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Home of the Mid Atlantic's only Plek pro. Located in Falls Church, Virginia.

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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...

  • Hey Ehr'body!
    CGS Stocking stuffers, just arrived!
    Thanks to The LOGO Shop and Michael Tash for making them.

    CGS T-Shirts... M - L - XL - XXL
    $12 all season! Get yours before Christmas!

    Hey Ehr'body!
CGS Stocking stuffers, just arrived! 
Thanks to The LOGO Shop and Michael Tash for making them.

CGS T-Shirts... M - L - XL - XXL 
$12 all season! Get yours before Christmas!

    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

  • Now here is a guitar that we don't see very often, if ever!
    This is a 1934 Martin O-17.
    It has the original Martin hard shell case and a new modern hards hell case.
    This is a phenomenal guitar! Plays and sounds beautifully!
    $3300.00

    Now here is a guitar that we don't see very often, if ever!
This is a 1934 Martin O-17.
It has the original Martin hard shell case and a new modern hards hell case.
This is a phenomenal guitar! Plays and sounds beautifully!
$3300.00

    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

  • We'd like to welcome Andy Gregory to the CGS family. He's a proud owner of a Reverend Mercalli 5 in Turqouise Flame Maple. An absolutely stunning bass guitar. Thanks Andy! Welcome to the fold.

    We'd like to welcome Andy Gregory to the CGS family. He's a proud owner of a Reverend Mercalli 5 in Turqouise Flame Maple. An absolutely stunning bass guitar. Thanks Andy! Welcome to the fold.

    December 06

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

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

    December 03

  • Something amazing.......

    Cymatics: when science and music collide in the most magical way.

*All of the science experiments in the video are real. Watch behind the scenes and see how it was made: NigelStanford.com/Cymatics

    Cymatics: when science and music collide in the most magical way. *All of the science experiments in the video are real. Watch behind the scenes and see how it was made: NigelStanford.com/Cymatics

    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

  • 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

  • This Stonebridge G21CE-SW is ready for its new owner.
    Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Walnut back and sides, open pore finish, cream binding, ebony fretboard and bridge, equipped with the K&K Pre-phase with volume control active transducer pickup and deluxe hardshell case, to boot!
    Somebody is going to have a very Merry Christmas!

    This Stonebridge G21CE-SW  is ready for its new owner. 
Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Walnut back and sides, open pore finish, cream binding, ebony fretboard and bridge, equipped with the K&K Pre-phase with volume control active transducer pickup and deluxe hardshell case, to boot!
Somebody is going to have a very Merry Christmas!

    November 21

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bill Vasso Pappas sure walks this VVT Amp right!

    I LOVE how clean and deep the tone is with my VVT JP LF.

    I LOVE how clean and deep the tone is with my VVT JP LF.

    November 08

  • 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

  • We have this guitar in stock!

    Store owner Brad Shreve trying out this awesome Washburn b-bender acoustic guitar!

    Store owner Brad Shreve trying out this awesome Washburn b-bender acoustic guitar!

    October 24

  • 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

  • I think he is using two VOX Mini3 amps.
    Awesome talent.

    BLOWN AWAY! This guy is totally amazing.. I love how he plays and I LOVE this tune.. YOU?
Thank you Gary Munro ..

SHARE with Friends who LOVE music <3

    BLOWN AWAY! This guy is totally amazing.. I love how he plays and I LOVE this tune.. YOU? Thank you Gary Munro .. SHARE with Friends who LOVE music <3

    September 24

  • 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

  • One talented dude!

    Here's our Drum Talk TV Throwback Thursday post: Sammy Davis Jr. tearing it up on Drums AND vibes on the Ed Sullivan show January 6, 1963. What an immense talent this man was!

Remember, you can see all our interviews at www.drumtalktv.com
#drummer #sammydavisjr

    Here's our Drum Talk TV Throwback Thursday post: Sammy Davis Jr. tearing it up on Drums AND vibes on the Ed Sullivan show January 6, 1963. What an immense talent this man was! Remember, you can see all our interviews at www.drumtalktv.com #drummer #sammydavisjr

    September 12

  • 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

  • Summertime Seafoam Green Combo:
    VVT Nighthawk 45 sporting 5881's and a
    Crossroads tele with coil-splitting Barden's...
    keeping it nice and hot!

    Summertime Seafoam Green Combo:
VVT Nighthawk 45 sporting 5881's and a 
Crossroads tele with coil-splitting Barden's...
keeping it nice and hot!

