Nashville, TN (December 24, 2003)–Guitar Center debuted its new 20,000-square-foot Nashville superstore on December 18th. The arrival of Guitar Center’s superstore brings Music City’s renowned base of musicians, producers, and audio engineers heightened access to pro audio and MI product lines, delivered by an intensely knowledgeable staff. Guitar Center’s opening night celebration on December 18th featured performances by local rockers Kung Pow and music from Buzz 102.9’s mobile truck, as well as an appearance by the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders, and numerous store specials and giveaways.
The new Guitar Center superstore, the company’s 122nd store in its continuously expanding series of locations, is in many ways tailored to meet the Nashville music community’s specific needs. Located at 721 Thompson Lane, near I-65 and the 100 Oaks Mall, Guitar Center is conveniently situated in Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood, home to numerous recording studios and within minutes of Music Row and Nashville’s bustling downtown area. It’s also a short drive from the growing music suburbs of Franklin and Cool Springs.
In Guitar Center, the Nashville entertainment community gains access to a one-stop solution; GC customers can purchase everything necessary to create the complete digital recording environment. The store features dedicated pro audio demo spaces, a vintage equipment room, Apple computers, and a dedicated Digidesign Pro Tools environment.
Besides its well-equipped guitar, accessory, drums/percussion, keyboard, and pro audio departments, the new Nashville Guitar Center also features an expanded acoustic instrument showroom, reflecting the city’s status as one of the world centers of acoustic music. In addition, for serious collectors and connoisseurs, a separate vintage room has been created featuring rare and one-of-a-kind specialty instruments.
“There’s a reason that Nashville is called Music City,” said David Angress, executive vice president of Guitar Center. “From my perspective, Nashville has the greatest concentration of recording studios and audio professionals anywhere in the world. This is a community that we can serve better than any other music and pro audio retailer, because only Guitar Center has the depth and scale of inventory as well as the expertise to address such a large and varied customer base. We’re very much looking forward to quickly becoming part of the music community here in Music City.”