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Jun15

New Mérida Acoustics in Stock

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An expanded line-up of Mérida Acoustic guitars have arrived at Crossroads Guitars, PLEK’d and ready for everyone to try. A lucky few will take home these babies at a...

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,...

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop updated their cover photo.

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    12 minutes ago

  • Crossroads is now a Preferred Seller on Reverb.com, which means it's even easier to take home the gear you always wanted with lower monthly payments.

     The Pomona IS THE ultimate lapsteel! It comes with a killer croco case and we're throwing in a Dunlop tone bar.  The moveable capo is the perfect solution for playing in flat keys and keeping your must have open string licks.  The multi-bender and quick throw speed pot for the ton...

     The Pomona IS THE ultimate lapsteel! It comes with a killer croco case and we're throwing in a Dunlop tone bar.  The moveable capo is the perfect solution for playing in flat keys and keeping your must have open string licks.  The multi-bender and quick throw speed pot for the ton...

    July 29

  • and THIS happened!
    AWESOME!
    http://www.acousticguitar.com/NAMM-Sessions/Summer-NAMM-2015-A-Private-Show-with-Merida-Guitars

    Mike Spremulli's Mérida Guitars is making a name for itself with its handcrafted classical and steel-string guitars. Acoustic Guitar was fortunate enough to attend a private showcase featuring three Mérida artists. Nomad played his nylon-string T25-CES cutaway with cedar top and mahogany body. John…

    Mike Spremulli's Mérida Guitars is making a name for itself with its handcrafted classical and steel-string guitars. Acoustic Guitar was fortunate enough to attend a private showcase featuring three Mérida artists. Nomad played his nylon-string T25-CES cutaway with cedar top and mahogany body. John…

    July 16

  • Picked up my 200 7 Gibson Melody Maker. A new bone nut and Plec job. Usually I can't to plug in after having work done on my guitars. Can't stop playing acoustictly. Job well done

    Picked up my 200 7 Gibson Melody Maker. A new bone nut and Plec job. Usually I can't to plug in after having work done on my guitars. Can't stop playing acoustictly. Job well done

    July 16

  • Dale Olsen is a happy new owner of "Toby" the CGS Custom P/J bass.

    Dale Olsen is a happy new owner of "Toby" the CGS Custom P/J bass.

    July 15

  • Freedom!

    Freedom!

    July 14

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop added 3 new photos.

    CGS in da house. Thanks to Manning Feraci for the invite!

    CGS in da house. Thanks to Manning Feraci for the invite!

    July 14

  • We have both of these in stock and complete with the, in house, PLEK PRO setup.

    Merida Guitars has recently made major improvements to its Trajan T25 and T25CES guitars. The additional of a solid Canadian cedar top, and solid mahogany ba...

    Merida Guitars has recently made major improvements to its Trajan T25 and T25CES guitars. The additional of a solid Canadian cedar top, and solid mahogany ba...

    July 02

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop updated their cover photo.

    Click for fullsize photo

    July 02

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared David Tritone Guitars Anderson's video.

    We have this unit in RED ...... PLEK PRO setup done "in house" here at CGS at NO UPCHARGE!

    Got to check out a Rick Vito signature at Fazio's in St. Louis.  Pretty sweet!

    Got to check out a Rick Vito signature at Fazio's in St. Louis. Pretty sweet!

    July 02

  • ID:CORE BEAM DEMO
    It is a fully featured piece of gear!

    Sam from Blackstar Amps was in Red Dog Music telling us about some of the amazing features of the exciting new ID:Core BEAM small amplifier. http://www.reddo...

    Sam from Blackstar Amps was in Red Dog Music telling us about some of the amazing features of the exciting new ID:Core BEAM small amplifier. http://www.reddo...

    June 25

  • I just came across this blog post. I thought it worth sharing.
    http://www.petelacis.com/2010/07/08/alder-vs-swamp-ash-maple-vs-rosewood-and-a-neck-swap-the-definitive-comparison-with-audio-clips/

    A while back I wrote this post concerning the differences between alder and swamp ash when used in a strat-style guitar and what tones/genres of music those combinations suited best. I originally wrote that post to satisfy my own curiosity, but also to share with others and participate in

    A while back I wrote this post concerning the differences between alder and swamp ash when used in a strat-style guitar and what tones/genres of music those combinations suited best. I originally wrote that post to satisfy my own curiosity, but also to share with others and participate in

    June 25

  • CGS now has the new ID:CORE Series of amps in stock.
    BLACKSTAR is having a "Recording with Blackstar" Webinar, tomorrow at @2:30 P.M. EST. Follow the link below and learn how to take full advantage of the amazing recording features of the BLACKSTAR ID:CORE SERIES!

