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Nov14

New Mérida Acoustics in Stock

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A brand new set of truly beautiful Mérida Acoustic guitars have just arrived at Crossroads Guitars, PLEK’d and ready for everyone to try. A lucky few will take home these...

Jul19

“Smokey”, The New CGS Bass

Posted on Jul 19 by

We’ve just built a new custom CGS bass, “Smokey”. She’s a ’57-’58 “P” bass with premium hardware, including a David Allen pickup,...

Jul10

V.V.T. Amps at Crossroads Guitar Shop

Posted on Jul 10 by

Attention Tone Seekers! Our buddies at V.V.T. amps in Waldorf, MD will be showcasing an assortment of their handmade Vintage Vacuum Tube Amplifiers at Crossroads Guitars. Mark...

  • Coming soon...

    Coming soon...

    15 hours ago

  • Stop in and see us at CGS to test drive these new DiPintos.

    Stop in and see us at CGS to test drive these new DiPintos.

    February 28

  • Damn straight! And don't let them tell you any different!

    As of March 6, 2015, it’s official and no longer at the discretion of the various airlines. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, musicians who board planes must be allowed to carry on their instruments provided they fit in the overhead bin. If this space isn’t large enough, the musici…

    As of March 6, 2015, it’s official and no longer at the discretion of the various airlines. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, musicians who board planes must be allowed to carry on their instruments provided they fit in the overhead bin. If this space isn’t large enough, the musici…

    February 28

  • In case you missed it last week, here's the editor of the Retailer's take on all the controversy swirling around the MI industry. What are your thoughts on "the end of Guitar Center", the continuing saga of Fender and a dealer community that's speaking out more than ever? Check it out!

    In the nearly four years I’ve been Editor of The Retailer, not to mention my many previous years’ experience covering the music products industry, no period

    In the nearly four years I’ve been Editor of The Retailer, not to mention my many previous years’ experience covering the music products industry, no period

    February 24

  • Sister Hazel in the house,today at CGS!

    February 19

  • A HUGE CGS "SHOUT OUT" to Gabriel O'Brien, for his "Retailer Rebel" article in this month's Music & Sound Retailer Magazine. See below, it is about today's independent music store's absolute requirement to continuously strive to create the best possible customer experience and to care for those relationships.
    -
    It reminded me that...and I may have overlooked this...our niche in this business fills a void left by Big Box stores. They cannot do what... Aaron Keener, Rich Delos Reyes and I.........WE DO! .
    -
    All of us here at CGS are so grateful for our successes and for all of the support from YOU, our friends and customers. Thanks and keep up the good work!...and we will too!

    Hear Us Roar! The NAMM show is an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together to check out

    Hear Us Roar! The NAMM show is an incredibly invigorating experience: nearly 100,000 passionate music-makers gathering together to check out

    February 19

  • Today, CGS received the first of our Recording King Guitars.
    Recording King has been featured in many industry publications and the reviews of these instruments have been great!
    We have many new, ALL Solid and Solid top models, now in stock. We even have a new Recording King, nickel plated brass, round neck resonator!
    Recording King models in stock:
    RD-310
    RD-10
    RD-06-ce
    RD-06-12
    ROM-06-CFE4
    RPH-05
    RM-998-R
    and more to come......!

    Also, just in.....
    The Loar Guitars.
    The Loar, another highly regarded guitar company, builds beautiful, traditionally and historically designed, Acoustic and Archtop and Hollow body guitars.
    The Loar models in stock:
    LH-280-CVS
    LH-301-T
    LH-204
    LH-200
    and more to come......!

    As always, all new guitars sold here at CGS get the PLEK PRO setup, done "in house" here at CGS, for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

    You are invited to drop by and "test drive" these, and all of our new, guitars and discuss the PLEK PRO services with Vince, Aaron or Rich.

    Come See Us!

    January 31

  • I just got my LP Standard back from Crossroads Guitar Shop. They put a set of David Allen P51 humbuckers in it. I am soooo thrilled with the tone now that I was inspired to put a custom-made switch cover on it. Thanks Vince and Aaron!

    I just got my LP Standard back from Crossroads Guitar Shop. They put a set of David Allen P51 humbuckers in it. I am soooo thrilled with the tone now that I was inspired to put a custom-made switch cover on it. Thanks Vince and Aaron!

    January 24

  • http://digg.com/video/what-guitar-strings-are-doing-up-close

    Viner Logan Gendizzle gets up close and personal with some sine waves.

    Viner Logan Gendizzle gets up close and personal with some sine waves.

