Staff Picks

We're the luckiest musicians in the world! We have our hands on the GREATEST GEAR that has ever existed. We build it, we buy it, we play it, and of course we sell it. We all have our favorites and good reasons why. We'd love to keep it a secret and have all of the magical tones to ourselves but that would be CRAZY! Staff Picks is where each of our experts shares their FAVORITE GEAR! It's always changing, always updating with the latest and greatest. Enjoy CME Staff Picks!

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Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Paoletti Signature Richard Fortus #3 Junior Relic White w/Reverse Headstock

$4,299.00
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink
Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink

Castedosa Marianna Standard Aged Shell Pink

$6,400.00
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow

Collings I-30 LC Olive Drab w/Black Knobs

$6,650.00
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Martin "OO" 14-Fret 2015 Sunburst NAMM Summer Special

$7,995.00

Featured Pick of the Month -
Reverend Double Agent W Coral LE w/Roasted Maple Neck (CME Exclusive)

Mike - Outbound Lead

"I've had my eye on these Reverend Guitars for a while now. Being a lifelong strat player, the tweak of style Reverend adds drew me in. Super easy to play! I mean who doesn't love a roasted maple neck?! Delicious."

Jason Staff Picks | Fender Custom Shop
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing Acoustic Guitars / Concert

Taylor 322ce 12-Fret Grand Concert Tropical Mahogany/Tasmanian Blackwood Shaded Edgeburst ES2 w/V-Class Bracing

$2,299.00
From Taylor: 

Our V-Class bracing lends extra power, sustain and sweetness to this cutaway 12-fret Grand Concert, broadening its musical range. Blackwood back and sides produce a strong voice—even in small-body GC—with a meaty midrange focus and a splash of top-end shimmer, while the mahogany top adds a touch of natural compression to smooth out the response from top to bottom. The combination of a 12-fret neck, slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length, and a shifted bridge position (closer to the center of the lower bout) produces a slinkier handfeel. This makes an excellent choice for players who crave the comfort of a compact frame. With its microphone-friendly voice, it also makes a great choice for recording, and with the ES2 electronics, produces a clear, flavorful amplified sound. The dark and earthy aesthetic incorporates a shaded edgeburst top over the dusky mahogany top, black binding, an all-satin finish, a black pickguard, and small diamond inlays in Italian acrylic.

Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Bracing: V-Class
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Black
Number of Frets: 18
Tuners: Taylor Slot Head
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4 3/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
Top Finish: Satin
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Satin
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Plastic
Stain/Sunburst: Blackwood Stain Back/Sides, Medium Brown Stain Top/Neck, Shaded Edge Burst Top
Shaded Edge Burst Top Wedge: None
Armrest: No

Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Gemstone, Italian Acrylic
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
Heel Cap Binding: Black
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/4"
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Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1961 Les Paul SG "CME Spec" - Laurel, Inventory Specialist

"When this beauty hit the shop it took me to a special place. One riddled with wooden panels, cigarette smoke, and a faint taste of scotch on the rocks. This 'CME Spec' SG brings me back to an era I never knew I needed to live in, and I'm here for it. Our Custom "S" Buckers have this baby singing to the high heavens no matter the amp. Not to mention the aging, masterfully done by Tom Murphy and his team, flawlessly ties together an intense feeling of nostalgia. No need for a time machine with this axe by your side."

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 Sonor SQ2 Beech Drum Kit Copper Sparkle - Pete, Drum Sale Specialist

"This Sonor SQ2 Beech Drum Kit has incredible tone and warmth, while still maintaining a punchy and percussive attack when played. Sonor's craftsmanship is of the highest order and is an incredible asset to any drummer's collection."

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ProCo Fat Rat - Laurel, Inventory Specialist

"Ever thought your Rat needed a little more cheese? Look no further than the Fat Rat, a modified twist on a tried and true classic. Complete with MOSFET clipping controls for smooth upper mids and a “Fat” switch that beckons the oomph in your bass, this is an absolute must-have on your board!"

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Gibson ES-335 Sunburst 1960  -  Mario, Sales Specialist

"You want to hear the best guitar you will ever touch? Original PAFs and a Grammy Award-winning guitar is hard to beat. This Gibson is the best kept 'secret' at CME! "

Shop Gibson ES-335

Suhr Limited Edition Modern Terra HH Dark Forest Green w/Original Floyd Rose - Tanner, Customer Service Specialist

"When your guitar matches you, your energies become one, and your powers combined are unstoppable. Plus, it's one of the best playing guitars in the entire store!"

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1971 Fender Precision Bass  -  Ross, Acoustic Sales Specialist

"It's a little country and a little bit rock and roll...everything you want to see in a vintage bass"

Shop Vintage Bass

Fretless Sandberg Bass - Bob, Outbound Manager

"Simple, this hardcore aged low end machine of a fretless bass plays buttery smooth and is impossible to put down. A hot little number capable of gorgeous things. "

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