    The Official Blackstar Amplification site, featuring Guitar Amplifiers, Guitar Amps, Effects Pedals, Merchandise, Dealers, Videos, Artist News

    The Official Blackstar Amplification site, featuring Guitar Amplifiers, Guitar Amps, Effects Pedals, Merchandise, Dealers, Videos, Artist News

    June 24

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop updated their cover photo.

    Click for fullsize photo

    June 24

  • I'm watching "Love Is" by Rod Stewart

    I'm watching "Love Is" by Rod Stewart

    June 24

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop updated their cover photo.

    Click for fullsize photo

    June 22

  • Our hearts are heavy and saddened for the victims of the tragedy in Charleston SC.
    God's Speed to all those lost to such insane violence.

    June 18

  • Jim Jacobs did a masterful job with the CGS Website. He is a featured speaker for this event.

    Join us for the June Lunch & Learn on Thursday, June 18 from 12 Noon to 2 PM to learn about powerful integrated campaign techniques! Millicent Gorham is the Executive Director of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and has successfully utilized integrated campaigns at NBNA to engage and att…

    Join us for the June Lunch & Learn on Thursday, June 18 from 12 Noon to 2 PM to learn about powerful integrated campaign techniques! Millicent Gorham is the Executive Director of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and has successfully utilized integrated campaigns at NBNA to engage and att…

    June 18

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared Mérida Guitars's post.

    Michael "NOMAD" Ripoll demonstrating the Mérida T25-CES Nylon string guitar. http://t.co/thrhRkdJuB

    Michael "NOMAD" Ripoll demonstrating the Mérida T25-CES Nylon string guitar. http://t.co/thrhRkdJuB

    June 18

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared a link.

    Shop Crossroads Guitar Shop on Reverb

    Shop Crossroads Guitar Shop on Reverb

    June 17

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop with Reverend Guitars

    This is Kitty.

    Kitty is happy.

    Kitty got herself a Reverend Thundergun Bass.

    Kitty is definitely gonna rumble the world...we're happy for Kitty.

    Welcome to the CGS Family Kitty!

    This is Kitty.

Kitty is happy.

Kitty got herself a Reverend Thundergun Bass.  

Kitty is definitely gonna rumble the world...we're happy for Kitty.

Welcome to the CGS Family Kitty!

    June 13

  • This is Lucas.

    Lucas is happy.

    Lucas bought himself a Vintage VJ74MSSB Jazzmaster Bass.

    Lucas is going to shake the world...rumble,rumble,rumble.

    Good job Lucas and welcome to the CGS family!

    This is Lucas.

Lucas is happy.

Lucas bought himself a Vintage VJ74MSSB Jazzmaster Bass.

Lucas is going to shake the world...rumble,rumble,rumble.

Good job Lucas and welcome to the CGS family!

    June 13

  • Welcome Bryan Weimer to the CGS Family. He is taking home our last, new, WALDEN G2000CEQ, including the Plek Pro setup done in house. All solid Spruce top/Rosewood B&S with hard case.
    Enjoy!

    Welcome Bryan Weimer to the CGS Family. He is taking home our last, new, WALDEN G2000CEQ, including the Plek Pro setup done in house. All solid Spruce top/Rosewood B&S with hard case. 
Enjoy!

    June 13

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared reverb.com's video.

    Our good friends at Reverend Guitars sent us a Sensei HB-FM to check out. These are killer guitars at a solid price point.

A great Detroit brand calls for a great Detroit band, so check out Joe, Jim, and Brian riffing a tune by Death (punk band) called "Keep on Knocking."  Watch more of the full-band demo at https://goo.gl/siekD2.

    Our good friends at Reverend Guitars sent us a Sensei HB-FM to check out. These are killer guitars at a solid price point. A great Detroit brand calls for a great Detroit band, so check out Joe, Jim, and Brian riffing a tune by Death (punk band) called "Keep on Knocking." Watch more of the full-band demo at https://goo.gl/siekD2.

    June 12

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared Mérida Guitars's post.

    Out in the July edition at over 52,000 news stands!
Thank you Acoustic Guitar Magazine for the great article!  Mérida Guitars feels strongly about working to develop new musicians by helping the Traveling Guitar Foundation keep music in our schools!  

