Vintage Vibes: 1968 Martin D12-35 Featuring Karl Neurauter

Our acoustic guru Karl details the resurrection of this fabulous 1968 Natural Martin D12-35 into the consummate player-grade vintage gem it is toda...

NAMM 2019 Pedal Highlights

Pedal companies are taking big steps and creating some of the craziest effects boxes we've ever seen...and we've seen a lot! Follow us as we round ...

Vintage Vibes: 1956 Blonde Fender Esquire

Nathaniel takes us down, down, down into a burning ring of fire with this scorching hot 1956 Blonde Fender Esquire. Learn more about the solid-body...

NAMM 2019 Highlight Reel

In case you missed our coverage of Winter NAMM 2019, here's a little highlight reel of the festivities! New gear, new friends, and great times! Che...

Lance Lopez Does Some Bluesy Riffin'

We invited our pal, super blues shredder extraordinaire Lance Lopez, in to check out some of our Gibson Custom Shop beauties! The Texas six-string ...

CME Session - Tyler Carter "Big Things"

Singer songwriter Tyler Carter (Woe is Me, Issues) stopped by and played us a song off his new album, titled "Moonshine." "Big Things" is a track d...

CME Session - Colter Wall's American Epic: "Wild Bill Hickok"

All the way from Saskatchewan by way of the Old West, singer-songwriter Colter Wall seems to have fallen out of a stagecoach somewhere between Nash...

CME Session - Amanda Shires Live at Chicago Music Exchange

Amanda Shires joins us in our Lincoln Ave. studio to show us why her new album, To The Sunset, is not an ending or a beginning, but rather the next...

CME Plugged In #2 - Western Automatic - Staring at the Sun

Chicago Music Exchange General Manager, Alex "100 Riffs" Chadwick, brings his band Western Automatic to the CME Warehouse to perform a Plugged In S...

CME Custom Relicing

At Chicago Music Exchange, we LOVE vintage gear. Nothing feels quite like a guitar that has been played for decades – it's a lot like a perfectly w...

Vintage Vibes: 1963 Gibson Everly Brothers Acoustic

Nathaniel says “Bye Bye Love” to this rare 1963 Natural Gibson Everly Brothers acoustic, but not before having a little fun.

Electrolytic Capacitors Amp Sound

Like all things, instruments age with time. With age comes the need for certain upkeep in order for your instrument to perform to its utmost. In a ...