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Jeff Mead


From:
London, England
Post Posted 1 Jun 2015 8:09 am     Reply with quote

Michael Yahl wrote:
No previous info in the database but has now been entered.

Built 8/1975. Early Pro I, most likely no sticker.

Is it rack and barrel or 2 hole pull with barrels?


Thanks for the info and quick reply.

No shipping info?

Yes, you're right - nothing on the front except the Sho~Bud logo. The changer is double raise, single lower.




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Allan Kirby


From:
Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 5 Jun 2015 8:26 am     Reply with quote

This my SHO-BUD, S-1, The Professional, Model 6139, Serial No. 6750, Brown colour, dust collector fretboard, white logo, 2-hole pullers, wide pedals, originally 3 pedals with 1 knee lever, 2 levers added later to make it 3x3.

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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 5 Jun 2015 9:12 am     Reply with quote

Built about early December 1974.
Logged in.
Thanks guys.
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Paul Smith


From:
Ma
Post Posted 6 Jun 2015 12:25 pm     Reply with quote

Hello,

Just picked up a ShoBud 6139 3x3 walnut color stained maple, currently enroute to my home


Model 6139

Serial number 6549

Inspected by Pat Murphy

color walnut stain maple

pedal config 3x3

Rack and Barell system for undercarriage


thanks,

smitty
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 6 Jun 2015 12:44 pm     Reply with quote

Paul, about 11/8/1974.
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Randy Moss


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2015 7:39 am     Reply with quote

Hey Gene,
Here's ser#1469. Sho-Bud Professional D10 8p x 4k. I bought this one from Bobbe Seymour approx. 12yrs ago. It needs a good cleaning and polish but it plays very well with that awesome sweet sound. I would like to get more info about it if you boys could help me out. I'm a newby to this site but glad I found it.
Randy Moss
Comer, Ga.
I have played this guitar at the southern steel guitar show in Saluda, SC. a few times back in 2005 and 2006. Some of you may remember it.
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Mark Draycott


From:
Princeton, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 24 Jul 2015 7:48 am     Reply with quote

I noticed looking at the numbers that Gene has posted, that after July 1982, it appears the number of guitars built was very low. Can I assume my new Shobud LDG is August 1982?, based on the numbers posted or is it maybe newer..

The serial number is 18050.




January 1982 17441 17510
February 17511 17580
March 17581 17660
April 17661 17711
May 17712 17755
June 17756 17799
July 17780 17810
17811 18028


1987 18566 18597


1988 18598 18618


1989 18619 18641


1990 18642 18660


1991 18661 18675


1994 18676 18686


1995 18687 18696


2000 18697 18698
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 24 Jul 2015 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Randy, about 9/3/1971
Mark, about 10/17/1982

Both entered into the database.

Unless Gene chimes in with absolute data, these are estimates based on known dates surrounding these S/N's.
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Brad Howerton


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 11 Aug 2015 5:53 pm     Ldg Reply with quote

Ser. # 11989. LDG model. From the previous chart appears to be 1977. I've owned this guitar for over 20 yrs. curious though, it doesn't have a label underneath and would be interested in knowing who built it
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 11 Aug 2015 6:32 pm     Reply with quote

Brad, all I can tell you is that it was built around 6/3/1977 based on surrounding serial number dates.

I've entered your information in the database but would like to know what color, #knees, #pedals, round or hex cross shafts, and any other information specific to this guitar.

Thanks

Michael
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David Charles


From:
Boston, MA, USA
Post Posted 11 Aug 2015 7:13 pm     Re: Pro II Reply with quote

Terry Sneed wrote:
Thank ya Pit. I also have another Pro II with serial number 18046. So according to the chart above, there's one that was built in 1983 with serial number
17876, so I reckon that would put this Pro II at around an 84 model? Hmmm, I was thinkin it was about a 1977 or 1978 model. OH well, whatever year it is, it sounds awesome.

terry


Terry - I own your 18046 now! It's absolutely amazing!
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William Liemandt


From:
New Mexico
Post Posted 12 Aug 2015 10:20 am     Reply with quote

Michael - I own what I believe to be a 1972 Bud. It is a "The Professional" model, s/n 2474, brown colour, no sticker, 8 X 4 wide pedal tear drop levers, single/single changer with rack & barrel on round shafts. Both single pole pickups coil tapped. All switches on end plate. The seller mentioned that it was previously owned by a fella called "Smitty" who played for Ferlin Husky. Log her in - thanks. William
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 12 Aug 2015 10:34 am     Reply with quote

Model 6143 built about 8/9/1972.

