Guitar Center San Marcos

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

Store Hours

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Upcoming Events

October 10
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.
October 14
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Learn the elements that keep your guitar in peak playing condition with a quick and easy one-hour workshop lead by an experienced technician. Our tech will guide the discussion through what an instrument setup entails and much more.
October 17
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.
October 24
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for an intro course on the Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. We will cover how to record, mix, features, menu options and more.
October 28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Workshops Event
Get an overview of delay and reverb effects for guitar with this free, hour-long workshop. Learn how to create your own sound from the many options available and make the best gear choices.
October 31
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshops Event
Join us for a free, hour-long workshop for beginning bassists covering tuning, playing techniques, proper position, various styles, how to care for your instrument and more. Instruments will be provided or you may bring your own.

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October Buyers Guide
October 8 - October 21

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.

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.

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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