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Guitars at Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange is the foremost authority on used and vintage guitars, not just in Chicago, but worldwide. We employ and work with some of the most knowledgeable guitar experts in the business. Customers, collectors and professional musicians alike look to Chicago Music Exchange for guitar trends, guitar market changes and for access to incredibly rare vintage guitars. Whether you need an affordable beginner guitar, a used acoustic guitar or a vintage electric guitar – this well-known Chicago guitar shop is the place to look. Shop here online or stop by our Chicago store to experience the most beautiful guitar showroom in the world.

Guitar Showroom

From the stunning wall of Gibson guitars, to our Fender Custom Shop section, various amp displays, the gorgeous acoustic guitars room, to The Bassment bass guitar shop, the Chicago Music Exchange guitar 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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What a Wild Ride It's Been - the Grateful Dead 'Fare Thee Well' Tour Ends in Chicago

July 03, 2015


There's no other band in the world quite like the Grateful Dead. From innovative sound systems to DIY practices early on (broadcasting, tape trading), they've been pioneers of so many musical elements during the past fifty years. It's a very special weekend here in Chicago as we welcome the Dead for a 3-night run of concerts for their 50th Anniversary - July 3rd, 4th, and 5th. To honor Jerry Garcia, the band has planned for the short tour to end in Chicago, as he played his last concert there before passing in '95.

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