Steel Guitar East is an authorized
Emmons dealer and repair center
We now carry Walker Seats
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 with his Steel Guitar East completely restored Emmons Legrande II.
Ricky Hagan with his very early Emmons bolt on.
Ricky Hagan's push pull stable.
Johnny Cox with his Emmons P/P
Steve Wariner at his Emmons P/P
Allyn Love playing his Emmons in the shop.
Tommy White with his restored and modernized
When it comes to repairing and setting up this contraption we all love, Billy Knowles, makes METICULOUS an art form. - Clyde Mattocks
A complete restoration, this guitar belonged to
Bob Hempker when he played with Loretta Lynn.
Recent guitar straps.
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.
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 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!
- Mike Soffa
Billy Knowles knows push-pulls!
- Allyn Love
|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!
Jerry Williford with his new Emmons SD10.
An Emmons PP restoration we did for Butch Dixon of Alabama, a Nashville player.
|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!!
||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, 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.
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, my brother, is now assisting us in the shop.
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