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— Coconut Creek Guitar Center store is the latest location to open as part of GC’s ongoing 2012 expansion —

Westlake Village, CA (May 22, 2012) – On the evening of Thursday, April 26, 2012, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Coconut Creek, Florida.  The store is located at 4449 Lyons Road, Suite J-106, Coconut Creek,  Florida 33073. Guitar Center Coconut Creek is Guitar Center’s 226th retail location.

Guitar Center Coconut Creek’s grand opening introduced customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience.  As with all new store openings,  Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend celebration (April 26-29)  featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways, free events and live  performances catered to local musicians.

Guitar Center’s newest Coconut Creek location features showrooms for customers  equipped with the latest products for musicians – from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live sound,  DJ, lighting and recording equipment. The new store also features Guitar Center Studios,  an in-house, state-of-the-art lesson facility, which will create  unrivalled opportunities for area musicians of all ages and skill  levels. Guitar Center Studios is now the most modern and affordable lessons facility in  the area. Guitar Center Coconut Creek also features GC Garage,  Guitar Center’s on-site guitar repair service. Musicians could try out  the GC Garage for free on Grand Opening night, and with a guitar  purchase, customers could also receive a free, 22-point personalized set-up.
As part of Guitar Center’s ongoing initiatives designed to educate and  inspire artists nationwide, Guitar Center Coconut Creek will offer unique opportunities for musicians to craft their skills, maintain  their instruments and experience many other aspects of the music  industry first-hand. Musicians interested in learning about the industry  will be able to come to the store to interact with and pick the brains of several industry leaders. Coconut Creek  shoppers are also able to enjoy Guitar Center’s new multi-channel  “endless aisle,” which includes multiple combinations of product options  to conveniently choose from. Not only does the “endless isle” include Coconut Creek inventory, but it also provides easy access  to $400 million in new and used inventory located in hundreds of stores  and warehouses across the nation. Customers have the ability to combine a  myriad of in-store, online and phone options to purchase music equipment from anywhere they may be, allowing for a  personalized and convenient shopping experience. Free Recording Made Easy classes are also conducted every Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am for  anyone who wants to make the exciting journey into recording their  music.

In addition to special programs at the new Coconut Creek store, Guitar  Center offers nationwide programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight the nation’s most promising undiscovered talent. Coconut  Creek residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing  national events from their hometown:

•  Guitar Center On-Stage is an annual competition that provides unsigned artists the chance to open for established artists such as Motley Crue, KISS and Jane’s Addiction.

Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter is an artist discovery program which aims to find the nation’s best  unsigned singer-songwriter. The winner receives a career-altering prize package including recording 3 songs with accomplished GRAMMY®  Award-winning Producer John Shanks, recording time at Converse Rubber  Tracks studio and $10,000 cash. The grand finale takes place in Los  Angeles on Feb. 18.

Guitar Center's Battle of the Blues is a nationwide amateur guitar skills competition with the goal of  finding the next great undiscovered blues guitar player. This year’s winner, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, performed alongside GRAMMY-winning  guitarist Warren Haynes at the Grand Finals in LA, and won an incredible  prize package valued at over $50,000.

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off,  entering its 24th year, is the nationwide search for the next great  undiscovered drummer. Drummers from across the nation compete in the  world’s largest drum competition, vying for thousands of dollars in prizes and  the coveted title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion. The grand prize  package is valued at nearly $50,000.

Guitar  Center Coconut Creek is open seven days a week. Store hours are 10:00  a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday; and 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
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