Vintage Tours: Dallas International Guitar Festival

VINTAGE TOURS: DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

Everything's bigger in the Lone Star State!

Intrigue, romance, murder: that’s Dallas. Okay, maybe that’s just Dallas the TV show, but how about two jet-lagged guitar nerds, 200,000+ square feet of possibility, and one bone white Camaro? That’s our Dallas. 

We fitted up our vintage buyers with some new cowboy boots and flew them deep into the heart of Texas to show off their two-step and lasso up the best in show at the Dallas International Guitar Festival, one of the biggest vintage and resale shows of the year.

Image of a Musicvox Space Ranger bass guitar

After a quick Lone Star and a porterhouse or two at the Dallas Market Hall chuck wagon, they set to filling their hands with 105 vintage and NOS beauties, rustling up a real bounty like a  ‘44 banner Gibson J-45 that could tell you whut, a ‘68 Fender Custom Maverick Sunburst made from leftover Electric XII parts and converted to six strings, double the doublenecks with a special-order ‘74 Cherry Gibson EDS-1275 and ‘66 Mosrite Joe Maphis in an extremely rare blue finish, and the rest of a Texas-sized haul of wild yellow roses. 

image of an Aquaburst Gibson Flying V
image of a Gibson Les Paul Custom that is all maple

These golden gets won’t last long. As a matter of fact, we’ve sold a few already, so if you want to make away with your share of the loot you’d better be quick on the draw. Call, click, or stop in today for finds as rare as Texas tea! And keep on the lookout for the next run of CME Exclusive Les Pauls. They’re only available right here–at Chicago Music Exchange, partner.

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PICKIN' PLYSWhen they weren’t picking the show clean, our buyers were in the Gibson Custom Shop booth with Matt Hallam, Gibson’s Director of Relations and Support, hand-selecting and framing stunning custom tops for our next batch of CME Exclusive Les Pauls. 

We were lucky enough to get the first picks of the litter when it came to these tops, so you know we secured only the best of the best!

GET YOUR HEAD (NECK STRAIGHT!)


Not all vintage guitars are players' dream machines. After all, these are old, (in some cases VERY old) wooden instruments that have been used and/or abused for decades. While we try our best to only select the finest vintage instruments to bring back home to Chicago, sometimes we find some incredible deals that need just a little bit of TLC.

Lucky for us, we have a world-class repair shop in our basement, with many extremely-talented repairmen ready to tackle any repair job we can throw at them. In order to provide you with the absolute best vintage buying experience possible, we thoroughly inspect every piece we buy before it hits the floor to make sure that you can still play the guitar you buy from us.


Sometimes all a guitar needs is a new set of strings and a tune up and it's ready to go...other times it takes a little elbow grease to get it back in playing condition. Take a peek at the pictures below to watch our technicians reset some necks and get that vintage mojo flowing once again, as well as some other highlights from our time in Dallas!

SHOP VINTAGE GUITARS

Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Solid Body Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s

Airline Town & Country Sunburst 1960s

$695.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974

Gibson ES-150DC Walnut 1974

$3,295.00
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973

Gretsch 7595 White Falcon Stereo White 1973

$6,595.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1978

$3,595.00
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978

Ibanez GB10 George Benson Sunburst 1978

$2,395.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960

Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry 1960

$7,995.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969

Gibson SG Custom Walnut 1969

$5,795.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson L-7C Natural 1953

Gibson L-7C Natural 1953

$3,895.00
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s

Ibanez PF-200 Vintage White 1970s

$795.00
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970

Fender Bronco Fiesta Red 1970

$1,395.00
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956

Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet Black 1956

$7,995.00
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968
Gretsch Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968

Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1968

$2,995.00

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