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Black Friday promotions from across the United States

Bill's Music of Baltimore gave free T-shirts to the first 100 people who came through its doors, and the first 50 were entered to win a Fender Strat Pack. The company also offered Adagio digital pianos for $499.

Mantova's Two Street Music in Eureka, Calif., strayed from traditional one-day promotions and instead paid sales tax on all customer purchases through the end of the year.

Music Matters of Roswell, Ga., offered 50-percent off select amplifiers, 40-percent off select Boss pedals, and 30-percent off band and orchestra instruments. The dealership also offered a free Godin guitar to new students in its Rock U music performance school.

The Music Room in Palatine, Ill., began its Black Friday sale at midnight, advertising two hours of deals from $99 Fender Squiers to a heavily discounted bargain basement. The company also offered a free Line 6 amp with the purchase of a Fender Road Worn or Highway One bass.

Prima Music in Brooks, Ga., discounted all purchases by 30 percent from Nov. 25–29, 2010. Site members that mentioned an online promotional code received an additional 5-percent off.

Rick's Music World in Raynham, Mass., advertised numerous discounts for its 10 a.m. sale, including $55 ukuleles, $40 wireless systems and prewrapped gift packages.

West L.A. Music promoted Black Friday events at both of its Los Angeles locations. Discounted merchandise included $399 Gretsch drum kits, $79 Blue Snowball USB microphones and $5 Audio-Technica instrument cables.