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Articles Tagged Guitar Center

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/30/14 02:24 PM,
    Guitar Center has announced the grand opening of the retailer’s new store location in Times Square (218 W. 44th St.), with doors officially opening at 7 pm next Thursday, August 7. The event, which coincides with another milestone for Guitar Center as the retailer celebrates its 50th anniversary year, will be celebrated with a Grand Opening Weekend, kicking off on Thursday night with a performance by hip-hop icons and current Tonight Show house band The Roots, across the street from… View this story
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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/15/14 02:10 PM,
    Guitar Center, Inc (GCI) has announced that Kristy Porter has been promoted to Director of Merchandising, General Accessories. The announcement was made by Michael Walter, Senior Vice President, Guitar Center Merchandising. Kristy is recognized in the industry as one of the most analytical and experienced category merchants and is respected by the vendor community she supports for her history of tenaciously driving sales in accessory categories on their behalf. Kristy’s career with Guitar Center started in 2001 as a customer… View this story
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  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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    PSW Staff 09/10/13 07:15 AM,
    Guitar Center has announced that the new RAVEN MTi touchscreen console from Slate Media Technology is available for pre-order. The RAVEN MTi integrates directly with digital audio workstations (DAW) in providing instantaneous control of all of the DAW parameters. It facilitates quick navigation through any virtual production environment and adds many workflow-enhancing features through its user-customizable controls. The 27-inch, six-touch multitouch display has integrated direct-touch DAW controller software. MTi works with a variety of plug-ins, allowing users to control the… View this story
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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    PSW Staff 07/30/13 03:01 PM,
    Guitar Center has appointed Christopher Ian Bennett to the newly created position of Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs. This announcement comes as part of a new set of initiatives at GC, which includes a formalized and dedicated communications/corporate affairs department. In his previous role, Bennett led Best Buy Canada’s Corporate Communications department under Mike Pratt, now Guitar Center’s new Chief Executive Officer. A graduate of a Performing Arts School in Canada, Bennett’s passion for music and new media make… View this story
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  • Friday, March 22, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/22/13 07:45 AM,
    Guitar Center has announced the appointment of Mike Pratt as its new chief executive officer, effective April 1, 2013. He also joins the company’s board of directors. Pratt succeeds Marty Hanaka, the company’s interim CEO, who will remain on the board and assist in the transition. Since 2008, Pratt has served as president and chief operating officer of leading Canadian consumer electronics retailers Best Buy Canada and Future Shop. He began his career more than 20 years ago with Future… View this story
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  • Monday, March 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/18/13 07:31 AM,
    Soundcraft today announced the launch of its “Si Expression Store Tour 2013,” which will bring its 73-foot demo truck to Guitar Center stores nationwide to demonstrate the new Soundcraft Si Expression digital consoles. The Si Expression models feature the company’s newest DSP, component technologies and manufacturing techniques to create Soundcraft’s most powerful cost-effective digital console series ever. The demo truck is equipped with Soundcraft Si Expression consoles and also has a complete Studer studio setup built around the flagship Vista… View this story
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  • Friday, June 29, 2012
    PSW Staff 06/29/12 09:53 AM,
    Guitar is pleased to announce that a new Guitar Center store is set to open in Boston this Fall. The new store will be located across the street from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, and will serve the diverse music community surrounding the college. “We are excited to move into the heart of the Berklee College of Music campus and near other fine institutions such as New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory,” says Gene Joly, Executive VP of Guitar… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/29/12 03:51 PM,
    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… View this story
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  • Monday, May 21, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/21/12 09:25 AM,
    Following an eventful Q1 that saw the retailer expanding its operations in Tucson, Arizona, and Highland Park, Illinois, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in North Charlotte, North Carolina, in April.  The store is located at 8813 JW Clay Blvd., STE A, Charlotte, NC 28262-5416. Guitar Center North Charlotte is Guitar Center’s 225th retail location. Guitar Center North Charlotte’s grand opening introduced customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical… View this story
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  • Monday, April 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 04/23/12 09:47 AM,
    In the first quarter of 2012, Guitar Center expanded operations at two of its stores – Highland Park, Illinois, and Tucson, Arizona – by adding Guitar Center Studios, an in-house, state-of-the-art lesson facility, which will create unrivaled opportunities for area musicians of all ages and skill levels. Guitar Center Studios provides music lessons from beginner to advanced featuring certified instructors teaching world-class curriculum as well as one-on-one courses on Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand. Guitar Center Studios is now… View this story
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