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Guitar Center Shipping Policy

Guitar Center Shipping Policy

Free Shipping

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

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

Shipping and Delivery Times

Your order will ship based on the time it is placed and the shipping option you choose. Some orders may be held for verification, which may impact shipping times.


Use the table below to determine when your order will ship.


Standard Ground Shipping

Day ordered

Expected delivery if ordered

before 5 p.m.ET

Expected delivery if ordered

after 5 p.m.ET

Monday

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Friday

Sunday

Friday

Friday

Two–Day Shipping

Day ordered

Expected delivery if ordered

before 5 p.m.ET

Expected delivery if ordered

after 5 p.m.ET

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Wednesday

Friday

Monday

Thursday

Monday

Tuesday

Friday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Saturday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Sunday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Next-Day Shipping

Day ordered

Expected delivery if ordered

before 5 p.m.ET

(2 p.m. store local time if shipped from store)

Expected delivery if ordered

after 5 p.m.ET

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Saturday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Sunday

Tuesday

Tuesday


Applies to domestic orders only


Estimated delivery times apply from the time your order is placed.
Shipping may take longer than expected on items coming from a Guitar Center store.


Shipping Option

Standard Ground

2-Day Express

Next-Day Afternoon Delivery

In-Store Pickup

Delivery Time

3–5 business days

2 business days

1 business day

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 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.