Appleton

775 N. Casaloma Drive Grand Chute, WI 54913
Phone: 920-739-6551
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Dan Store Manager, Appleton Store Email Me
Certified In: Drums, Guitars, ProAudio, Accessories, Keyboards

Events Calendar

Jul 30 Recording Made Easy for iPad 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug 02 Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools: Week 1 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug 02 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Aug 06 Live Sound 101 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug 09 Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools: Week 2 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Lyle
Department Manager Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Drums, ProAudio, Keyboards

WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT: Hey everybody. My name is Lyle Wagner. I recently got promoted to the Guitar Department Manager here at Guitar...
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Chris Jourdan
Sales Training Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Keyboards, Drums, ProAudio

Want to be inspired?Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Music inspires you, whether you are long time player, or if you’re...
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Ryan G.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio, Accessories, Guitars

Hello my name is Ryan Gleason. I was born and raised into a family of musicians and began playing music at the age of five (starting...
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Joe Kiley
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio

These Two Hands . . . What can I say? If ever I am lacking my jovial spirit sometimes simply looking down at my hands and...
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Ben
Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Drums, Accessories

     Back in 2002 I reached a crossroads in my musical future.  It all came down to a decision between drums...
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Clifton W.
Department Manager HiTech
Certified in: Guitars, Drums, ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories

*Stop in this Wednesday at 7 PM for Recording Made Easy for iPAD!* This Saturday at 10 AM: Recording Made Easy: Garageband Hello! ...
GET TO KNOW GUITAR CENTER, Appleton
On February 16, 2006, Mother Nature did her worst to thwart Guitar Center's third Wisconsin location from opening on schedule.  But, even fourteen inches of snow and fierce winds couldn't stop Guitar Center Appleton's Grand Opening Celebration!!  With all of the other businesses in the area closed due to weather, the party went on as planned, and over 750 anxious patrons came and froze in near-zero degree weather to get in on the action!  Pop Evil (www.popevil.com) played a set for the crowd to jump around to and stay warm, and hundreds of prizes were given away in the parking lot tent!

The store opened under the veteran leadership of Carson Quesnell, who ventured out of his home turf in Minnesota to take the reins (yes, he's a Vikings fan but we don't hold that against him).  Carson quickly made Guitar Center Appleton a success and it didn't go without notice.  In August of 2009, Carson was asked to take over one of Guitar Center's biggest stores in the Midwest in Edina, MN (http://stores.guitarcenter.com/Edina) and is now a District Manager that oversees many locations.

With the driver's seat open after Carson's exit, the store entered new leadership under Trent "Dr. Awesome" Dutcher.  Trent's sales leadership and drive for success made him the obvious choice to keep the ball rolling in Appleton.  Trent's stay in Appleton as store manager wasn't long (August 2009-November 2010) but his impact was greatly felt.  Guitar Center Appleton was named Store of the Year for 2010 due to the high level of performance throughout the entire year (check the Photos section for a picture of the trophy!).  

Our current store Manager is Dan Wealton who is a true Wisconsinite! Check him out
here.

Guitar Center has been making strides to provide a one-stop solution for customers, and we have recently incorporated some new elements to our game: 

GC Garage (
http://gc.guitarcenter.com/gc-garage/) is the place to go when your guitar needs some love, whether it's a re-string, full set up, pickup install, or other repair.  Call our in store technician today for pricing or to schedule an appointment (920-739-6551). 

Recording Made Easy is a free clinic every Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, and is a great way to get familiar with Apple's free Garageband recording software.  Learn a different topic every week whether it's Signal Flow, Mixing, Virtual Instruments, or Getting Your Music Online. Register now (
http://gc.guitarcenter.com/recording-made-easy/) or call us for more information (920-739-6551).

Trade-In Trade-Up is a great program designed to help you get the latest and greatest gear that you've been drooling over.  Bring us any qualifying trade and receive 10% off any single, new item.  Not in a trading mood?  We will look at your musical gear anyway and in most cases give you cash right on the spot.  Give us a call (920-739-6551) or visit (
http://gc.guitarcenter.com/tradeup/index-10.cfm) for more information.

We've got new events coming all the time so check out our Events Calandar 
here. We're always adding new things from in store events to our employees band's shows,

Thanks for checking out Guitar Center Appleton's profile.  Come on down and add to our store's wonderful story!