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5925 Shellmound St. Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-559-1055
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Studio Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Chad Z. Store Manager, Emeryville Store Email Me
Certified In: Drums, Keyboards, Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio

Events Calendar

Apr 23 Podcasting and Voice-Over 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Apr 26 Recording Made Easy : Pro Tools Week 4 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Apr 26 Group Ukulele Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Apr 30 Recording Made Easy for iPad 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the Scott Ian meet and greet. Scott had a blast and also thanks you all! Rock on!

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Raul V.
Assistant Manager
Certified in: ProAudio

Born in Mexico City, and lived in cities like Chihuahua and Cd Juarez (According to the BBC, now the most dangerous city in the...
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Department Manager Guitars
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars, Drums

Hi my name is Jeff. I started playing guitar in my early teens. I have been playing in bands for over 15 years. I have been recording...
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Reginald R.
Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: Keyboards

I'm a Pro "Audio Salesman at store 224 in El Cerrito. I like to help up and coming musicians, and music enthusiasts get...
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Julius R.
Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Accessories, Drums, Keyboards, Guitars, ProAudio

Julius Riddick, Jr. -  Drum Dept. Manager           I began...
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Knight J.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Keyboards, Drums, ProAudio

Expert Certified, KC has been playing guitar, bass, keyboards and drums for over 40 years, and is a veteran of several of the...
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Walter D.
Sales Associate Accessories
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars

Hi! My name is Walter, new to the East Bay this year but I've worked in the city at Guitar Center on Van Ness and Guitar Center...
 Guitar Center Emeryville is your East Bay source for many top brands such as: Fender, Gibson, Martin Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Moog, Manley, Neve, Yamaha, Ibanez, Mesa Boogie, Line 6, Orange Amplifiers, Ampeg, Markbass, DW Drums, Roland, Korg, Nord, Akai, M-Audio, Avid Pro Tools, Shure, Sennheiser, Neumann Microphones, Pioneer, Numark, JBL, Mackie and QSCto name just a few. We are also an Authorized Apple reseller and carry a huge selection of used and vintage guitars, drums and synths. 

Guitar Center was established in the East Bay back in 1983 on Adeline Street in Berkeley, Ca. It was then relocated to El Cerrito in 1996 where it spent 15 years serving the greater East Bay. This year in February we moved into a beautiful new location in the thriving city of Emeryville right at the eastern foot of the Bay Bridge. We provide service to the great cities of Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Albany, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Richmond, Pinole, Vallejo, and Benecia just to name a few. 

This has long been the home music store for countless Bay Area professional musicians, hobbyist, and those just getting started. It was and still is a common occurrence to see well known Bay Area heavy hitters in the store just hanging out, trying out gear, and jamming with each other. We have also been the preferred music store of many large national acts such as Metallica, Green Day, Machine Head, Sly & the Family Stone, Too Short, Zion I, Del the Funky Homosapien, and many many more who love to hang out in the “Players Atmosphere” of Guitar Center Emeryville. We have helped many aspiring artist and musicians get off the ground with their careers as well as those who just want to enjoy the luxury of creating music.

Our store is staffed with many professional gigging musicians, recording experts, DJ’s, and live sound professionals who enjoy helping people make music no matter what stage of the game they may be in. We are lucky to have numerous well known recording studios in our area who count on our store for the tools they need to produce countless chart topping hits, film scores, and concert videos. We also provide several schools, churches, and music venues in our community everything they need to provide their services to the people of the Bay Area.

Whether you are a beginner just starting out or a working professional in need of trade tools, Guitar Center Emeryville is your one stop shopping location that has a knowledgeable friendly staff, prices that will be beat by no one, and a vast inventory on hand of new and used equipment for every aspect of making music. We have proudly served the Bay Area for almost 30 years with our quality customer service and passion for “Helping People Make Music”. We will continue to grow our selection of top name brands as well as introduce more and more musician services such as "GC Garage" which is a full service guitar repair shop and our new “GC Studios” which has just opened in our new Emeryville location. This is a state-of-the-art facility that offers music education, professional rehearsal studios and certified Pro Tools and Logic training. Here we will offer our customers the chance to learn guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals and develop their recording skills in Pro Tools and Logic. Please learn more about this exciting new facility that is the first of it's kind in the Bay Area by following this link  http://www.gcstudios.com/