With the world's largest selection of instruments, sound and recording equipment, studio gear and more, Guitar Center has been the musician's choice for over 50 years. Guitar Center opened its doors in Hollywood in 1959 as a small home organ shop, with the onset of the rock era, the company paired with the creator of Vox guitars and was renamed The Guitar Center in the late 1960s. The company has expanded its inventory and retail locations over the years, and now features more than 260 stores across the country, and a website with an inventory of the top names in guitars, bass guitars, drums, keyboards, brass, string and woodwind orchestral instruments. In addition, musicians rely on Guitar Center for the best in lighting, recording, DJ and stage equipment, software, cables and all types of accessories. Look for frequent money-saving deals so you can get the equipment you need to fit your budget.