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THE RICHARD FORTUS COLLECTION
Coming soon....
Shop Exclusives!
'Chicago Specials' Are In.
This Week @ CME!
See What's Fresh.

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Fresh Gear

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Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson Rich Robinson '63 ES-335 VOS Cherry 2014
Gibson Rich Robinson '63 ES-335 VOS Cherry 2014
  • $4,995.00
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Gibson Les Paul Standard T Sunburst 2017
Gibson Les Paul Standard T Sunburst 2017
  • $2,295.00
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Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton Natural
Epiphone John Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton Natural
  • $2,295.00
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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster NOS Black 2011
Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster NOS Black 2011
  • $2,795.00

Store Tour 2020!

Ever wish you had the Chicago Music Exchange all to yourself? Now you do. Enjoy this private look, filmed entirely in a single shot and set to an exclusive, instrumental version of "Ain't Much Left Of Me" by our friends Blackberry Smoke.

The store may look empty, but we're always here for you. And if you miss us, don't worry. You'll be hearing from us soon.

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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
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Chicago Music Exchange

3316 N Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

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Sun - Mon Closed

(773) 525-7773

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