The best deals on electric guitars

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If you've ever thought about picking up an electric guitar and learning how to play, today is a better day than most to start. 

US retailer Sam Ash has hefty discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday on a host of familiar names and shapes, and they're available at prices that are unlikely to be around this time next week. 

Check out our selection below, which suit a whole range of budgets.

Gibson ES-355 Walnut Maestro VOS Varitone Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar: was $7998 now $4499

We are not worthy! An amazing 44% off this gorgeous 355, a modern update of the classic Gibson design beloved of Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, BB King and more. With MHS humbuckers with a Varitone switch, it's beautifully designed and appointed - and this weekend it won't break the bank. View Deal

Gibson SG Faded 2018 Electric Guitar: was $989.99 now $839.99

Be like Angus: Sam Ash is offering $150 off the SG Faded 2018, which is a pretty good price for an American-built instrument, especially one that goes so well with a school uniform. This is a classic machine at a very reasonable bang for buck. View Deal

Epiphone Sheraton-II PRO Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar: was $1165 now $699

Introduced in 1959 and loved by blues legend John Lee Hooker, the Sheraton is widely recognised for its amazing sound. It also looks gorgeous, and at this price it's a steal.View Deal

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar: was £549.99 now $299.99

It might not be the actual Fender Strat, but the Squier is the copy. Sling it round your neck and you're Eric Clapton. It's solid, it sounds decent, and it's the perfect entry-level choice for the beginner seeking modern features in a guitar that has an authentic look and feel. View Deal