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A conversation with Karen Anne Mahoney & MD

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KAM: How long have you been singing and playing guitar?

MD: I purchased my first guitar the winter of 1977. I was working in the shipping department at a xylophone factory in LaGrange, Illinois, the Musser Corporation. LaGrange is a west suburb of Chicago. 

Through the union some guitars and banjos that had cosmetic flaws were made available at very reasonable prices, to the union members. Maybe the decal was a little crooked, or there was a nick or scratch on the finish. I learned my first chords on that guitar and played about a year. I then used it as a back up instrument to take on road trips and camping trips. …

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