an authorized Emmons dealer and repair center

Steel Guitar East • (910) 296-7428 • Email

Mailing address: PO Box 458 • Kenansville, NC 28349 • UPS address: 308 N Main St. • Kenansville, NC 28349

Steel Guitar East is an authorized Emmons dealer and repair center
We purchase used pedal steel guitars

We always have new guitars on order and have a selection of used guitars in stock. We can take an old beat up guitar and, once we have restored it, it will look like it did the day it left the factory. In addition to restorations, we do set-ups, copedent changes and knee lever additions. Your guitar will play like a dream when we're finished with it!

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson with his Steel Guitar East completely restored Emmons Legrande II.
"It's incredible!"

Rex Wiseman at Steel Guitar East

Rex Wiseman

Ricky Hagan with Emmons steel guitar

Ricky Hagan with his very early Emmons bolt on.

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Ricky Hagan's push pull stable.

Johnny Cox with his restored Emmons steel guitar

Johnny Cox with his completely restored PP.

Steve Wariner atSteel Guitar East

Steve Wariner at his Emmons P/P

Allyn Love at Steel Guitar East

Allyn Love playing his Emmons in the shop.

Tommy White with a restored ZB

Tommy White with his restored and modernized ZB.

Clyde Mattocks

When it comes to repairing and setting up this contraption we all love, Billy Knowles, makes METICULOUS an art form. - Clyde Mattocks

rebuilt emmons steel guitar

A complete restoration, this guitar belonged to
Bob Hempker when he played with Loretta Lynn.

Steel Guitar East is a Live Steel Strings dealer.

guitar straps

Recent guitar straps.

Butch Dixon with an EMmons steel guitar
Billy, Here is a picture from yesterday with a new artist named Kate Falcon. Her first single just hit radio last week. The crowd was estimated at 8000.
Thanks for everything you have done for me in the steel business and keeping me on the road. Butch
Butch Dixon Attalla, Al.

Emmons steel guitar Will Hart playing his Emmons steel guitar
I sent my Emmons LGIII 9p x 10kl to Billy for complete restoration and
couldn't be happier with the outcome. I have to say the guitar looks, plays, and sounds better than it ever has.
- Wil Hart

duane dunard

Duane Dunard and the SKH Emmons

The work that you did for me really did the trick and I've (hopefully) become a better musician. Your reputation as the best is well deserved!
Regards, - Mike Soffa
Billy Knowles knows push-pulls!
- Allyn Love
Ricky Hagan Steinar Schroder
Ricky Hagan with his new Emmons D10, black of course. Steinar Schroder, of Norway, with his restored 67 Emmons bolt on.
When I think of Steel Guitar East, I think of work done precisely and competently, along with excellent customer service. Billy is an exceptionally skilled mechanic and troubleshooter who is an expert in building, restoring, adjusting and maintaining pedal steel guitars. He isn't satisfied until you are. And Roger is a great machinist who can make any part that's needed. If you go to SGE, you will not be disappointed!
- Bill Erchul
New Emmons SD10 steel guitar

Jerry Williford with his new Emmons SD10.

Emmons PP restore

An Emmons PP restoration we did for Butch Dixon of Alabama, a Nashville player.

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Billy is not only a wonderful gentleman to do business with, he is one of the finest builders and refurbishers in the business. He set up the LeGrand II that I play with the Oak Ridge Boys. It has been an awesome sounding AND playing guitar. If you live anywhere in the Southeast, Billy is the guy you want working on your guitar. I promise you won't be disappointed. Thanks for a GREAT JOB my friend!! Rex Wiseman Another Steel Guitar East guitar. Kenny Martin, of the Marshall Tucker Band and a close personal friend.
I would like to say that Billy is the best guy in the world to do business with. I wouldn't even think of no one else working on my guitars. Billy has restored two P/P's for me and I bought a Legrand 2 new from him. All look show room condition. Billy is also the greatest guy in the world. - Ricky Hagan
Billy Knowles, authorized Emmons Steel Guitar repairman

Billy Knowles, guitar tech, has over 40 years of experience on Emmons Push Pulls and ZB guitars. Billy did Tom Brumley's work on his personal ZB guitars. He also completely restored a bolt on Push Pull for Buddy Charleton. Has been factory trained on Emmons Legrande guitars.


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The lovely and talented Sigrid Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands wearing an Emmons tour jacket.

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