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December 04, 2014

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Showtime Documentary Features CME Gear

This past November, Showtime launched a new documentary series that goes behind the scenes with some of today's most talented songwriters as they create and record new music based on recently discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan's legendary Basement Tape sessions. Among the artists featured in Showtime's Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued is friend and customer of Chicago Music Exchange, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.

I was pretty delighted to see Marcus using the Telecaster that he purchased from Chicago Music Exchange last year. It was a well-played 1967 Blonde Fender Telecaster that was routed for a Humbucker pickup. Throughout the sessions, Marcus appears to have fallen in love with this special guitar, and it's clearly become an inspiration in his writing and playing.

As a vintage shop, we are dedicated to tracking down (and attracting sellers to bring in) the coolest vintage guitars in the world. We work really hard to curate this incredible selection of instruments. We also have a repair shop full of technicians who bring 'lost gear' back to life and make possible modifications like the one Marcus requested.

When an artist like Marcus Mumford comes to us and picks out a unique guitar such as this Telecaster and uses it to make music on a Bob Dylan project, collaborating with Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett, and Jim James...well that pretty much makes our dreams come true.

David Kalt
David Kalt