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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 16, 2019
PHOTO BY: Daniel Bartel

Holding his favorite acoustic guitar, Jacksonville Guitar Center owner Steve Evans tells stories of his 40-plus years in the retail music business. He’s set to sell his store, which includes his guitar museum, and retire later this year.

Guitar-store owner decides to retire, working on details

Daniel Bartel

Jacksonville Guitar Center owner Steve Evans stands in his showroom area, admittedly wistful about the idea of retiring. “All my customers are my friends,” Evans said. “I think, if I’m leaving the shop, am I going to lose my friends?” But those who know Steve, 63, and his natural fondness for people could conclude that he’ll do just fine making new friends wherever he goes. After decades of guitars to handle, store bills to pay, building maintenance to manage and customers to make happy, Evans said he’s ready to exit the stage as store owner. His decision to retire was made... READ MORE

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