    January 20

  • See you tonight at JV's Restaurant's GRAND OPENING!

    January 16

  • Reverend Guitar right in the middle of this stellar performance!
    Oh YEA!

    From their debut album, "Half the City," this Birmingham, Alabama group performs "Call Me."

    From their debut album, "Half the City," this Birmingham, Alabama group performs "Call Me."

    January 14

  • When you fly with your instruments......THIS IS THE LAW!

    When you fly with your instruments......THIS IS THE LAW!

    December 30

  • Holiday schedule:
    Open:12/26 & 27.
    Open: 12/29
    Closed on New Years Eve and 1/1/15
    Happy New Year!
    Open: 1/2/2015
    See you then!

    December 25

  • A reminder...
    This coming Friday and Saturday is your chance to take advantage of the reduced price on the PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup before 2015.........

    We have rolled back the price for a PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup to $195.00!

    For those not familiar with this "State of the Art" technology, come in and have your guitar or bass "PLEK PRO Scanned," FREE OF CHARGE (usually $45 .....some restrictions apply)

    See for yourself the precise details in the condition of your instrument and discuss the possible improvements that can be made by our "PLEK PRO Certified" technicians, Aaron Keener and Vince Nettuno. This FREE service that is limited to time available & "by appointment only"

    Thanks to our loyal customer's that have stuck with us, we are still here after 8 Years of business in Falls Church.
    ......this is a GREAT THING!

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup....
    "Simply the Best Fretwork on Earth!
    http://crossroadsguitarshop.com/plek-pro-complete-special-offer-fall-2014/

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!To celebrate the Oct …

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!To celebrate the Oct …

    December 24

  • Hey Vince,
    Can you hook me up w/ a membership to the "DVM Musicians" that we talked about today? I couldn't find them in FB on my own.

    Thanks,
    Steve Scott

    December 23

  • Hey Vince,
    Can you hook me up w/ a membership to the "DVM Musicians" that we talked about today? I couldn't find them in FB on my own.

    Thanks,
    Steve Scott

    December 23

  • Last night, playing the blues at JVs after I got Plek'd. The guitar plays and sounds amazing! Y'all need to check them out.

    Last night, playing the blues at JVs after I got Plek'd. The guitar plays and sounds amazing! Y'all need to check them out.

    December 13

  • Last night, playing the blues at JVs after I got Plek'd. The guitar plays and sounds amazing! Y'all need to check them out.

    Last night, playing the blues at JVs after I got Plek'd. The guitar plays and sounds amazing! Y'all need to check them out.

    December 13

  • Wolf's Blues Jam!

    Wolf's Blues Jam!

    December 09

  • Jv's full stage is now OPEN!

    Jv's full stage is now OPEN!

    December 09

  • Welcome Laaauuurennnnn Mishkin!

    December 08

  • A reminder...
    If you are wanting your guitar back, and ready for Christmas, THIS IS THE WEEK TO BRING IT IN!
    In celebration of this 1st Anniversary in our new location milestone, and a Thank-you for our continued successes.....
    We have rolled back the price for a PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup to $195.00......THRU THE END OF 2014!

    For those not familiar with this "State of the Art" technology, come in and have your guitar or bass "PLEK PRO Scanned," FREE OF CHARGE (usually $45 .....some restrictions apply)

    See for yourself the precise details in the condition of your instrument and discuss the possible improvements that can be made by our "PLEK PRO Certified" technicians, Aaron Keener and Vince Nettuno. This FREE service that is limited to time available & "by appointment only"

    Thanks to our loyal customer's that have stuck with us, we are still here after 8 Years of business in Falls Church.
    ......this is a GREAT THING!

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup....
    "Simply the Best Fretwork on Earth!
    http://crossroadsguitarshop.com/plek-pro-complete-special-offer-fall-2014/

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!

    December 08

  • Ahhh.....
    just in today, a Reverend Mercalli5 FM in Tourquoise.

    Ahhh..... 
just in today, a Reverend Mercalli5 FM in Tourquoise.

    December 03

  • October 25th was the 1st Anniversary in our new location!
    In celebration of this milestone and a Thank-you for our continued successes.....
    We have rolled back the price for a PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup to $195.00......THRU THE END OF 2014!

    For those not familiar with this "State of the Art" technology, come in and have your guitar or bass "PLEK PRO Scanned," FREE OF CHARGE (usually $45 .....some restrictions apply)

    See for yourself the precise details in the condition of your instrument and discuss the possible improvements that can be made by our "PLEK PRO Certified" technicians, Aaron Keener and Vince Nettuno. Call to schedule this FREE service that is limited to time available & "by appointment only"

    Thanks to our loyal customer's that have stuck with us, we are still here after 8 Years of business in Falls Church.
    ......this is a GREAT THING!

