musical instruments

June 4

Best Buy: Fender Squier SA-50 Acoustic Guitar Was $100 | Now $80 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 4, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Best Buy: Fender Squier SA 50 Acoustic Guitar Was $100 | Now $80 (EXPIRED)

Best Buy Canada has discounted the Fender Squier SA-50 Acoustic Guitar from $99.99 down to $79.99. As the guitar retails for over $25, you can get it shipped to you for free.

This is a beginner’s guitar package perfect for a young musician just starting out. By the way, Best Buy Canada has misspelled the guitar; it is a Squier (not a Squire). This is a right-handed design (not for lefties) and has a traditional acoustic dreadnought body shape. It has a spruce top with basswood back, sides, and neck. There is also a rosewood fingerboard. The guitar has a 25.3″ scale length and 20-fret fingerboard. The guitar has a black pickguard with gold hardware.

Now, you get some additional accessories, which makes this perfect for beginners. The guitar comes with picks (five), a guitar strap, and a set of strings. It looks like the guitar also comes with a hex key (?), but I am not sure what that is for.

I could not find this guitar in-stock at any other place online. I did find it not available at Amazon, which is always good for reviews. This guitar package has a 4.2/5 star rating. Most the reviewers are incredibly impressed with the unit and think it sounds quite good for this price range. The quality versus price is one of the things most customers agree upon.

A few others think that the size is a bit small. Some other reviewers also wish the guitar came with a protective case, but they enjoy the other accessories as the guitar can be assembled and used right out of the box.

I am all for learning a musical instrument when you are young. My mother started me on piano, but my fingers are terribly short. Thus, it was a difficult instrument to learn. I have a friend who was told he could never play the guitar well because his fingers are very short, but he has a passion for the instrument. Thus, when he grew up, he started to teach himself how to play the guitar. I have to say, he is very good and I have had the pleasure of listening to him play Highway to Heaven and some Pink Floyd too.

This is a one-day deal only, so pick your new guitar up today.

(Expiry: 4th June 2015)

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April 8

Amazon Canada: Huntington 61-Key Electronic Keyboard Piano Only $58 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Amazon Canada: Huntington 61 Key Electronic Keyboard Piano Only $58 & Free Shipping

Electronic keyboards are never cheap, yet they are the most cost effective way to get your hands on a piano. Amazon Canada has the Huntington KB61 61-Key Portable Electronic Keyboard on sale for $58.04 with free shipping.

Now, Amazon Canada does not list the original price of this keyboard so I had to conduct a bunch of research. The keyboard originally retailed for $95 on Amazon and peaked around $125. The current price is the lowest price I have ever seen this keyboard on Amazon Canada.

I could not find the keyboard elsewhere in Canada. In the USA this keyboard retails for, on average, $103.22 CA. I do not even want to mention the shipping charges! The cheapest US price in the United States was more expensive than Amazon Canada’s price for this keyboard – and that is before currency conversion, which adds on approximately 20%.

Alternatively, I compared the keyboard to the cheapest 61-key electronic keyboards at London Drugs. The Casio 61 Key Keyboard – Black – CTK2400 costs $119.99. There was also a Casio on sale for $60 at Best Buy Canada, but that sold out very quickly. In fact, the 54-key piano (same model) at Amazon currently costs $87.99.

This keyboard has the 61 standard piano keys and comes with 100 rhythms, 100 voices, and 16 volume levels. If you do not know how to play, then this keyboard can teach you. There are eight stero demo songs, 32 tempo settings, as well as A and B guides. Other features include:

  • 8 panel drum presets, 8 rhythm cord volume levels, LED display
  • Single Chord function, Finger Chord function, Transposition function
  • Start/Stop with Sync, Fill In function, Sustain and Vibrato, 1/4-inch output jack, stereo RCA output jacks

This keyboard has more features than many of the other keyboards I looked at when price comparing. It is a deluxe little musical unit all in one. If you are downsizing from a full size piano to an electronic keyboard, then know they are different. Electronic keyboards have a much smaller sound and do not fill a room like a large piano. However, you can practice without annoying your family by plugging in a headset to the headphone jack. They are also major space savers while still allowing you to practice playing.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 8

Amazon Canada: Gibson USA Melody Maker (Limited Run) MMFVSECH-String Solid Body Electric Guitar | Was $700 Now $300 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Gibson USA Melody Maker (Limited Run) MMFVSECH String Solid Body Electric Guitar | Was $700 Now $300 (EXPIRED)

Amazon’s march to Black Friday continues this morning with a great deal on an electric guitar that would certainly please music fans! For one day only, you can purchase a Gibson USA Melody Maker (Limited Run) MMFVSECH-String Solid Body Electric Guitar from Amazon today for $299.99 – it normally sells for $699.99, so you’re saving $400 on this one-day deal! Plus, you’ll also qualify for free shipping, which is a nice bonus!

