San Diego

8825 Murray Dr. La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-668-8400
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Studio Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Andy Beseke General Manager, San Diego Store Email Me
Certified In: Drums, Accessories, ProAudio, Keyboards, Guitars

Events Calendar

Feb 28 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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

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04/18/2013 - Recording Made Easy
2012
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October
10/25/2012 - Free Ukulele Class
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Javier W.
GC Pro Account Manager
Certified in: ProAudio

   Javier has been a veteran of the LA music scene for 20 years.  Originally from Texas, he came to California...
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Michael H.
Lead Sales Associate
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Keyboards, ProAudio, Drums

Hey guys ! My name is Mike and I am an Assistant Manager at Guitar Center La Mesa. I've been playing electric and acoustic guitar...
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Ernest C.
Lead Sales Associate
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars, Drums

I have been in the music industry for about  26 years. I'm a guitar player. I love what I do...
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Gabriel L.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, ProAudio, Accessories, Drums, Keyboards

I had been playing  guitar for many years in Tribute bands and Rock cover bands. Currently, I play in two different  Van...
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Sean S.
Rental Administrator
Certified in: ProAudio, Accessories, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards

Since I was 16 I have been playing in bands and making music around the world. Mostly a Bass Player but I know my way around a...
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Ian W.
Sales Manager
Certified in: Accessories, Keyboards, ProAudio, Guitars, Drums

  Hello San Diego area musicians. Let me introduce myself. I am essentially a musician turned recording engineer. I started...
GET TO KNOW GUITAR CENTER, San Diego
Looking for your daughter's first guitar or the perfect piece of studio equipment to make your recording?

Guitar Center San Diego has been a staple of the music scene for many years. Our San Diego stores have hired and bred some of Guitar Center's finest employees including several Regional Vice Presidents. The current location in Grossmont Center is one of the most successful in the country.  We have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff- some who have been here for 10 years or more, and many who are extremely involved in the local music scene.  We offer a professional guitar tech at our GC Garage, and GC Pro associate for professional and business accounts, and the finest selection of fine musical instruments in San Diego County.  In addition, we have just added Guitar Center's first rental program. 

Some of our customers include San Diego's premier studios and live music venues.  We have also serviced and provided gear to local, national, and international artists from San Diego, or just passing through.  We are also very proud to be a leading provider of musical equipment for many venues and artists in communities throughout neighboring Mexico.

We take great pride in helping San Diego make music, and look forward to seeing you at the store!

Some of the many brands we carry are; Gibson, Fender, PRS, Marshall, Vox, Orange, Ampeg, MarkBass, Modulus, Gretsch, Epiphone, Jackson, Taylor, Ibanez, Seagull, Martin, Breedlove, Pearl, Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, Roland, DW, Tama, Yamaha, Vater, Vic Firth, QSC, Avid, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Technics, KK Audio, Digidesign, Tascam, Boss, ZVex, Xotic, Shure, Lovepedal, Fulltone, BBE, Tortuga, EH, Dunlop, MXR, Diamond, Mad Professor, Black Cat, Digitech, Peterson, Way Huge, Red Witch, Cusack, Keeley, Maxon, ISP, Eden, Moog, Morley, DLS, T Rex, Radial, Death By Audio, Eventide, TC Electronics, Visual Sound, Malekko, Fishaman, LR Baggs, Ernie Ball, Pigtronix, Toadworks, Voodoo Labs, Rivera, Emma, Empress, HAO, Rocktron, and many more.

We buy and sell used and vintage gear, as well as offer musical instrument repair and set up.

Did you know we also offer free recording classes?

We serve the greater San Diego and are easy to get to from: Chula Vista, La Mesa, Clairmont, National City, University City, La Jolla, Del Mar, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Torrey Pines, Leucadia, Cardiff By the Sea, Santee, Fashion  Valley, Kearney Mesa, Mission Valley, La Mesa, Alpine, Grossmont, Sports Arena, Poway, Ramona, Barona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penisquitos, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Scripps Ranch, Coronado, Tijuana, Calexico, and more.

Instrument and PA Rentals

Guitar Center La Mesa introduces the newest PA and Music Instrument Rental Department in San Diego. Our goal is to offer the best musical instrument and PA rental experience in San Diego county. We cater to all of your rental needs including:


·         Sound System Rentals
·         Musical Instrument Rentals
·         Guitar Rentals
·         Drum Rentals
·         Keyboard Rentals
·         Microphone Rentals
·         Effects Rentals
·         PA Rentals
·         DJ Rentals
·         Lighting Rentals
·         Speaker Rentals
·         Backline Rentals

Our trained and experienced staff can help tailor a rental package for any event, studio session, concert, and beyond. Please call our store at 619-668-8400 and ask for the Rental Department. We are here to serve the San Diego PA and Instrument Rental community.