The CME Collection | ACOUSTICS

Take A Tour Of The Best Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars In Our Store!

It may not be the first thing you see when you walk into CME but, tucked in the back corner of our store—past the counter, the wall of Les Pauls, and the Gibson thinlines on the left—you’ll find a pair of French doors that open up to our Acoustic Room. Walk in and you’ll find yourself a humidity-/temperature-controlled room, which is essentially a walk-in humidor full of all the six-string (at times, 12-string) acoustic instruments we have, from the most sought-after brands our customers love and are always looking for—all of which can be perused at a glance with one swivel of the head. 

And with the new additions added from The CME Collection, you’ll find one of the largest assortments of the highest-quality vintage, used and new acoustics from Gibson, Martin, and Taylor—in addition to boutique brands like Atkin, Santa Cruz, Lowden—including some of the most collectible historic models and cutting-edge advancements you’ll find all together in one room, anywhere!

Gibson Montana @ CME

Right when you walk into the Acoustic Room, you’ll probably notice our new Gibson Montana (and Epiphone) flat-top acoustic guitars along the far wall, prominently displaying many of the most beloved acoustic guitar models, preferred by artists around the world over the past century, ever since the introduction of the first Gibson flat-tops in 1926 with the first L-1 models.

But, before we make it to the back of the Acoustic Room where we keep the vintage and used Gibson models, make sure you don’t miss the latest additions from The CME Collection—including a Gibson Custom Advanced Jumbo Flamed Maple, or Gibson Songwriter Mystic (1 of 65). Plus, you can’t miss the Gibson Hummingbird Custom Quilt featuring custom inlays and blue finish!

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Gibson Acoustics
Atkin

Boutique Brands @ CME: Atkin Acoustics 

If you’re easily entranced by Gibson acoustics, make sure you don’t miss (or trip over!) our display tables right in the front. There, you’ll see Atkin Acoustics meticulously crafted in the U.K. to pay tribute to particular historical acoustic guitar designs that the luthier, Alister Atkin, loves.

It’s worth noting that CME has helped build a following of Atkin acoustic guitar aficionados over on this side of the pond, and we now offer the largest collection of Atkin Guitars in the United States.

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Taylor Guitars @ CME

To the right of the Atkin Acoustics table, you’ll see our full-wall display of Taylor Guitars, featuring the latest assortment of tonewoods the company offers—from the Academy Series and Baby Taylors to their latest GT and American Dream series, plus a full selection of 300-900 series—all the way to our assortment of Taylor Custom guitars sporting woods that have been hand-picked by our expert acoustic guitar buying team. 

Plus, with The CME Collection added to our Taylor inventory, we now have more Taylor Custom models than we’ve ever offered! So, if you’re looking for the perfect Taylor Custom to suit your refined sonic and aesthetic sensibilities, ask about our additions included as part of The CME Collection!

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Taylor Custom Guitar
Martin

Martin Guitars @ CME 

Of course, the CME Acoustic Room would be incomplete without the classic acoustic models from America’s oldest guitar manufacturer on our wall. Along the far wall, past the Gibsons, you’ll see the quintessential square-shouldered dreadnought—the guitar that helped displace the banjo as America’s most popular form of acoustic accompaniment.
 
From D18s to D45s, from 0s to 000s to OMs—there’s a body shape and size to fit any Martin player along our walls. Plus, ask us about our new additions with new items from The CME Collection—including a Martin D28 Authentic 1937 Natural Aged, as well as a Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought!

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Vintage & Used Acoustics @ CME

Once you’ve wandered to the back of CME’s L-shaped Acoustic Room, past the Taylor wall, you’ll see a selection of guitars that help define what we do here at Chicago Music Exchange, reminding collectors CME’s not just a premium shop for vintage and used electrics! 

In fact, some of the most historic collectible- and player-grade vintage and used instruments that have come through our store have been featured prominently in the back corner of our Acoustic Room, where we feature the historic vintage guitar models that have inspired bedroom guitarists and professional musicians for over a century of recorded music!

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Vintage Acoustic Guitars

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Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015

Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015

$4,995.00
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019
Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019

Gibson Doves in Flight Blue 2019

$6,995.00
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45
Gibson J-45

Gibson J-45 "Vintage" Sunburst 2015

$3,795.00
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015
Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015

Gibson Custom Hummingbird Koa Elite Natural 2015

$3,295.00

Come to CME’s Acoustic Room and take our mini-tour in person and hear all of the brands and models you’ve been hoping you’ll get to play someday—all in one day—while you pick out the perfect acoustic guitar that fits your musical personality!

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Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Gibson Humminbird Sunburst 1968

$4,595.00
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1969

$4,495.00
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Martin D-28 Natural 1969 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

Martin D-28 Natural 1969

$7,995.00
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body
Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939 Electric Guitars / Hollow Body

Gibson Super 400 Premier Sunburst 1939

$16,995.00

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Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018 Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard VOS w/ Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard Sunburst 2018

$8,695.00
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015 Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Gibson SG Les Paul Custom Polaris White 2015

$3,995.00
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012 Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Gibson Custom '60 Les Paul Reissue Sunburst 2012

$4,195.00
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013 Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Gibson Custom '58 Les Paul Standard Reissue Sunburst 2013

$4,195.00