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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
You’ve got enough on your plate. Let the Chicago Music Exchange help make your holidaze a little clearer with our Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve got the lowdown to keep you on the up-and-up with perfect presents for everyone on your list, including CME Exclusives you can’t get anywhere else, and our full-band breakdown makes it easy to get a jump on your shopping one category at a time. Now what are you waiting for? Bundle up and get goin’! Happy Holidays from everyone at the Chicago Music Exchange!
Get your gear in time for the holiday when you call, chat, email, or select from our expedited shipping options at checkout!
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The CME Holiday Gift Guide is your holiday how-to with great gifts for Mom, Dad, and everyone on your list! Take advantage of no-interest financing for up to 24 months on select brands! Shop below or give us a call for more details!
Browse gifts under $100, check out carefully curated Staff Picks from your favorite CME experts, and shop more convenient categories that’ll take the guesswork out of your holiday hunt. It’s our favorite hack, just in time for the holidays, and it’s only at the Chicago Music Exchange! So skip the search and shop the CME Holiday Gift Guide now to get your shopping done in a flash before the gear they really want gets gone!
Get what you want or shop for the bass player in your life and beat the rush when you shop great gear in-stock right now! Shop our price drop basses, bundle up with our guitar and hardshell case bundles or buy the new, used or vintage bass you have had your eye on today!
Want your gear faster? Please take advantage of our expedited shipping methods at checkout or chat, email, or give us a call to learn more!
The Chicago Drum Exchange is getting in the holiday rhythm with kits, snares, and tons of great gifts for the backbone of the band! We’ve hand-picked our favorite finds and put them right here in this handy gift guide, so you’ll never drop the beat when it comes to getting just the right gear for your little drummer boy or girl!
Stuck between rock and a hard place? Let the Chicago Synth Exchange plug you into what they really want this year with a stunning selection of synths, desktop modules, rack units, mics, interfaces, and more great gear to simplify your holiday shopping!
Registers ring. Are you listening? That’s because the Chicago Music Exchange is heating up with effects pedals that are the perfect present for you and yours! Like this New Vidami Blue Hands Free Video Looper & DAW Controller, which allows learners to keep their hands on their instrument 100% of the time during their online lessons, speeding up time to success. Bundle up effects pedals with limited-edition models when you shop Effects Bundles. Get what you want guilt-free and shop great gear in-stock right now at prices that are sure to make your holiday bright!
Get yours in time for the holiday when you call, chat, email, or select from our expedited shipping options at checkout!
Vintage gear is the gift that keeps on giving year after year. From time-tested to tried-and-true, our curated selection of vintage guitars, drums, amps, and more make holiday history, turning a simple celebration into one for the ages.
EXTENDED HOLIDAY STORE HOURS (CST)
- Tuesday, Dec. 14th - Dec. 18th -
- Sunday, Dec. 19th - Open 11am - 5pm
- Monday, Dec. 20th - Closed
- Tuesday, Dec. 21st - Dec. 23rd -
Open 11am - 7pm
- Friday, Dec. 24th - Open 10am - 4pm
- Saturday, Dec. 25th - Closed
- Sunday, Dec. 26th - Open 11-5pm
- Monday, Dec. 27th - Closed
As part of Chicago Music Exchange's ongoing partnership with Antelope Audio, we’ve partnered up to offer CME’s six-string devotees three FREE quintessential guitar effects plugins—including the Memory Cat Brigade Bucket Brigade Delay, the BBD Chorus Bucket Brigade Chorus, in addition to Antelope’s Reel-to-Reel tape saturation—with the purchase of any Antelope Audio Zen Q or Zen Go bus-powered recording interfaces!View Details
Chicago Music Exchange has started up an exclusive partnership with EarthQuaker Devices to offer our customers unique, one-off editions of some of the most popular EarthQuaker Devices pedals! Check out our entire offering of CME Exclusive EQD one-off pedals, and find a perfect fit for your pedalboard!View Details
As a Taylor GuitarsCustom dealer, Chicago Music Exchange will work with you to help you choose from an assortment of Taylor’s finest tonewoods—including non-standard species and premium grades—as well as a rich palette of feature options and premium appointments that’ll help you bring your distinctive Taylor dream guitar to life! We wanted to give our customers the next level of Taylor guitars, so we went out to the factory ourselves and picked out some of the best woods they have available. While only some of those models are in the shop, now, some are still in production. Here’s a look at some of the new Taylor Custom arrivals available at CME!View Details