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THIS MUSIC STORE WILL BE CLOSING THIS FALL! DEALER WANTS TO RETIRE! I have either worked in or have owned this shop since 1973 as a student in college from the Chicago area, (Schiller Park to be specific) as a (guitar instructor since 1973). I took a leap of faith in 1977 and decided to buy this shop with a $5000.00 loan from my dad. We are a retail store in central Illinois who has grown over some 46 plus years. As of last year, I am now a ONE man operation in the store and preparing for retirement due to my wife’s health issues. We have always catered to the needs of our working musicians and players. I also started a regional sound company some 34+ years ago that has grown exponentially and have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of performers including on my “short list” James Brown, Aretha Franklin, REO Speed Wagon, Tommy Emmanuele, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley, The Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Dave Mason, Allison Krause, Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, Josh Turner, Jo Dee Messina, Justin Moore, Tommy James, The Turtles, Edgar Winter, 38 Special, Peter Noone, Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, Jake Shimabukuro, that’s enough! You get it! I will be retiring at the end of the year. Thanks to all of you out there for supporting “LIVE MUSIC”,

-Mike “Z”