Guitar Center Des Moines

3910 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Main Number
(515) 267-9501
Fax Number
(515) 267-9510

Store Hours

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Upcoming Events

October 14
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Learn the elements that keep your guitar in peak playing condition with a quick and easy one-hour workshop lead by an experienced technician. Our tech will guide the discussion through what an instrument setup entails and much more.
October 17
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
This hour-long class gives players a solid foundation on the uke, from how to hold and strum, to tuning, to some basic chords and even playing a tune. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.
October 24
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for an intro course on the Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. We will cover how to record, mix, features, menu options and more.
October 28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Get an overview of delay and reverb effects for guitar with this free, hour-long workshop. Learn how to create your own sound from the many options available and make the best gear choices.
October 31
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for a free, hour-long workshop for beginning bassists covering tuning, playing techniques, proper position, various styles, how to care for your instrument and more. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.

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Buyers Guides

October Buyers Guide
October 8 - October 21

Guitar Center

In 2005, hundreds of gigging veterans and aspiring up and comers came by during Guitar Center Des Moines' grand opening celebration. Our dedication to anyone who has the desire to pick up a musical instrument has made us a staple of the local music community, and our friendly team of experts are just as diverse as the scene itself. In fact, many members of our crew are active musicians who perform often throughout West Des Moines and the surrounding areas! Whether you're a professional jazz cat, enthusiastic DJ or an amateur guitar player, we cover all tastes and skill levels here in our store at 3910 University Avenue.

It's really no wonder that national touring bands and hobbyists alike swing by our store. From guitars, drums, amps and pedals to keyboards, recording software, DJ gear and much more, our selection features all of the most well-known brands. Want to try anything in particular? Feel free to test it out right in our shop! Our used stock is always changing as well, so you never know what classic instrument or piece of equipment you'll find. All this, along with free "Recording Made Easy" workshops held every Saturday morning, make us Des Moines one-stop-shop for everything music-related. Interested in anything in particular? Give us a call at 515-267-9501, and we'll help you out in any way we can.

Like all Guitar Center locations, we also offer comprehensive repair services at our Des Moines store. Our techs are as passionate about your instruments as you are, with the experience needed to keep them performing at their best. Whether you need a quick adjustment or a complete overhaul, we've got the equipment and know-how to take care of it. The repairs department would love to hear from you: in fact, we encourage it! Call or come in for a face-to-face chat about the work that we do. You'll have no doubt that your gear is in good hands when it's time for a repair.

What to Expect
Above all else at Guitar Center Des Moines, we strive to give you the experience that Guitar Center is known for nationwide: big-store selection and prices with small-shop expertise and personality. From sales and repairs to workshops and more, our staff in every department is well-trained to cater to West Des Moines music-lovers. Our store is open every day of the week, so there's always a right time to visit even if you're on a busy schedule.

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