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup....
    "Simply the Best Fretwork on Earth!

    http://crossroadsguitarshop.com/plek-pro-complete-special-offer-fall-2014/

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!To celebrate the Oct …

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!To celebrate the Oct …

    November 28

  • Vince et al.
    We just finished a new album and it was 90% recorded on guitars I got from y'all. 3 Reverends, an Italia Mondial, a Walden acoustic to be exact. Wanted to thank you and share a link. http://americansinner.bandcamp.com/album/island-of-the-dolls-2

    15 track album

    15 track album

    November 25

  • Vince et al.
    We just finished a new album and it was 90% recorded on guitars I got from y'all. 3 Reverends, an Italia Mondial, a Walden acoustic to be exact. Wanted to thank you and share a link. http://americansinner.bandcamp.com/album/island-of-the-dolls-2

    15 track album

    15 track album

    November 25

  • and then there is THIS.......

    and then there is THIS.......

    November 24

  • This Reverend Guitars - Charger 290LEMGR "Limited Edition" 1/14
    Alpine Metallic Green, P90 pickups, Solid Korina body, satin Maple neck, Bigsby Tremolo, including the teardrop Tuxedo case, PLEK Pro Complete setup. Come get this one!
    This is ONE SEXY BEAST!
    $1349.00

    This Reverend Guitars - Charger 290LEMGR "Limited Edition" 1/14
Alpine Metallic Green, P90 pickups, Solid Korina body, satin Maple neck, Bigsby Tremolo, including the  teardrop Tuxedo case, PLEK Pro Complete setup. Come get this one! 
This is ONE SEXY BEAST! 
$1349.00

    November 22

  • Another new member of the CGS Family!
    Daniel Amos takes home his new Duesenberg Guitars DTV-SS Silver Sparkle Starplayer. Congrats!

    Another new member of the CGS Family! 
Daniel Amos takes home his new Duesenberg Guitars DTV-SS Silver Sparkle Starplayer. Congrats!

    November 20

  • Tina Norton Brockett, this is the place Tom needs to check out!

    November 20

  • Tina Norton Brockett, this is the place Tom needs to check out!

    November 20

  • Me Thinks the tide might be changing........I am respectful of the article's author, Gabriel O'Brian. He is emerging as quite an enlightened mentor of our industry.

    MSR 11 2014 November

    MSR 11 2014 November

    November 19

  • Have we got some awesome guitars.......
    Just in on Wednesday, and ready for you to test drive!

    A brand new set of truly beautiful Mérida Acoustic …

    A brand new set of truly beautiful Mérida Acoustic …

    November 15

  • Anthony Moreno just picked up his PLEK'd Schecter bass......
    "Whole different instrument! Such an amazing improvement!"

    November 01

  • Don't forget to check out our
    Anniversary PLEK PRO SETUP SALE
    going on now for a limited time. Click link below for details....

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!To celebrate the Oct …

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE SETUP SALE: $195!To celebrate the Oct …

    October 31

  • Just in case you didn't know...

    Just in case you didn't know...

    October 25

  • (mobile version)

    October 25th is the 1st Anniversary in our new location!
    In celebration of this milestone and a Thank-you for our continued successes.....
    We have rolled back the price for a PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup to $195.00......THRU THE END OF 2014!

    For those not familiar with this "State of the Art" technology, come in and have your guitar or bass "PLEK PRO Scanned," FREE OF CHARGE (usually $45 .....some restrictions apply)

    See for yourself the precise details in the condition of your instrument and discuss the possible improvements that can be made by our "PLEK PRO Certified" technicians, Aaron Keener and Vince Nettuno. Call to schedule this FREE service that is limited to time available & "by appointment only"

    Thanks to our loyal customer's that have stuck with us, we are still here after 8 Years of business in Falls Church.
    ......this is a GREAT THING!

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup....
    "Simply the Best Fretwork on Earth!

    October 25

  • October 25th is the 1st Anniversary in our new location!
    In celebration of this milestone and a Thank-you for our continued successes.....
    We have rolled back the price for a PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup to $195.00......THRU THE END OF 2014!

