CME Sessions | Baroness

Baroness Live Session at Chicago Music Exchange!

We’re used to seeing live touring acts stop into CME—but, it’s not often that we get our own private concert! No matter what descriptors one might use to describe Baroness’s music, the way they use classic guitar models equipped with single-coil pickups to paint lush sonic landscapes is a reminder to musical artists of any genre that, often, the best surface upon which to paint—whether recording or in live performances—is a colorless canvas. Check out what we mean, here, in the Baroness CME Session!   

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Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968 Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Fender Telecaster Blonde 1968

$9,995.00
The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Summary
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Ash Body
Body Details: Solid ash body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .87" (!st fret), .94" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"

Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Neck Details: Bolt-on one piece maple neck with unbound maple fingerboard, dot inlays, and heel-adjust truss rod. The neck has been refretted and the nut has been replaced. The neck has a "3 JUL 68B" heel stamp.
Electronics: Original single coil pickups with black bobbins, with 3-way blade switch and master volume/tone controls. The wiring harness is original, although some solder joints appear to have been touched up. The mix of plastic and cloth insulated wire is not unusual for this era. The pot codes date to 1966.
Pickup Measurements: 6.7k (neck), 6.4k (bridge)
Hardware: Some saddle hardware has been replaced, otherwise original.
Weight: 8lbs 12oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Neck has been refretted -Non-original nut -Some solder joints have been touched up
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: Guitar is in good condition with moderate wear. The finish has faded, there are scratches, dents, dings, finish chips, and areas of finish wear throughout. The pickguard has shrunk. The hardware shows a medium patina.
Serial Number: 212390
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with medium-low action, and is currently set up with 10s. The neck is slightly backbowed even with the truss rod fully loose, and so lighter strings would not be recommended. The guitar has been set up to play cleanly and comfortably in this condition. The frets are narrow and tall with minor wear. The neck stamp and serial number date this guitar to 1968.
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Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954 Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Fender Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde Refin 1954

$21,995.00
The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Summary
Finish Details: Refinished and reliced by RS Guitar works
Body Material: Ash Body
Body Details: Solid ash body with 9/54 red pencil date in neck pocket.
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Profile: C
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret 0.827", 12th fret 0.955"
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"

Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Neck Details: One piece maple neck/fretboard with heel adjust truss rod. The neck heel has a 5-26-52 pencil date. The neck heel also has a "D" stamp. This was common on Teles from 1952-1954.
Electronics: Electronics have been replaced. Neck pickup is a fender custom shop 53, bridge is a lindy fralin vintage hot. Pots, cap, and switch are all new.
Pickup Measurements: Bridge 6.85, Neck 7.19
Hardware: The bridge is an early 50s Fender part, all other hardware is repro.
Weight: 7lbs 1oz
Modifications/Repairs: -body has been refinished and reliced -neck has been refretted by Joe Glaser -nut has been replaced -neck plate has been replaced -neck pickup is a fender custom shop 53 -bridge pickup is a lindy fralin vintage hot -pots, cap, and switch are all new as well as control plate and knobs -pickguard is a repro -the bridge is vintage dating to the early 50s, but has been modified with a small channel ground into each side of the plate in line with the saddles as well as two holes drilled on either side of the channel -tuners are repros; there are holes that have been plugged from previous tuners as well as indents on the face of the headstock from previous tuner bushings
Case Details: Hardshell
Cosmetic Condition: The body has been refinished and reliced. The neck has some minor checking and a few small dings on the fretboard.
Serial Number: 2232
Tech Notes: Guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. Frets are tall and show little sign of wear. -1952 neck, 1954 body, early 50s bridge
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Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare
Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare

Ludwig 5x14 Pewter Over Copper Snare Drum

$899.00
With close to 100 years' experience building copper timpani, the newest member to the Ludwig USA snare drum range is the Copper Phonic snare drum. High Volume performance with complete focus and dark-low qualities, the Copper Phonic is the next best in Ludwig's Phonic tone pallet. A true legend in the making.

  • 1.2mm Seamless Copper Shell
  • 2.3mm Steel Triple Flanged Hoops (Optional Die-Cast)
  • P88AC Throw Off
  • P35P Butt Plate
  • Ludwig Weather Master Medium Coated Head
  • Ludwig Weather Master Clear Snare Side Head
  • 10 lugs
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Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String
Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969 Bass Guitars / 4-String

Fender Precision Bass Sunburst 1969

$5,815.00
The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Summary
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Alder Body
Body Details: Solid alder body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .87" (1st fret), .98" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"

Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 34
Neck Details: Bolt-on maple neck with unbound rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and heel-adjust truss rod. The nut has been replaced with a bone nut. There is a "5 MAR 69B" date stamp on the heel.
Electronics: Original Fender single coil pickups and wiring harness, with volume/tone controls; one pickup bobbin is black and one is grey, which is normal for this time period. The pot codes date to 1966.
Pickup Measurements: 10.3k
Hardware: The nut is not original
Weight: 9lbs
Modifications/Repairs: Non-original bone nut
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The bass has nice aging present, with finish checking and numerous small dings and chips. The red has faded from the finish on the back of the body, and the pickguard is slightly warped and chipped. The neck is glossy and smooth with a few small dings.
Serial Number: 243226
Tech Notes: The bass plays well with medium-low action, and moderate neck relief. The truss rod has limited adjustability, but the bass is set up to play cleanly and comfortably; there is some light buzzing higher on the neck. The fret are wide and low with minor wear. The serial number and heel stamp date to 1969.
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