Guitar Center Albuquerqueopened it's doors in 2004, and has since been a top destination stop for New Mexico's Musicians. With a staff that does what you do, we can provide the help, knowledge and encouragement you look for in a community of musicians and tech savvy individuals. We help people make music. Here's a few ways we do that for you:
Experience: Our staff has the experience working in various parts of the music industry. Whether it's with a band on tour or running a recording studio, we can provide advice and insight to your endeavors. Also, we're a completely hands on environment for you to experience the tools to fuel your passion! Come check out the latest and greatest in instruments, amplification, lighting, DJ, and where else can you come put your hands on all the greatest software tools, instruments and DAWs? Nowhere else but Guitar Center!
Selection: With over 250 stores across the country and two stacked to the brim distribution centers all linked together Guitar Center can provide you with the hands down largest network of gear on the planet! In Albuquerque we pride ourselves on our available selection of instruments and technology on hand. Feel free to browse our great selection of used and vintage gear in store or online!
Price: We guarantee the lowest price! Sure you can sometimes go online or to other local competition and you might find a lower tagged price, but how do they do it? By looking first to Guitar Center. So we will go ahead and price match ANY authorized US dealer, local or online, and then beat it by 10% of the difference!
Services: We offer a number of services to further enhance your experience. Services like GC Garage where you can bring your guitar, bass, Ukulele, Banjo or Mandolin into our certified techs and luthiers Brian Hammer & Drew Blair, and they'll get your baby playing like a dream! Not to mention we are the only Taylor Guitars factory certified repair center for 200 miles! From simple re-strings to re-frets, and fixing broken headstocks, Drew is your guy! Check out our Recording Made Easy classes held every Saturday morning at 10:00am at EVERY Guitar Center. Let our certified specialist Steve Brisk demystify the art of computer based recording with Avid Pro Tools 10, Garage Band, or Garage Band for iPad! Special Financing with the Guitar Center Credit Card is available, so come and see our staff for the latest financing promotion. Take advantage of our 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like it, bring it back! We want to make sure you are making music with the right stuff. Pro Coverage Upgraded Warranties will keep you rockin' even with Accidental Damage from Handling (check out the pictures page).
Events: Guitar Center is community driven. And with that comes events through out the year that supports musicians locally and nationally. Competitions like Battle of the Blues guitar contest and the Drum Off have helped to launch successful music careers for it's competitors, as well as brought musicians together to network and bond in their arts. We now have a Singer Songwriter competition with some amazing prizes and experiences for the winner. We also have opportunities to have clinics and special vendor sponsored events to help inspire the musician in you! Just check out the photos and videos from our Greg Koch guitar clinic sponsored by Fender G Dec, and our Stanton Moore Drum Workshop sponsored by Gretsch and Vic Firth! Then there was the clinic from the Legendary Billy Sheehan right here in our Albuquerque store sponsored by Hartke bass amplification!
The bottom line is this, we help people make music.