Electric guitars are one of our specialties. Our selection and expertise when it comes to vintage electric guitars is what sets us apart from other guitar stores all around the world. We carry everything from vintage Gibson Les Pauls to Fender Custom Shop Telecasters as well as many boutique electric guitar brands like Kauer, Fano, BilT and more. Popular electric guitar styles include the solid body, semi-hollow body, full hollow body, and chambered body. Electric guitars are often paired with various effects pedals – Chicago Music Exchange has filmed many popular YouTube videos demonstrating various electric guitars with a range of playing styles and the use of effects.
Gibson SG Standard w/ Tortoise Pickguard & T-Type Pickups
Our CME exclusive Standards feature custom colorways never before seen on an SG, or any Gibson for that matter. Mixed specially for us, these colors are the result of a tireless back-and-forth to perfect the unique palette of awesomeness we now present to you. To complement these unusual finishes we’ve added small block inlays and a special tortoiseshell pickguard, also unique to our CME exclusives. But what’s most impressive about our custom run of SG Standards is not the pickguard, or the finish. In fact, it sits right on top of it.
CME is proud to offer the first-ever replication of the T-Top humbucker, a legendary and underappreciated component of many SGs produced from 1968 through 1980, billed here as the “T-Type.” T-Tops are known for their consistency, clarity, and note definition, offering brilliant chime without sacrificing low-end. Our exclusive T-Type pickups feature Alnico 5 magnets, a low-to-moderate 7.45k ohm DC resistance, polyurethane insulated wire, and chrome covers, built to clean up beautifully with a turn of the volume knob for incredible dynamic range and purity of tone at all decibels.