Unexpected Finds in Reverb's Cyber Week Deals

You'll never know what you'll find on Reverb, and that's doubly true during the holiday sales season.

Best-selling guitars and boutique pedals, exciting synths and drum machines, and essential home recording equipment—all of this is well represented in our Cyber Week Deals. But because Reverb is home to independent makers, small shops, and individual musicians across the world, our inventory goes deep.

We dove into the ongoing Cyber Week Deals on Reverb to find the most surprising, unexpected, and delightful deals we could find. See what we've picked below and then browse all Cyber Week Deals to see what you can discover.

Note: Sales terms may vary. Click any image to see individual listings for details. Sales end December 6, 2021 at 10 am CT.

Build Your Own Bigsby

Merle Style Guitar Body Template
Merle Style Bigsby Guitar Body Template

Want to craft your own guitar from scratch? Let these template sets be your guide. GuitarsByDesign has sets for standard guitar body shapes, as well as rarities like Merle Travis' Bigsby solidbody. Each of the templates features the necessary holes and routes all precut and marked with sizes to make things extra easy. Check out all the brand has on offer here.

Rare '80s Era Buchla

Buchla Thunder
Buchla Thunder

This rare little MIDI controller is called the Buchla Thunder and was developed in the late '80s by Don Buchla. It features an array of touch-sensitive, pressure-sensitive, and multi-touch keys for both programming and live control. This unit features an upgraded custom rackmounted power supply, remains in excellent condition, and is available for 20% off through December 6.

Only Some Assembly Required

Tele Thinline Style Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar DIY Kit
Tele Thinline Style Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar DIY Kit

If you have the DIY spirit but don't trust yourself with a bandsaw and router, you can grab one of these kits instead for 10% off. These kits give you everything you need structurally to assemble your own guitar or bass, but leaves the personalized details—like finish and pickups—up to you. There are a variety of model canvases available, whether you're a Tele fan, a Les Paul loyalist, or more of an SG type of player. You can check out all of the options on offer in the Universal Music Supply Reverb shop.

An All-Original Maestro USS-1

Maestro Universal Synthesizer System Unit Full USS1
Maestro Universal Synthesizer System Unit Full USS1

One of the sale finds we don't see often here on Reverb is this vintage Maestro USS-1 synthesizer, complete with all of the original parts like the companion pedal and even the paperwork. This is a Tom Oberheim design and this specific unit was just fully serviced and is in perfect working order. Check out the full 15% off listing here.

The Coolest Guitar Decor We've Seen

"Hap" Hand Painted '70s Japanese Electric

If a display piece is what you're after, look no further than this super unique, hand-painted, Japanese-made electric guitar from the '70s. Michael "Hap" Hapner spent many hours meticulously finishing this guitar with his signature swirls and dots art pattern, and though it's not set up for traditional play, it's the perfect functional piece of art to hang in your room. Right now, you can get it right here for $60 off.

Naked Dave's Custom Paint Jobs

Custom Painted (Aged and Relic'd) and Upgraded Dean EVO XM
custom painted Squier Telecaster Affinity Electric Guitar

Right now, Naked Dave's is offering 15% of their custom-painted guitars for fans looking for something that's as functional as it is unique. The guitars in Naked Dave's shop go way beyond regular aging and relic'ing, offering fully reimagined and rather bespoke finishes for each instrument. Check them all out here.

12-String Jangle on a Modified Teisco

Vintage modified 8-string Decca Teisco hot rod, The Tielman Special 1964 Sunburst

This vintage modified Tesico uniquely achieves 12-string jangle with only eight carefully placed strings. According to the listing, the high E and B strings are doubled. You can check out the video in the listing to hear this exact model in action. There are lots of vintage parts that make up this unique instrument, and now you can get the whole thing for 15%, or just over $100, off. Check it out here.

A Luminous, Transparent Green Synth Machine

Transparent Green AtomoSynth Krakken
Transparent Green AtomoSynth Krakken

It's not every day that we see a luminous, transparent green synth grace the pages of Reverb. Now, you can get this one for 30% off. The Krakken is an all-analog machine equipped with two octaves, an onboard keyboard, and MIDI capabilities that make it a great controller. See the full listing for details here.

Two Soundholes for the Price of One

REGAL Double Sound Hole Flat Top Acoustic Guitar
Regal Double Soundhole Flattop Acoustic Guitar

Speaking of unique, check out this rarity: a Regal Double Soundhole Flattop guitar from around 1929, complete with a hardshell case. According to the listing, this vintage player appears almost entirely original aside from the pickguard and still plays very well. This listing also includes a video of the guitar in action. Right now, you can snag this oddity for over $200 off right here.

A Refinished '65 Jaguar at a Fine Price

Fender Jaguar 1965 Olympic White Vintage Guitar PRE CBS
Pre-CBS 1965 Fender Jaguar in Olympic White

Despite its age, this vintage Fender Jaguar, with its original neck and body, is in truly excellent condition. It was made in early 1965, right before CBS took over Fender, which makes it an extra-desirable and high-quality specimen of Fender's long history. Guitarsmith USA is offering nearly $800 dollars, 20%, off of this exact instrument right now. Check it out here.

Vintage Chrome Over Fiberglass

1970s Fibes Chrome over Fiberglass
1970s Fibes Chrome over Fiberglass Drum Set

Fans of funky vintage drums can currently snag a six-piece Fibes drum set from the 1970s. Very visually striking, it features a chrome over fiberglass design and comes with three variously sized toms, two floor toms, and a meaty bass drum. The snare is up to you! Check out the full listing to get $300 off.

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