 #music #education #guitar #nonprofit #kids #acoustic #MeridaGuitars #MeridaExtrema Acoustic Guitar #ClassicalGuitar

Tags: Mérida Guitars

    Out in the July edition at over 52,000 news stands! Thank you Acoustic Guitar Magazine for the great article! Mérida Guitars feels strongly about working to develop new musicians by helping the Traveling Guitar Foundation keep music in our schools! #music #education #guitar #nonprofit #kids #acoustic #MeridaGuitars #MeridaExtrema Acoustic Guitar #ClassicalGuitar Tags: Mérida Guitars

    June 12

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop updated their cover photo.

    Click for fullsize photo

    June 10

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop added 3 new photos.

    This is the PLEK Berlin team that makes the magic. They gave CGS Ambassador, Nikola Wessels, the ROYAL treatment.

    This is the PLEK Berlin team that makes the magic. They gave CGS Ambassador, Nikola Wessels, the ROYAL treatment.

    June 10

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared PLEK's photo.

    We sent our CGS Ambassador, Nikola Wessels to visit Plek Berlin, today.
    Other pics to follow....

    Thanks Vince from Crossroads Guitar Shop for the t-shirt.
I will wear it with pride!

    Thanks Vince from Crossroads Guitar Shop for the t-shirt. I will wear it with pride!

    June 10

  • Thanks Vince from Crossroads Guitar Shop for the t-shirt.
    I will wear it with pride!

    Thanks Vince from Crossroads Guitar Shop for the t-shirt.
I will wear it with pride!

    June 10

  • Joe Patrician just joined the CGS family with his purchase of his new Walden G3030CE!
    Enjoy!

    Joe Patrician just joined the CGS family with his purchase of his new Walden G3030CE!
Enjoy!

    June 06

  • We just received the new and amazing
    BlackStar - ICORE:BEAM
    20 watt STEREO COMBO AMP
    Watch the video to experience this full featured amp.
    Only $279.00
    http://youtu.be/E2CdxhH07Xo

    May 28

  • Seems fishy. anyone missing this?

    6x12 enclosed trailer with interior carpet for sale. Included inside sound equipment Yamaha speakers, subwoofers, microphones, 16 channel mixer, and much more. Must see!!

    6x12 enclosed trailer with interior carpet for sale. Included inside sound equipment Yamaha speakers, subwoofers, microphones, 16 channel mixer, and much more. Must see!!

    May 25

  • Mérida Guitars are some of the finest!

    We're a guitar sales, service, and repair shop in Falls Church, Virginia, and the only location in the Mid Atlantic to feature a PLEK PRO system for perfect guitar and bass setup and maintenance. Acoustic and electric guitar and bass brands include Antonio Hermosa & Francisco Domingo, Boucher, Cort,…

    We're a guitar sales, service, and repair shop in Falls Church, Virginia, and the only location in the Mid Atlantic to feature a PLEK PRO system for perfect guitar and bass setup and maintenance. Acoustic and electric guitar and bass brands include Antonio Hermosa & Francisco Domingo, Boucher, Cort,…

    May 23

  • CGS.... representin'!

    Young entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoys TM recorded the No.

    Young entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoys TM recorded the No.

    May 21

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop added 3 new photos.

    I was at a rooftop NAMM reception today.....
    You meet the "BEST" players that have Reverend Jetstream HB's!
    Bernie Williams? .....Yea, he's got a nice one!

    I was at a rooftop NAMM reception today.....
You meet the "BEST" players that have Reverend Jetstream HB's!
Bernie Williams? .....Yea, he's got a nice one!

    May 21

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared Reverend Guitars's post.

    The Reverend Rick Vito Signature! 
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/rick-vito-signature/

    The Reverend Rick Vito Signature! http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/rick-vito-signature/

    May 19

  • Click for fullsize photo

    May 17

  • Read this and then come see and test drive for yourself.....
    CGS loves Merida Guitars !!!

    Norwalk, CT. - May 14, 2015 - (GuitarPR) - Merida Extrema Guitars has announced major improvements to its T25 and T25-CES nylon string, acoustic and acoustic/electric cutaway guitars...

    Norwalk, CT. - May 14, 2015 - (GuitarPR) - Merida Extrema Guitars has announced major improvements to its T25 and T25-CES nylon string, acoustic and acoustic/electric cutaway guitars...

    May 17

  • Elizabeth Rains said she could not think of anyone else having this beauty. It went home with her, today.
    Welcome to the CGS family!

    Elizabeth Rains said she could not think of anyone else having this beauty.  It went home with her, today.
Welcome to the CGS family!

    May 16

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared Hungry for Music's photo.

