Tag Archives: Chicago Music Exchange
Posted: August 27, 2013
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.
Posted: August 19, 2013
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.
Posted: March 12, 2013
The band picked their instruments off the wall and played “Avalon,” which comes off their latest album Fiction Family Reunion.
Posted: December 1, 2012
Chicago Music Exchange recently pulled out a Gretsch White Penguin for a demo, playing the guitar through a JHS Pollinator Fuzz for a distortion tone and a Line 6 ToneCore Verbzilla for ambient reverb.
“The Gretsch White Penguin is considered by many to be the epitome of classic electric guitars featuring all the glitter and glitz of the Falcon with the sleek styling of the Jet,” the dealer wrote on its official YouTube account. (more…)
Posted: May 24, 2012
This month, the folks over at Chicago Music Exchange featured a gold Gretsch Sparkle Jet in their ongoing series of product demos.
Sales manager Brian Westfall explained the history behind the guitar and played a variety of songs and tones in the showcase.
Learn more about the Sparkle Jet in the video below: