Boston

1255 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-247-1389
Store Hours:
Sun: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Dave U. Store Manager, Boston Store Email Me
Certified In: Keyboards, Guitars, ProAudio, Accessories, Drums

Events Calendar

Jul 26 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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

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03/25/2013 - WE RENT GEAR!
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Intergalactic rock-n-roll band Planetoid hanging out at GC Boston! check out Planetoid at www.planetoidmusic.com

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Ryan Ainsworth
Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars

Hey! My name is Ryan Ainsworth. I've been playing music since the age of 6, starting with the piano, moving on to violin at age...
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Nick T
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio

Heya Folks, Thanks for stopping by my GC profile. I'm fairly new to the company but certainly not new to gear. I've been crazy...
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Jeff Peck
Platinum Room Manager
Certified in: ProAudio, Accessories, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards

  COMING SOON!!! I will be updating our Platinum website during the month of January, however please visit http://platinum.guitarcenter.com/...
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Matt Pennington
Sales Associate Accessories
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, ProAudio, Keyboards

I grew up in the Southwest corner of Virginia. Right in the middle of Bluegrass country. My grandmother taught me to play guitar...
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Rev. Sean Hensley
Store Merchandiser
Certified in: Accessories, Keyboards, ProAudio

I started my career in Guitar Center back in 2010 at the Nashua New Hampshire store. During this time I have grown as a musician,...
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Marc Anthony
Department Manager HiTech
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Drums

I have studied music at Berklee School of Music and taught in cities such as Atlanta, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Boston, New York...
GET TO KNOW GUITAR CENTER, Boston
Welcome to Guitar Center Boston, where everyone shops for the latest in music gear, even intergalactic rockstars!

Opened in 1994, we were the first Guitar Center store to be launched on the East Coast, and have been proudly serving the greater Boston metropolitan area ever since. The store was originally located on 750 Commonwealth Avenue, but with the continued patronage of our loyal customers, we finally outgrew our old building, and moved to our current location 1255 Boylston Street, right next to historic Fenway! This exciting new multi-level store allows us to feature a large inventory, filled with the most requested musical gear, but still keeping that magical neighborhood music store vibe that our customers have come to love!

In this new location, we have added some great features to our already outstanding selection, and experienced sales staff. Come have your guitar tuned up and rocked out by Ernesto “Nesto” Hernandez, our outstanding in-house guitar repair technician, brought to us by the legendary Raritan Bay Guitar Repairs. Nesto specializes in all guitar set-ups, modifications, major repairs, and even restorations. He is also a trusted and certified warranty service for most of guitar manufacturers we carry!  Instruments can be dropped off, and picked up 7 days a week during our normal business hours. For major guitar repairs and restorations, please call Nesto to schedule an appointment, so he can provide you with the best guitar service in Boston!

One exciting part of our store that we are very proud of is our GC Pro office! Over fifteen years ago, in our Boston store, PK Pandey focused his business on dealing high-end recording studios and international music artist, and coined the term GC Pro. Out of the servicing those particular equipment needs of that specialized clientele, an entire new division was created! Curious as to what P.K. does?  Check out Alicia Key and Ann Mincieli’s new studio in New York City, Jungle City Studios! Yes, PK helped bring their dream to reality. He and his partners, fellow Account Manager Greg Simon, and Logistics Manager Todd Cuff, can help bring your professional dreams to reality too!

We have also expanded our accessory selection to better serve our local musical community! Ever dream of the rare and bizarre guitar pedal you saw online? Well, now you can come down to Guitar Center Boston, and try that boutique effects pedal you’ve always wanted! We now carry such treasured and unique pedal brands as Cusack, DLS Effects, Fulltone USA, Keeley, Lovepedal, Mad Professor, Malekko, Maxon, Option 5, Red Witch,TRex, ZVex, and many more fantastic manufacturers.  Do you play saxophone, trumpet, or violin also? We now carry a full line of band and orchestral accessories, from Pop’s bow rosin to Vandoren saxophone and clarinet reeds, to help you become the next Paginni or Miles Davis! If you don’t see that special accessory you need, then just ask our trained and friendly accessories experts to quickly order it for you from our warehouse! You can have it shipped to the store for pickup, or straight to your house for ease. We’re here to help you!

You have got to see our amazing Platinum Room! This is THE high-end showcase for luxury and vintage guitars and amps!  This is an incredible selection of unique guitars from legendary manufacturers such as Ernie Ball Music Man, Fender Custom Shop, Gibson Historic and Custom Shop, and Paul Reed Smith! We also stock marvelous amplifiers including brands such as Mesa Boogie, Orange, DV Mark, and Hughes & Kettner, all just waiting for you. Vintage guitars and amplifiers too!  Just talk to Larry Reed, our Platinum Room manager. Besides being a certified Platinum expert, Larry can get you that extra special guitar you’ve always been dreaming of because he has access to the entire Guitar Center chain worth of high-end and vintage guitar inventory. Just call him!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to record your own songs? Well, we’ve made it incredible easy for you to learn how! “Recording Made Easy” actually!  Come on down to Guitar Center Boston every Saturday morning for our FREE "Recording Made Easy" instructional class, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Sign up online at www.guitarcenter.com to reserve your own seat. This great class is a four week course, covering all the basics of software-based recording using the intuitive Garage Band recording program from Apple. You'll be amazed at what you will be able to record after just one class! Don't have Garage Band? We can make this easy for you too!  Guitar Center is an authorized Apple dealer. Can't make it to a class? That’s still easy! The course repeats itself every 4 weeks. What are you waiting for?

Guitar Center now does daily, weekly, and monthly gear rentals!

You can rent the following items
  • P.A. speakers and subwoofer 
  • Mixers and DJ equipment 
  • Lighting
  • Microphones
  • Wireless systems
  • Stands and cables
  • Guitars and amps 
  • Bass guitars and amps 
  • Drum Kits, hardware, and cymbals 
  • Hand Percussion
  • Any and all Used Gear in the store

Quick & Easy No Hassle Rental Process!

Just call or email the Mass Ave location for more information


Guitar Center Mass Ave
161 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
617-450-4311
gcrentals599@guitarcenter.com


Guitar Center Boston. We help you to make music!