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Gretsch, Jackson, EVH, & Charvel | NEW RELEASES 2022
Our favorite family drops a huge wave of exciting new signatures and more performance-minded models to turn up the heat in 2022!
Gretsch debuts fresh new limited edition models, G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet bass guitars, and a handful of other models for New for 2022! New baritone and 12-stringers are on deck. Fresh lefty guitar finish options, Gretsch Rancher Penguin acoustics take flight, and even the G5700 Electromatic Lap Steels make an appearance with three available finishes, if you are in the market for one...or three! Check out all the fresh new models when you shop Gretsch Guitars today!SHOP GRETSCH GUITARS
With a multitude of projects over the years headlined by a nearly two-decade stint with rock powerhouse Guns N’ Roses, Richard Fortus is one of the most respected guitarists in the world.
True to his dreams, the G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon™ Center Block with V-Stoptail checks all the boxes. It begins with a resonant 1.75”-deep, 17”-wide double-cutaway maple body with a lightweight chambered spruce center block running throughout, reinforcing the arched laminate top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance that fits modern stages.
The 24.6” scale length, “U” shaped maple neck and 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets provide easy playability with enhanced sustain and tone, perfect for deep bends and soaring leads.
Guitarists with Fortus’ shape-shifting talents demand versatility in their instruments to remain on top of their game, which is why a set of Custom Wound Filter’Tron™ pickups in the bridge and neck positions fit perfectly.
A master volume with treble bleed circuit allows you to throttle your amp without sacrificing your dialed-in tone, while a master tone with a no-load pot provides that organic vintage ‘Tron feel at the twist of a knob. Switch between pickup combinations with a three-way toggle switch, while a V-stoptail couples with a TonePros® Tune-o-matic Bridge with standard saddles to offer rock-solid tuning and stability. A Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut also minimizes friction between string and nut.
A player-centric instrument ready to rock any genre, the G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon Center Block with V-Stoptail comes in a striking Black finish and is decked out with nickel hardware including the jeweled G-arrow knobs, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays and headstock logo and tortoise pickguard, pickup bezels and binding.
COMING NOVEMBER 2021.
Charvel pops off with phresh Pro-Mod models for 2022. New signature models for four headbangers, and more San Dimas guitar and bass models, ready to rip for 2022! Click, call, chat, or visit us to pick your best Charvel!
Engineered for speed, comfort, and full-throttle attitude, EVH reimagines the 5150 Series guitars, with new deluxe and standard editions. With iconic blast from the past models that blends both throwback and modernized features, don't miss brand new Wolfgang Special & Standard model finishes, new for 2022, too!
And last but not least, Jackson stays true to its shredder reputation with fantastic new finish options on almost all of their models. From the Dinky, to the Soloist, even bringing brand new finishes to the Spectra and X Series Concert Basses, you are sure to find a Jackson finish that will peak your interest with these new 2022 options! Give us a click, call, chat, or visit to talk Jackson Guitars today!
Shop the formidable foursome’s new releases now, and stay tuned for more 2022 product announcements!
From the Mary Kay Stratocaster to a Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘60 with Gold Sparkle binding and an aged blacktop, to an Explorer with a “Clapton cut” on the bass bout—there are so many instruments in this collection that get us excited about guitars again that we couldn’t wait any longer to show you what else we have in-store!View Details
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! Our full-band breakdown makes it easy to get a jump on your shopping—one category at a time. What are you waiting for? Bundle up and get going! Happy Holidays from everyone at the Chicago Music Exchange!View Details
While the guitars from the Murphy Labs at Gibson Custom Shop now showcase Tom Murphy’s work in developing the painting and aging techniques Gibson Guitars uses to replicate the finishes on its limited-run historic models, Murphy’s contributions to the Custom Shop started long before the establishment of Murphy Labs, going all the way back to the first years we opened up shop!Now, in addition to Chicago Music Exchange's existing inventory of some of the best Murphy Labs guitars Gibson has to offer, The CME Collection gives us a look back at a tradition of excellence that Tom Murphy helped begin at the Gibson Custom Shop, including models that have been aged and painted by the man, himself!View Details