    August 26

  • READ THE ARTICLE BELOW:
    Crossroads Guitar Shop has tried to live by this philosophy, since we began operations here at CGS. Gabriel O’Brien, Sales Manager at Larry’s Music Center, describes it so well in this article.
    It has been VERY DIFFICULT to be successful. Thank-you to all of our open minded customer's who "get it" !!!

    Thanks to all of our friendly "competitors" who makeup the other INDEPENDENT shops in our area. (We don't really compete. We help each other)

    A special thanks to Aaron Keener, Rich Delos Reyes, Jim Jacobs and many of our CGS friends, who have always stepped up with 110% effort and needed skills that enhanced our efforts.
    All of us at CGS hope, and with your continued support, we can continue to stay here and provide the best customer service and experience possible.

    Come see us!
    Vince Nettuno, Owner

    Note: Fender makes great products. We all know this

    Gabriel O’Brien, Sales Manager at Larry’s Music Center, addresses the broader issues behind Fender's decision to sell products direct to consumers online.

    Gabriel O’Brien, Sales Manager at Larry’s Music Center, addresses the broader issues behind Fender's decision to sell products direct to consumers online.

    August 19

  • Congrats and thanks to Bill Vasso Pappas on his acquisition of the amazing V V T Limited Edition "Jack Pearson" modded Lindy Fralin amp.
    Dead Cat Bounce got some new ammo for the next gig!

    August 15

  • Definitely worth the time watch, Bill Frisell, him a genius!

    http://youtu.be/mSUwC8hWj8o

    Excerpt from NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Excerpt from NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    August 13

  • V V T "Jack Pearson" in action!
    Yea, we got one on display!
    Come see us!

    Jack is using his Squier Strat, TS9, modified MXR OD pedal, and VVT Jack Pearson amp. Recorded with a Zoom Q4.

    Jack is using his Squier Strat, TS9, modified MXR OD pedal, and VVT Jack Pearson amp. Recorded with a Zoom Q4.

    August 06

  • These fine folks will be with us here at CGS tomorrow, Saturday 10-2.
    If you haven't seen VVT up close. This is your chance.

    Play guitar. Rock the planet!

    Play guitar. Rock the planet!

    August 02

  • GREEN TAG SALE!

    Want to get your hands on a Stonebridge? How about a Walden? A Sublime Electric? We've marked down some beautiful guitars. C'mon out now y'hear?

    And, don't forget, this Saturday, V.V.T. Amps our friends from Maryland, will be doing an in store demo at our humble abode from 10am-2pm. Hope to see your face in our place!

    GREEN TAG SALE!

Want to get your hands on a Stonebridge?  How about a Walden?  A Sublime Electric?  We've marked down some beautiful guitars.  C'mon out now y'hear?

And, don't forget, this Saturday, V.V.T. Amps our friends from Maryland, will be doing an in store demo at our humble abode from 10am-2pm.  Hope to see your face in our place!

    July 30

  • Checkout the new Reverend Guitars!

    Guitar World stopped by the Reverend Guitars booth to check out some new gear at the Summer 2014 NAMM show.

    Guitar World stopped by the Reverend Guitars booth to check out some new gear at the Summer 2014 NAMM show.

    July 23

  • I want to announce that we now have these instruments available here @CGS. Join the hottest new trend in Pop Music!
    Hurry in to get yours while supply last.

    Best thing you will watch today. #MJ would be proud

    Best thing you will watch today. #MJ would be proud

    July 20

  • Attention! Tone Seekers!

    Mark This Date: August 2nd 10am - 2pm

    Our buddies at V.V.T. amps in Waldorf, MD will be showcasing an assortment of their handmade Vintage Vacuum Tube Amplifiers in our humble abode.

    With the likes of Rick Derringer, Jack Pearson, Lindey Fralin, Tom Principato and The Nighthawks as product endorses, it's no wonder why these cats have now been an industry standard since 2001.

    CGS will have refreshments and munchies and you provide your ears. Hope to see your face in our place! Rock on! See you Saturday August 2nd!

    Play guitar. Rock the planet!

    Play guitar. Rock the planet!

    July 09

  • Hey Ehrbody!
    Guess what we resurrected from the dead?
    Check it yo' 1961 Kay Value Leader Guitar and K504 Vibrato Leader Amp. They sound incredible, c'mon in now ya' hear?

    Hey Ehrbody!
Guess what we resurrected from the dead?
Check it yo' 1961 Kay Value Leader Guitar and K504 Vibrato Leader Amp. They sound incredible, c'mon in now ya' hear?

    July 02