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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 tone to ourselves but that would be CRAZY! Staff Picks is where each of our experts share their FAVORITE GEAR! It's always changing, always updating with the latest and greatest. Enjoy CME Staff Picks!
"This is the most solid ESP I've ever come across. The neck feels perfect and I get lost in that blue liquid finish!"
"Iris Guitars are easily one of the new store favorites in the acoustic room. Typically a "no frills" type of instrument, these hand painted models feature a beautiful floral pattern that really ties the room together. "
"Look at it!! One of the prettiest guitars out there, and it plays incredibly. "
"I appreciate the fact that we have guitars for many price ranges. 12-strings add so much texture and emotion to songs. This Martin is such a bargain for around $600 and is great for writing, recording, performing, or just noodling around on a blanket in the park with."
"This to me is one of the best 7 strings Music Man is currently making, the playability is unreal, the look is insane and the sound is absolutely fantastic. "
"I particularly like the color combination on this bass. It has a great vintage sound and is so smooth to play. It's just a beautiful instrument."
"This guitar was part of The Richard Fortus Collection that came through and was previously owned by Dr. John. The case contained a hand-carved spear, a bag of voodoo charms, and whole lot of mojo! Sad day when it left the shop to its new home..."
"This is such a beautiful acoustic all the way around. It's got a huge sound and a gorgeous look! Atkin is quickly becoming a shop favorite, and for good reason, they all sound, look, and feel fantastic!"
"For those already familiar with Adam "Nolly" Getgood's playing, no further explanation is necessary. This is a true swiss army knife for aggressive bass tones and amazing tone shaping with all the features that you would ever want for your home recording set up or live playing (even ampless)!"
"Handcrafted in Denver, Colorado, these unique bass drum beaters are what every drummer needs to spice up their kit. Choose your own distinct sound with their variety of leather, wool, felt, and wood beaters. They come in a smorgasbord of colors and styles, but the CME Exclusives are my fav (duh!) Pick one up today and hear what you're missing! "
"This guitar is lightweight and ready to rock n' roll. The Murphy Lab put their touch on this guitar and I would not change one thing about it!"
"I chose this snare because of its dark characteristics. It's a great, full-bodied snare drum to add to the kit."
Epiphone honors real rock royalty with the Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Standard, the brand’s latest signature release, designed in collaboration with the Officer of the Order of Canada and Rush co-founder himself.View Details
One of Guild’s rarest models returns in this one-off Special Run from the brand’s California facility. Constructed with an AAA-grade Sitka spruce top, scalloped Adirondack spruce bracing, mother-of-pearl V-block inlays, and rosewood back and sides, this Guild Special Run D-512E 12-string is the first of its kind to be made in Guild’s California facility and one of only a few in the company’s 68 years of production.View Details
Introducing the new American Ultra CME Exclusive Telecaster and Stratocaster, finished in Mystic Pine and your choice of Quicksilver or Plum Metallic, and outfitted with an ebony fingerboard and a gleaming gold anodized pickguard for a progressive look to match the super shreddy specs!View Details