Guitar Center Overview

  • Founded
  • 1964

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 10,759

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt

  • Financing Rounds
  • 13

  • Investments
  • 7

Guitar Center General Information


Retailer of musical instruments intended to make them more easily accessible by people. The company offers a wide selection of guitars, basses, keyboards, drums and percussion as well as studio gear, live sound and lighting equipment, providing products from leading brands and low prices.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Organ Center, The Vox Center
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Specialty Retail
Other Industries
Internet Retail
Recreational Goods
Primary Office
  • 5795 Lindero Canyon Road
  • Westlake Village, CA 91362
  • United States
+1 (866) 000-0000

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Guitar Center Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Guitar Center Comparisons

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Post Valuation
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Guitar Center Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Sweetwater Sound Private Equity-Backed Fort Wayne, IN 0000 0000000 0000
000000 00000 Corporate Backed or Acquired New Berlin, WI 000 000000&0
000000 Formerly VC-backed Chicago, IL 000 0000 000000&0 0000
000000000000 00000 Formerly PE-Backed Liverpool, United Kingdom 000 000000&0
00000000 0000000 0 Corporation NJ
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Guitar Center Patents

Guitar Center Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20180254027-A1 Vibration isolation mount Abandoned 01-Mar-2017 000000000 00
US-20180234752-A1 Shock mount Granted 15-Feb-2017 00000000
US-10575078-B2 Shock mount Active 15-Feb-2017 00000000 00
US-20180231173-A1 Yoke for a support stand Abandoned 14-Feb-2017 0000000000
US-D791221-S1 Guitar tuner Active 10-Nov-2015 G10G7/00 0
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Guitar Center Executive Team (20)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ron Japinga Chief Executive Officer
Mohit Parasher President, Business Solutions
Timothy Martin Chief Financial Officer
Ravi Balwada Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Anne Buchanan Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President
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Guitar Center Board Members (9)

Name Representing Role Since
0000000 000000000 Self Chairman 000 0000
000000 0000000 Self Board Member 000 0000
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Guitar Center Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Guitar Center Investments & Acquisitions (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 000000 16-Jan-2019 0000000000 Electronics (B2C) 000 00000
00000 000000 22-Dec-2017 0000000000 Electronics (B2C) 000 00000
000000'0 0000 01-Feb-2007 0000000000 Specialty Retail
000000 000000 31-Jan-2007 0000000000 0000 Catalog Retail 00000 000
Hermes (Four Stores in Texas) 22-May-2006 Corporate Asset Purchase Buildings and Property 00000 000
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Guitar Center Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Audio Visual Design Group Electronics (B2C) San Rafael, CA 1996
000000 000000 Catalog Retail Westlake Village, CA 0000
00000 & 0000 00000 Recreational Goods Frederick, MD 0000
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