Labor of Love: Lost at CME - Cowboy Jesus & The Sugar Bums

Max Jenkins, Will Robinson from Netflix's Lost in Space re-boot, and his band Cowboy Jesus & The Sugar Bums stopped by Chicago Music Exchange t...

A Guide to Chicago for Musicians

So, you're visiting Chicago, and you've already made the most important decision: you're visiting Chicago Music Exchange. While it's easy to spend ...

Labor of Love: The Life and Times

 We sat down with Allen Epley, guitar guru #1 from the band The Life and Times and asked him how music became his LABOR OF LOVE!

Vintage Vibes: 1968 Pink Paisley Fender Telecaster Featuring Nathaniel Murphy

This 1968 Pink Paisley Fender Telecaster was definitely born to be wild, and Nathaniel shows us why. 

Vintage Vibes: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe Sunburst

Henry tells the story of Trini Lopez and his highly collectible signature model, the Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe, thawing our weary winter bones in t...

Labor of Love: Tancred

Jess Abbott, AKA Tancred, stopped by to dig on our 60s odd body vintage guitars and treated us to her tune "Clipping" from her album "Nightstand". ...

Vintage Vibes: 1967 Gibson Byrdland Sunburst

From somewhere over the rainbow comes this badass Byrdland. A portmanteau of both Billy Byrd and Hank Garland, who designed the guitar with Gibson’...

Vintage Vibes: 1965 Gibson Dove Sunburst

Our acoustic guru Karl soars on this 1965 Sunburst Gibson Dove. Not a feather is ruffled, nor out of place on this bird. Clean and pristine, just l...

Labor of Love: Stelth Ulvang

Stelth Ulvang is a singer-songwriter who's ability to weave delicate lattices of deeply emotional lyrics over catchy rhythms is one not commonly sh...

Vintage Vibes: 1960 Natural Gibson ES-335TDN

Our marketing man Evan (don’t you call him no intern!) has the honor of showing you what he can do on the most viewed guitar in our entire online i...

Vintage Vibes: 1959 Fender Sunburst Precision Bass

Holy cow! It’s a hometown 1959 Fender Precision Bass! Purchased at a Chicago garage sale in the early ‘70s, this beautiful Three-Tone Sunburst Prec...

Labor of Love: Sarah Louise

Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars is Sarah Louise’s most fearless work to date. Louise broadens beyond folk forms on her latest, turning streams of...