Guitar Center San Mateo

53 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94403
Main Number
(650) 312-8270
Fax Number
(650) 312-8271

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

Lessons 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

August 29
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.
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 5
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 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 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

One of the newest nationwide additions to the Guitar Center family is our location at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. Since we've opened our doors in 2012, musicians from the Mid-Peninsula area have been arriving daily to browse our latest new and used arrivals, while aspiring up-and-comers get to hone their chops in our killer education program. Whether you're a metal shredder who wants a new axe or a DJ who's looking to make an equipment upgrade, Guitar Center San Mateo is dedicated to anyone who enjoys playing music.

Services
From guitars, basses, drums and pedals to lighting, DJ gear, recording software and more, our selection is everything you'd expect from the greatest music store chain in the country. With that in mind, we also have many other unique services; for instance, we have a lesson studio that features experienced instructors who teach a wide range of instruments at any skill level. We also have a certified guitar tech who's always on hand, a DJ room that's loaded with the latest controllers for you to try out, and our drum room contains the largest selection of kits in the area. Anything in particular you're interested in? Give us a call at 650-312-8270 and we'll gladly answer any questions you have.

Repairs
Like all Guitar Center stores, we offer comprehensive repair services at our San Mateo 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
Boasting thousands of items that cover every taste and genre, an extensive new and used selection, lessons, repairs and much more, Guitar Center San Mateo is proud to be an integral part of the local music community. Simply put, our mission is to help you make music, and to make your shopping experience as fun as playing the instrument itself, so please stop by and say "hi" soon!

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