Chicago Music Exchange Legit??

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Rojbo, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    They ought include Italian Beef Sandwiches from Portillo's.
     
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  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    They put a location in Tempe a few years back. I try to hit it up whenever I'm back visiting family.
     
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  3. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    CME is legit.... all online buying has its pitfalls, but in general theyre one of the better ones...
     
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  4. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    100% legit store and they carry some extremely nice vintage Fenders, Gibson’s and pre war Martin’s.
     
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  5. EyeLikeTortoise

    EyeLikeTortoise Strat-Talker

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    I visited the showroom a few years ago and they let me play a bunch of vintage Basses. It's a cool store if you are ever in Chicago.
     
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  6. surfnturf

    surfnturf Strat-Talker

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    Great store, one of my favorite vendors online. Can't wait to see that guitar!
     
  7. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    I've bought from them before, good guys.
    The ssn was photo shopped out because that's a generic photo of the guitar and not the actual one you are getting.
     
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  8. StratPlus97

    StratPlus97 Senior Stratmaster

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    The serial is right there on the back of the headstock, right from the link you sent. what exactly are you seeing?
     
  9. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Be sure to post pics when you get it! CME is great. I've gotten a number of guitars from them. No issues, friendly people.
     
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  10. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    I ordered some forgotten piece from them and also got stickers. I guess that's their thing.
     
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  11. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    CME - Stickers
    Sweetwater - Candy
    Guitar Center - Backorders
     
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  12. BuffaloHound

    BuffaloHound Strat-O-Master

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    Here we go Brownies...
    Here we go!
     
  13. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    They've been around quite awhile. As it goes, they are a cut above the larger influences. I happen to like doing business with them.

    Why do you expect one?
     
  14. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up Senior Stratmaster

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    CME has been, around for decades upon decades. They are well past legit lol.
     
  15. Rojbo

    Rojbo Strat-Talk Member

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    I live less than 3 hours from Chicago, so should only be 2 days.
     
  16. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    They are one of the best guitar shops in the world.I have been there several times and are really cool people.You can fully trust them.
     
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  17. Rojbo

    Rojbo Strat-Talk Member

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    My favorite sandwich!! They opened one in Fort Wayne, Indiana, about an hour south of me. They don't have the full menu, but Italian Beef is there. Dipped, of course!!
     
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  18. Rojbo

    Rojbo Strat-Talk Member

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    Every other online guitar dealer I've dealt with offers one, so yeah I did.
     
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  19. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats on the new guitar!! Locking Tuners? On the pictures seem Standard Cast/Sealed to me... Did you have them install a set for you?
     
  20. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    Bought several things from them. They’re a class act.