This Gibson USA Melody Maker (Limited Run) MMFVSECH-String Solid Body Electric Guitar is Ebony-coloured, has a sleek satin finish, and even comes with a gig bag. You can also check out this other American Gibson guitar that’s also on sale for $299.99 today, the Melody Maker MMEXSECH-String.

If you have a family member or a significant other that loves to strum on their electric guitar, then this Gibson would be a fantastic gift! Gibson is a highly reputable name, and their product line typically sells for big money – especially when they’re American made, like this Gibson USA Melody Maker (Limited Run) MMFVSECH-String Solid Body Electric Guitar. I have several friends that are in bands that have some decent guitars in their collection, but would really love to have this guitar! In fact, I’m sending them this deal once I have this article published here on Bargainmoose!

LA Music Custom Guitars actually has this Gibson USA Melody Maker (Limited Run) MMFVSECH-String Solid Body Electric Guitar on sale for $399.99 today (that’s $100 more than this Amazon Canada deal). I’ve included a brief review of this guitar from a satisfied LA Music Custom Guitars customer below:

5 stars. Received the guitar in excellent condition in a couple of days.

You can check out some of the other Black Friday deals that are available by visiting our Black Friday Dashboard. You can check out the Black Friday section of our website to see some of the other deals that you can get from Amazon. This deal will be gone tomorrow, so check it out today! Happy hunting, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 8th November 2014)

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November 7

Amazon Canada: Squier By Fender SP10 SE Special Guitar with Amplifier, Brown Sunburst | Was $380 Now $300

Posted by on November 7, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Amazon Canada: Squier By Fender SP10 SE Special Guitar with Amplifier, Brown Sunburst | Was $380 Now $300

Good morning, my fellow deal hunters! Amazon is continuing their countdown to Black Friday with an interesting deal today. At this time, you can now buy a Squier by Fender SP10 SE Special Guitar with Amplifier for only $299.99! It normally sells for $379.99, so you’ll be saving $80 in total! This is the perfect bundle for any guitar aficionados! What’s great is that you’ll also qualify for free shipping when you order this bundle from Amazon!

(Note: Linking directly to this Lightning Deal isn’t working correctly, so click on the link above, and locate the “Squier Electric Guitar & Amp for Only $299…” under “Featured Holiday Deals from Across”. When you click on it, make sure that “Lightning Deal” is clicked on the right side of the listing to get this for $299.99).

This is an awesome bundle that would please many aspiring musicians! Just imagine waking up on Christmas morning and unwrapping this bundle – it would be tough not to smile for the rest of that day!

This Squier by Fender SP10 SE Special Guitar with Amplifier comes with a Squier SE Special electric guitar (with 3 single-coil pickups), a Squier SP-10 amp, stereo headphones, a chromatic tuner, a guitar strap, pick sampler, guitar cable, gig bag, and even an instructional DVD.

I wasn’t very successful when I tried to learn how to play the guitar when I was 9, but it certainly was a lot of fun to do! I got my first electric guitar (a Univox, for those who are curious) from one of my dad’s friends, and it was really cool to try and play this awesome instrument.

A similar Squier guitar and amp bundle set currently sells for $349.99 on the Fender website. I’ve included a snippet of a review of this Squier by Fender SP10 SE Special Guitar with Amplifier from a satisfied Music123 customer below:

I surprised him with the Strat pack and the look on (my son’s) face was amazing, his mouth literally dropped open! He has been playing every single day and is learning power chords from his dad! Making your son feel like a rockstar? Priceless.

This may not be in stock for very long, so take advantage of this deal while it’s still around! You can check out the Black Friday section of our website to see some of the other deals that you can get from Amazon. Happy hunting, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 7th November 2014)

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August 18

Casio 76-Key Electric Keyboard Was $250 Now $170 @ Best Buy Canada!

Posted by on August 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Casio 76 Key Electric Keyboard Was $250 Now $170 @ Best Buy Canada!

Best Buy is offering the gift of music for only $169.99! The Casio 76-Key Electric Keyboard has been marked down from $249.99 to $169.99, that’s a savings of $80! Best Buy was even kind enough to throw in free shipping. The sale ends August 21, 2014 so act fast!

