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.

    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

    (2:00pm store local time if shipped from store)

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

    (2:00pm store local time if shipped from store)

    In Stock
    Ground Shipping
    Order Placed Before & After 4:00pm
    Eastern Time Zone M-F

    (2:00pm store local time if shipped from store)

    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.

    In this Guitar Center Shipping, Taxes and Title Policy, the terms “Guitar Center,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Guitar Center Stores, Inc.

    Title to Products Shipped

    All items purchased from Guitar Center are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items passes to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

    Contact Us

    For more information on shipping call us at 1-866-498-7882.

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.