Anybody that shops with us knows we’re no big box retailer. Old, weird, wild and one-off, we’ve got the goods that nobody else has, and that includes mega-rare exclusives made just for us, and only available here at Chicago Music Exchange. We’ve got exclusive pickups, custom colorways, frankenbuilds that never, or maybe always, should have been, if it’s something you can’t find anywhere else and we’ve got it, there’s a good chance that’s because it was made for us and only us, and of course for you too. So check out our huge range of CME Exclusives. See what we made for you, and let’s see what we can do to make it yours.
We're the luckiest musicians in the world! We have our hands on the GREATEST GEAR that has ever existed. We build it, we buy it, we play it and of course we sell it. We all have our favorites and good reasons why. We'd love to keep it a secret and have all of the magical tone to ourselves but that would be CRAZY! Staff Picks is where each of our experts share their FAVORITE GEAR! It's always changing, always updating with the latest and greatest. Enjoy CME Staff Picks!
Every rig could use a little kick. Ok, a lot of kick. As much kick as possible, really, and we’ve got way more than you can handle. Don’t believe us? Just check out our incredible selection of everything from distortion and fuzz, delay and wah, and other wild effects to EQ, boost, and literally just about anything you can shake a foot at, and all are available at the best price of the season. Put the pedal to the metal and upgrade those old stompboxes, expand your rig, or begin building your dream board today. It’s never been easier to have that drool-worth setup, and as always we’re here to help you get it at a price that rocks.
Fun for anyone! No matter if you call it a mini guitar, tiny guitar, travel guitar or couch guitar, one thing is for sure it's a MUST HAVE for all guitar players! We love a tiny guitar for songwriting, noodling and just passing the time in front of a fire! Get a mini for the one on your list!
Our holiday gift guide is all about great deals, and it doesn’t get any better than bundles. Who doesn’t like free stuff? We do, that’s why we’re wheeling and dealing on a huge amount of bundles to help give you the best price on the stuff you really need, like strings and straps and sticks and more, and hopefully hook you up with that killer bulk freebie or two. You gotta spend to save right? Well, we’re here to help you spend less and save more. Now if that isn’t getting into the spirit, clearly we don’t know what is.
When you pick up an instrument, they don’t tell you all that comes with it. No one ever buys just a guitar. You buy the whole thing, and that includes a strap, and picks, and strings, and a case, and a tuner, some sunglasses, and you know what? You need ‘em, always and forever, and we’ve got plenty of ‘em, and all at the best prices of the year to keep you playing in the pocket rain or shine, or snow. Stock up for the long Winter hibernation and never run out of all the little things, and big things, you need most.
It’s never been easier or more affordable to create studio-quality recordings virtually anywhere. Whether you’re building a home studio from the ground up, taking your rig on the road, or just upgrading, we’ve got the right stuff to make getting the right sound quick and easy. We’ve picked out some of our favorite gear for all sorts of applications, from monitors to mics, stands and snakes, preamps and portable everything. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or just starting out, our red light is always on and we’re ready to roll on the best deals of the season to get your studio up and running. So stop in and get the gear you really need at the price you want.