2919 South 38th Street, Suite A Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-474-2900
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: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: ProAudio, Accessories, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards

     I have been playing bass for the last 15 years and have been playing the guitar both electric and acoustic...
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Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories

Born in Memphis, TN on December 28th, 1988. Youngest boy of 7 children. My mother was a pianist so I've always been around...
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Sales Associate Drums
Certified in: Drums

I  have been playing drums since I was twelve years old and have been playing shows since 2007. I started playing drums back...
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Sales Associate HiTech
Certified in: Drums, ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars

Hey my name is Nabil and i'm a 19 year old musician from Lakewood Washington. For the past 7 or so years I have devoted myself...
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Christopher J.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Drums, Accessories, Guitars, ProAudio, Keyboards

1.) FIRST INSTRUMENT EVER My first instrument was actually a trumpet when I was 10 years old, but the first instrument that...
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Phill Dixon
Lead Customer ServiceAssociate
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, ProAudio

Hi!  My name is Phill and I originally joined Guitar Center in 2006.  I started playing guitar at age 15 and am...
Musicians... They shop here, and they work here. Just like our customers, when our employees are not at work they are either in the studio or on the stage. They "get it".  The Tacoma Guitar Center is located less than a mile from the Tacoma Mall, and a short drive away from Olympia, Lakewood, Puyallup, and Federal Way, and is a one stop shop for all your musical needs. Our expertly trained staff is here to provide you with excellent customer service, from helping figure out how to re-string and tune a guitar, to drawing up a wiring diagram for your new PA system, to helping you choose the best wah pedal or new cymbals for your drum kit. Here is just a small piece of what we offer-


- WE OFFER LESSONS at our in house GC Studios lessons facility!  

-  An enormous selection of top brands across all departments including Gibson, Fender, Avid (Protools), Ableton, Grestch, DW, Pearl, Boss, Line 6 and more!!!!


- An in house guitar tech with a fully stocked work shop


- A staggering selection of used and vintage gear, always rotating so stop in and check it out you never know what cool gear  you might find!


- Looking to upgrade but short on cash? We offer in house financing and take trades on used gear, and on top of that we give you 10% off of whatever you are trading towards!!! Why use an online auction or classified section when you can save time and trouble trading with us!


- Ample parking in a well lit parking lot

- We work hard to serve our customers and love to hear feedback!!! http://www.guitarcenter.com/openears


We offer a one of a kind hands on experience so you can try before you buy, and our professionally trained staff can help make sure you get the right piece of gear for the right price. Feel free to browse our employees micro site profiles to see who can answer your questions.
We love our customers and are here with one main purpose... We help people make music.