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Chicago music exchange featured VIDEOS
Chicago Music Exchange is not just a guitar store. We're a valuable resource for musicians. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and enjoy new guitar demo videos every week! Chicago Music Exchange specializes in musical instruments – from rare vintage guitars and new and used gear, to the latest in effect pedals. With a staff that is highly entertaining and extremely knowledgeable, and a talented in-house film team, we are able to provide you with excellent video demos, in-store artist performances, brand documentaries, and sharp short films every week, featuring the best in new, used and vintage gear.
All of our videos feature our employees and are created here, in-house at the Chicago Music Exchange, so if you're looking for guitar demo videos, 100 Bass Riffs, or featured drum kit demos, we've got your gear cinema covered.
First purchased over 52 years ago—as you’ll see on the original receipt, included here—this 1969 Martin D12-35 twelve-string guitar sounds even bigger and richer than it did when it first came out of the Martin factory! Better yet, even for its age, it doesn’t look any worse for the wear! While this guitar may be older than some of us, here at CME, you can compare this vintage Martin 12-string acoustic to our 12-string guitars in stock and find out for yourself which sounds you prefer!SHOP VINTAGE & USED!
Every Friday, the CME House Band does what they do best: play hooky. The only difference? We get it all on film. Sit in on some of CME’s most memorable jams, and check back in each week for a new groove.
The Epiphone Les Paul Jerry Cantrell models sent some of CME’s staff down an Alice In Chains rabbit hole back into Dirt, the band’s sophomore LP—released nearly three full decades ago (!!), in September 1992! That fact almost got some of us, here at CME, feeling like “empty fossils of the new scene”; so, this Full Band Friday, Tanner channeled his inner Jerry Cantrell into the CME House Band’s rendition of “Them Bones.”CHECK OUT MORE!
CME Exclusives are only available at the Chicago Music Exchange, and we love to show them off. We demo all our favorite models to illustrate what sets them apart and ensure that even the smallest details are never out of reach. Learn more about CME Exclusive guitars, drums, and more by brands like Fender, Gibson, Ludwig, and La Bella.
Chicago Music Exchange has long been a destination for Gibson electric guitars. When it comes to new models straight from the Nashville factory, you can find everything from the latest Standard and Artist models, to Custom Shop “CME Spec,” to aged editions from Murphy Labs. Plus, CME’s carefully curated collection of vintage and used Gibson models range from worn-in relics, to closet classics that seem to have never been taken out of their case, to collector’s items that are in themselves pieces of music history. No matter your preference or price point, CME’s regularly replenished assortment of new and vintage/used Gibson guitars comprises one of the most comprehensive and diverse selections you’ll find for sale, anywhere—once again, reaffirming CME’s unofficial reputation as “The World’s Greatest Guitar Store.”View Details
Now introducing the Chicago Synth Exchange - Synth 101 Soundboard Blog! In addition, to our ongoing Synth 101 series of in-store seminars hosted by our resident Synth expert, Roland Chira, which covers everything from the basics of sound synthesis to the virtually endless variety of sounds and functionalities available from synth products in the store—along with an audio demonstration, so you can hear each of the sounds you can create, yourself—we’re devoting a section of CME’s Soundboard Blog to provide an additional online resource and reference for all musicians, on the fundamentals of sound synthesis!View Details
The Chicago Music Exchange is proud to unveil its first original colorway, Pacific Peach, designed in collaboration with the legendary electric guitar brand and available now on the Fender Player Series. Now available in accessory products! Shop your Kyser capo in Pacific Peach today!View Details