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Guitar Center Opens in Music City

Guitar Center's recently opened a new 20,000-square-foot superstore in Nashville was kicked off with an opening night celebration on December 18, 2003,

Guitar Center’s recently opened a new 20,000-square-foot superstorein Nashville was kicked off with an opening night celebration onDecember 18, 2003, which featured performances by local rock act KungPow and music from Buzz 102.9’s mobile truck, as well as appearances bythe Tennessee Titans’ cheerleaders and the Flirt Girls.

Pictured from left: Peter Schuelzky, Guitar Center VP, regionalmanager; engineer Michael Wagener; David Angress, Guitar Centerexecutive VP; and Brett Arney, general manager of the new Nashvillelocation

The new Guitar Center superstore, the company’s 122nd store,is in many ways tailored to meet the Nashville music community’sspecific needs. Located at 721 Thompson Lane, near I-65 and the 100Oaks Mall, Guitar Center is conveniently situated in Nashville’sBerry Hill neighborhood, home to numerous recording studios and withinminutes of famed Music Row and the downtown area. It’s also ashort drive from the growing music suburbs of Franklin and CoolSprings.

In addition to its well-equipped guitar, accessory,drums/percussion, keyboard and pro audio departments, the new NashvilleGuitar Center features an expanded acoustic instrument showroom and aseparate vintage room, featuring rare and one-of-a-kind specialtyinstruments.

“There’s a reason that Nashville is called MusicCity,” commented David Angress, executive VP of Guitar Center.“From my perspective, Nashville has the greatest concentration ofrecording studios and audio professionals anywhere in the world. Thisis a community that we can serve better than any other music and proaudio retailer, because only Guitar Center has the depth and scale ofinventory and the expertise to address such a large and varied customerbase. We’re very much looking forward to quickly becoming part ofthe music community here in Music City.”

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