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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MUSIC CITY WELCOMES THE NEWEST PLAYER IN TOWN
— Guitar Center, America’s leading MI and professional
debuted its new 20,000-square-foot Nashville superstore on December
bringing an unparalleled level of product and service to Music City
— Guitar Center’s Grand Opening festivities included appearances
by the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders, the Flirt Girls, and radio station
Buzz 102.9, with music provided by Kung Pow and in-store Elvis tribute
by Terrance Buchwald, plus numerous specials and giveaways —
NASHVILLE, TN, December 22, 2003 — Music
City, home to more studios and professional musicians per capita than
anywhere in the world, welcomes Guitar Center, America’s leading
musical instrument and professional audio retailer, with the opening
of its new Nashville location. The arrival of Guitar Center’s
20,000-square-foot superstore brings the city’s renowned base
of musicians, producers, and audio engineers unprecedented access to
more pro audio and MI product lines, incredible customer service, and
a more intensely knowledgeable staff than any other music store before.
Guitar Center has already proven to Nashville that it knows how to party:
the opening night celebration on December 18th 2003 featured performances
by local rockers Kung Pow and music from Buzz 102.9’s mobile truck,
as well as appearances by the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders and the
fabulous Flirt Girls.
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 famed Music Row and Nashville’s bustling downtown area. It’s
also a short drive from the growing music suburbs of Franklin and Cool
Springs. No other music retailer can offer the same combination of scale,
comprehensiveness, and convenience that Guitar Center’s Nashville
superstore does. The Nashville entertainment community now has access
to the ultimate one-stop solution to purchase everything necessary to
create the complete digital recording environment, including dedicated
pro audio demo spaces, a vintage equipment room, Apple® computers,
and a dedicated Digidesign Pro Tools® environment.
Furthermore, besides its well-equipped guitar, accessory,
drums/percussion, keyboard, and pro audio departments, the new Nashville
Guitar Center 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,” says 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.”
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Guitar Center is the nation’s leading retailer of guitars, amplifiers,
percussion instruments, keyboards, and pro audio and recording equipment.
We presently operate 120 Guitar Center stores, with 106 stores in 44
major markets and 14 stores in secondary markets across the U.S. In
addition, the American Music division operates 19 stores specializing
in band instruments for sale and rental, serving thousands of teachers,
band directors, college professors, and students. Guitar Center is also
the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the U.S.
through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician’s Friend, Inc.,
and its catalog and web site, www.musiciansfriend.com.
More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s
web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar Center,
Inc. All other product names are registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective holders.
For further information on Guitar Center, contact Ana Garcia at (818)
735-8800 ext. 2224, via cell phone at (818) 519-1910, or firstname.lastname@example.org.