2919 South 38th Street, Suite A Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-474-2900
Store Hours:
Sun: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 11:00 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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Matthew Z. Store Manager, Tacoma Store Email Me
Certified In: Keyboards, ProAudio, Guitars, Drums, Accessories

Events Calendar

Nov 01 Group Guitar Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Nov 05 Group Ukulele Lesson 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Nov 08 Group Bass Lesson 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

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Department Manager HiTech
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Keyboards, Drums

Hi!  I'm Josh DeShazo and I love music!  I'm currently a singer/guitarist in the band Stealing Axion.  We...
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Phill Dixon
Assistant Manager
Certified in: Accessories, Guitars, Drums, ProAudio

Hi!  My name is Phill and I've been with Guitar Center for about 6 years.  I've been playing...
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Department Manager HiTech
Certified in: ProAudio

Hi!!! My name is Joshua Headley. I was born and raised in the puget sound area. I love it here. This is home. I started playing...
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Sales Associate 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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Ashley H.
Sales Associate Guitars
Certified in: Guitars, Accessories, ProAudio, Drums, Keyboards

    Hey there! I'm Ashley, I've been playing guitar for about 7 years now. Music is my life and working here at Guitar...
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Christopher J.
Assistant Manager
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...
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!  

- We have two Spanish speaking associates! Call and ask for Paco or Tito.  

Tenemos un representante que habla Espanol!! Precione aqui ->



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


- FREE recording classes EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY!!!!


- 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.