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Gibson USA | CME Exclusive Les Paul Standards
Chicago Music Exchange is proud to announce our first line of CME Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standards, based on two of our favorite burst finishes from Gibson Custom Shop!
CME Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard ’50sThe CME Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard ’50s models feature a distinguished Dirty Lemon Burst inspired by the beautifully fading original cherry bursts from the late ’50s. Standard ’50s models boast a Vintage ’50s neck profile, rosewood fretboard, and gold “top hat” control knobs with pointers, plus Vintage Deluxe tuning machines with keystone buttons.
CME Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard ’60sThe CME Exclusive Les Paul Standard ’60s models feature a vibrant, rich red-orange Tomato Soup Burst. Standard ’60s models also come with a 1960 slim-taper neck profile, rosewood fretboard, gold “top hat” control knobs with pointers, and Grover Rotomatic tuning machines with kidney buttons.
Gibson “T-Type” Humbucking Pickups
Both CME Exclusive Les Paul Standard ’50s and Les Paul Standard ’60s come equipped with a pair of Gibson T-Type humbuckers, to provide a well-rounded top-end chime! Developed in collaboration with Chicago Music Exchange for an exclusive 2019-2021 run of CME Exclusive SG Standards, “T-Type” pickups are a replica of Gibson’s T-Top humbucker pickups used from 1968-1980—the same model pickup Jimmy Page installed in the bridge his own 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst, affectionately dubbed his “No. 1,” which helped to forever define the sound of ‘70s hard rock.
Renowned for their consistency, clarity, and note definition, Gibson’s original T-Tops became known for offering brilliant chime without sacrificing low-end. Meticulous replicas of the T-Top, “T-Type” pickups feature Alnico 5 magnets, a low-to-moderate 7.45k ohm DC resistance, polyurethane insulated wire, and chrome covers, and they are built to clean up beautifully with a turn of the volume knob for incredible dynamic range and pure tone at all decibel levels.
Chicago Music Exchange has long been a destination for Gibson electric guitars. When it comes to new models straight from the Nashville factory, you can find everything from the latest Standard and Artist models, to Custom Shop “CME Spec,” to aged editions from Murphy Labs. Plus, CME’s carefully curated collection of vintage and used Gibson models range from worn-in relics, to closet classics that seem to have never been taken out of their case, to collector’s items that are in themselves pieces of music history. No matter your preference or price point, CME’s regularly replenished assortment of new and vintage/used Gibson guitars comprises one of the most comprehensive and diverse selections you’ll find for sale, anywhere—once again, reaffirming CME’s unofficial reputation as “The World’s Greatest Guitar Store.”View Details
Now introducing the Chicago Synth Exchange - Synth 101 Soundboard Blog! In addition, to our ongoing Synth 101 series of in-store seminars hosted by our resident Synth expert, Roland Chira, which covers everything from the basics of sound synthesis to the virtually endless variety of sounds and functionalities available from synth products in the store—along with an audio demonstration, so you can hear each of the sounds you can create, yourself—we’re devoting a section of CME’s Soundboard Blog to provide an additional online resource and reference for all musicians, on the fundamentals of sound synthesis!View Details
The Chicago Music Exchange is proud to unveil its first original colorway, Pacific Peach, designed in collaboration with the legendary electric guitar brand and available now on the Fender Player Series. Now available in accessory products! Shop your Kyser capo in Pacific Peach today!View Details