There are other sites offering the same keyboard, but no one has it on sale close to this price. Future Shop has it currently at $249.99, Amazon is offering it at $299.95, and even Casio’s own website has the keyboard at $449,99. If Casio thinks it’s worth $450 and Best Buy now has it at $170, that’s over 60% off what the retailer feels it’s worth. Now that’s a great deal.

The Casio 76-Key Keyboard has a piano style keyboard and uses Casio’s Touch Response technology for a realistic feel. It also comes with 700 built-in tones and ten user tones. Add that to the 32-channel mixer and there’s nothing you can’t create. Especially when you realize that the keyboard offers 210 different pre-set rhythms from a wide range of genres. Then, just select the Auto Accompaniment feature and the keyboard provides you with backup music that’s almost like having your own professional band in your very own home. The keyboard also features the Rhythm Editor, which allows you to combine instruments, turn certain instruments on or off, and adjust the volume, pan, reverb as well as other parameters to create original rhythms. Once you’re done creating your new hit single you can use an SD memory card, connect to your computer and fine-tune your masterpiece.  This keyboard is incredibly user friendly, regardless of experience.

The Casio 76-key Electric Keyboard boasts positive reviews as well as customer satisfaction. Whether you’re looking to learn, reconnect with your passion, or you’re on your way to becoming the next great superstar, at $169.99 the Casio 76-Key Electric Keyboard is a fantastic fit! That, plus free shipping, is music to our ears.

The deal expires August 21, 2014 but at the time of this posting there were only 21 left.

(Expiry: August 21, 2014. Limited quantities)

(Image credit: ruurmo)

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July 16

Cosmo Music Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Free Shipping

Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Cosmo Music Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Free Shipping

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Ready to take your music bath?  Check out this Bargainmoose Exclusive!  Cosmo Music Canada is offering free shipping on all orders!

Click here to shop @ now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSESHIP
  • Discount: free shipping
  • Expiry: 31 August 2014

Cosmo Music – The Musical Instrument Superstore, has been around since 1966.  Starting out as a small business importing guitars from Italy and Japan, Cosmo Music has grown into the world’s most exciting and interactive music making environment.  If you are in, or find yourself in the Richmond Hill, Ontario area, this looks like a really neat place to visit.  They even have a music hall for live performances!  For the rest of us, there is a great virtual tour available to let you see what the retail location is all about.

As far as musical instruments go, Cosmo Music sells pretty much anything you can think of.  Their sale section is really fun, offering up to 90% off!  Check the details of each sale item as they might be demos, open box or scratch & dent.  These are really great ways to save some money for the musician in your life.

I nearly lost my mind when I found Cosmo Music’s selection of guitars.  We are a musical family and I have been thinking about getting my kids their own guitars for some time.  The ½ size guitars are a great way to start.  The Beaver Creek BCTD401 ½ Size Acoustic Guitar in Pink ($114.99, reg. $155) would be perfect for my musical little lady.

My little guy turns everything into a drum.  I have long been considering a drum kit for him, and now that we live in the country with no neighbours, I think I have found the perfect kit: Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jr. Drum Kit w/Thron ($149.99, reg. $199.99).

Should you be in the Richmond Hill, Ontario area, Cosmo School of Music offers a whole catalogue of private and group lessons, music therapy, camps and workshops for musicians of every level.  As a bonus, all students receive a 5% discount off all regular-priced merchandise and rentals.  Sweet deal!

Always remember to check out the Bargainmoose forum for more Cosmo Music coupons. Heavy items and remote addresses are not included in this promotion.

Cosmo Music Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Free Shipping

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January 10 Up To 50% Off Akai Musical Controllers

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM Up To 50% Off Akai Musical Controllers is offering up to 50% off Akai controllers.

A few of the instruments are actually the full 50% off:

There is quite the price range, so hopefully you can find one within your budget. I don’t know much about these things but my friend Angela does! She makes and mixes her own music with the help of electronics. She has a passion for music and it was really fun when she took me to her little makeshift studio and we talked about different hearing abilities and sensitivities while playing with her sound board.

I compared some of these devices and always found them priced higher at other companies. For example, the APC40 that is selling for $299.99, I found for around $400 elsewhere. offers free shipping on all items. Check out other Canadian websites with free shipping.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 14

The Source Canada: Jay Turser Electric Guitar Only $110 (Was $160)

Posted by on December 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The Source Canada: Jay Turser Electric Guitar Only $110 (Was $160)

If you have a music lover on your gift list, check out this deal at the Source, with up to 40% off musical instruments and accessories. While I price compared most of the deals here, many of them were the same price elsewhere, except this Jay Turser electric guitar, which is now only $109.99, was $159.99.

