San Francisco

1645 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-409-0350
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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Certified In: Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Accessories, ProAudio

Events Calendar

Oct 25 Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools: Week 4 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oct 25 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Oct 29 Pedalboard Customization 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Nov 01 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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Bill Phillips
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Keyboards, Drums

Born and raised in San Francisco I started playing guitar when I was 13 years old.  I started playing in my first band when...
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Beau
Department Manager Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Drums, Keyboards

What's up world? My name's Beau. I like music better than most things and guitar is my weapon of choice. I started playing drums...
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Vince Bedford
GC Pro Account Manager

A Bay Area native, Vince Bedford was born into a family where his musician grandfather, father and other relatives encouraged...
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Matt Houck
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, ProAudio, Keyboards, Drums

I'm an artist in the broadest definition. I've been involved in music and the arts since a very young age. From the day I could...
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Kevin A.
Technician, Repair- Guitar
Certified in: Repair

I've been repairing guitars in San Francisco for about three years. I started my repair education/ training in Los Angeles in...
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Matthew
Rental Equipment Manager
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Keyboards, ProAudio, Drums

Matthew is a musician, recording enthusiast, and live electronic music performer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. His...
GET TO KNOW GUITAR CENTER, San Francisco
Welcome to Guitar Center San Francisco! We are honored and gracious to have been serving the musicians of San Francisco and the Bay Area since 1972.  Everyday, we help people all over the country and world acquire the product and knowledge they need to achieve their musical dreams.  Everyone from major label artists and producers to the novice beginner will come through our doors seeking guidance.  Our dedication to helping the customer is what makes us the #1 music retailer in the industry.   

Along with our large selection of instruments, recording, and live sound gear, we offer services to our customers as well. Our talented and well trained in-house GC Techs are available for guitar and stringed instrument repair and service.  They can handle anything from a simple string change to a broken headstock.  We offer classes once a week to help anyone wanting to learn how to record their own music. This includes how to get started, mic placement, mixing techniques, and producing.  Our staff is also available for consulting. We can assist in getting a church, school, venue or club set up with in-house sound, PA systems, and lighting. 

Guitar Center as a company has come a long way since the 1960‘s when it’s first store opened in Hollywood,CA.  We have led the retail industry in price, innovation, and customer service.  With over two hundred stores across the nation sporting the Guitar Center logo, our San Francisco location stands out with as much character and amazement as the city itself. We are happy to open our doors everyday to the public and we are proud when we get the opportunity to help you make music!

Our location services the following areas: San Francisco, South San Francisco, Marin, Daly City, Sausalito, San Bruno, Burlingame, Pacifica, San Mateo, Foster City, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, Santa Rosa, Oakland, Emeryville, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont and other surrounding cities in the bay area.

We carry the following brands: Fender, Gibson, Musicman, Ibanez, Jackson, BC Rich, Schecter, Yamaha, Taylor, Martin, Breelove, Mitchell, Ovation, Laguna, Lucero, Rodriguez, Godin, Paul Reed Smith, Duesenberg, Acoustic, Mesa Boogie, Line 6, Marshall, Hughes & Kettner, Markbass, Ampeg, Gallien Krueger, ESP, Epiphone, Egnator, Vox, Daisy Rock, Lanikai, Cordoba, Dean, Traveler, Squier, Korg, Roland, Boss, Audio Technica, JBL, Mackie, Bose, Behringer, Presonus, Avid, Neumann, Manley, Blue, Shure, Sennheiser, Royer, Apogee, Novation, Pioneer, Stantion, Technics, Apple, Denon, American DJ, Chauvet, Vocopro, Harbinger, CerwIn Vega, Alto, Moog, M Audio, Rane, DW, Simmons, Meinl, Sabian, Paiste, Zildjian, Pork Pie, Pearl, Sound Percussion, Gibralter, Latin Percussion, Overseas, Tama, Roadrunner, Proline, Danelectro, Eventide, Electro Harmonix, Malekko, Rocktron, Digitech, Proco, Deltalab, Dunlop, BBE, Cusack, Ernie Ball, MXR, T Rex, Option 5, Love Pedal, Morley, Heet, Whirlwind, Xotic, Fulltone, Zvex, Duncan, Fishman, Dean Markley, GHS, Daddario, Tech 21, ISP, Snarling Dog, Pigtronix, Digital Music, TC Electronics, Visual Sound, Maxon, Way Huge, Aphex, Radial, Fuchs, Black Cat, Toadworks, Mad Professor, Keeley, Diamond FX, Empress, Rivera, Morpheus, Sansamp, DLS, Moogerfooger, EBS, Sweet sound, Tortuga, Red Witch, Emma, GNI, LR Baggs, Tone Box, Boomerang, Elixir, Cleartone, Rock Steady, Planet Waves, Mogami, Monster, SKB, Furman, Dimarzio, DR, and Savarez.  


- the crew
Guitar Center, San Francisco