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Watch a Gretsch G5620-T Electromatic Center-Block Demo


Chicago Music Exchange recently brought in Chris Cannella from Gretsch headquarters to demo a G5620T-CB Electromatic Center-Block Single Cutaway w/Bigsby in Georgia Green.

Cannella uses both clean and dirty channels on the amp to showcase everything the guitar can do.

Watch the demo below.

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Reverend Horton Heat Stops By Chicago Music Exchange


Recently, Reverend Horton Heat stopped by Chicago Music Exchange to sign autographs for fans and perform a few tracks before a concert at another Windy City venue.

The band’s latest album, which is simply titled Rev, will be released on Jan. 21, 2014, but in the meantime, fans can get a taste of their psychobilly in the compilation below.

Visit Reverend Horton Heat’s official website for a full list of tour dates.

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Chicago Music Exchange Demos a ’63 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120


The staff at Chicago Music Exchange recently got their hands on a 1963 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 and posted a video that got up close and personal to the classic guitar.

“We were lucky enough to purchase this from a pro player who owned, played and loved (ie. took meticulous care of) this guitar for a very long time. The original orange color is one of the most vibrant we’ve seen. The neck is smooth as silk and the thing practically plays itself and the Bigsby is extremely responsive and a joy to use. The filtertrons are chimey and thick sounding and even unplugged the guitar sings loud and clear,” the vendor wrote in the guitar’s description.

While Chicago Music Exchange’s website notes that the guitar was recently sold, you can still get a great look at the Gretsch beauty in the video below.

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Reverend Horton Heat Coming to Chicago Music Exchange


The Reverend Horton Heat have been a favorite in the rockabilly scene for decades and continue to be one of the hardest touring rock bands out there.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, he’ll be playing a show at Reggie’s in Chicago at 8:30 p.m., but before that, the Reverend will stop by Chicago Music Exchange for a meet and greet and brief live performance from 2-4 p.m.

In addition, there will be a Gretsch guitar giveaway.  For more information, click here.

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Fiction Family Performs at Chicago Music Exchange


Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins were recently on the road performing as Fiction Family, and that path led through Chicago Music Exchange.

The band picked their instruments off the wall and played “Avalon,” which comes off their latest album Fiction Family Reunion.

Watch the clip after the jump and visit Fiction Family’s official website to check out deluxe packages of their album. (more…)

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