BOUTIQUE GUITAR SHOWCASE | ENTOUR 2023

See Instrument Designs From Today’s World-Class Boutique Builders
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023

Mark your calendars! Just as we did in 2020-2022, Chicago Music Exchange will proudly host the Boutique Guitar Showcase enTour 2023!

Admirers of boutique guitar craftsmanship and fine lutherie, alike, from all across the Midwest are invited to attend the in-person showcase on Saturday, October 21, from 12-4 PM, featuring over 40 incredibly unique instruments all thoughtfully curated by Jamie Gale from boutique builders around the globe.

Bacci Guitars and Basses
Batson Guitars
Berg Guitares Electriques
Diego Vila Guitars
Dingwall Guitars
Vilhelm Engstrom
Greenfield Guitars
Honeytea Instruments
JOI Guitars
Karol Solo
Ergon Guitars
Galloup Guitars
Hozen Guitars
Donovan Leah Guitars
Marchione Guitars

MarconiLab
O3 customs - Alejandro Ramirez

OOPEGG - Being, Inc.
Paoletti Guitars
R Robinson Guitars
Sankey Guitars
Skytop Guitars
Spohn Guitars
Tausch Electric Guitars
Teuffel
Tikatoo Guitars
Time Bram Guitars
UMA Guitars FV
Veleno Instruments Co.
Verso Instruments

MayonesGuitars
 MarconiLAB
OJ Guitars
OOPEGG
Paoletti Guitars
R Robinson Guitars
Sankey Guitars
Skytop Guitars
Soultool
Spohn Guitars
Strandberg
Tausch Electric Guitars
Teuffel
Torzal Guitars

Buy Your Favorite Boutique Guitar at CME



Coinciding with the first stop of the tour, all the instruments on the tour become available for pre-sale from CME before the event, starting on Oct. 6. While all guitars and basses in the 2023 catalog will remain on exhibit throughout the duration of the BGS enTour, the ones that don’t sell by the conclusion of the event in CME’s showroom will remain available for sale from CME through November 5, 2023.

Whether or not you attend the in-person event at CME, if you find that any of the particular instruments on the BGS 2023 enTour that you would like to purchase have sold since the listings went live, you can still purchase additional custom instruments from these same builders through our expert sales staff at CME!

Even after the North American leg of the Boutique Guitar Showcase enTour is complete, remember that you can always find some of the same boutique brand names from the tour in our showroom all year long, including Bacci, Diego Vila, Dingwall, Mayones, OOPEGG, Paoletti, and Tausch—plus, our recently-launch MarconiLAB models, now available to U.S. customers exclusively thru CME!

GUITARS ENTOUR 2023 HIGHLIGHTS

Marchione — Semi-Hollow

Handcrafted in Houston, Marchione guitars are inspired by the old-world craftsmanship of his Italian heritage and built using aged tone woods, all hide-glue construction, hand-planed joints, and premium bone or estate ivory fittings. Applying modern guitar-building technique acquired as an apprentice to legendary luthiers, like John Suhr, Marchione offer guitarists boutique instruments—like this Marchione Semi-Hollow—that look, feel, and play unlike any other guitars on the boutique market!

Body: Maple
Top: Spruce
Neck: Maple
Binding: Black ABS

Headstock: Ebony
Fretboard: Ebony
FB Radius: 12"
Inlay: Pearl
Frets: 22 Stainless Steel

Pickups:  2x Tone Specific Virtuoso Humbuckers
Tuners: Sperzel
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Calton

Tim Bram Guitars — Thinline Tribute

As with every instrument from Tim Bram Guitars, this Tim Bram Thinline Tribute Gold Top guitar was handmade in the luthier’s Maryland woodshop and features a completely hand-carved, graduated European spruce top and figured cherry back and sides, paired together to create a tight low end, with bright highs—plus, the Pete Biltof Charlie Christian Style Pickup offers a full range with a vibrant high end. 

Body: Cherry
Top: European Spruce
Neck: Cherry
Bridge: Ebony
Headstock: Ebony

Neck Shape: Full Size C
Fretboard: Ebony
FB Radius: 12"
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Frets: 22 Nickel Silver

Pickups:  Pete Biltolf Charlie Christian Style
Tuners: Hipshot Classic Openback 
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Custom Cedar Creek Hardshell

GUITAR HIGHLIGHTS ENTOUR 2023

SHOP BOUTIQUE GUITAR SHOWCASE

Paoletti Stratospheric Loft Candy Apple Red w/Reclaimed Chestnut Body
Paoletti Stratospheric Loft Candy Apple Red w/Reclaimed Chestnut Body
Paoletti Stratospheric Loft Candy Apple Red w/Reclaimed Chestnut Body
Paoletti Stratospheric Loft Candy Apple Red w/Reclaimed Chestnut Body

Paoletti Stratospheric Loft Candy Apple Red w/Reclaimed Chestnut Body

$6,001.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark III White Blonde
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark III White Blonde
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark III White Blonde
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark III White Blonde

Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark III White Blonde

$4,605.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark I Pearl Pink
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark I Pearl Pink
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark I Pearl Pink
Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark I Pearl Pink

Oopegg Supreme Collection Trailbreaker Mark I Pearl Pink

$4,117.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773
Spohn 00-C 12 Fret Swiss Moon Spruce/African Ebony Natural
Spohn 00-C 12 Fret Swiss Moon Spruce/African Ebony Natural
Spohn 00-C 12 Fret Swiss Moon Spruce/African Ebony Natural
Spohn 00-C 12 Fret Swiss Moon Spruce/African Ebony Natural

Spohn 00-C 12 Fret Swiss Moon Spruce/African Ebony Natural

$18,242.00
Call To Order (773) 525-7773

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