San Francisco

1645 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-409-0350
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Studio Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Certified In: Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Accessories, ProAudio

Events Calendar

Mar 07 Group Guitar Workshop 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Mar 11 Selecting Studio Monitors 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mar 14 Recording Made Easy: Intro to GarageBand 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Mar 21 Group Ukulele Workshop 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Mar 25 Audio Interfaces 101 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sal Gutierrez
Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio, Accessories, Guitars

Hey everyone here’s a bit about me. My encounter with music started at an extremely early age.  Started off with a...
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Bill Phillips
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Keyboards, Drums

Born and raised in San Francisco I started playing guitar when I was 13 years old.  I started playing in my first band when...
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Michael U R.
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio

I was born and raised in San Francisco and I have been working for the Guitar Center since April of 2009. I am the Bassist for...
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Joaquin N.
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio

Hello Everyone,      My name is Joaquin and I have been with Guitar Center for a few years now. I have been in...
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Joe Gray
Department Manager Drums
Certified in: Drums, ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars

   Hi!  I'll start off by saying, come and find me with any questions about DRUMS, DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION, MIDI,...
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Vince Bedford
GC Pro Account Manager

A Bay Area native, Vince Bedford was born into a family where his musician grandfather, father and other relatives encouraged...
GET TO KNOW GUITAR CENTER, San Francisco
Welcome to Guitar Center San Francisco! We are honored and gracious to have been serving the musicians of San Francisco and the Bay Area since 1972.  Everyday, we help people all over the country and world acquire the product and knowledge they need to achieve their musical dreams.  Everyone from major label artists and producers to the novice beginner will come through our doors seeking guidance.  Our dedication to helping the customer is what makes us the #1 music retailer in the industry.   

Along with our large selection of instruments, recording, and live sound gear, we offer services to our customers as well. Our talented and well trained in-house GC Techs are available for guitar and stringed instrument repair and service.  They can handle anything from a simple string change to a broken headstock.  We offer classes once a week to help anyone wanting to learn how to record their own music. This includes how to get started, mic placement, mixing techniques, and producing.  Our staff is also available for consulting. We can assist in getting a church, school, venue or club set up with in-house sound, PA systems, and lighting. 

Guitar Center as a company has come a long way since the 1960‘s when it’s first store opened in Hollywood,CA.  We have led the retail industry in price, innovation, and customer service.  With over two hundred stores across the nation sporting the Guitar Center logo, our San Francisco location stands out with as much character and amazement as the city itself. We are happy to open our doors everyday to the public and we are proud when we get the opportunity to help you make music!

Our location services the following areas: San Francisco, South San Francisco, Marin, Daly City, Sausalito, San Bruno, Burlingame, Pacifica, San Mateo, Foster City, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, Santa Rosa, Oakland, Emeryville, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont and other surrounding cities in the bay area.

We carry the following brands: Fender, Gibson, Musicman, Ibanez, Jackson, BC Rich, Schecter, Yamaha, Taylor, Martin, Breelove, Mitchell, Ovation, Laguna, Lucero, Rodriguez, Godin, Paul Reed Smith, Duesenberg, Acoustic, Mesa Boogie, Line 6, Marshall, Hughes & Kettner, Markbass, Ampeg, Gallien Krueger, ESP, Epiphone, Egnator, Vox, Daisy Rock, Lanikai, Cordoba, Dean, Traveler, Squier, Korg, Roland, Boss, Audio Technica, JBL, Mackie, Bose, Behringer, Presonus, Avid, Neumann, Manley, Blue, Shure, Sennheiser, Royer, Apogee, Novation, Pioneer, Stantion, Technics, Apple, Denon, American DJ, Chauvet, Vocopro, Harbinger, CerwIn Vega, Alto, Moog, M Audio, Rane, DW, Simmons, Meinl, Sabian, Paiste, Zildjian, Pork Pie, Pearl, Sound Percussion, Gibralter, Latin Percussion, Overseas, Tama, Roadrunner, Proline, Danelectro, Eventide, Electro Harmonix, Malekko, Rocktron, Digitech, Proco, Deltalab, Dunlop, BBE, Cusack, Ernie Ball, MXR, T Rex, Option 5, Love Pedal, Morley, Heet, Whirlwind, Xotic, Fulltone, Zvex, Duncan, Fishman, Dean Markley, GHS, Daddario, Tech 21, ISP, Snarling Dog, Pigtronix, Digital Music, TC Electronics, Visual Sound, Maxon, Way Huge, Aphex, Radial, Fuchs, Black Cat, Toadworks, Mad Professor, Keeley, Diamond FX, Empress, Rivera, Morpheus, Sansamp, DLS, Moogerfooger, EBS, Sweet sound, Tortuga, Red Witch, Emma, GNI, LR Baggs, Tone Box, Boomerang, Elixir, Cleartone, Rock Steady, Planet Waves, Mogami, Monster, SKB, Furman, Dimarzio, DR, and Savarez.  


- the crew
Guitar Center, San Francisco