Steve Soest


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Soest Guitars

Steve Soest played in several local rock bands and studied hard on the makes of electric guitars and amps, an expertise that came in handy around 1972 when he began repairing musical instruments. His shop was opened in 1974 and since that time Steve has become one of the leading experts on guitar models, production, promotion and marketing. In fact, in the 1990s when the Evets Company began building new Danelectro guitars, Steve was asked to help with the historical research and designs to ensure the new productions were a true reflection of the originals.