We end May in the knowledge that the annual Great Singapore Sale 2015 is now taking place. Contrary to popular beliefs, not all retailers take part in this annual event, especially guitar stores. This issue isn't new, I've raised the matter before (Here: CLICK). There is evidently a (slight) spike in demand for instruments now that the school semestral break is here. The SEA Games athletes are also here so it's really a good time to make a sale happen.
Instead, guitar stores observe their own sale schedule (if there is any to begin with). City Music will dutifully conduct their end-of-year clearance which many of us are grateful for. Davis GMC has periodic brand discounts. Their last PRS SE, LTD & Blackstar promo was fantastic. We're not pushing the stores to conform to the GSS but it's definitely a plus to have a good bargain at mid-year. Figures need not be as generous as a year-end blowout, buyers will appreciate whatever considerations come their way, especially for off-the-shelf products (we can get good prices for pre-loved items elsewhere).
On that note, I wish everyone a good midyear ahead. Stay happy even if your dream guitar isn't on sale, yes?