A New Guitar Center

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  1. Tune-O-Matic

    Tune-O-Matic Member

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    Is opening up not far from where I live here in Suffolk County, Long Island.

    I was surprised to see that because the last I heard, they were on the balls of their ass financially speaking.

    It appears to be a brand new building.

    I'll be sure to stop in when they open up and be disappointed as usual.
     
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  2. Comfort Player

    Comfort Player Silver Supporting Member

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    On a positive note you may get to try out a few acoustics, if your into that, with new strings on them that haven't been banged by every kid for 100 miles.
     
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  3. Scrapperz

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    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Virgin guitars!
     
  4. zenitB

    zenitB Supporting Member

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    I am surprised that they are opening anything. The store in Hollywood is low on stock and has more folks milling around in front looking at the the hand prints than inside wanking on guitars.
     
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  5. vltjd

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    As if GC doesn't have enough representation on LI already.
     
  6. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge Member

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    They opened one up here in Denton not long ago, and I had the same reaction. "I thought GC was circling the drain..."

    It's pretty nice inside, but the selection of guitars is pretty limited, and their amp offerings are even more sparse. If things keep going they way they seem to be going; and if I'm any indicator of the average customer, they should probably change the name to String&Pick Center.
     
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  7. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    They're owned by a distressed property fund or similar at this point. They're probably looking as much at the value of the land and building as they are the revenue from the tenant. One of the positives of the GC situation is that nearly all of their outlets are in large shopping developments so the space the occupy is a leasable asset.
     
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  8. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    If you listen to the naysayers on this board you would have thought that GC closed eons ago. Just shows how little any of them really know or understand about anything. Getting your information from people on the internet is like getting your cancer treatment from a three year old playing doctor.
     
  9. fjblair

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    The demise of GC is just another herd mentality driven internet myth.
     
  10. hobbyplayer

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    GC rolled the dice on a multi-year expansion of brick-and-mortar stores to bail them out a couple of years ago.

    From the 8/7/14 issue of Fortune:

    "Guitar Center is the rare retailer to be betting heavily on brick-and-mortar for its future.'

    "At a time when overall music instrument sales have stalled and web sites like Amazon.com AMZN 0.27% , eBay EBAY -0.56% and Craigslist are selling more and more music gear, Guitar Center is doubling down on its physical presence, with plans to open between 15 and 20 stores a year for the foreseeable future on top of its current fleet of 262 locations. (It had 210 stores back in 2007.)"

    http://fortune.com/2014/08/07/guitar-center-expansion/
     
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  11. HurricaneJesus

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    Might as well give it a shot. They recently opened one in Orange Park, FL not terribly far from the Jacksonville location. I really like the Orange Park store. Every time I've gone they've had some cool used stuff (including a reasonably priced PRS McCarty that I had to buy).
     
  12. GuitarGuy3

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    It's called being in denial.
     
  13. firebird1999us

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    But, but - GC is going out of business any moment now:red
     
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    Their Grand Opening will also be a Clearance Event!

    :D
     
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  15. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    GC isn't the one in denial, pal.
     
  16. Big McLargehuge

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    No it's not.
     
  17. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    The GC in Central Dallas sent from a high end store to a toy store I'm sad to say.

    OP, where in Suffolk?
    I'm from there.
     
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  18. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Your name certainly doesn't live up to the size of your arguments!
     
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    This. I was up in LA last week and stopped in to kill time between meetings and was appalled at the state of affairs in the flagship GC. Really was telling at how much this place is now more of a tourist destination than anything. Pro Audio section was still well stocked as was the forever overpriced and outrageous vintage room -where good guitars and vintage amps go to die on a wall. Even the select room was pretty thin. Don't know what that says about GC in general - but that store used to be pretty amazing. Now it's pretty average - just bigger than most other stores. They had some good effects. I'll give them that.
     
  20. small axe

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    theres one opening in my town in western mass......i will definitely check it out.....
     

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