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Ken Pippus


From:
Lake Oswego, OR
Post Posted 17 Jan 2017 2:52 pm     Reply with quote

I believe it came with one or two, now has 4 courtesy of Lynn Stafford, done with your parts. The black looks original. Ever see a black one?
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Michael Yahl


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Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 17 Jan 2017 4:13 pm     Reply with quote

Nope, never seen a black one.
Now it's even cooler that it has my parts on it! Must play like a dream...
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Alan Cook


From:
Kent,England
Post Posted 11 Feb 2017 12:39 pm     3 Sho Bud guitars Reply with quote

Gene

I have:

Single 10 blond round front 6 pedals and originally 1 knee lever serial number 4943
Single 12 green 3 pedals 4 knee levers serial number 8357
Single 12 universal mahogany colour 6 pedals 4 levers serial number. 18079

Any information would be great thanks.

Alan.
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Adam Aldridge


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 20 Feb 2017 4:37 pm     Sho bud 8171 Reply with quote

Gene, I have a sho bud pro 3 with serial# 8171 .. more info on this guitar would be much appreciated!!.
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Charley Erck


From:
Hawaii, USA
Post Posted 22 Feb 2017 9:32 pm     Reply with quote




Here's anumber inside this old Permanent. Any idea what it means?
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Adam Aldridge


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 23 Feb 2017 6:34 am     Sho bud Baldwin Reply with quote

Snow bud baldwin d10 serial # 7222 any info would be much appreciated..
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Harrie Brekelmans


From:
Waalwijk, The Netherlands
Post Posted 31 Mar 2017 2:02 am     Reply with quote

Question about a Sho-Bud Po I.
I have bought this instrument yesterday and there is one thing I do not understand.
The Model is a 6148 and it says that this is a 3 + 2.
This one has 3 + 4. Serial nummer is #5382
It is a blond guitar.




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Thanks. .Harrie
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Nelson Checkoway


From:
Massachusetts, USA
Post Posted 1 Apr 2017 8:13 am     Reply with quote

Gene, Michael - Here's another Bud for your registry. Any additional info you can provide - build date, builder, would be appreciated. Very little use, but the label has gone AWOL (can see where it was affixed):

SN: 9008
Model: Pro-I
Mod #: 6148
Style: S-10
Color: Green
Pedals: 3
Knees: 2
Builder: ? (no tag)



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Tony Oresteen


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 26 May 2017 11:42 am     Reply with quote

Gene & Michael,

Fantastic work getting all the info on Sho-Bud serial numbers & dates. Yeoman work! Thanks!

I just bought a Sho-Bud 6139 blond serial number 2165.

My guess it is a 1972 based on other serial numbers dated so far.



More photos here:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=317062

Any other information about it would be most appreciated. Thanks!
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Rick Abbott


From:
Indiana, USA
Post Posted 3 Jun 2017 3:57 pm     Two Buds Reply with quote

I am fairly disappointed that an exact date can't be found for my two Sho~Bud steels. They are both from the 7000s.

My latest is # 7962 and is a D-10 The Professional in a red-brown lacquer. It has wide pedals and is rack and barrel. Looks like it must be from late 1970 or very early 1971.

My other is # 7035. It has the letters MO or MC before the 7035. It is probably a late 1966. Crossover model with 6 and 1, rack and barrel. 23 inch scale.

I will add a link to the thread about the guitar. Not included in the thread is the info Bobbe Seymour told me on the phone which agrees with Coop about the guitar being from October or November of 1966. He thought that the Jacksons put it together and showed it to the Baldwin folks as an example of what they were agreeing to distribute. He also said that there were around 20 guitars built with the 23 inch scale length.

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=115033&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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Brad Sarno


From:
St. Louis, MO USA
Post Posted 22 Jun 2017 3:45 pm     Reply with quote

Here's #7655.

Can anyone date this one for me? And also, please tell me about the changer on this rack & barrel S-10.

And what model would they call this? Pro-1??

Thx,
Brad






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Ian Worley


From:
Sacramento, CA
Post Posted 23 Jun 2017 2:01 pm     Reply with quote

That's a later '60s Baldwin era guitar. It's basically a 6139, though I'm not sure how far back that model numbering goes. The changer is the same as was used in the D-10 crossover models of that era. There was an earlier variation of the crossover that had a roller bridge and a shorter scale like the one Rick mentioned above. This changer was their first 'modern' all pull system.

There doesn't seem to be much in the way of original records to get a precise chronology, but the 7000s seem to have started around '66, they later did a reset of the serial number sequence to 1001 in March of '71, then skipped over those numbers 7001-8109 that had already been used in January '75, so both guitar #8109 and #1001 would have been built in March '71.

If you assumed that number sequence represents ~April '66 - Mar '71 and divide it by that time frame (1108 guitars/~60 months) that would be about 18.5 guitars per month on average. That would put your guitar #7655 around Feb/Mar '69. That's pretty un-scientific, but a reasonable guess until someone comes up with more precise info.
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Brad Sarno


From:
St. Louis, MO USA
Post Posted 24 Jun 2017 7:09 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Ian!!!

Wow, I couldn't ask for a better answer!!

Brad
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Billy Morgan


From:
Talladega, Alabama
Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 7:37 am     Sho Bud Serial Numbers Reply with quote

I have a D-10 Sho Bud pro 11 (serial no. 6177)that has a 24-1/2" scale. It plays good now on the E9 neck but what I like about it is the tone. It has a monster tone like I have not seen before. I have three Emmons including one push pull and I think it has as good or maybe even better tone than the push pull. I called David Jackson and we talked about this guitar. He said they built a few of these, but didn't build many because of string breakage. This guitar actually breaks very few strings and has a short gumby key head. I think I have seen another one for sale on the forum a few years ago. I would be interested if anyone has any information about these guitars.
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Dan Kelly


From:
Boston, USA
Post Posted 17 Oct 2017 4:27 pm     Pro II Sho-Bud Reply with quote

I have a Pro II. The model is 6155; Serial number 5346.

It is a D-10 with 2 tear drop knee levers and 8 wide pedals. The changer is a "one raise and one lower" set up and the pedal tuning is done using a hex socket key.

It is Walnut in color and has rounded front and rear top edges.

Question; I would like to get the Es on the left knee and add two more changes to the right knee. That would change the model, in theory. From a historical perspective, would an update like that diminish the instrument?
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