Since its humble beginnings as a teaching studio in 1974, GSP has become an internationally recognized source for guitar music, guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, recordings, strings, accessories, and information. Catering to professionals and enthusiasts, our retail store, Guitar Solo, in San Francisco is the place to find just about anything for the acoustic guitar - steel or nylon. At this location we maintain a comprehensive selection of music and instruments. In the 1970s we were one of the very first in the US to import the great handmade guitars of Granada, Spain - now world renowned and highly sought after by guitarists in search of their dream instrument. We were also one of the first dealers for Taylor and Santa Cruz Guitars.
Guitar Solo has been voted "Best Place to Buy a Guitar" in SF Weekly's "Best of San Francisco" and The Guardian's "Best of The Bay Area" issues.
WALK IN STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat: 11-6, Sun: 12-5 (PST)
STORE TELEPHONE: 415 896 1922
LOCATION: 230 Townsend Street (between 3rd and 4th, near AT&T/Giants ballpark and the Caltrain terminal).
If you're searching for a teacher, ask for our updated list of recommended instructors in the San Francisco/Bay Area.
Our mail order service has been one of the most comprehensive in the world since 1974 when much of the guitar repertoire was very difficult if not impossible to find. We stock over 12,000 titles of classical guitar sheet music and folios. We also stock a large selection of jazz, pop, folk, country, and rock methods and folios.
We have a printed catalog of classical guitar music and accessories which we carry. The 31st edition of our GSP Reference Catalog containing over 9,000 titles is currently available as follows:
$6 - 1st Class postage (2-5 days)
$4 - 4th Class postage (up to 3 weeks)
$12 - International Air Mail
PHONE ORDER HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9-4 (PST) Sat: 9-4 (PST)
866 788 2255 (toll free in the US and Territories)
415 896 1144 (all others)
415 896 1155
GSP editions and recordings have gained worldwide recognition for integrity and quality of content - introducing important new players, composers, and their unique talents and music to the guitar world.
Our own custom made classical guitar strings, are wound on a very unique multifilament nylon core. We were the first to market our unique nylon Super and Ultra Trebles - now used by several of the major brand string makers. We now have Super and Ultra Hybrid Trebles - a little brighter and more powerful than the Supers and Ultras. Quality of sound and production, and consistency are what guitarists have come to expect from GSP Strings. Users include Kazuhito Yamashita, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Marco Pereira, Marc Regnier, Asturias Guitars, Kohno and Sakurai Guitars, among many others.
We hope you find our website helpful and hope that you will give us your comments as we continue to make improvements. Above all, we greatly appreciate your patronage over the years!