Guitar Center San Marcos

712 Center Dr
San Marcos, CA 92069
Main Number
(760) 735-8050
Fax Number
(760) 735-8530

Store Hours

Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Upcoming Events

September 5
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for a free, hour-long class for beginning guitarists, demonstrating introductory skills such as proper playing position, tuning, basic strumming, chords and how to care for your instrument. Guitar will be provided or you may bring your own.
September 9
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Join us for a discussion on the essential gear for a DJ setup, led by experienced instructors. The workshop covers software, PA selection and lighting, plus includes tips on choosing or adding to your existing rig.
September 12
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for an intro to digital recording with the latest from Avid, Pro Tools 12. We will cover how to record and mix, features, menu options and more.
September 12
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Local Store Event
For almost a century, Shure has created the mics that fuel musician’s dreams. Now, experience MOTIV, Shure’s new line of digital mics and recording solutions live. Manufacturer’s product specialists will be on hand to demo the equipment and answer your questions on everything from recording techniques and tips and tricks for miking and recording instruments and vocals to how to select the right live and studio mics.Shure will also be giving away T shirts at each event location.

Get a live demo of the new MOTIV models and test out the free app that allows you to easily record and share files anywhere on iOS, Android, Mac or Windows devices.
September 19
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
This hour-long class gives players a solid foundation on the uke, from how to hold and strum, to tuning, to some basic chords and even playing a tune. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.
September 23
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Join us for an informative session that covers some of the necessary components in a hybrid acoustic/electronic drum kit. Learn how to select the right gear for your needs and a few tips on utilizing them to their fullest.
September 26
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for an intro to digital recording with the PreSonus Studio One. We will cover how to record, mix, features, menu options and more.

In-Store Promotions

Guitar Center

Guitar Center San Marcos has been serving the local music scene since 1996, and since that time, our reputation has only grown stronger, thanks to our talented staff and extensive selection of new and vintage equipment. Conveniently located at 712 Center Drive, amateur and professional musicians from Oceanside, Escondido, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas and beyond have been arriving through our doors daily to browse our music instruments and pro audio gear from all the best brands. Simply put, Guitar Center San Marcos is everything you'd expect and more from the greatest music store chain in the nation.

Services
From guitars, amps and drums to live sound, digital pianos, DJ gear and more… you name it, we probably have it. We also have two guitar techs on hand who are certified in their areas of expertise, so whether you need neck repair, set up and intonation, or simply need your axe stringed, bring it in and we'll take care of it. We also buy and trade, so our used inventory is always staying fresh, and we even have a loud lounge for trying out different guitars and amps. All this, along with guitar and ukulele classes, and "recording-made-easy" workshops, make us your one-stop-shop for everything music related in the San Marcos and surrounding area.

Repairs
Like all Guitar Center stores, we offer comprehensive repair services at our San Marcos location. Our techs are as passionate about your instruments as you are, with the experience needed to keep them performing at their best. Whether you need a quick adjustment or a complete overhaul, we've got the equipment and know-how to take care of it. The repairs department would love to hear from you: in fact, we encourage it! Call or come in for a face-to-face chat about the work that we do. You'll have no doubt that your gear is in good hands when it's time for a repair.

What to Expect
At Guitar Center San Marcos, experience is everything, and it's obvious the moment you begin chatting with one of our staff members. The simple truth is that we love playing as much as you do, and a fun, relaxing atmosphere is something we try to create the moment you enter the store. So please stop by the next time you're in San Marcos. We're open every day of the week, so you shouldn't have any problem fitting us into your busy schedule.

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