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Guitar Center, Los Angeles

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Enter Guitar Center to admire an impressive collection of guitars inside one of the world’s largest musical instrument retailers. Cast your eyes to the ground before you waltz through the entrance to find the handprints and signatures of rock and roll greats, such as Les Paul, Eric Clapton, and members of Kiss. Inside you’ll find all manner of guitars, keyboards, drums, and other instruments lining the walls and shelves, including legendary Les Paul and Kirk Hammet Guitars on display in the vintage guitar room. Before you head to Los Angeles, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Los Angeles trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Los Angeles has to offer, including Guitar Center.
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  • I was at GC in Los Angeles: a marvel, the apotheosis of guitar shops. At the entrance, there is the walk of fame of rock stars, featured rock memorabilia, the guitars played by Jimmy Page, Cobain, B.B. King ... in Ecstasy, I was there to gape at the hands of the God Clapton. Within the staff is nice and friendly, you can try any of the many guitars on display. People who play and try on every corner. Unmissable offers. Stratocaster as if it rains, I'd have bought four or five. Indeed, would move my address to GC if I could. A piece of rock history!
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  • Pretty cool music store and really cool Rock Walk!!! I have purchased many things here over the years as gifts for my musician friends. Sometimes the store can be quite loud and you never know who you...  more »
  • I visited to buy my son a fender bass. He was in Australia and the salesman was awesome speaking with him via Skype. They were happy to hold the guitar until my last day on vacation. Overall very happ...  more »
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  • A music wonderland for current and aspiring musicians. This particular guitar center is incredibly large, with sooo much variety in what they offer. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. All that, coupled with the fact that some of the greatest musicians' signatures are engraved into the front of the store, definitely makes this a place you want to see.
  • I'm not one to normally give a chain store a 5-star review, but this particular Guitar Center is exceptional. The drum room is staffed with the type of products that I'd expect to see at boutique stores, and while most GCs market themselves to the casual musician, this one has professionals in mind. The staff is courteous and actually show appreciation to the people who walk in there knowing what they need (instead of trying to suggestively sell me a bunch of nonsense I neither need or want.)
  • Amazing place and a must visit! It is also a museum, they have pretty interesting and unique pieces of history. The place is big and staff is friendly. The wall of vintage guitars is the best thing I've ever seen
  • It's a must for visitors to Hollywood. It's fun to put your hands to the handprints out front but don't forget to wash your hands. Trying out amps, playing guitars.. all fun stuff. Friendly staff out front. Sometimes they record because we were told to be quiet in the drums section. And, there's parking behind the store.
  • I visited with a friend musician and my experience was very friendly, although I don't come in this type of store too often. I do enjoy the open atmosphere and big rooms in the store. Love to see the multicultural love of music from our society and its presented in here. I love music alot but this is best one I've ever visited in atmosphere. Made me want to get guitar but I been wanting to leartn violin :p

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