8223 Cooper Creek Blvd University Park, FL 34201
Phone: 941-351-4008
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: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Tue: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed-Thu: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Repair Tech
Certified in: Repair

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Robert F.
Repair Tech
Certified in: Repair

My name is Rob I started my career in a small guitar shop in 1994 in Clearwater,Fl. After honing my skills as a reputable repair...
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Christine B.
Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: Accessories, Keyboards, Drums, ProAudio, Guitars

Born in Lorain, Ohio, to two keyboardist parents, Christine has been a Sarasotan since 1972. She began playing keyboard at the...
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Gavin R.
Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Drums, Keyboards, Accessories, ProAudio, Guitars

I'm a simple guy that loves to enjoy life. You can catch me playing around town just about every weekend. I play with several...
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Lead Customer ServiceAssociate
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories

My passion for the guitar started when I was 12 years old. Then I saw "The Beatles" on the Ed Sullivan Show and I was GONE!...
Welcome to the home page for Guitar Center and Guitar Center Studios in Sarasota FL.  We opened our doors to the public in February of 2011, and since then we have become the premier place to go for musical instruments in the Sarasota Bradenton area.  Our store was the second in the entire chain to have an integrated Guitar Center Studios to service all of our community’s music education needs.  Our instructors are the very best professionals from the local music scene with a passion for teaching people of all ages.  Along with being the premier lesson facility in the area we also have state of the art rehearsal rooms equipped with gear from some of the top manufacturers in the world, and are very reasonably priced out by the hour.  Our store also features an expert Guitar Repair Tech as part of our GC Garage program.  Our Tech can handle any work thrown his way from basic setups to the more complex finish and fret work.  We also have on staff, a very diverse and experienced sales staff that can assist you in any type of purchase; from deciding which high end acoustic tone-woods will be right for you to putting together a full live production computer assisted DJ rig, we have the right person for you.  Please take time to explore the Bios of all of the members of our staff to find the right person to assist you.  We are very proud of individual experiences that they all bring to the table in the pursuit of that majestic thing we all love: Music.