Department Manager Guitars
Joined in
2012
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NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY GUITARS
Other Languages Spoken

Spanish

Favorite Instruments

GUITAR, DRUMS, BASS, SYNTHEZISER, PIANO, GIBSON LES PAUL, Ibanez S series Prestige, Jackson Soloist, ESP Eclipse, IBANEZ, GIBSON, JACKSON, ESP, PRS, TAYLOR GUITARS, MARTIN GUITARS, MUSICMAN

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

NONE AT THE MOMENT

Favorite Bands

INFLUENCES INCLUDE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RAMMSTEIN, BELPHEGOR, DARK FUNERAL, OLD MANS CHILD, MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, AUDIO SLAVE, VESANIA, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, NECROPHAGIST, BRAIN DRILL, ORIGIN, DISSECTION, CRADLE OF FILTH, ASMODEUS, RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, CAIFANES, DEFTONES, DIO, GRAVEWORM, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, OLD METALLICA, PROGIDY, NIRVANA, THE ROLLING STONES, SUBLIME, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MARDUK, IHSANH, NILE, Black Dhalia Murder

Musical Interests

CLASSICAL, INSTRUMENTAL, Orchestral/Symphonic, RIBBI DIBBI, METAL, Black Metal, DEATH METAL, TECHNICAL DEATH METAL, SONG OF STORMS, OCARINA OF TIME, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, SARIAS SONG, JEWEL, BRIAN ADAMS, CHER, THE BLUE MEN GROUP, U2, NICKELBACK, HOOBASTANK, TRAPPED, CREED, STAPFIELD, DESTINIES CHILD, MAROON 5, THE JONAS BROTHERS, The Allman Brothers Band, MILLI VANILLI, KATY PARRY, KANYE WEST, Glam Polka, Hair Metal, 80s hair band, Progressive (disclaimer- a lot of prog is too self indulgent, PROGRESSIVE TECH JAZZ CORE METAL FUSION MELODIC POLY RYTHM FOLK TEJANO

Rodrigo
Department Manager Guitars

Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, ProAudio, Drums

HELLO MY NAME IS RODRIGO IM ORIGINALLY FROM  SALINAS BUT NOW RESIDE IN SAN JOSE. GREW UP LISTENING TO HARD ROCK GRUNGE CLASSIC ROCK BUT THESE DAYS MY INTEREST IS IN METAL ESPECIALLY IN DEATH METAL AND BLACK METAL AND SOME INDUSTRIAL. STARTED PLAYING GUITAR IN 2001 WHEN I RECEIVED MY FIRST CLASSICAL GUITAR FROM MEXICO WHICH I STILL OWN TO THIS DAY. MY FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR WAS A JACKSON DINKY WHICH IS STILL MY PRIMARY INSTRUMENT. ALSO LEARNED TO PLAY THE DRUMS WHICH IS AWESOME,  THE SYNTHESIZER , AND BASS. NOW I WANT TO PLAY EVERY INSTRUMENT I CAN PIANO HARP CELLO WHATEVER. YOU CAN EITHER FIND ME IN THE ACCESSORIES DEPARTMENT OR THE GUITAR DEPARTMENT I ALSO SPEAK SPANISH. THERE ARE A LOT OF BANDS THAT INFLUENCE ME IM INTO THE MELODIC STUFF AND HEAVY TECHNICAL STUFF...

 
JACKSON, IBANEZ GIBSON FENDER ESP TAYLOR GUITARS MARTIN AND CO. DR STRINGS  PLANET WAVES MINI TUNER HUGHES AND KETTNER MARSHALL LINE 6, TD30 ELECTRIC DRUM SET, SEYMOUR DUNCAN BLACK OUTS  

San Jose!!!
 
San Jose has had a Guitar Center since 1978!!! It's a legacy location located in the Silicon Valley, and serves many special musical communities such as Santa Clara, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cuppertino, Fremont, Hayward and Palo Alto to name a few, full of diversity. We're not just a music store - We're You're Music Store!!!

We're lucky to be blessed with a great location, which provides the perfect place to hold cool clinics and events. Just in the past year or so, we've hosted clinics with Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs/Deep Purple)/Steve Lukather (Toto) for Ernie Ball/MusicMan, Alan White (Yes) for Ludwig, Danny Seraphine (Chicago) for Zildjian, Luis Conte (Award Winning Percussionist, Eric Clapton, Madonna, etc...) for Meinl, as well as clinics by Avid, EV, Taylor as well as Gibson.

Guitar Center San Jose also hosts an annual King Of The Blues Guitar Competition, Drum Off, and now we have added a Singer/Songwriter contest. And we have to tell you, at Guitar Center San Jose, we dive in headfirst, and love to throw a party!!!

The store boasts some of the world's finest Platinum instruments in it's PLATINUM ROOM. Gibson, Fender Custom Shop, PRS, Ernie Ball/MusicMan - we've got more than any other place in Northern California. Our diverse staff can help you find the next addition to your collection, of help you pick out the right one for your first guitar. Do you need someone to make your instrument really sing? We're proud to announce the arrival of Garrett Lee Davis, our new GC Garage tech. He's a graduate of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery.

Our Drum shop is also among the finest anywhere, we have over 65 New, Electronic & Used out on the floor, with a staff who's ready and knowledgeable, ready to help you find exactly what you're looking for. We've got DW, Tama, Gretsch, Pearl, and many other great brands of drums. Percussion, wow, you have to visit the store and see all of the Cajon's, Djembe's....the list goes on and on.

Our Pro Audio department is home to some of the most knowledgeable guys in the business, some of the finest Guitar Center has to offer. QSC, Roland, Mackie, Avid, Korg, Yamaha...the list goes on and on. They host a Recording Made Easy Clinic each & every Saturday morning at 10am to help everyone take that first step into recording, or fine tune the experienced. Come on in any Saturday, and we'll make room for you!

We have the largest Accessories Department in Northern California. More Books, DVD's, Pedals, Strings, Tuners...you get the idea!!! We also have recently added a great selection of Brass & Woodwind Accessories to our selection, making this the only music store you'll ever need to visit. Ever.

Did I mention we Buy, Trade and Sell Used gear? We do - and we want everyone to know!!! Tell a friend!!!!

If you want to make music - it all starts here. Guitar Center San Jose!