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  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

    Congress Street is NOW OPEN! The east/west corridor of Congress accessed from both Broadway Blvd and 4th Ave is now open to vehicular traffic. 6th Ave continues to be a two way street both north and south of Congress, making for easy access to The Chicago Music Store.


  • MUSIC LESSONS

    Get 2 free music lessons with the purchase of a musical instrument! Chicago Music Store has a full staff of experienced teachers and tutors for nearly any instrument under the sun. Learn more here!




  • Cheap Trick and Local H!

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    We had some distinguished visitors today! Left to right: Brian St. Clair from Local H, Dave (Cheap Trick road crew), our own Albert, and Mark Messner (cheap trick production manager).

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    Congress Street Now Open!

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    Congress Street is NOW OPEN! The east/west corridor of Congress accessed from both Broadway Blvd and 4th Ave is now open to vehicular traffic. 6th Ave continues to be a …

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    Michael Guerra Visits the Chicago Store

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    Accordionist Michael Guerra of the Michael Guerra Band dropped by the Chicago Music Store this afternoon. They’re opening for the Mavericks at the Fox Theater!

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    Faith Vasallo Music Video Shot at Chicago Store!

    This picturesque downtown location was chosen for the video shoot for Faith Vasallo. Enjoy!

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    The CHICAGO STORE Name is Back on the Wall!

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    Our name has been lovingly restored to the walls of our new updated facade!

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    The Queen of Congress Street, Restored!

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    The Chicago Music Store is 99.99% complete in its facade restoration project! We couldn’t be happier. There’s a great story at downtowntucson.org about the facade restoration project at our downtown location, …

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    Chicago Store Now Carries Anacleto Accordions!

    We are proud to carry Hohner’s new line of hand-made premium accordions manufactured in the old-world style by master craftsman in Castelfidardo, Italy. Every Anacleto Series accordion is made using hand-made …

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    1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Electric Guitar

    Check out this one-of-a-kind mint condition original 1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong electric Guitar. It was purchased from our Downtown store in 1971. It has the original case, paperwork, and slide …

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    Chicago Store Wins 1st place from 2nd Saturdays for Best Decorations!

    Chicago Music Store is the proud winner of the Second Saturday Christmas decoration contest!

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    Beautiful Hidden Windows Uncovered at Chicago Store Downtown!

    Workers begin removing the old Chicago Store sign. Some of the glass sees daylight for the first time in many years. This missing panel is from where the truck hit the store. This …

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    Boss Pedals

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    Craft your sound, from a whisper to a thunder, with Chicago Store’s full line of Boss effects pedals! Each pedal is its own classic, the benchmark by which others are judged. …

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    The pBone!

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    The Jiggs Whigham pBone just had to happen. The trombone is a unique instrument, capable of rendering thrilling orchestral passages, exquisite jazz soloing and ensemble work, and tremendous comical effects. …

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    Grand Opening Prize Winners!

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    There were winners galore at our grand opening party! Jeshua won an Ovation 1778 valued at $860! Lorraine won a Casio WK-7500 valued at $600! Toby won a Dean EXFMD valued at $600! Phil …

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    Our Locations:


    Historic Downtown
    130 E. Congress St.
    520-622-3341 | map | email
    Mon - Sat 9am to 6pm
    Eastside
    5646 E Speedway Blvd.
    520-886-1516 | map | email
    Mon - Thur 10am to 7:30pm
    Fri - Sat 10am to 6pm
    Sun noon to 5pm

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    Our Story

    Family owned and operated, the Chicago Music Store is a Tucson institution.

    Started up in 1919, the downtown music shop has had a rich history that includes a spot in one of Martin Scorsese'’s early films (Alice Doesn'’t Live Here Anymore). When it comes to music, Chicago Music Store is the only stop you’ll need to make.

    The warehouse-sized store buys, sells, rents, trades and repairs all types of musical instruments, everything from "kazoos to pianos."

    Our prices range from 25 cents for a guitar pick to $250,000 for a complete sound and lighting system, and are always the best deal in town.

    The clientele of the Chicago Music Store speak to its credentials. Among the list of heavy hitters that rely on the store are local indie-desert legends Giant Sand, local Wavelab Studios and most of the local casinos.