Your How-To for Holiday Happiness!

Bells are ringing and choirs are singing, which can only mean one thing…. So, whether you have a music-maker on your gift list, or you’re shopping for yourself this holiday season, cut through the fog of your holidaze with CME’s Holiday Gift Guide! 
We’ve got the lowdown to keep you on the up-and-up with perfect presents for everyone on your list, including CME Exclusives you can’t get anywhere else! Our full-band breakdown makes it easy to get a jump on your shopping—one category at a time. What are you waiting for? Bundle up and get going! Happy Holidays from everyone at the Chicago Music Exchange!

Get your gear in time for the holidays when you call, chat, email, or select from our expedited shipping options at checkout!

Electrifying Holiday Tunes Throughout the Decades
From its humble lap steel origins, to early archtop introductions in the Jazz Age, to our favorite selections from the golden era of solid-body guitar designs, plus many of today’s most cutting-edge contemporary innovations, CME has housed just about every iteration of the electric guitar, including some of the ones played on your favorite Holiday tunes—and this Holiday Season is no exception!

Whether you’re shopping for a certain someone on your list, or for yourself, find out what CME has in store today!

Shop Fender CME Exclusives
We're keeping our CME Exclusives program rolling with new Fender American Professional II Series Stratocasters, finished in your choice of Lake Placid Blue and Shell Pink, and new Fender Deluxe Series Cables, available in 6" patches and 10' or 15' straight-straight or straight-angled configurations!


Joel Patterson Performs Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar Tunes for Solo Show at CME!

Celebrating the green-vinyl reissue of his 14-song instrumental album, Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar, first released in 2017, Joel Paterson—a weekly mainstay with his band every Monday night at Chicago’s most iconic jazz club, The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge—will be sharing his favorite Christmas tunes played in a variety of genres, including jazz, western swing, rock & roll and classic country at Chicago Music Exchange!

Join us inside CME’s Lincoln Avenue showroom on Thursday, December 22 at 4 p.m., as the guitar wizard (who sometimes slings his steel guitar onstage) brings you the best in jazz, blues, western swing, and everything in between, set to your favorite holiday songs!


Help us, help you! Give us a call or chat us on our website and we can help find the best treat for yourself or the perfect gift for the musician in your life!


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