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Get All The New Gear This Summer! Shop 15% Off Select Gear Now Thru May 31st!
CME Vintage & Used Memorial Day Weekend Sale
Shop Up To 10% Off Select Vintage & Used Gear In This Collection!
New CME Exclusive Magnatone
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Chicago Music Exchange

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Magnatone | CME Exclusive Super Fifteen Combo Amplifier

The amp brand that pioneered stereo guitar amplification and true pitch-shifting vibrato in 1957 is back! Featuring a speaker emulation line-out wi...

Revv | Shawn Tubbs Tilt Overdrive/Boost Pedal

Designed with the session player in mind, the Revv Shawn Tubbs Signature Tilt overdrive boost pedal offers a wide range of tones, providing an arra...

Epiphone | Jerry Cantrell Signature Les Pauls

The new Epiphone Jerry Cantrell Models feature many of the Alice In Chains guitarists’ personal touches—including mahogany necks with a Cantrell cu...

Introducing | Mutable Instruments

In the span of 9 years, Mutable Instruments has gone from a small operation making DIY hybrid synthesizers, all produced by one woman, to one of th...

The Coles 4038 | A Ribbon Microphone Standing the Test of Time

The Coles 4038 was the overhead microphone of choice used to accurately capture Ringo Starr’s drums in early Beatles recordings. If one wants to he...

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Great to deal with. Got a really good deal, so much better than expected. Would return to buy stuff from these guys for sure!

Isaac Teo

What an overwhelming experience of guitars and drums! Super nice crew and a really clean, well organized place. Never have I seen so many Gibsons on one wall! Awesome experience and prices are comparable to the other stores.

Traveling with Turk (Local Guide)

Very cool store with a great selection. I like that they either make you use headphones or an isolation room to try out electric guitars or amps.

Stephon Wasio

Absolutely outstanding and incredible guitar shop. Best I've ever been to. Unreal selection of every kind of guitar you can imagine. Super helpful, friendly, and patient staff.

Mark Huber

Husband bought guitar of his dreams. Prices are competitive even with eBay. Lots of assistance if you need it but they mostly leave you be. Gave us a great deal on this Taylor.

Irene Vaughn