On Tuesday November 11th, 2014 I was in Los Angeles. Like any other lover of guitars I could not miss the opportunity to visit the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The staff at the Guitar Center were so friendly and let me take photos to show my friends back in Australia.

The Entrance

The entrance to the Guitar Center in Hollywood.

The entrance to the Guitar Center in Hollywood.

The hand prints of famous musicians.

The hand prints of famous musicians.


As you enter the Guitar Center in Hollywood you will walk on the hand prints of some famous musicians. Can you see the hand prints of anyone you admire?

Window display at the entrance.

Window display at the entrance.


A nice tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

Another display at the entrance of the Guitar Center..

Another display at the entrance of the Guitar Center.


The fans of Eddie Van Halen must love this display.

One of the window displays at the Guitar Center.

One of the window displays at the Guitar Center.


Can you see the tribute to B.B King and his guitar Lucille? Can you see Bo Diddley’s square box guitar?

The Gibson Collection

Some of the guitars in the Gibson collection.

Some of the guitars in the Gibson collection.


I don’t have a Gibson guitar but looking at these guitars…it was tempting to add to my collection.

The Fender Collection

Some of the guitars in the Fender collection.

Some of the guitars in the Fender collection.


I spent a lot of time looking at the Fender collection. There are many more Fenders at the Guitar Center.

The PRS Collection

Some of the PRS guitars at the Guitar Center.

Some of the PRS guitars at the Guitar Center.


The modern sound of Carlos Santana. I love PRS guitars!

The Rickenbacker Collection

The Rickenbacker guitars.

The Rickenbacker guitars.


The sound of The Beatles and The Byrds can be attributed to the Rickenbacker guitar. Notice the PRS guitars too?

The Mixed Collection

The Mixed Collection.

The Mixed Collection.


A beautiful collection that includes Fender Stratocasters, Telecasters and Gibson Les Paul’s, SG’s and 335.

The Banjo Collection

The Banjo Collection.

The Banjo Collection.

Steve Yanko playing a 6 string banjo.

Steve Yanko playing a 6 string banjo.


I love writing country songs and hearing Keith Urban play a 6 string banjo inspired me to play one too.

The Bass Guitar Collection

The Bass guitar collection

The Bass guitar collection.


Here’s a photo for my friends who play Bass guitar.

Window displays inside the Guitar Center

Window display in the Guitar Center.

Window display in the Guitar Center.


Can you see Blues legend John Lee Hooker’s clothes?

Stevie Ray Vaughan display.

Stevie Ray Vaughan display.


Stevie Ray Vaughan was a brilliant guitarist. I took this photo for some of my friends who are massive fans of SRV.

As I was on a tight schedule, I didn’t spend a long time at the Guitar Center. However, I took many more photos at the Guitar Center. If you’d like to see more photos just contact me. Even better, if you get a chance, check out the Guitar Center for yourself. The staff there were so friendly and helpful. I’m looking forward to going back again.

Guitar Center – Hollywood Official Page

All text & photos by STEVE YANKO
© STEVE YANKO 2014

About the Author


Steve Yanko is a Music Teacher, Musician, Song Writer & Consultant who loves working in the world of music.