    Delivered 21 music instruments (8 flutes, 6 violins, 2 trumpets, 2 clarinets, one cello, one trombone, and one upright bass) to Detroit Public Schools (DPS) that will allow same amount of kids to participate in music program.  Thank you to Gabriel Music Society for facilitating donation.  More info in next HFM newsletter.

    Delivered 21 music instruments (8 flutes, 6 violins, 2 trumpets, 2 clarinets, one cello, one trombone, and one upright bass) to Detroit Public Schools (DPS) that will allow same amount of kids to participate in music program. Thank you to Gabriel Music Society for facilitating donation. More info in next HFM newsletter.

    May 14

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop shared 4Sound København's video.

    Stonebridge Guitars and Furch Guitars shop tour.

    Furch Factory Tour

4Sound fra Danmark, Sverige og Norge har besøgt Furch-fabrikken i det sydlige Tjekkiet, hvor vi var så priviligerede at få "the grand tour" af selveste Peter Furch. Peter, der har overtaget den daglige drift efter sin far, tog os igennem de forskellige stadier af guitar-bygningen, fra udvælgelsen af træ over håndslibning af halse til hvor bjælkerne fastgøres på dækket samt påførsel af lakken.

    Furch Factory Tour 4Sound fra Danmark, Sverige og Norge har besøgt Furch-fabrikken i det sydlige Tjekkiet, hvor vi var så priviligerede at få "the grand tour" af selveste Peter Furch. Peter, der har overtaget den daglige drift efter sin far, tog os igennem de forskellige stadier af guitar-bygningen, fra udvælgelsen af træ over håndslibning af halse til hvor bjælkerne fastgøres på dækket samt påførsel af lakken.

    May 12

  • Another new CGS family member.
    Robby Simpson just picked up his new LAG 100ASCE thin body acoustic electric.

    Another new CGS family member. 
Robby Simpson just picked up his new LAG 100ASCE thin body acoustic electric.

    May 12

  • Check this out.... Link to Fairfax County free outdoor concerts this summer

    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

    The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with generous contributions from local businesses and corporations, presents a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies appropriate for you and your family. These concerts held in local parks…

    The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with generous contributions from local businesses and corporations, presents a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies appropriate for you and your family. These concerts held in local parks…

    May 05

  • This is Lee Jones.

    Lee is happy.

    Lee has himself a brand new Loar LH-304T Thin Hollow Body.

    It's a very nice guitar and it has a very loving owner.

    Welcome to the CGS family Lee!

    This is Lee Jones. 

Lee is happy. 

Lee has himself a brand new Loar LH-304T Thin Hollow Body.

It's a very nice guitar and it has a very loving owner.

Welcome to the CGS family Lee!

    May 02

  • Huuuuge thank you and high praise to the guys at Crossroads!! Had my two babies Plek'd and I'm blown away at the results. They play like butter! GET YOUR GUITARS PLEK'D. Such nice guys. True professionals. I could go on and on..again thank you guys! Look forward to bringing you more projects of mine. 😀😀😀

    Huuuuge thank you and high praise to the guys at Crossroads!! Had my two babies Plek'd and I'm blown away at the results. They play like butter! GET YOUR GUITARS PLEK'D. Such nice guys. True professionals. I could go on and on..again thank you guys! Look forward to bringing you more projects of mine. 😀😀😀

    April 25

  • The Prestige Guitars line-up!

    The Prestige Guitars line-up!

    April 25

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop added 2 new photos.

    The CGS Merida Guitars team.....
    We are ready for inspection!
    😎

    The CGS Merida Guitars team.....
We are ready for inspection!
😎

    April 25

  • Apologies fellas, got the band name I was referencing yesterday with Landau and Herring wrong, it's the "Ringers". Cheers and thanks again for the great support.

    The Ringers play Worried Life Blues. Brilliant guitar work by all three. Etienne M'bappe on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Krantz takes a solo, then Landau,wh...

    The Ringers play Worried Life Blues. Brilliant guitar work by all three. Etienne M'bappe on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Krantz takes a solo, then Landau,wh...

    April 24

  • Welcome Sam Scarlet to the CGS family! He just gave a home to a fabulous Stonebridge 24SROM-E acoustic!

    Welcome Sam Scarlet to the CGS family! He just gave a home to a fabulous Stonebridge 24SROM-E acoustic!

    April 22

  • VVT Amps Lindy Fralin Signature Amp ....
    In da house here at CGS.
    40 watts - Reverb with 1X15" Eminence Legend Red Coat 150 watt speaker for the sparkling clean tone!
    Come give it a test drive!

    April 17