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

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
Apr 22 Miking Guitars 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Blog Archives

2013
April
04/18/2013 - Recording Made Easy
2012
December
October
10/25/2012 - Free Ukulele Class
February
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Josh
Senior Sales Associate
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, ProAudio

I'm a San Diego based Singer/Songwriter with a pretty rad day job. I'm a fan of all things acoustic and local coffee houses. My...
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Kevin H.
GC Pro Account Manager
Certified in: ProAudio, Guitars

      I've been working in the Music Industry for more than 25 years as a Touring Musician, Producer and Engineer....
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Mike Malone
Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, ProAudio, Keyboards, Drums

Hello ladies and gents, my name is Mike Malone and I HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD: helping fellow musicians acquire the gear...
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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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Norman L.
Senior Sales Associate
Certified in: Drums, ProAudio, Guitars, Accessories, Keyboards

Check out my favorite china Paiste Novo! My name is Norm Leggio ,born in raised in El Cajon California. Drumming,Metal and...
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Rachel
Senior Sales Associate
Certified in: Accessories, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, ProAudio

My name is Rachel Marie, I'm nineteen years old and I've been working at Guitar center for about a year now. 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.