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145 Wolf Rd. Colonie, NY 12205
Phone: 518-446-1500
Store Hours:
Sun: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Paul W. Store Manager, Albany Store Email Me
Certified In: Keyboards, Guitars, Accessories

Events Calendar

Apr 23 Podcasting and Voice-Over 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Apr 26 Recording Made Easy : Pro Tools Week 4 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Apr 26 Group Ukulele Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Apr 30 Recording Made Easy for iPad 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 03 Recording Made Easy : GarageBand Week 1 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our Staff is sooooo gangster....

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Christopher M.
Sales Associate
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars, Drums

  A Little About Me I finished 4 years at SUNY Oneonta.  I worked as a teaching assistant for most of that...
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Assistant Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Keyboards

In October 2012 I started working at the Albany Guitar Center. Music has always been the most important part of my life! That...
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Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: ProAudio

Being an avid guitarist for the past 7 years or so, one thing that always fascinated me the most was how music was created and...
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Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: Keyboards

  Hi everybody my name is Jevaughn. I love to create custom recording and production setups for my clients. My career in...
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Nick P.
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Drums, Accessories, Guitars

Hi world, I'm Nick. I have been working at Guitar Center Albany since September 2012. I've been playing music for most of my life,...
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Technician, Repair- Guitar
Certified in: Repair

I love Phish. And Grateful Dead. To a degree that's probably unhealthy. Archtops and hollowbodies are my passion, but I get starry...
Albany, capital of the Empire State, is a musically diverse and talent rich area. We have only one job here... to help you make music. Whether you are a touring professional or a beginner, we can help you select your instrument and support you with top flight guitar tech service through GC Garage.  Some things you should know:



Our selection is enormous. From ultra low priced starter gear to the finest guitars, drums, PA and recording gear. You will find it all here. Check it out in our hands-on environment.



We have the largest selection of used gear you will find anywhere.  We pay cash for used gear or you can save on your new gear purchase when you trade.



Free recording workshops every Saturday morning. Great info and special deals.



Our GC Garage Tech, John Viau, is a graduate of Roberto Venn Luthiery School. He can handle any job from a string change to a headstock repair. See John to keep your guitar in top condition. Most walk ups are finished the same day.



Be part of the crowd that supports local musicians at our annual Drum Off and King of the Blues competitions.



Bottom line, if it exists, we will get it for you in 5 days or less, for the best possible price. We're here to help. Seriously.



My Name is Paul. This is my shop. Music and music gear is my whole life. Helping people make music is something I take very seriously. Working with local musicians is something I've been doing for 12 years, and now it's my career. If you've never been to GC, or you're a longtime customer, come in and see what we've done with the place. Come and meet the new crew. Make some new friends, talk shop, hang out and jam. We're looking
forward to seeing you.