Our team is here to offer advice, service, and support to any level of musician, from the practicing beginner to the road worthy professional. This includes our free to the public "Recording Made Easy" & "Group Guitar Lessons" classes every Saturday morning at 10:00am! Our classes are easy enough to get a beginner going, and also teach a few more tricks and tips for a seasoned veteran. Bring your Mac, PC laptop, iPad, or notepad and come learn with us! Miss a class? Don’t worry, we have brief catch up of the past week's class at the beginning of every lesson. We also have full service techs on staff with our Guitar Center Garage. Our tech, Mark Touche, has an unmatched commitment to making sure your guitar will play perfect for you and the skill to back it up! We can do repairs ranging from simple restrings to broken headstock repairs and anything in between. Come in soon and meet up with our techs to get your guitar or bass playing at peak performance!
As a store that deals with the best, we take pride in offering the best brands in guitars and basses from Gibson, Fender, Ernie Ball, Schecter, Ibanez, Jackson, Martin, Taylor, Breedlove, Larrivee, Seagull, Yamaha and many more! We’ve recently added plenty of banjos, ukuleles, and mandolins. We also carry amps from Marshall, Fender, Orange, Vox, Line 6, Acoustic, Egnator, Ampeg, GK, Markbass and many more brands in both new & used pieces! Our pedal collection has grown quite extinsively over the past few months and now offers many of the cool boutique pieces that collectors have been hunting and dreaming for. Come in and hear for yourself just how great these pieces really are that you’ve been reading and hearing about!
Our Professional Audio department is also ready and willing to help your church, studio, band or club set up your dream production rig. Our keyboard selection ranges from beginner keyboards & workstations to MIDI controllers to full analog synth stations. The Baton Rouge live room is filled with the latest high-end technology in lighting, both passive & active speaker systems, mixers, and rack mount gear to build the perfect live setup! We also have a vast selection of recording equipment such as microphones, interfaces, studio monitors, and sound treatment to suit both the home studio enthusiast and the professional studios all around the city. We’ve helped some of the biggest studios and churches in Louisiana, and we’re ready to help you!
One of our most fun rooms in the store is our Drum Department! We offer the coolest drums & hardware from DW, PDP, Pearl, Mapex, OCDP, and plenty of others. We also have a great selection of ethnic drums such as bongos, cajons, timbales, djembes, congas, bongos, tambourines, rainsticks, and everyone’s favorite instrument to spell: the didgeridoo. We also have a fully stocked cymbal room where you can try out many different styles of cymbals until you find that perfect sound for your kit! We have our cutting edge electronic drums already out on the floor and hooked up for you to try out.
As of August of 2014, we now have a fully operational Rentals department! Now you can quickly and easily rent any gear that you may need for any events, gigs, or parties. Need a mic setup for a recording session but can't afford to buy it? Rent it! Broke your guitar and need one for a gig tonight? Rent it! Are you having a party and want the best sounding speakers at the best possible price? Rent it! DJing and need an extra mixer? Rent it! We can rent any item in the rentals fleet as well as any used piece of gear that is sellable. With daily, weekly, and even monthly rates our rentals team is here to make your musical aspirations a reality at a fraction of the cost! Renting has never been easier! Come rent out your ideal set-up today!
Feel free to call or stop by anytime to check out our huge selection of new and used gear, or even if you just have a question about your existing rig! We specialize in helping the people with our knowledgeable, friendly staff, and our extensive inventory selection. We are all willing and able to help facilitate your needs, answer any questions, and bring you closer to your dreams.
The Guitar Center Baton Rouge Team