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

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

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Robert Rogers, Manchester, TN

Roy Mcghee with his newly restored Emmons.

Mike Castleberry, New Mexico, with his completely restored Emmons PP.

Bill Erchul with Emmons guitar
Bill Erchul, university professor and sideman in several bands,
with his new 1982 Emmons push pull.

Billy Knowles, Dave Evans, Kirby Adcock and Hoot Hester
David Evans, Billy and Kirby Adcock hanging out with Hoot Hester,
the best fiddle player in the world.

Tom Brumley, the day he received his restored ZB steel guitar from Steel Guitar East
Tom Brumley, The day he received his restored,"I Sang Dixie" guitar back.

Just received my black 83 (I Sang Dixie) ZB guitar back after sending it to Billy Knowles to have him go through it and redo it. Thanks Billy, for doing such a great job on it. It looks just beautiful and plays even better than it did when it was brand new. What a terrific job, Billy, thank you so much. - Tom Brumley

Sid Hudson with his Emmons steel guitar set up by Steel Guitar East
Sid Hudson, a world class guitar player who worked with Barbara Mandrell, is also a great steel guitar player. Billy added a knee lever and set up this guitar for Sid.

"Great repair guy, best I have even seen" - Sid Hudson

Buddy Emmons playing an Emmons steel guitar set up at Steel Guitar East
Buddy Emmons playing Sid Hudson's Emmons, set up by Billy Knowles.

Rex Wiseman guitar strap
Rex Wiseman of the Oaks with a Steel Guitar East strap.

Paul Martin using a steel guitar east guitar strap
Paul Martin, using one of our straps, and the Martin Family Circus.

70 Emmons push pull
Larry Gerdeman's 1970 push pull fatback cuttail restored by Billy Knowles.

Billy Knowles and Bob Kramer
Billy and Bob Kramer, Stonewall Jackson's steel guitar player.

roger howard, at steel guitar east
Roger Howard, machinist extraordinaire. If we can't purchase it from your guitar company, Roger can make it. Brings 50 years of experience.

Steve Knowles

Steve Knowles, my brother, is now assisting us in the shop.

This is 2450D presently on the work bench.

Billy Knowles is the most Emmons savvy mechanic I know. I believe he could disassemble and put one back together blindfolded. I was in awe of how meticulous he was in working on the changer of my LeGrande. - Clyde Mattocks
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