BOUTIQUE GUITAR SHOWCASE | 2021

Boutique Guitar Showcase 2021 at the Chicago Music Exchange

Seven countries, 16 cities, and thousands and thousands of miles, but the Boutique Guitar Showcase finds its way back to the Chicago Music Exchange again! Catch the Chicago leg of its worldwide tour on Saturday, September 4th, when the mobile guitar convention stops by our beautiful Lincoln Avenue showroom to share and sell masterworks from some of the world’s finest boutique builders.

Curator Jamie Gale will be on-hand September 4th from 12 pm to 4 pm for special viewings of the following American and international lutherie brands:

Atelier Rosenkrantz
AVA Guitars
B3 Guitars
Batson Guitars
Di Donato Guitars
Diego Vila Guitars
Dingwall Guitars
Franchin Guitars
Galloup Guitars
Giulio Negrini Guitars
iVee Guitars
JJ Guitars
JOI Guitars
Klein Guitars
LHT Guitars

Lucem Guitars
Marchione Guitars
Matsuda Guitars
o3 Custom Guitars
OOPEGG
Paoletti Guitars
R. Robinson Guitars
Relish Guitars
Roggero Guitars
Sankey Guitars
Skytop Guitars
Tausch Guitars
Teuffel
Tim Bram Handmade Guitars
Vilhelm Engstrom Guitars
Wild Customs

These spectacular creations will be available to the public starting Thursday, August 19th, but via phone and in-store sales only, so call or visit us today to stake your claim, and don’t forget to stop by the Boutique Guitar Showcase 2021 at the Chicago Music Exchange on Saturday, September 4th, to see the whole band in person!

BOUTIQUE GUITAR SHOWCASE 2021 LIVESTREAM EVENT

GUITARS EN TOUR 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

"EDUDEMONIA" DI DONATO GUITARS

The name Eudemonia is from ancient Greek and it means “Eudemony”, happiness as a purpose of life, having a good guardian spirit. (Eu = good, Daemon = demon not in a bad way, but something superior that guides and inspires you). On the back of the neck I hand wrote the “letter to Meneceus” by Epicurus, also known as “Letter about Happiness”. Another important feature of this guitar is that the pickups are made with very old copper wire (almost 60 years old). This gives the guitar a very interesting and rich sound.

Body: Figured Italian Poplar
Neck: Korina
Headstock: Ebony
Scale: 25"
Nut Width: 42mm

Fretboard: Bocote
FB Radius: 10"
Frets: 22 Stainless Steel
Bridge: Custom Di Donato Aluminum
Pickups: Di Donato Bridge

Switch: Schaller
Tuners: Schertler
Finish: High Gloss 2K Acrylic
Case: Custom Cedar Creek

"EMBLEMS" JOI GUITARS

Emblems is a piece designed to celebrate important items used by the first nations peoples and settlers. Indigenous artist Karver Everson was commissioned for the bear design for this piece. British Columbia jade was used for the fret markers as well as detailing the back of the body and headstock. Fish glue was used to glue the fingerboard.

Body: Vancouver Island Big Leaf Maple
Neck: Big Leaf Maple
Headstock: Big Leaf Maple
Scale: 25.4”
Nut Width: 1.75”

Fretboard: Ebony
FB Radius: Compound 12" - 16"
Frets: 20 Stainless Steel
Bridge: JOI Ebony

Tuners: Graphtech Gear Ratio Tuners
Finish: Polyurethane
Case: Hoffee

"THE MISSION" GALLOUP GUITARS

Frank Lloyed Wright inspired build for the Miami Art Basel Show. The chair has a hidden drawer with a wine bottle, decanter, & glass. 

Body: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Headstock: Brazilian Rosewood
Scale: 25.5”
Nut Width: 1.75”

Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
FB Radius: Compound 16" - 30”
Frets: Nickel Silver
Inlay: Wood
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood

Tuners: Waverly
Finish: Nitro Cellulose
Case: Hoffee

"NO. 92 PROTOTYPE FOR DECONSTRUCTION SERIES" MATSUDA GUITARS

Body: Maple / Mahogany / Wenge / Cedar
Top: Spruce / Balsa / Nomex Honeycomb (Double Top)
Neck: Tempered Maple
Headstock: Wenge
Scale: 25”

Fretboard: Wenge
FB Radius: Matsuda Standard
Nut Width: 1 5/16”
Frets: 22 Stainless Steel
Bridge: Wenge

Pickups: Bartolini Neck
Tuners: Gotoh
Finish: Lacquer & Oil Varnish
Case: Custom Flight Case

MORE GUITARS EN TOUR 2021

SHOP BOUTIQUE GUITAR SHOWCASE

AVA AVA One Carbon Fibre Hollow Body Salmon (BGS 2021)
AVA AVA One Carbon Fibre Hollow Body Salmon (BGS 2021)
AVA AVA One Carbon Fibre Hollow Body Salmon (BGS 2021)

AVA One Carbon Fibre Hollow Body Salmon (BGS 2021)

$5,000.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773
AVA AVA One Carbon Fibre White (BGS 2021)
AVA AVA One Carbon Fibre White (BGS 2021)
AVA AVA One Carbon Fibre White (BGS 2021)

AVA One Carbon Fibre White (BGS 2021)

$5,000.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773
b3 B3 Phoenix V Korina Transparent Amber (BGS 2021)
b3 B3 Phoenix V Korina Transparent Amber (BGS 2021)
b3 B3 Phoenix V Korina Transparent Amber (BGS 2021)

B3 Phoenix V Korina Transparent Amber (BGS 2021)

$5,900.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773
b3 B3 SL 59 1-Piece Mahogany/Eastern Flame Maple Brockburst (BGS 2021)
b3 B3 SL 59 1-Piece Mahogany/Eastern Flame Maple Brockburst (BGS 2021)
b3 B3 SL 59 1-Piece Mahogany/Eastern Flame Maple Brockburst (BGS 2021)

B3 SL 59 1-Piece Mahogany/Eastern Flame Maple Brockburst (BGS 2021)

$6,400.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773

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