For the developing musician, this electric guitar has a double cutaway body, white pick guard, rosewood fingerboard, and maple neck. It looks classic and has great sound. There is a volume control and two tone controllers, as well as a five-way pickup selector and chrome die cast tuners.

I found a few reviews for this guitar online including this one:

This guitar is awesome in ways and bad in others. For the price this guitar kicks ass. Its best sound quality is in clean electric, the notes are bright and clear. Distortion is where this guitar lags behind. Chords are sometimes hard to make out, and the pickups hum really bad. You can get rid of this hum by selecting 2 pickups at once, but then the sound quality is lower…This guitar is well put together. It’s durable, fairly light weight and balanced really nice. When you get a strap on it it rests perfectly flat against you. The pickups were fairly well adjusted (their pretty cheap so they are probably at their full potential).

Depending on what you need, this makes an affordable guitar that is durable, has good sound quality, and may make a great gift idea.

Shipping is free for this item. Check our free shipping page for more companies offering free shipping with no minimum spends.

(Expiry: 24th December 2013)

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November 11 50% Off 5-Piece Drum Kit w/ Hardware Now $299.99

Posted by on November 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM 50% Off 5 Piece Drum Kit w/ Hardware Now $299.99

Have a little drummer boy or girl in the family? Get 50% off this CB Percussion 5 Pc Drum Kit w/Hardware Throne Shell Pack at with free shipping to sweeten the deal.

There is really one drum kit on sale in three different colours. Originally $599.95 they are regularly priced at $364.99. But right now they are a full 50% off their original retail value and thus you will only pay $299.99. Here are your colour options:

I have to make a clear note that the above image is a bit deceiving but it was what they had. This drum kit does not include the cymbals shown above. Here is what is included:

  • 22″ x 15″ Bass
  • 12″ x 9″ Deep tom
  • 13″ x 10″ Deep tom
  • Heavy duty mounts
  • 16″ x 16″ Floor tom
  • 5-1/2″ x 14″ 6 Lug matching wood snare

It is still a great little kit for your little table drummer. Musical instruments are not cheap so sales like these are pretty nice.

Use our exclusive promo code MOOSE (even if you’ve used it before – it allows unlimited uses!) and get $10 off right away. If you are new to, you’ll get $25 in rewards points you can use on this purchase. If you pay with PayPal, you’ll get another $25 off.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 20

London Drugs Canada: $200 Off Casio 88 Key Digital Piano – Now $300

Posted by on August 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

London Drugs Canada: $200 Off Casio 88 Key Digital Piano   Now $300

London Drugs Canada features a very nice deal on the Casio 88 Key Digital Piano, for piano practice in smaller homes or apartments. Originally $499.99, the piano is on sale now for $299.99.

I checked for pickup in store, and at least around my area, there were plenty in stock at various London Drugs locations. London Drugs only delivers in some cities (you can find them and the rates here) but you can buy items online and pick them up in store at your convenience. It is a nice way to make sure you get the deal while it is on sale and before it is sold out, without having to rush to the store immediately.

I was looking at pianos because my husband has expressed interest in acquiring a keyboard to play on. I understand this is a bit different than a keyboard (I understand now actually). This has all eighty-eight keys that I learned piano on. Here are this digital piano’s other features:

  • Weighted scaled hammer action tri-sensor keys
  • Includes matching stand, sheet music/book stand, AC adapt. & sustain pedal
  • Grand piano sound & 15 effects
  • 48-note polyphony and two x 8 watt speakers
  • MIDI connection for data exchange with computers

It is a pretty sweet device. Many years ago, I used to date a musician who was a gifted little pianist. He had one of these in his bachelor pad that he used to practice on. It was really space efficient and very useful for when he couldn’t access a full size piano.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 18 Ibanez Guitar Only $599 + Free Guitar Stand

Posted by on July 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM Ibanez Guitar Only $599 + Free Guitar Stand

Get the Ibanez Red Desert guitar for only $599, was $1499.95, plus you’ll get a free guitar stand, with a $22.99 value. I price compared this guitar and found that the regular price, which is probably normally inflated on this site, is just about correct. You’ll save at least $500 purchasing it at, rather than another Canadian store. Plus, you’ll get free shipping and rewards, and you can use our exclusive coupon code to get yourself another $10 off.

