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— Giveaway features products from high-technology manufacturers —

— Inaugural contest highlights Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel analogue processor, a $995.00 value —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, September 14, 2009 — For the past several weeks, Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has been hosting the first in a new series of online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. The inaugural contest is now live and will run through September 30, shortly after which a brand new contest will begin. Response has been great thus far, and traffic to gcpro.com has risen considerably.

Several times a year, GC Pro management will select one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes’ prize. The first contest features a Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel, a $995.00 value. This unit offers state-of-the-art analogue channel processing for any audio workstation; professional mic preamp with line and instrument level switching; studio-class EQ, Filter and Limiter; Variable Harmonic Drive (in other words, a “time machine” of distortion characteristics); and analogue or digital outputs direct to users’ workstations. To enter the contest, users simply go to gcpro.com and click on the “Sweepstakes” tab. There, entrants will complete and submit a short entry form. The winner will then be selected at random and contacted after September 30, 2009. Complete rules can be found at gcpro.com.

“The sweepstakes has already been an enormous success, well before the first winners are even announced,” stated Rick Plushner, GC Pro Director. “We still have several weeks left to enter, and we want to make sure everyone gets in on the action. This sweepstakes is a way for us to feature outstanding products from top manufacturers in the professional audio community, to give people another reason to visit our great new GC Pro website, and to give back to our loyal end user/customer base. These are products that we feel strongly about, and it’s another way to garner additional exposure for our manufacturer partners. Traffic to gcpro.com has seen a significant boost, so we know that people are coming for the sweepstakes and staying for all the other top-notch content.”

The sweepstakes comes as part of GC Pro’s recent series of upgrades to its website, which was unveiled in July. The new site features a streamlined interface, straightforward navigation, and new market-derived content, all part of a clean design that focuses on the applications of GC Pro’s customers, allowing them to easily connect with GC Pro’s account managers and other sales staff. Up-to-date news on products and installations is seamlessly integrated into the site’s main pages, which are split among dedicated recording studio, post-production, live sound and house of worship site areas. The site will be continually augmented with new features and content. Monthly updates will consistently add new spotlights on GC Pro’s high-profile customers and featured products.

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

About Guitar Center Professional/Guitar Center
Guitar Center Professional is the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Its clientele includes recording studios, audio engineers, producers, recording and touring musicians, live sound venues, post production facilities and more. Emphasizing extraordinary individualized service via local account managers, GC Pro offers expert consultation and a comprehensive selection of the world’s finest equipment for music and audio professionals. More information on GC Pro can be found by visiting www.gcpro.com.

Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 200 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician’s Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.

The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar Center, Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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