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.