With more than 239 locations in the United States, Guitar Center is currently the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in the world. From its meager beginnings in late 1950’s Hollywood, originally known as “The Organ Center” the store now features name brand recording equipment, guitars, drums, amplifiers, and so much more.
Customers enjoy the great customer service, as well as the flexible layaway and financing options offered by the chain of stores. These specials, along with low prices, and the acquisition of Musician’s Friend in 2000 has helped to earn Guitar Center such a high rank amongst retailers of music instruments. It has also one of the first retailers to move guitar and instrument shops from small time, local businesses into massive, multi-state chain operations.
With stats like this, it is no surprise that the powers-that-be at Guitar Center institute their own brand of Black Friday deals, alongside other major retailers. The Guitar Center after Thanksgiving sale traditionally includes coupons for a specific percent off any purchase, as well as deep discounts throughout the store and special “doorbusters” beginning early on Friday morning.
If there is a budding musician on your holiday shopping list, this is the place to seek their instrument of choice. Not only will you get a great deal, but you have the added benefit of knowing that the product is backed by a company commitment to excellence, with over 40 years in the business.
What budding guitarist wouldn’t be happy to find a new Les Paul under the tree this year? What DJ does not want a new, portable recording system to add to their stash? These items along with musical memorabilia and novelty items, guitar strings, tuners, and pretty much everything else will be deeply discounted in lieu of the big post-Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2012 shopping weekend, kicking off on November 23, 2012.