Guitar Center actually began in 1959 as The Organ Center, a retailer of electronic organs for home and church use. It became a major seller of Vox electric guitars and guitar amplifiers, changing its name to The Vox Center in 1964. It finally become the Guitar Center in the late 1960s. Guitar Center is home to the world's largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and more. Guitar Center has over 250 stores and GuitarCenter.com offering the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. From the Gibson Les Paul to the Fender Stratocaster, Guitar Center has everything a guitarist could ask for!