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Guitar Center

Guitar Center

Retailer of music instrument. The company engages in the repair, maintenance, and sales of various musical instruments including guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, DJ equipment, stage lighting, and studio gear. It also offers recording software and online recording studio services.

Formerly Known As
Organ Center, The Vox Center
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Recreational Goods
Other Industries
Other Commercial Services
Primary Office
  • 5795 Lindero Canyon Road
  • Westlake Village, CA 91362
  • United States

+1 (801) 000-0000

Guitar Center Valuation and Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Post-Val Valuation/
Debt Status

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Guitar Center Competitors (3)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Drum Workshop Private Debt Financed Oxnard, CA 000000000 00
00000000000000 Corporation National City, CA
00000000 0000000 0 Corporation NJ
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Guitar Center Investments & Acquisitions (6)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000 000000 00000 22-Dec-2017 0000000000 Electronics (B2C) 000 0000000
000000'0 00000 00 01-Feb-2007 000000000000000000 Specialty Retail
000000 000000 31-Jan-2007 000000000000000000 0000 Catalog Retail 00000 000000000
000000 (0000 00000 22-May-2006 000000000 00000 00 Buildings and Property 00000 000000000
Music & Arts Center 17-May-2005 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Recreational Goods
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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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Guitar Center Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Participating Rounds Investor Since Board Seat Contact Info

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Guitar Center Executive Team (17)

Name Title Board
Ron Japinga Chief Executive Officer
Timothy Martin Chief Financial Officer
Anne Buchanan Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President
Todd Lyche Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Jeannine D'Addario Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

10 Former Executives

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Guitar Center Board Members (8)

Name Representing Role Since Contact
0000000 000000000 Guitar Center Chairman 000 0000
00000 000000 Ares Private Equity Group Board Member 000 0000
000000 0000000 Self Board Member 000 0000

5 Former Board Members

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