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Old 02-09-2018, 12:54 PM
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Default Wildwood and Chicago Music Exchange Experience??

I saw in AGF a few references to Wildwood guitars and Chicago Music Exchange. I've checked out the web sites and find they have some interesting guitars. Does anyone have any experience buying through them, either pro or con?

I found a few guitars on both sites I am interested in purchasing, but would like some feedback from anyone who has dealt with them.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:00 PM
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Lots of experience with CME - all good. It's a great shop that'll treat you right, and take good care of ya. Also, if you ever get to Chicago, you gotta go see the place in person - it's way, way cool. No experience with Wildwood.
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CME is in the same class as Gryphon, Gruhn, Carter, Elderly ...
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:13 PM
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The owner of CME also started and owns Reverb. They are a pleasure to work with, and if you go in person they also give you pretty good prices on trade ins. They will give you value as well as working around the high Chicago sales tax
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:16 PM
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No experience here with CME, but I've dealt with Wildwood numerous times and always am treated well, personally and financially.

Good luck with your quest!
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I've purchased from both and both were excellent experiences. Never actually been "in" Wildwood, but have gone to CME many times. If you're looking for the cure for GAS, that is the LAST place to go
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I have bought several guitars through each of them. Both were flawless experiences.
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D - if you are inquiring about Wildwood in Louisville. Colorado, I have bought and sold thru them numerous times. Straight shooters they are. Always had good experiences.
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If you are referring to Wildwood in Ohio, they are one of the BEST!!
Don & Marty are about as friendly and straight as they come. Very knowledgeable as well.
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Default Wildwood and Chicago Music Exchange Experience??

I致e had lots of experience with CME. Yours may depend on who your sales person is. I had 10 good transactions with them and one disappointingly bad recent experience.
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I tried to buy a guitar online at CME once and it was a horrible experience, getting passed from one clueless individual to the next. It took them forever to figure out what went wrong, and more than a month to get a refund of the $4000 I had paid. Never again!
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No experience with CME, but I've been in Wildwood Guitars a few times, and bought one guitar. Good experience. You can trust them to give you a good deal, and a good setup on your purchase.

And you're right -- they regularly carry interesting guitars.
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Wildwood Guitars and Wildwood Music = two different animals. Wildwood Guitars (the OP's statement) is in Colorado and are a stand-up business.
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I ordered with Chicago Music Exchange and had great fast service
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I bought a $99 Yamaha Guitalele from CME. When it arrived, there was a hand-written note inside advising me about the recommended tuning for the instrument.

I was impressed.
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