South Chicago

7250 S. Cicero Ave., Ste C Bedford Park, IL 60629
Phone: 708-563-0529
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Craig H.
Repair Tech
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Repair

My name is Craig Hauge and I'm one of the Assistant Managers at the South Chicago Guitar Center location. I enjoy helping...
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Juan C.
Lead Customer ServiceAssociate
Certified in: Drums, ProAudio, Accessories, Keyboards, Guitars

I have been  in the music industry for about 6 years. What I love to do mainly is to be creative when I make music...
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Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Drums, Accessories, Guitars

My name is Jio, and I've been playing drums for about four years now. Got my first kit when I was 17. Then I got a 7 piece Tama...
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iRad F.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, Keyboards, ProAudio, Drums

iRad U. Flores (Born June 12th 1993). Chicago born and raised. I started playing guitar at the age of six, being taught by...
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Terence H.
Sales Associate HiTech

When creating the idea of his debut, the phrase "Make your first impression last" came into mind once the 19 year old Producer...
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Customer Service Manager
Certified in: Keyboards, Guitars, Accessories, Drums, ProAudio

I'm a Chicago-based keyboard player and musician. I've loved music since I was young and studied both music and business in college....
Guitar Center South Chicago has been a staple of the music scene for many years. The current location in Bedford Park. We have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff- some who have been here for 8 years or more, and many who are extremely involved in the local music scene.  We offer a professional guitar tech at our GC Garage, and GC Pro associate for professional and business accounts, and the finest selection of fine musical instruments in Chicagoland.  In addition, we have just added the first Chicagoland rental program.

Some of our customers include Chicago's premier studios, churches, and live music venues.  We have also serviced and provided gear to local, national, and international artists from Chicago, or just passing through.  We are also very proud to be a leading provider of musical equipment for many venues and artists in communities throughout neighboring Indiana.

We take great pride in helping Chicago make music, and look forward to seeing you at the store!

Some of the many brands we carry are; Gibson, Fender, PRS, Marshall, Vox, Orange, Ampeg, MarkBass, Gretsch, Epiphone, Jackson, Taylor, Ibanez, Seagull, Martin, Breedlove, Pearl, Zildjian, Sabian, Meinl, Roland, DW, Tama, Yamaha, Vater, Vic Firth, QSC, Avid, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Technics, KK Audio, Tascam, Boss, ZVex, Xotic, Shure, Lovepedal, Fulltone, BBE, Tortuga, EVH, Dunlop, MXR, Diamond, Mad Professor, Black Cat, Digitech, Peterson, Way Huge, ISP, Moog, Morley, DLS, T Rex, Radial, Eventide, TC Electronics, Visual Sound, Fishman, LR Baggs, Ernie Ball, Toadworks, Voodoo Labs, Rocktron, and many more.

In addition to offering a huge selection of music gear, we have a bunch of great services availible to every musician in the community.


Used Gear


You can bring in your used and vintage gear to be able to receive cash on the spot, or use the value towards your next peice of gear.


Music Mentor Workshops


Did you know we also offer free classes? Every Wednesday evening we offer free workshops covering everything from guitar maintence, setting up a pedal board, drum tuning, live sound and lighting 101, DJ basics, and many more. In addition to our Wednesday classes we offer free group lessons on Saturday mornings. We rotate weekly through guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar for our stringed instrument players and for anyone interested in recording we offer a free recoding class on Saturday morning as well. In that class we cover everything you need to know to take an idea from start to finish and everything in between. We use both Garage Band and Pro Tools in this class, as well as how to use your iPad as a recording studio. 

Instrument and PA Rentals

Guitar Center South Chicago introduces the newest PA and Music Instrument Rental Department in Chicagoland. Our goal is to offer the best musical instrument and PA rental experience in the city. We cater to all of your rental needs including:

·         Sound System Rentals
·         Musical Instrument Rentals
·         Guitar Rentals
·         Drum Rentals
·         Keyboard Rentals
·         Microphone Rentals
·         Effects Rentals
·         PA Rentals
·         DJ Rentals
·         Lighting Rentals
·         Speaker Rentals
·         Backline Rentals

Ryan, our trained and experienced rental administraitor can help tailor a rental package for any event, studio session, concert, and beyond. Please call our store at 708-563-0529 and ask for the Rental Department. We are here to serve the Chicago PA and Instrument Rental community. 


Stringed Instrument Repair


We have an in house luthier that is able to take care of any maintence, modification, or upgrade needs you may have for your instrument. We are able to do everything from basic restrings to full rewires or refrets and everything in between. We are also able to accomidate many warranty claims in house for many brands.

Take a second and go meet Craig, our certified repair tech.


We serve the greater Chicagoland area and are easy to get to from: Chicago, Bedford Park, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Hickory Hills, La Grange, Willowbrook, Bridgeview, Berwyn, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Crete, and Chicago Heights.