Los Angeles, CA (August 1, 2012)—Longtime Los Angeles pro audio retailer West LA Music announced Tuesday that it has been acquired by Guitar Center. Its last day of business will be this Saturday, August 4.
Founded in the mid-Sixties, the store was well-known among musicians, but had a strong client list among recording studios; broadcast companies; film and video post production facilities; corporate, educational, religious and medical institutions; and others. In recent years, the store’s annual West LA Music Recording Expo had gained steam as a mini-trade show of sorts, finding the retailer teaming up with Grammys’ Producers & Engineers Wing to offer seminars on a variety of topics for professionals.
It is not known if sister company, Westlake Professional Sales, which provided studio and project design services as well as equipment sales, was part of the purchase.
In an email to its mailing list Tuesday, the store announced:
To thank you for you loyal patronage, we are offering our entire inventory at liquidation prices now through Saturday. Please stop in or call this week to take advantage of cost and below cost deals on guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, mics, music software, recording equipment, PA gear and accessories, plus hundreds of demos, used, discontinued and closeout items at huge savings.
All store fixtures will be sold.
We are truly honored to have served you for the past 46 years.
Our staff will be joining Guitar Center, and will continue serving you with Guitar Center’s vast inventory and convenient locations.
The entire West L.A. Music staff
West L.A. Music