On the 23rd day of March in the year 2000 the Western New York music scene was changed forever with the opening of Guitar Center on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda. In a community rich with musical genetics taken from the DNA of artists like Rick James, Billy Sheehan, The Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, and 10,000 Maniacs, Guitar Center is proud to offer the Queen City and her surrounding cities and towns the largest selection of musical gear in the area. The diverse staff of sales associate within these walls of brick and mortar are hard working musicians, DJs, producers and engineers in their own right and stand ready to help you achieve your musical aspirations.
Guitar Center carries a full range of the most well known brands of acoustic, electric and bass guitars along with some of the top names in amplification within the industry. Names like Gibson, Fender, PRS, Musicman, Marshall, VOX, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg, and Markbass scratch the surface of our assortment. If you wish to crank it up to eleven we offer a loud lounge where players can test the limits and full capabilities of our collection of gear. We want to make sure you purchase the right piece of equipment the first time and provide you with the time and space necessary to make important decisions about your instruments.
Guitar Center also offers guitar and bass accessories, pedal effects, cables, strings, picks and other essential musical add-ons. We have taken strides recently to widen our assortment of pedal effects with staple brands from Boss and Digitech to boutique manufacturers Fulltone, T-Rex, and Z-Vex among others. Our pedals are available for demo any day of the week and our associates will be more than happy to set you up with a guitar, pedal and amp rig of your choosing in the loud lounge to properly test your potential purchase.
We are also proud to offer the services of our GC Garage, a full service guitar tech shop right on premises. From minor adjustments and string changes to full setups, fret work and headstock repair GC Garage is staffed five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday to accommodate your guitar and bass maintenance needs.
Step inside the drum shop at Guitar Center and you enter a specialty store within the store. With a full roster of the top names in the drum world such as DW, Pearl, Gretsch and more, you will be able to find the acoustic kit of your dreams. Birch? Bubinga? Maple? We have you covered. Are you ready to custom order the DW Collector’s kit you drool over? We have you covered. Check out our cymbal vault of Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste where you can grab a stick or two and hit shiny discs of bronze until you find the perfect marriage of timbre, tone, shimmer and sustain.
In addition to carrying the largest selection of electronic drums in the region, Guitar Center also supplies more hand-drum circles with their wares than any other shop around. Not only can you sit down and jam on the latest electronic kit, but we have a huge assortment of djembes, congas, bongos and latin percussion. The most recent additions to our drum shop include Latin/African inspired percussion rigs.
There is one more large department of our store that is hands down the best around. Our Pro Audio department is broken down into Live Sound, DJ and Lighting, Keyboards and Recording areas. We carry all the gear required to produce and record a professional sounding album for your band. From Apple computers, to Neumann microphones, we have you covered. We carry all the gear required to amplify your live show and shake the floor boards of the club. Brands like QSC, JBL, Mackie, Crown, and Peavey just hit the tip of our live sound iceberg of equipment. If your live show is in need of a light show, step into our newly upgraded assortment of lighting fixtures from Chauvet, Elation, and Venue. From simple par cans to the most intense and intelligent LED fixtures found on the market today we have you covered…covered in fog and beams of light!
To round out your rig we offer a large representation of the top keyboards and controllers on the market,. Whether you need a stage piano, a synthesizer, a workstation or an 88 key console piano for the living room, you guessed it, we have you covered.
Guitar Center Buffalo is the complete solution for all your musical needs. We are musicians helping other musicians make music and are committed to creating an environment where all our associates and customers can achieve their goals, pursue their dreams and reach their destiny. We want your experience here to be memorable, comfortable and incredible. We want you to be the next section in the helix of musical DNA hailing from Buffalo.