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Guitar Center Shipping Policy

Free Shipping

Thousands of items qualify for free ground shipping.

  • No minimum purchase when you ship to one of our stores
  • $25 minimum purchase when you ship anywhere within the contiguous United States.

  • While we'd love to ship everything free, there are some exclusions. Free Shipping does not apply to special orders, oversized/overweight products, in-store used, vintage and clearance products. Separate handling fees may apply to items that qualify for free shipping.

    Free In-Store Returns

    Items purchased online can be returned to any Guitar Center store. Just bring a copy of your order confirmation email or the packing slip you received with your order. Credit will be issued immediately.

    Fast Shipment Guarantee

    We guarantee delivery of your order within 4-5 business days once it clears our verification process , which can take up to 24 hours. If we fail to meet our Shipping Guarantee, we'll give you 20% off your next order within 90 days. Maximum Shipment Guarantee discount is $500.

    Our Fast Shipment Guarantee applies to in-stock orders shipping within the contiguous United States. Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and international addresses are excluded from this guarantee.

    Shipping and Delivery Times

    Your order will ship based on the time it was placed and what shipping option you choose. Use the table below to determine when your order will ship.

    In Stock 1, 2, or 3-Day Shipping Order Placed Before 4:00pm Eastern Time Zone M-F
    In Stock 1, 2, or 3-Day Shipping Order Placed After 4:00pm Eastern Time Zone M-F
    In Stock Ground Shipping Order Placed Before & After 4:00pm Eastern Time Zone M-F

    Applies to domestic orders only

    Estimated delivery times apply from the time your order is placed.

    Shipping Option Delivery Time

    Economy Ground

    4-5 business days
    Standard Ground 3-5 business days
    2-Day Express 2 business days
    Next Day Afternoon Delivery 1 business day
    In-Store pickup Same day

    International Orders

    International shipping rates and delivery times vary by country. Please visit our international page for a list of available shipping rates, countries and shopping currencies, and our international FAQs for more information about international shipping options.