the nature of the pursuit. There are a lot of things to buy and regardless of whether it’s just a hobby or a full-time job, funds to apply toward them are often limited. Musicians hate to pay full price for anything if they can help it.
Those buying for musicians at Christmastime needn’t pay full price, either. Whether you’re looking to help someone get started on an instrument, try something outside their normal repertoire, or just give them a nifty little something, the holiday shopping season is the perfect time to score a deal on something music-related.
To that end, we present this list of items that happen to be on sale this Cyber Monday. As far as we can tell, these aren’t Cyber Monday exclusives, but chances are you’re clicking around the internet shopping today, anyway, so we wanted to get a few items in the same place to help you target gifts. You might also want to take a peek at our best gifts for musicians post while you’re at it.
If you haven’t yet, you might consider starting a 30 day free trial of Prime now so you’re covered during the shopping season. This will ensure quick and cheap shipping as the deadlines get closer. It’s only Cyber Monday, so you’ve got plenty of time, but this will come in handy if you decide to return something and need a replacement. The deadline for free Prime two-day shipping is December 22nd, and you can check out the rest of the shipping deadlines here.
Grab a few gifts for the musician in your life with these Amazon Cyber Monday musical instrument deals.
1. Up to 26 Percent Off Music Area Gig Bags
If you’ve been in search of a decent gig bag, today’s a good day to grab a deal on a range of Music Area options, which are all around 20 percent off. You can also grab an additional 20 percent off by starting a 30 day free trial of Prime Here’s the full list:
- Music Area RB10 Series Acoustic Guitar Gig Bag — $24.73 (22 percent off)
- Music Area RB20 Electric Guitar Gig Bag — $51.08 (26 percent off)
- Music Area WIND20 Electric Guitar Gig Bag — $97.45 (20 percent off)
- Music Area TANG30 Electric Guitar Gig Bag — $134.63 (20 percent off)
- Music Area AA31 Electric Bass Gig Bag — $172.88 (20 percent off)
Need more options? Browse more great gig bags here.
Price: $24.72 to $172.88 (20 to 26 percent off MSRP)
2. 22 Percent Off Roadie 2 Automatic Guitar Tuner
We briefly touched on the first version of the Roadie in our guitar and instrument tuners post, but they’ve since released the second version and it’s on sale right now. It’s an instant tuner that can be used on guitars, ukuleles, banjos, basses, and so forth. There are 40 preset alternate and open tunings, and you can set up your own custom tunings so you’re always perfectly in tune without guessing. It can be used as a standalone device, but a companion app extends the usage. Unlike normal tuners, you don’t have to be wired into it and it makes no difference how much noise is going on around you as you tune.
Price: $99.99 (22 percent off MSRP)
3. Up to 53 Percent Off Martin Smith BJ-003 6 String Guitar Banjo
Update, 11am PST: Amazon has updated the price of the six string, dropping the discount to just 34 percent. Still a decent deal, but the action is on the five string version, which is now 53 percent off for a final price of $79.99. Keep your eyes peeled on this space in case the six string drops back below $100 again today.
Banjo is just one of those instruments. While there are very many extremely talented banjo pickers out there, it’s also an instrument that guitarists, producers, or really anyone who plays music might have kicking around, just for fun. If someone in your life has been considering learning the banjo, get them started with this ultra steal. For not very much money at all, you can give someone a brand new banjo made of mahogany and with a Remo skin head complete with gig bag. Even if they only play it for a month, it’s almost worth it at this price.
Price: $79.99 for the five-string (53 percent off MSRP)
4. 60 Percent Off Focusrite iTrack Pocket Portable Stereo Microphone and Guitar Input
We included this neat little device on our best recording audio interfaces post because it’s a handy production studio on the go. At the time of that writing, it was also $70. The ultra low price signals its lagging support on the latest iPhones, but anyone using an iPhone 5 or 6 form factor will still get use out of this (officially; unofficially, it may work for just about anything). If this staggering price isn’t enough, you can take an additional 20 percent off just for starting a 30 day free trial of Prime.
Additionally, the IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 appears to be 30 percent off today.
Price: $9.99 (60 percent off MSRP)
5. 20 Percent Off Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII
Just $9 more than the historic low price according to price tracker CamelCamelCamel, today’s a good day to pick up this compact studio production tool. It has 25 keys, eight drum pads with two banks, and eight parameter control knobs. For musicians working frequently in the studio, these are just handy devices to have around. Prime members can scoop up the Bluetooth-enabled wireless version for under $60. A carrying case that will work for either one is also 10 percent off today.
Price: $79 (20 percent off MSRP)
Doing a lot of shopping today? Follow along with our Cyber Monday category for deals from our whole team throughout the day. Get your Christmas shopping done in one go.