Guitar Center Albany

145 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205
Main Number
(518) 446-1500
Fax Number
(518) 446-1400

Store Hours

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Upcoming Events

October 10
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for an intro to digital recording with the latest from Avid, Pro Tools 12. We will cover how to record and mix, features, menu options and more.
October 14
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Learn the elements that keep your guitar in peak playing condition with a quick and easy one-hour workshop lead by an experienced technician. Our tech will guide the discussion through what an instrument setup entails and much more.
October 17
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
This hour-long class gives players a solid foundation on the uke, from how to hold and strum, to tuning, to some basic chords and even playing a tune. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.
October 24
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for an intro course on the Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. We will cover how to record, mix, features, menu options and more.
October 28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Get an overview of delay and reverb effects for guitar with this free, hour-long workshop. Learn how to create your own sound from the many options available and make the best gear choices.
October 31
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for a free, hour-long workshop for beginning bassists covering tuning, playing techniques, proper position, various styles, how to care for your instrument and more. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.

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Buyers Guides

Buyer's Guide
September 24 - October 7
October Buyers Guide
October 8 - October 21

Guitar Center

The capital of the Empire State is an area packed with musical talent and diversity. That's why Guitar Center Albany is thrilled to be here to keep that spirit of creativity going strong. Our one and only objective is to help you discover the greatest feeling on Earth - the feeling of making music! You'll find us in Colonie, in the Wolf Road Shopping Park just a minute away from the Central Avenue exit off I-87.

Whether you're a beginner or a touring professional, we're ready to help you find the perfect instrument or accessory to take your musical career to the next level. If you're looking to learn, ask us about our free workshops. Or maybe you'd like to get a look at the Capital Region's largest selection of new, used and vintage gear; that's just what you'll find here at Guitar Center Albany. For all the details, just pay us a visit on Wolf Road or give us a call at 518-446-1500.

Like all Guitar Center locations, we also offer comprehensive repair services here in our Albany store. Our techs are as passionate about your instruments as you are, with the experience needed to keep them performing at their best. Whether you need a quick adjustment or a complete overhaul, we've got the equipment and know-how to take care of it. The repairs department would love to hear from you: in fact, we encourage it! Call or come in for a face-to-face chat about the work that we do. You'll have no doubt that your gear is in good hands when it's time for a repair.

What to Expect
First and foremost at Guitar Center Albany, we strive to give you the experience that Guitar Center is known for nationwide: big-store selection and prices with small-shop expertise and personality. From sales to repairs, our staff in each department is well-trained to cater to Capital Region music-lovers. Our store is open every day of the week, so there's always a right time to visit even if you're on a busy schedule.

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