Guitar Center launched the Destination Drum Shop initiative, an elevated assortment of high-end acoustic drum kits, cymbals, electronic drum kits, snare drums, accessories and more, intended to allow musicians to experience the best selection of gear under one roof. Destination Drum Shop, introduced July 22, features ready-to-play, top-of-line gear from manufacturers such as DW, Gretsch, Ludwig, Mapex, Pearl, Roland, Sabian, Sonor, Tama, Yamaha, Zildjian and more in 10 locations nationwide.

“The new offering is a veritable treasure trove for drum and percussion enthusiasts, featuring a large selection of high-end and limited products, including modern and classic styles, all of which are available for drummers of all skill levels to play, and ultimately find the perfect setup for their unique sound. The selection of gear is the largest assortment of drum inventory in-store from Guitar Center to date that will allow drummers to experience the best brands hands-on,” Guitar Center stated in a news release.

“Destination Drum Shop further underscores Guitar Center’s ongoing commitment to the drum and percussion market and provides our customers with hands-on access to some of the most comprehensive selection of drum and percussion products to date,” said Glenn Noyes, director of merchandise at Guitar Center. “For drum and percussion musicians to have all of the best products from top manufacturers under one roof is truly a ‘kid in a candy shop’ experience for our customers.”

Destination Drum Shops are currently in the following locations, with more to be added in the next year: Arlington, Texas, Atlanta, Chicago, Hallandale, Fla., Hollywood, Calif., Houston, La Mesa, Calif., San Antonio, San Jose, Calif. and Union Square in New York City.

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