    For those not familiar with this "State of the Art" technology, come in and have your guitar or bass "PLEK PRO Scanned," FREE OF CHARGE (usually $45 .....some restrictions apply)

    See for yourself the precise details in the condition of your instrument and discuss the possible improvements that can be made by our "PLEK PRO Certified" technicians, Aaron Keener and Vince Nettuno. Call to schedule this FREE service that is limited to time available & "by appointment only"

    Thanks to our loyal customer's that have stuck with us, we are still here after 8 Years of business in Falls Church.
    ......this is a GREAT THING!

    PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup....
    "Simply the Best Fretwork on Earth!

    October 25th is the 1st Anniversary in our new location!
In celebration of this milestone and a Thank-you for our continued successes..... 
We have rolled back the price for a PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup to $195.00......THRU THE END OF 2014!

For those not familiar with this "State of the Art" technology, come in and have your guitar or bass "PLEK PRO Scanned," FREE OF CHARGE (usually $45 .....some restrictions apply) 

See for yourself the precise details in the condition of your instrument and discuss the possible improvements that can be made by our "PLEK PRO Certified" technicians, Aaron Keener and Vince Nettuno.  Call to schedule this FREE service that is limited to time available & "by appointment only"

Thanks to our loyal customer's that have stuck with us, we are still here after 8 Years of business in Falls Church.
 ......this is a GREAT THING!

PLEK PRO COMPLETE setup....
                        "Simply the Best Fretwork on Earth!

    October 24

  • Notice Dan Hovey's guitar?
    It is one of our CGS Custom Teles.......built, and dialed in on the only PLEK PRO in the mid-Atlantic, USA.
    Dan works it better than most.
    Thanks, Dan Hovey, for your confidence and support!

    A show produced by Ron Newmyer with 35 regional performers featuring performances by the Soul Serenaders featuring Bill Price & Tommy Lepson, Tom Principato,...

    A show produced by Ron Newmyer with 35 regional performers featuring performances by the Soul Serenaders featuring Bill Price & Tommy Lepson, Tom Principato,...

    October 24

  • Industry Earthquake?

    Heads up to anyone thinking about owning my signature @Fender Stratocaster, they’re no longer being made and I’m no longer a Fender artist.

    Heads up to anyone thinking about owning my signature @Fender Stratocaster, they’re no longer being made and I’m no longer a Fender artist.

    October 14

  • Interesting!

    http://go.shr.lc/1w5EA4Z

    http://go.shr.lc/1w5EA4Z

    October 14

  • Sunday FUNNY!
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1082978166274&l=5009361797344437808

    October 13

  • Priceless!

    Hitler Reacts to Gibson Guitar 29% Price increase for 2015

    Hitler Reacts to Gibson Guitar 29% Price increase for 2015

    October 03

  • Notice that Limited Edition Jack Pearson modded Lindy Fralin VVT Amp right there behind him to the right!

    Former Allman Brothers Band member Jack Pearson and his band performing a Richard Betts tune, Blue Sky, at GABBAfest 2014 in Macon, Georgia.

    Former Allman Brothers Band member Jack Pearson and his band performing a Richard Betts tune, Blue Sky, at GABBAfest 2014 in Macon, Georgia.

    September 30

  • Just to help

    Nashville, TN The phenomenal singer-songwriter and recording artist Radney Foster has been ripped off literally of an arsenal of instruments and musical equipme

    Nashville, TN The phenomenal singer-songwriter and recording artist Radney Foster has been ripped off literally of an arsenal of instruments and musical equipme

    September 16

  • What a page! :) Thanks for the invite, Vince.

    September 15

  • What a page! :) Thanks for the invite, Vince.

    September 15

  • Interesting!

    Leading up to the release of its 2015 models, the Gibson Guitar Company has planned a series of changes to its guitar lineup including a general price increase across the board. Find out what's in ...

    Leading up to the release of its 2015 models, the Gibson Guitar Company has planned a series of changes to its guitar lineup including a general price increase across the board. Find out what's in ...

    September 09

  • 1960 Les Paul "Burst" to be auctioned off Saturday September 13th in Falls Church, VA

    A vintage Gibson guitar is about to go on the auction block in Falls Church. Price estimate: $20,000 to $30,000.

    A vintage Gibson guitar is about to go on the auction block in Falls Church. Price estimate: $20,000 to $30,000.

    September 09

  • Our new and improved Amps page on the website is now up! In addition to an updated design including new content and links, the Amps page now features our two newest brands: VVT and Devilcat Amplifiers. Browse the new page and then get down here to try these hot boxes.
    http://crossroadsguitarshop.com/amplifiers/

    We carry a wide variety of amplifiers for electric and …

    We carry a wide variety of amplifiers for electric and …

    September 02