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Premium Company Profile: Guitar Center, Inc

  • Publication Date:February 2008
  • Publisher:Datamonitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:36
  • ISBN:Premium Company Profile: Guitar Center, Inc

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Guitar Center acquired the assets of Hermes Trading Company, a Texas-based musical instruments retailer and distributor, in May 2006. The acquired assets comprise four retail stores in San Antonio, McAllen, Laredo and Brownsville, which cater primarily to the Hispanic market, thereby strengthening the company's service to the Hispanic customer base.


  • Contains corporate strategy, value chain presence and SWOT Analysis
  • Provides detailed business description, segment analysis, 5-year financial trends, key products and key competitors
  • Includes information on suppliers/ partners, shareholding structure and key employees with biographies


Guitar Center is engaged in the retailing of musical instruments such as guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. It operates 198 guitar center stores in the US. It operates through three business segments: Guitar Center stores, Music & Arts center, and Musician's Friend/ direct response.

The company plans to increase the range of brands and hard to find new and vintage music products in its Guitar Center stores. In line with this strategy, the company introduced Lenny electric guitar from the Tribute series of the Fender Custom Shop, a US-based musical instruments company.

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  • Overview
    • Catalyst
    • Summary
    • Company Structure
    • Company Overview and Key Facts
    • Business Description
    • History
    • Company Locations and Subsidiaries
    • Company Financials
    • Overview
    • Revenue by Division
    • Products and Services List
    • Major Products and Services List
  • List of Brands
    • Competitors and Strategic Business Relationships
    • Top Competitors
    • Shareholding Structure
    • Strategy
    • Strategy
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Overview
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Overview
    • Wholesale
    • Operation and Distribution
    • Sales
    • Key Employees
  • List of Key Employees
    • Key Employee Biographies
  • Appendix
    • Ask The Analyst
    • Datamonitor Consulting
    • Disclaimer
    • Tables
    • Table 1: Guitar Center - Key Facts
    • Table 2: Guitar Center - Other Locations and Subsidiaries
    • Table 3: Guitar Center - Revenue by Division, 2005-2006 ($ Mn)
    • Table 4: Guitar Center - List of Products
    • Table 5: Guitar Center - List of Brands
    • Table 6: Guitar Center - Top Competitors
    • Table 7: Guitar Center - Key Shareholders
    • Table 8: Guitar Center - SWOT Analysis Summary
    • Table 9: Guitar Center - Value Chain Analysis
    • Table 10: Guitar Center - Key Employees
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