The biggest shopping day of the year is this Friday and if you play your cards right, you can get some cool stuff for cheap but you have to know where to find the best deals. That's why we've compiled a list of some of the best deals out there for the rock enthusiast.

  • Guitar Center

    Open at 8am Friday Morning
    • Squier Strat "Everything You Need" Starter Pack (amp, gig bag, tuner, guitar cord, strings, etc.) - $150
    • Rocksmith for PS3 or Xbox 360 - $60 (reg $80) and 25% off any guitar over $99 with purchase
    • Epiphone Les Paul - $99
    • Line6 Spider IV 15-Watt Modeling Amp Starter Kit - $150
    • Tascam DR-03 Solid State Recorder - $50

    You can also print out 10% and 15% off coupons from their website for some extra savings. Sale prices run through Sunday the 27th. These are just a few of the deals available, for the rest visit their website.

  • Best Buy

    Open at 12am Friday morning
    • Gibson Maestro Acoustic Guitars - $70
    • Casio 72-Key Keyboards - $150
    • Paper Jamz Pro Series Guitars - $40
    • Bargain Bin CD's (great stocking stuffers) - $3
    • SanDisk Clip Zip 4GB MP2 Players - $30
    • Klipsch KF-28 Icon Dual 8" Floor Standing Speakers - $225
    • 32GB Apple iPod Touch - $225
    • 8GB Apple iPod Nano 6th Gen + $15 Best Buy Gift Card - $125
  • Target

    Open at 12:00am Friday morning
    • RCA 300W 5-CD Changer w/ iPod Dock - $100
    • iLive ITP280B 37" 3.1-Channel Soundbar w/ iPod Dock - $100
    • Dr. Dre Solo Beats Headphones - $50
    • 8GB Apple iPod Touch w/ $40 Gift Card - $195
    • 8GB Apple iPod Nano w/ $15 Gift Card - $129
    • Memorex PurePlay Potable Speaker System w/ iPod Dock - $30
    • $25 iTunes Gift Cards - $20
    • Casio 61-Key Electronic Keyboards - $59
    • Select CD's - $6
  • Sears

    Open at 4am Friday morning
    • Portable Patio & Tailgate System - $50
    • iHome Space Saver Alarm Clock for iPhone/iPod - $30
    • 4GB MP3 Player - $13
    • Mach Speed 4GB Purple MP3 Player - $13
    • Emerson Karaoke Machines - 40% off
  • Kmart

    Open at 6am Friday morning
    • Crosley 5-In-1 Music Nostalgia Audio Systems - $80
    • Ion 16W Tailgater Portable iPod Docking Speaker Systems - $120
    • GPX 7" LCD DVD/CD Boombox w/ HDTV Tuner - $80
    • Electronic Tabletop Drum - $20
  • Walmart

    Some sales at 10pm on Thanksgiving
    • Select CD's - $7
    • Paper Jamz Guitars - $7
    • First Act 3D Digital Drums - $30
    • Phillips 4GB MP3 Players - $20
  • Gamestop

    Open at 6am Friday morning

    Since it's a video game store there isn't much here in the way of music related deals, you can, however, get the game that teaches you to play real guitar:

    • Rocksmith for PS3 or Xbox 360 - $50 ($10 cheaper than Guitar Center)
  • Record Store Day

    'Back To Black Friday' Releases

    Record Store Day is initiating their second annual 'Back to Black Friday' -- where you can get previously unreleased material from several prominent rock acts at your local record store. The more notable releases include:

    • The Beastie Boys - 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Deluxe Edition' - Includes 5.1 sound on DVD and Blu-Ray and  accompanying 60-page hardbound book.
    • The Black Keys - 'Lonely Boy' 12" - The latest single from the upcoming album 'El Camino' on vinyl with the track 'Run Right Back'.
    • Kings of Leon - 'The Early Vinyl' LP box set - 'Youth & Young Manhood,' 'Aha Shake Heartbreak,' and 'Because of the Times' along with a fourth LP of unreleased studio and live tracks chosen by the band on vinyl.
    • Nirvana - 'Nevermind -- The Singles' 10" box set - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' 'Come as You Are,' 'Lithium,' and 'In Bloom,' plus B-sides.
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' 2xLP (Red Vinyl)
    • 'Soundgarden - 'Live on I-5 -- Before the Doors Soundcheck' EP 10" - five soundcheck performances from their tour — including a cover of the Doors' 'Waiting for the Sun.'
    • Chris Cornell - 'Songbook'
    • Wilco - 'Speak Into the Rose' 10" - Four alternate tracks, from 'The Whole Love,' two of which are previously unreleased.

    For a list of participating stores, visit the Record Store Day website.