Vintage Tours: Dallas Guitar Show

VINTAGE TOURS: DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR SHOW

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.

dallas group

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

Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965

Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965

$2,395.00
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974

Gibson Les Paul Signature Sunburst 1974

$4,495.00
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967
Guild Starfire IV Green 1967

Guild Starfire IV Green 1967

$2,995.00
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967
Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967

Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo 1967

$3,995.00
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960
Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960

Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman Walnut 1960

$9,495.00
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956
Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956

Gibson Les Paul All Gold 1956

$39,995.00
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962
Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962

Fender Fender Bass VI Sunburst 1962

$9,995.00
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968
Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968

Fender Telecaster Thinline Mahogany 1968

$6,995.00
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974
Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974

Gibson Les Paul Special '55 Reissue 1974 Sunburst 1974

$2,195.00
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959
Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959

Gibson Les Paul Junior DC 3/4 Cherry 1959

$2,995.00
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962
Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962

Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody Orange 1962

$3,695.00
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955
National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955

National Dynamic 1125 Sunburst 1955

$795.00

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