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February 09, 2016 7:36 AM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of Guitar Center, Inc.

Company Overview

Guitar Center, Inc. operates as a retailer of music products in the United States. It offers guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, effects pedals, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear, folk instruments, band and orchestra, pro-audio equipment, accessories and equipment, books, sheet music, media equipment, classroom and kids equipment, clothing and collectibles, and more. The company also provides repairs, maintenance, and modification services. It offers its products through stores in the United States. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Westlake Village, California. Guitar Center, Inc. operate...

5795 Lindero Canyon Road

Westlake Village, CA 91362

United States

Founded in 1959

7,738 Employees

Phone:

818-735-8800

Fax:

818-735-4923

Key Executives for Guitar Center, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 46
Chief Executive Officer of Music and Arts Center
Age: 59
President of Music & Arts
Age: 49
Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of Finance and Controller
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Guitar Center, Inc. Key Developments

Guitar Center Names Frank Crowson as Senior Vice President of Marketing

Guitar Center announced the appointment of Frank Crowson to the position Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Guitar Center brand. In his new role Crowson will work closely with Michael Amkreutz Guitar Center Executive Vice President Merchandising Marketing and E-Commerce in implementing a comprehensive marketing plan to increase overall brand visibility by utilizing new progressive marketing tools. Crowson joins Guitar Center from Target Corporation where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Marketing and was responsible for promotion strategy and weekly customer-facing communications.

Guitar Center Opens New Store in Redmond, Washington

Guitar Center, Inc. has announced the opening of a new store in Redmond, Washington. This marks the retailer's 269th store and features on-site lessons, guitar repair services and more. The musical instrument and technology center covers more than 15,000 sq ft at 7430 164th Ave. NE, Ste. B205 Redmond, WA 98052. Guitar Center's Redmond location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment. The store also provides customers with a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience. Additionally, the Redmond store will feature Guitar Center Lessons, an in-house, lesson facility, which will create unrivalled opportunities for Redmond musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center Lessons provides music lessons from beginner to advanced featuring certified instructors teaching world-class curriculum as well as one-on-one and group courses.

Guitar Center, Inc. Opens New Retail Location in Westlake Village, California

Guitar Center, Inc. has announced the opening of its new retail location, a musical instrument and technology center, reportedly covering more than 9,000 sqft in Westlake Village, California. Guitar Center's Westlake Village location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment. The store also provides customers with a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience. Additionally, the Westlake Village store will feature Guitar Center Lessons, an in-house, lesson facility, which will create unrivalled opportunities for Westlake Village musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center's GC Repairs, an on-site guitar repair and set-up service for stringed instruments and GC Rentals, offering the ability to rent instruments and other gear, are also featured at the new store. Westlake Village customers will also be able to attend free classes every Wednesday and Saturday through Guitar Center Workshops. These classes include introductory instruction on a variety of instruments and Recording Made Easy classes are available for anyone who wants to make the journey into recording their music.

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