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Vintage Guitars at Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange is the foremost authority on vintage guitars and vintage gear, not just in Chicago, but worldwide. We employ and work with some of the most knowledgeable vintage guitar experts in the business. Customers, collectors and professional musicians alike look to Chicago Music Exchange for vintage trends, pricing and for access to incredibly rare vintage guitars. As early as the 1970s, mass production of acoustic and electric guitars began to make the quality, craftsmanship and materials of older instruments harder to find, and thus more valuable. Appreciation for the incredible quality and sound of the guitars made in previous eras grew. Today vintage guitars are highly coveted instruments, both for players and collectors. At Chicago Music Exchange, we pride ourselves on an unmatched ability to seek out, revive, and curate the most astounding selection of vintage guitars in the world. Explore vintage guitars...

Our Showroom

From the stunning wall of new and vintage Gibson guitars, to our Fender Custom Shop section, various amp displays, the gorgeous acoustic room, to The Bassment bass guitar shop, the Chicago Music Exchange showroom is an experience in-and-of itself. If you can't visit us in person, this video and photo tour will give you a taste.

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Fall Out Boy & Paramore Pay Us a Visit

July 10, 2014

We were excited to welcome a few of the members of Fall Out Boy and Paramore to the store today. In the case of Fall Out Boy guitarist, Joe Trohman, it was a welcome back. He was here last year, in May of 2013, shopping Telecasters and this time was no different – he is pictured below. Read more...