San Diego

8825 Murray Dr. La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-668-8400
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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04/18/2013 - Recording Made Easy
10/25/2012 - Free Ukulele Class
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Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: ProAudio, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Accessories

Hi, my name is Brian and I am a Sound engineer. I've always played guitar or been the singer in a band but, at the early...
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Siraji T.
Lead Customer ServiceAssociate
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums, Accessories

Hello, I'm Raj, relocated to San Diego from Indiana!   I've been a Club DJ since the Age of 16.  A Former...
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Sean S.
Rental Associate
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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David Z.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio

I grew up playing in San Diego bands in the early 1980's. I continued playing up in Hollywood through the rest of the 80's....
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Ian W.
Customer Service 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...
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Rikkie Trixx
Repair Tech
Certified in: Repair

 Greetings,   My name is Rik AKA "Rikkie Trixx" and I am the repair technician at GC La Mesa. I...
Looking for your daughter's first guitar or the perfect piece of studio equipment to make your recording?

We recently completed a massive remodel, so if you haven't visited us in a while, come check it out!

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, and many who are extremely involved in the local music scene.  We offer a professional guitar techs at our GC Garage, a full lessons studio, rentals, and GC Pro for professionals and business to business accounts.  We also offer the largest selection of fine musical instruments in San Diego County.  

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, as well as those 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.

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.