You can now get the coveted sound of a Gibson Les Paul for a whole lot less

A Gibson Les Paul electric guitar on an orange background

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Things have been a little quiet when it comes to deals, likely because we’re currently sat in the space between Christmas and Easter. It was looking pretty threadbare for those looking for bargain guitar gear, but that’s all changed with Musician’s Friend announcing their huge Guitar Fest sale, with discounts of up to 40% off guitars, amps, effects, and more

There are some huge reductions on big-name brands like Fender and Gibson if you’re in the market for a new guitar, as well as plenty of discounts on pedals from Line 6 and Electro Harmonix. These deals are only available for the next few weeks though, with the sale ending on March 24th. 

If you’re a Musician’s Friend member, then you can also bag yourself 20% off accessories on any orders over $99. You just need to select your favorite cables, picks, strings, or stands, add them to your basket then use the code MEMBER when you check out. 

We’ve already had a look ahead at the same and picked some of our top deals for you. Starting big, this Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V with Flame Maple Top has got a massive $600 reduction, making it a great way to own a high-end guitar for just $2,599. It’s got two Tradbucker pickups, with push-pull knobs to activate coil splitting or out-of-phase sounds for fantastic tonal variety.

Next up the Walrus Audio ARP-87 delay pedal caught our eye thanks to a tempting discount of $49.03, taking the price down to just $149.97. It’s a versatile delay stompbox with four algorithms that cover crystal-clear digital delays to ultra-warped lo-fi sounds. We love the momentary ramp switch which can be used with the pedal on and off to add extra modulation depth or control filter parameters depending on the setting.

Finally, if that Gibson is a bit too costly for you, we couldn’t resist mentioning the Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro IV, which has a hefty $150 off the regular price. At a lowly $399 his fantastic value guitar has a stunning worn metallic gold finish that’s eye-catching in person, and it’s got the tone to match. With Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers and a treble bleed circuit, it’s a proper rock and roll machine that’s great for riffing and lead work. The set Mahogany neck with a slim taper profile adds to the epic sustain and makes it ultra-playable too. 

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Matt is a Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World and has been playing guitar as his main instrument for well over 20 years. He also plays drums, bass, and keys – producing out of his home studio in Manchester, UK. He has previously worked for Dawsons Music, Northwest Guitars, and freelanced for various magazines and blogs, writing reviews, how-to’s, and features. When he’s not downloading the latest VSTs or justifying yet another guitar pedal purchase, you’ll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS.

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