3100 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 919-872-0331
Store Hours:
Sun: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Nicholas H. Store Manager, Raleigh Store Email Me
Certified In: Accessories, Keyboards, ProAudio, Guitars, Drums

Events Calendar

Mar 28 Recording Made Easy: Intro to Ableton 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Apr 04 Group Guitar Workshop 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Apr 08 Miking Vocals 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Apr 11 Recording Made Easy: Intro to GarageBand 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Apr 18 Group Ukulele Workshop 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Blog Archives

12/18/2012 - It's almost here!!
11/07/2012 - GUITAR-A-THON!!
08/09/2012 - Used Gear Sale!!

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Technician, Repair- Guitar
Certified in: Repair

Hey everybody!  My name is Tim and I'm a Stringed Intrument Technician here at the Raleigh Guitar Center! I picked up my...
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Matthew C.
Sales Training Manager
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars, Drums

My name is Matt Chappuis, better known around the store as Chapps. I graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL in August...
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Department Manager Drums
Certified in: Drums

 Originally from New York city I started playing drums when I was 12 years old. I first became interested in playing the...
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Michael Thrower
Sales Associate

For the past 20 years, I’ve helped countless music and AV professionals with their live sound, recording and lighting ...
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Department Manager HiTech
Certified in: Accessories, ProAudio, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards

Hey there! My name is Vegas and I LOVE GEAR!! Growing up I was always around music, my Grandpa was a professional trumpet player...
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Mark P.
Sales Training Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Drums, ProAudio, Keyboards

I first picked up the guitar my freshman year of High School at the age of 14 using a borrowed classical guitar....

This is Guitar Center Raleigh!!!

This is no cookie cutter Guitar Center by a long shot!  In May 2002, Guitar Center moved to town after the acquisition of The Music Loft Raleigh, and before The Music Loft, the building was a Toyota dealership, making this one of the more unique Guitar Centers in the country.  With the acquisition of The Music Loft, we were able to retain two very talented people that are still with us today!  Between the two of them alone, they have more than 34 years experience serving the customers of the Triangle area.  For many years this location has been the go to place for thousands of customers, both in the Triangle area and other surrounding regions including all of eastern North Carolina, southern Virginia, and northern South Carolina.  Over the past 10 years, Guitar Center Raleigh has been home to several of our company’s strongest store leaders and has produced an array of talent that has fueled many areas of the US with quality managers within Guitar Center. 

We humble ourselves daily as we recognize the loyalty of our customers to this location.  It’s with great honor and respect that we work every day to fulfill the needs of each customer the best we can.  With continued training and customer feedback it’s our desire to be more than just the go to music store for the region, but an information hub, a place to go to gather information on dialing in great tone, knowledge of show production and sound reinforcement, home and professional recording techniques, the art of deejay performance, hosting the coolest drum shop, and more.

With the region’s largest selection of Gibson, PRS Private Stock and PRS USA, Fender, Mesa Boogie Music Man, and a vast assortment of used gear, (one of the largest in the Guitar Center chain), and our loud lounge, a great place to get away from the noise and crank up that triple rec, Guitar Center Raleigh is a really fun place to hang!  Most of the sales staff is very active in the local and regional music community.  From very experience guitar instructors, live sound engineers, studio engineers, major label artists, touring bands, pedal genius’s, and a culturally diverse staff, we offer a wide variety of talent to service our customers in many different aspects. 
Guitar Center Raleigh also serves the commercial audio community with our Guitar Center Professional brand, also known as GC Pro.  We are one of only 44 GC Pro offices across the country.  With a GC Pro Account Manager and a Logistic Manager on site, we are prepared to handle and offer service from the smallest to the largest solutions in sound system design & pro audio, recording, multi-media, audio-visual, and installation.  In addition, we also host a fantastic GC Garage, Guitar Center’s guitar service center!  Setups, electronic installation and repair, string changes, neck repair, are just a few of the services provided by our certified guitar technician.  Come relax in our comfortable GC Pro and GC Garage offices while we offer you the best in both services!

We welcome suggestions and feedback big and small.  Your communication to us is vital.  It allows us to continue to build the type of music store that you trust, that you enjoying hanging out in, that you want to buy from, and sometimes even drop off the kids so you can get some down time!