THIS WEEK @ CME

Fresh Gear This Week

This just in at Chicago Music Exchange! Fresh Gear is where you’ll find fresh gear from all your favorite manufacturers, updated daily, so you’re always ahead of the beat.

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2023 CME BOXING DAY SALE

You Can Still Give Yourself the Gift of Gear with/ CME’s Boxing Day Sale!
You still have a chance to save 20% on select new gear (or save 10% on select vintage and used) when you shop CME’s 2023 Boxing Day Sale! Now, until January 3, 2024, get $500 OFF CME Exclusive Gibson Les Paul Standard models, get $400 OFF select* CME Exclusive Fender American Ultra models, or get $200 OFF select* CME Exclusive Player models—including select* case/gig-bag bundles!

*Select gear only. Exclusions apply.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CME BOXING DAY SALES
Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deals going on now!

We’re extending our biggest sale of the year through December 6!





If you were busy on Thanksgiving weekend, with family, or just out and about and missed CME’s biggest sale of the year, never fear—we’ve still got loads of gear here, with discounts on your favorite brands like Fender, Ludwig, Marshall, Gamechanger, and more, for select new gear—including 10% off select vintage and used! If you’re still looking for your biggest chance to save all year at CME—now, thru December 6!

SHOP OUR EXTENDED BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Shop 15% off Gear Sale

No Coupon Code Necessary

SHOP 15% OFF SELECT NEW GEAR
Get our absolute best deals any time of year in our deals & steals

No Coupon Code Necessary

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OPEN THE CME APP TO SHOP OUR ST. PATRICK'S DAY SALE!

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Feeling Lucky? Download the CME App to Access Huge Deals During our St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Sale!

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, if you’re looking to find your four-leaf-clover-of-a-deal on guitars, amps, accessories, and more, then it’s your lucky day—but, ONLY if you download the CME mobile app! Now, through midnight Monday, March 18, download the CME Mobile App to access $500 OFF deals on select Gibson (w/ coupon code DIRTY500) and Fender CME Exclusives (ULTRA500) guitars! Plus, get up to 10% OFF Vintage/Used gear (w/ code MARCH10) through midnight Monday, as well as deals on select* guitars, amps, accessories, and more!

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Save BIG on Your Next Gear Purchase During CME’s 2024 Spring Sale, Now Extended One More Day!

Chicago Music Exchange is your go-to destination for some of the most sought-after vintage and used musical instruments available anywhere! From a vintage refin from 1957 of the electric guitar model that launched the Fender brand into the stratosphere to a Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry from the years before they changed the name to SG, plus a vintage Gibson acoustic used by Nathaniel Rateliff on some of his biggest recordings—find the coolest vintage and used guitars alongside their brand-new custom shop counterparts at CME!

LEARN MORE ABOUT 2024 CME SPRING SALE!

Highlight Of The Week

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Meet THE Maker of PRS Guitars at CME’s Lincoln Avenue Showroom!
Perhaps the world’s most renowned living electric guitar luthier today, PRS Guitars founder Paul Reed Smith has grown his eponymous brand name since 1985 with eye-catching, exceedingly playable, and superbly crafted designs. Join us in our showroom on Monday, May 6, to learn more about the man behind all the PRS guitar, pedal, and amplifier lines available at CME!

Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
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Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural
Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural

Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage OM Alaskan Sitka/Indian Rosewood Natural

$ 51,219.00

Showcasing some of the finest materials and painstaking attention to detail for which Bourgeois Guitars is known, the new Touchstone Signature features select Madagascar Rosewood back and sides and a torrefied, old-growth Alaskan Sitka Spruce soundboard. The body, fretboard, and headstock are all bound in Ziricote, a figured wood which pairs with Dana Bourgeois’ distinctive tri-color herringbone top border and delicate pearl inlays to create an air of understated elegance.

Artistry & Craftsmanship
At the heart of the Touchstone Signature is its meticulously hand-voiced top, crafted with precision and care in the Lewiston, Maine workshop. Our dedication to quality ensures each note resonates with clarity, depth, and character—the hallmarks of the Bourgeois sound.

The Art of Hand-Voicing
The magic of the Touchstone Series comes from Dana’s renown system of hand-voicing. Over the last 50 years he has refined this old-world technique and is now recognized worldwide as a foremost authority on guitar-top voicing. Dana’s method of tap-tuning optimizes the latent musicality hidden within the fibers of the world’s finest tonewoods. On any given day you will find Dana and his team carefully sculpting and listening to every top, back, and brace—working to maximize the sonic potential of each of his instruments. After Touchstone tops are approved by Dana, they are vacuum sealed and shipped to Eastman’s workshop where a select group of Eastman’s finest luthiers, carefully trained in Bourgeois’ tonal philosophy and construction methodology integrate the tops into Dana’s designs, bringing each guitar to life.

Tradition & Innovation
With the new Touchstone Signature, Bourgeois Guitars continues to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, offering an instrument that resonates with both the aspiring musician and the seasoned professional.

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Hear the Renowned Balance and Clarity of Bourgeois Guitars with the Touchstone Country Boy/TS OM!
Inspired by the treasured Martin OM-18 and OM-28 models built for only a handful of years between 1929 and 1933, the earliest editions of Dana Bourgeois’ OM recreations made him one of the first builders to reintroduce the OM style to modern guitar manufacturing. Drawing on nearly a half-century of lutherie experience, Bourgeois’ Touchstone Series delivers the maker’s renowned tone and build quality to a wider range of players. Featuring genuine mahogany back and sides, plus an old-growth Sitka Spruce top selected and hand-voiced by Dana Bourgeois and his Lewiston, Maine-based team, the Touchstone Series Country Boy/TS OM advances the legacy of its Bourgeois OM-style predecessors! Hear it today in CME’s Acoustic Room!

