San Diego

8825 Murray Dr. La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-668-8400
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon-Wed: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu: Closed
Fri: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 8:00 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

Dec 27 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Dec 27 Recording Made Easy for iPad 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dec 28 Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Dec 28 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Dec 29 Recording Made Easy for GarageBand 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Blog Archives

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

     My name is Jeff Bethune and I am a San Diego native. I was born and riased here in America's finest city and...
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Chris W.
Musicians Services Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Drums, ProAudio, Accessories, Keyboards

 I started playing guitar in the third grade and quickly fell in love with the instrument. My first guitar was a Telestar Hollow...
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Bo
Lead Sales Associate
Certified in: ProAudio, Drums, Keyboards, Guitars, Accessories

I bought my first guitar from Guitar Center when I was in 7th grade.  In 8th grade I upgraded and started playing pretty...
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John
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Drums, Keyboards

Hello!  About me....ok.... I started playing guitar at the age of 18 which by some is considered late.  My whole reason...
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Andy Beseke
General Manager
Certified in: Drums, Accessories, ProAudio, Keyboards, Guitars

One thing I can remember from the time I was a little kid was wanted to play guitar.  I would go through my sister's...
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.