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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Leo Quan Badass OGT Bass Keys Open Gear Small Post 4-in-Line Set Nickel Parts / Amp Parts
Leo Quan Badass OGT Bass Keys Open Gear Small Post 4-in-Line Set Nickel Parts / Amp Parts

Leo Quan Badass OGT Bass Keys Open Gear Small Post 4-in-Line Set Nickel

$69.99
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle (CME Exclusive) Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Reverend Crosscut Rainbow Sparkle

$1,099.00
Yamaha P-225B 88-Key Digital Piano w/Weighted Action Black Keyboards and Synths / Electric Pianos
Yamaha P-225B 88-Key Digital Piano w/Weighted Action Black Keyboards and Synths / Electric Pianos
Yamaha P-225B 88-Key Digital Piano w/Weighted Action Black Keyboards and Synths / Electric Pianos
Yamaha P-225B 88-Key Digital Piano w/Weighted Action Black Keyboards and Synths / Electric Pianos
Yamaha P-225B 88-Key Digital Piano w/Weighted Action Black Keyboards and Synths / Electric Pianos

Yamaha P-225B 88-Key Digital Piano w/Weighted Action Black

$749.99
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Kramer Artist Dave Mustaine Vanguard Silver Metallic

$1,299.00

Featured Pick of the Month -
PRS Pink Silver Sky

Andrew - CEO

"Because PRS are hands down some of the best INSTRUMENTS in this building. Pick one up to see for yourself!"

Andrew Staff Pick
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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Ludwig 6.5x14 Classic Maple Chicago Series Bamboo Strata  - Dave, Accounting Operations Manager

"Super cool looking finish with a really warm and precise sound to it. This snare is immediately comfortable to play and has that classic Ludwig sound!"

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2001 Gibson SG Gothic Black - Joseph, Customer Service Lead

"Take the most badass guitar in the shop, make it black, make it goth. Respect the horns!"

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Music Man St. Vincent Signature HH 2018 Charcoal Sparkle -  Tanner, Assistant Store Manager

"That's one unique body shape! And the guitar's cool too!"

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National Val Pro 82 Resoglass  - Ben, HR Generalist

"It's what Jeff Gordon would want."

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MiniMoog Model D -  David, Marketing Copywriter

"For a guitar player who doesn't know anything about synths, the Model D is maybe the single best instrument to figure out what electronic sound synthesis is all about! Turns out, you have to plug it in first, though!"

Shop Moog Synthesizers

1957 Gibson J45 - Felix, Ecommerce Listing Coordinator

"Nothing beats a vintage Gibson acoustic, also can be used as a a perfect baseball bat!"

Shop Vintage & Used Gibson Acoustics
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Gibson SG Sparkling Red-  Jett, Counter Associate

"Cool color, a bigsby, and 3 pickups to give people something to complain about!"

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