Fender Custom Shop "Chicago Special" Stratocasters

Fender Custom Shop has been creating some of the best instruments since 1987. In keeping with the true spirit of Leo’s original vision of the compa...

Tone Tour - Kevin Ray of Walk the Moon

Walk The Moon bassist Kevin Ray stopped by the Chicago Music Exchange to talk tone! Kevin walks us through his pedal board, loaded with Earthquaker...

Boss Pedals 2020 New NAMM Releases

BOSS is showing off two new amps at this year’s winter NAMM: the Katana Artist MKII & Acoustic Singer Live LT.

Inside: Godin Guitars

Godin Guitars was founded by Robert Godin on the principles of impeccable craftsmanship, exceptional play-ability, and modern design. Now with sons...

Inside: JHS Pedals Q&A with Josh Scott

JHS makes simple pedals, each with a simple goal: to contribute to and further the history of the electric guitar. It’s this aim that guides the de...

Inside: Ludwig Drums Q&A with Uli Salazar

Ludwig is synonymous with big names, big sound, and bigger stars, and like many small businesses that grew into giants, the Ludwig brothers started...

Inside: Mayones Guitars & Basses

Mayones makes guitars and basses by hand. This may seem like a common enough selling point for most boutique manufacturers, but for brothers Dawid ...

Inside: Gibson Montana

Author Jim Harrison, a longtime resident of Montana, once wrote, “Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by wh...

Inside: Dunable Guitars Q&A with Sacha Dunable

We talked with Sacha about Dunable Guitars, tuning down, and just what goes into making the heaviest-sounding workhorse around. 

Inside: Death By Audio

“Death By Audio is the inevitable end to my life.” That’s how our conversation with Oliver Ackermann begins, appropriately enough with death. It’...

Vintage Tours: Orlando Guitar Show

Our vintage buyers travel to the Orlando International Guitar and Music Expo, where dreams come true. Deep in the heart of dreamland, gilded by the...

Inside: Banker Custom Guitars

If you can believe it, Banker Custom Guitars is exactly what it sounds like–custom guitars, made by hand by a former banker–but they're also the fi...