#1
So i found out there is a guitar center in a town about an hour away from where i live.Ive heard a lot of people here talk about it.Would it be worth going to to look for guitars.If not id just order a guitar from musicinasefriend but would guitarcenter have more af a selection and some differant guitars?
#2
well ive had some bad experiences with Guitar Center, they represent the evil business side of music, they are interested in making money more than providing services to musicians. there is a huge selection but you will probably get ripped off or something you buy from there will break pretty easily
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#3
^Of course its worth it. I've never been there (We don't even have a guitar center in my country), but from what i gather, the salespeople over there don't have much knowledge about guitars, really, so just don't listen to anything that they say!

Edit: Well, yeah, if you're a total noob, you shouln't go there, coz then you end up listening to the salespeople who tell you to buy a ****ty squier.

But if you know how to test out a guitar to see if its good, and don't have a problem with supporting their corporate business, i'd say go for it.
#4
Only one way to find out, go check it out someday, they may have some guitars that catch your eye
#6
Definitely check it out. I've always had good experiences with them and even received discounts. As far as things breaking, they sell quality stuff , Gibson, Fender, Charvel, Jackson to name a few. Their prices are the same as Musicians Friend's. The best thing is that everything they sell, you can play. Can't do that by mail order!
#7
It's always a good idea to go down there and check it out for yourself. They have a wide selection of guitars there and you never know what you might find. The employees are nice if you know what you're talking about, so research what equipment you might like to buy and ask them questions regarding what they have in stock and questions about different equipment. Even if you don't find equipment you like, you could try out equipment and get ideas for future purchases.
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#9
guitar center is the offspring off musiciansfriend if you will. whatever doesnt sell at musicians friends after a while, goes to GC.
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#12
I'm pretty sure stores were invented before websites, hence the logicalness of Guitar Center owning Musicians Friend.
#13
that is very logical...GC was first...but they came together with MF and made deals and what-not.
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#14
guitar center is my favorite store in the world. GO THERE. its waiting for you.

especially kuz they let u try everything. including the $4000 Gibsons. its like a porn house
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#15
Eh. No musicians friend is not owned by Guitar Center, and does not own guitar Center to my knowalge. Mainly because musicians frien dhas its own website, and is better.
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#16
when i go to GC and buy something, i always say "i don't hav that much money" usually whenever i buy something atleast $50 or more, so they sympathize for me and give me a discount.... you can never beat having a few dollars left over for yourself
#17
Guitar Center bought Musicians Friend on June '99. Since GC is a public company, it does have investor's "interest" at stake, but have prices that are hard to beat....bad news for anti-establishment personas and local mom and pop shops, but good news musicians on a budget.

I've shopped at CG in both Atlanta stores and in Charlotte and have bought a few things from both places and have mixed reviews for the sales people...some know what they're talking about...some don't have a clue. Personally, I shop there for convenience and like their selection of gear. I can test drive whatever I'm looking at and then shop around to find it cheaper somewhere else. Sometimes I can find it cheaper, but GC will match prices from authorized dealers. I got my DXMG for $100 less than what GC had it listed because a competitor had it on sell....though the GC manager was pissed.

Is it worth checking it out....of course. Do they have a bigger selection than an online catalog...no. Just remember to shop around. The local mom and pop shop may be able to beat GC's prices to get/keep your business.
#18
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guitar center is my favorite store in the world. GO THERE. its waiting for you.

especially kuz they let u try everything. including the $4000 Gibsons. its like a porn house
for guitarists

They also put an end to all of the great little shops around.
#19
For those interested in the GC/Musicians Friend connection, the following is from Hoovers.com....a company info website:

"In 1999 longtime employees Larry Thomas and Marty Albertson were named co-CEOs of the company. In addition to these titles, Thomas became chairman and Albertson was named president. In June Guitar Center bought Musician's Friend, a leading catalog and Internet retailer of musical instruments, for $48.3 million (including over $18 million in debt assumption). The company has converted seven of Musician's Friend's nine stores to Guitar Centers and is keeping the mail order and e-commerce business under the Musician's Friend moniker, which it operates as a separate business."

Yeah....I've got too much time on my hands.
#20
Ive found that the people working at guitar center are very helpful so even if you arent buying they help you make a choice and you can buy from somewhere cheaper
#21
You can always go there to try out a guitar.
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#22
my guitar center's have little rooms like the accoustic room and what not. i like those alot, so you can get away from the faggy cocky emo kid who thinks hes better than you.
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