Inside: Mule Guitars

Matt Eich takes us through his story and how each success–and each failure–that came with starting over would bring him one step closer to somethin...

Summer NAMM 2019 Chicago Music Exchange Highlights

We’re having a blast fiddling around at Summer NAMM, scoping out all our favorite brands, just up to our necks in new released like a couple of kid...

Inside: Tackle Instrument Co. Q&A with Scott McPherson

Inspired by vintage military and camping tack, Tackle uses canvas, leather, brass, copper and many of the same materials popular with heritage bran...

Inside: Bilt Guitars Q&A with Tim Thelen

BilT was born out of the creative spirit to change what you can because you can. Founded by friends and coworkers Tim Thelen and Bill Henss, the b...

Inside: Santa Cruz Guitars Q&A with Richard Hoover

The Santa Cruz Guitar Company has one goal: to make better guitars for a better life. Drawing inspiration from violin makers, SCGC is all about the...

Inside: Old Blood Noise Endeavors Q&A with Brady Smith

Threads of the silver screen are woven into the identity of each and every Old Blood Noise pedal, because for them it’s just as much about the visu...

Inside: Novo Guitars

Handcrafted works of art, each Novo is thoughtfully created from the selection of the wood, the layers and layers of MASTER finishing work to the p...

Inside: Warwick Bass Workshop Q&A with Peter-Hans Wilfer

Marc took a trip across the big pond to visit our friend Hans , CEO of Warwick Basses in Markneukirchen, Germany.  When he arrived, Marc found the ...

Short Scale Basses at Chicago Music Exchange

It's the year of the Short Scale Bass! The best in Bass builders are all creating a Bass that fits your short scale needs. Basses from Fender, Supr...

Starter Guitars - Guitars for Beginners at Chicago Music Exchange

From your first guitar to your best guitar, Chicago Music Exchange has everything you need to get started playing guitar. As your playing evolves a...

Strange Echoes: 5 Wild Reverb Pedals to Check Out Right Now

Where once we built giant rooms, enormous reverberating panels and walls, and huge machines to record and refract sound there is now—a box. For som...

The Musicians Guide to Facial Hair

Prehistorically, beards were grown for warmth, intimidation, and protection. Today, facial hair can be used to determine which guitar suits you...