We’re glad you’re here! Welcome to Guitar Center Hollywood’s Profile page. GCH is GC’s first and flagship location. GCH revolutionized the music instrument retail industry (first music store to have separate departments) and set the bar for what a music store should be and how to take care of customers. GCH is one of the largest music stores on earth. Our amazing selection includes gear for musicians of all levels and tastes (Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Marshall, Vox , Roland , Z Vex, Love Pedals, Line 6, Avid, Apple, Apogee, Nord, Casio, Yamaha, JBL, DAS, DW, Pearl, Tama, Vintage, Used etc..). We always strive to keep the largest selection of amazing products in stock of anyone anywhere, and if we don’t have it chances are we can get it. Fast. Rock Walk GCH has immortalized over 400 musicians through our Rock Walk inductions (Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen, The Cure, Iron Maiden, etc) and our collection of hand prints and memorabilia draws music fans from all over. After being inducted, Billy Gibbons famously said “I’ve made millions in rock n roll by playing 3 chord songs but in my mother’s eyes I hadn’t made it till I put my hands in cement at Guitar Center Hollywood”. Special Events GCH proudly hosts the Guitar Center Sessions Direct TV show (Filmed in the legendary Vintage room and featuring artists such as Peter Gabriel, Jane’s Addiction, Buddy Guy, Social D, Weezer, etc), Pod Casts by some of today’s coolest bands and musicians (Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub, Linda Perry, etc) and our Sessions series featuring performances and in depth conversations with the industry’s biggest Icons (Quincy Jones, Alan Parsons, etc). Dreamers GCH is the home store for the LA Music scene. We cater to pros, up and comers, weekend warriors, collectors and major studios alike. We treat every star like a regular person and every regular person like a star. We understand that every customer who walks through our door is pursuing a dream and we take pride in being a partner in making that dream come true. Our selection and staff (many of them pro musicians) are an indispensable resource for the LA music community. Our hands on environment give customers the opportunity to get personal with the gear. It could be playing a vintage guitar from our world class collection or trying out the latest software before purchasing it on one of our software demo stations. We like it when you touch the stuff! History The History of GCH is the History of Guitar Center. Funny enough GC really started as a keyboard store. In 1959 The Organ Center opened its doors at 7257 Sunset Blvd. In addition to selling organs the store also sold home appliances. In 1967 The Organ Center started to carry Vox products. These included Vox keyboards, guitar amps and guitars. The store changed its name to the Vox Guitar Center and shortly after that to The Guitar Center. GCH moved into its current location at 7425 Sunset (Formally the Oriental and Granada theaters) and opened to the public on Nov. 13th 1985. Before GCH moved in to its current location, the property has hosted work spaces for artists such as WC Fields, Jimi Hendrix and Love ("Low Rider" was recorded in what is now our live room). Upgrades The current location has gone through 19 changes. Most recently we completely refreshed our Hi Tech Department, integrated Rock Walk Memorabilia into the store and built a full service GC Garage where our world class techs offer guitar repairs, service and installations. The new Hi Tech department includes a state of the art “Club” in our Live Room featuring a DAS speaker system and an AVID VENUE mixing board. Our keyboard and software department includes a hands-on software area with computer stations where you can demo almost every software title we carry. In addition to having a very impressive amount of incredible recording gear and Apple products in stock we also offer tech services. We can install and authorize all of your software as well as any additional hardware upgrades to any new Mac purchase making your system plug and play. You GCH is a true destination location. It is a world renowned icon of LA’s music scene. It’s even a regular stop for Hollywood tours. Our clientele comes from as close as Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, Downtown, Los Feliz, Glendale, NoHo, Mid City, Beverly Hills, etc...To as far as Australia, Japan, Korea, China, England, France, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Hawaii, Alaska, Russia and Beyond. But for all of this history and lore the only thing that keeps this place relevant are our customers. Without you we have no soul. So please come on down and continue to help us make this the greatest music store on earth!!!