Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 12-6 p.m. Sun.
This is truly the behemoth of all guitar stores. There's everything: A huge wall of newly finished Fenders, Gibsons and Jacksons; row after row of Nugent-sized amplifiers; more pedals to play with than you could possibly imagine; the quaint little wood-paneled acoustic guitar room (which is probably one of the only places in the store you can get away from the headache-inducing pseudo solos screeched out by teen-aged metal fans). People like to belittle Guitar Center and bemoan its lack of personal touch, and some of that is true, but the place literally has it all. Want a Fender Telecaster with two humbuckers? They've got one. Want one of those hypnotic-looking Zach Wylde black and white Les Pauls? They've got one. Need a Martin or a Taylor? It's there. And the prices are usually reasonable. So say what you will about GC not being exactly mom-and-pop, if you're out in west Little Rock and you need a few picks and a capo, you're probably going to go there.