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Chicago Music Exchange Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve got enough on your plate. Let the Chicago Music Exchange help make your holidaze a little clearer with our Holiday Gift Guide! With great deals and financing options, we are certain you will find everything you need. Book an appointment for Monday or Tuesdays today! 

ASK ABOUT EXPEDITED SHIPPING TODAY!

New to CME: The Final Sale Collection

New At CME!

When you love gear as much as we do here at CME, sometimes you end up with more guitars than hooks to hang them from. And we are determined to find the right home for this gear so as a Final Sale item, no returns or exchanges will be available. But with prices like this, why would you even need to! Your gain is our loss!

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Items marked Final Sale have been heavily discounted and are not eligible for returns, exchanges or refunds. If you have any questions regarding your Final Sale items, please reach out to our customer service team through live chat, email (customerservice@chicagomusicexchange.com), or phone (773) 525-7773. Exceptions to the policy are if you’ve received a faulty, damaged, and/or incorrectly advertised product, in which case you can reach out to the Customer Care team for a full refund (case must be submitted up to 3 days after delivery date). Returns that do not meet this criteria and cancellations will be charged a restocking fee plus any additional shipping charges

Please Note: Final Sale items are not covered by our general return policy. These items do not qualify for returns or exchanges unless proof can be provided within 3 days of receipt that the item arrived in a condition inconsistent with the product description. Returns that do not meet this criteria will be charged a restocking fee.

Enter to Win this Vintera II Guitar Featuring One of Fender’s Most Polarizing Finish Options!

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The Antigua finish may not be for everyone—but, what if we gave you a free Fender 70th Anniversary Vintera II Antigua Stratocaster? Enter to win online, in-store, or in the CME mobile app for your chance to see how you really feel about this perennially polarizing finish option! Learn more today!

LEARN MORE ABOUT CME GIVEAWAYS HERE!

Chicago Drum Exchange

You can’t beat the Chicago Drum Exchange. Shop the newest gear from Chicago’s best drum shop today. 

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Zildjian Z Custom Cymbals are BACK at the Drum Exchange!

After a 15-year hiatus, Zildjian’s coveted Z Custom cymbal series has returned, and they’re now available at the Drum Exchange! Made to meet the demands of today’s Metal drummers, Z Custom cymbals deliver explosive, bright, and loud sounds, with reimagined durability. Designed for stage and studio, Z Custom cymbals boast unrivaled energy and volume, allowing them to cut above the on-stage mix while projecting brightness, power, and loudness.

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Zildjian 20" Z Custom China Cymbal

$ 6,900.00
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Zildjian 18" Z Custom China Cymbal

$ 6,210.00
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Zildjian 22" Z Custom Ride Cymbal

$ 7,935.00
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Zildjian 20" Z Custom Ride Cymbal

$ 6,727.00

Add Virtually Any Percussion Tone to Your Rig with the Roland SPD-SX PRO Electronic Percussion Sampling Pad!
Featuring nine pads and over 1550 pre-loaded samples and sounds, Roland’s SPD-SX PRO lets you connect to other electronic drums in your setup and other digital instruments controlled via the dedicated SPD-SX PRO app for easy customization. Designed to illuminate dark stages with a large color display and customizable multi-color trigger lights, the SPD-SX PRO boasts more audio outputs, additional trigger inputs, and hi-hat and FX expression pedal control for added flexibility!

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Featured Video

"Man Overboard" Blink-182 | CME Full Band Fridays

While it’s true that the spotlight of this Blink-182 song, “Man Overboard,” might be on a certain drummer, if you wouldn’t mind briefly averting your eyes from our own drummer during this week's episode of Full Band Friday, you might notice the rest of our CME House Band playing not one, not two, but THREE different signature Fender instruments!

Based on the guitars Tom Delonge took with him on the latest tour with Blink-182, in addition to Tom Delonge’s signature single-humbucker Stratocaster you’ll also see and hear the recently released Limited Edition Fender Artist Tom Delonge Starcaster. Plus, check out the 2002 Fender Mark Hoppus Signature Precision Bass in Shell Pink, owned by one of our CME employees and brought in specially, so that Mike could play Mark for a day!

Shop Antelope Audio Zen Q Bundle Promotions

Attention!! Antelope Audio Special Offer! With the Zen Q Synergy Core, you can immediately start creating with 37 included effects, an FX bundle, afx2daw & Bitwig Studio DAW, once activated! Take the leap forward without leaving your home studio. Shop this Antelope Audio Zen Go Synergy Core 4x8 Interface and get $5279 worth of plugins and gear free!! 

Fresh Gibson Custom Shop "CME Spec" Guitars In-House Now!

Gibson is guitar history, and Gibson “CME Spec” is guitar history in the making. Thoughtfully designed with our favorite historic specs, custom colorways, and components you won’t find anywhere else, these exclusive models are love letters to one of rock’s most fundamental brands—big, bold, brash, and breathtaking, just the way they should be.

Gibson Custom Shop SG Group
Gibson Custom Shop Trini Lopez Models

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Gibson Modern SG Modern Ebony w/Gold Hardware
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Gibson Modern SG Modern Ebony w/Gold Hardware
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Gibson Modern SG Modern Ebony w/Gold Hardware
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Gibson Modern SG Modern Ebony w/Gold Hardware

Gibson Modern SG Modern Ebony w/Gold Hardware

$ 43,111.00