If you are considering getting yourself a guitar, now might be the time. This electric guitar has pro features, including flawless tuning accuracy and a fast, smooth feel. Made from a lightweight Basswood, it is comfortable to play for long periods of time. It also has a good balance of strong highs and lows.

Online, this guitar has awesome reviews, having about a 4.5 out of 5 in terms of ratings. One reviewer said:

Awesome guitar….good for any style of play. Feels like a guitar that should cost twice as much. Comfortable, easy to play, sound quality and set up ready for live or studio right out of the box. Can’t go wrong with this guitar.

And the reviewer said this probably paying more than the sale price we are telling you about.

The guitar stand is made from sturdy black metal and has a rubber security strap. It is perfect for displaying your new purchase.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 4

BestBuy Canada: 50% Off Casio Electric Keyboard w/ Stand – Now $99.99

Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM

BestBuy Canada: 50% Off Casio Electric Keyboard w/ Stand   Now $99.99

For the budding musician in your family, pick up the Casio 61-Key Electric Keyboard with Stand for only $99.99! Originally $199.99 it is on sale for 50% off.

I took piano lessons when I was a child on a massive wooden piano that still sits in my parent’s house taking up an enormous amount of room and collecting an equally enormous amount of dust. It hasn’t been played in fifteen years and at this point just symbolizes a waste of time (my time, my teacher’s time, my parent’s time) and money (my parent’s money). If you are planning to put a reluctant child into music lessons I suggest something a little easier on the budget and something that takes up less space. This Casio 61-Key Electric Keyboard with Stand is perfect. It isn’t a space hog and at only $99.99 you won’t be breaking the bank if your child abandons their music lessons after only a few years… or weeks.

Get free shipping on orders of $20 or more at Best Buy Canada. For a limited time you will qualify for the spend $20 and get $10 off your first Viva purchase. See the details Eva posted about here.

(Expiry: 6th June 2013)

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February 2

Axe Music Canada: Free Gifts With Purchase

Posted by on February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Axe Music Canada: Free Gifts With Purchase

When you purchase any guitar, guitar amp, bass guitar, or bass amp, you will receive a free Fender Hockey puck, 3-pack string set, and AXE Toque. Leave your choice of toque colour (black, red or grey) in the comments.

It is a limited time offer – while quantities last. Here is a list of all qualifying items for the freebie pack.

While you are on their website, be sure to check out their clearance section for great prices on the items you want:

There are a ton of deals in the clearance center. Right now Axe Music Canada is offering free shipping on ‘most’ items over $20. Some items are excluded and some areas of Canada are also excluded.

Expiry: Unknown

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February 2

L.A. Music Canada: Fender CD-60 Mahogany Guitar Was $300 | Now $200

Posted by on February 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM

L.A. Music Canada: Fender CD 60 Mahogany Guitar Was $300 | Now $200

As  I previously mentioned in another post – I am not a musician. But hey – 33% off a guitar sounds like a great deal! Pick up a Fender CD-60, All Mahogany for only $199.99 – which is $100 off the original price of $299.99.

It has the dreadnought body style and the following features:

  • black pickguard
  • mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette design
  • new compensated bridge design
  • white bridge pins with black dots and smaller (3mm) dot fingerboard inlays
  • scalloped X bracing
  • black body binding
  • 20-fret fingerboard
  • dual-action truss rod and die-cast tuners

I may not be a musician but I do look for great deals – and 33% off is pretty great. What makes it even better is the shipping policy. All orders over $199 get free shipping and free shipping insurance. That means that this guitar ships for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 1

eBay Canada: 52% Off Musician’s Gear Deluxe Dreadnought Guitar Case Now $53

Posted by on February 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

eBay Canada: 52% Off Musicians Gear Deluxe Dreadnought Guitar Case Now $53

Not a usual item for the bargainmoose (I don’t think any of us are musicians) but I think this is a pretty good deal. Get a Deluxe Dreadnought Guitar Case for only $53.14 – approximately 52% off the retail price. A huge added bonus: this guitar case ships for free.

Here are some of the features:

  • 5-ply cross-laminate wood construction
  • black plush interior lining
  • heavy-duty hardware
  • interior accessory compartment
  • locking fasteners

As I said – I’m not a musician so this is an unfamiliar market to me… but this seems like a pretty good deal. I looked up other Dreadnought cases and they were generally around $125. They have a 45 day refund policy if you are not happy with your purchase.

Do note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price

(Expiry: 22 February 2013)

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