After an earthquake devastated the small Italian town of Salle in 1905, two brothers-in-law, Rocco and Carmine D'Addario emigrated to Astoria in Queens, New York in an attempt to expand their market, importing and selling the strings made by their family in Salle. In 1918, Carmine (who later became known as Charles) began making his own ropes and strings in a small shop behind the family home. Still crafting with animal gut, the process of making strings involved all members of the family.
The guitar saw a major rise in popularity in the early part of the 20th century, because of new popular music, and sometime in the 1930s the D’Addario family began making strings for the guitar, producing them in a made-to-order fashion for individual musicians and guitar manufacturers. Read More>
Trade In Trade Up Terms and Conditions:
Exclusions and Limitations for the 15% off Trade In Offer:
Products from the following manufacturers do not qualify for this offer:
Payouts are given in cash up to $500. Payouts more than $500 will be provided by check. Cash payouts not available at New Orleans, Shreveport, Greensboro, Lafayette and Baton Rouge locations.
Guitar Center may not make an offer on some items after inspection. See a Guitar Center Sales Associate for gear inspection and trade in offer.Private transactions are permitted only on a trade basis. Expo sales and purchases may be with Guitar Center only and purchase/sale of gear between customers is prohibited. Private trades are permitted outside the store only. Guitar Center assumes no responsibility for private trades. Absolutely no dealers.