Thanks William.
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Brad Howerton


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 13 Aug 2015 6:30 pm     Reply with quote

It's green. 3x4 Emmons setup with round cross shafts, tear drop knees
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John Williamson


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 19 Dec 2015 8:41 am     Reply with quote

Just picked up Model 6143 serial # 3040. She needs a lot of love but at least she is here. Soon be 8X4. Have to admit the picture is better than guitar.
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 27 Dec 2015 8:08 pm     Reply with quote

Any info would be great..

Model 7710 Squareneck 7 string Sho-Bro

Serial # 7.6047




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Kevin Skrla


From:
Texas, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2016 7:33 am     Reply with quote

Found this thread while searching out info on the sho-bud I just bought in Austin, TX. Any info yall could offer would be awesome.

Sho-Bud Professional
D10 8x2
Serial # 7717
Red flamed maple

Pickup on e9 was replaced with a George L's E-66




Thanks
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Ian Worley


From:
Sacramento, CA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2016 8:45 am     Reply with quote

Look on page 11 of this thread, about 3/4 of the way down. There is a complete list of serial number and date ranges by month from the early seventies to the end. It was compiled by Gene Haugh, who worked at Sho-Bud during that era and has all the original production records.

It's here: http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1951049#1951049
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Dave Meis


From:
Washington, USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2016 10:45 pm     Reply with quote

Thought I'd put this up. Info from Gene a while back.


Dave,
All the info. I have on ser.#16433 is,
Model 6164 - Pro III
Color = Red
Built 5/5/1981
Shipper to Chambers Music, Ashland KY.
Checked by Yasu Kameya
Hope this helps
Gene
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 2 Jun 2016 5:55 am     Reply with quote

Kevin, I've put yours into the database but the 7xxx series serial numbers are a black hole. There has been no definitive dates associated with them and they appear to cover a variety of models over many years. The models are primarily Professionals but there are some Pro III's in there. Almost all are later rack and barrel and some early rack and barrel on the cast frame. tis tells me that the7xxx actually may have been some of the first guitars built before starting in the 1xxx S/N's.

Basil, This is the first Sho-Bro that anyone has posted. Being that has the Gretsch name on it, I have no clue as to information on these. I did however put it into the database for reference.

Brad, I would need the serial number in order to enter this into the database and any other info you may have on it.
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Peavey Session 500 BW, Crate Digital Modeling Amp

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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 2 Jun 2016 10:40 am     Reply with quote

Hello Micheal, any update on the kneel lever mods for the Fender PSG's 400, 1000, 800 and 2000. ?
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 2 Jun 2016 12:10 pm     Reply with quote

No Basil, every time I get ready to work on them something hotter comes up. It's been nagging at me like an 'ole fish wife!
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Peavey Session 500 BW, Crate Digital Modeling Amp

WildHorse Pedal Steel Guitars, LLC
http://www.psgparts.com/
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Dan Robinson


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 17 Jun 2016 8:27 pm     Reply with quote

Sho-Bud Professional S10 3+2, Serial # 1772.

I bought this guitar new in 1973 from Manny's Music in NYC. Still sounds pretty darned good.






Front is now raised 1".

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Jack Goodson


From:
new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 18 Jun 2016 4:53 am     Serial number 7545? Reply with quote

Just curious if anyone is still playing it....thanks jack
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Gene Haugh


From:
Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 3 Jul 2016 7:22 am     Sho~bro Reply with quote

basilh & Michael
I have a 7-string the same as the one in the picture. These were not built by SHO~BUD except for a few. The rest were made in the Gretsch factory in Booneville AR. in the mid to late 1970's. The serial numbers will be in the form of Gretsch numbers and I don't have access to them. Shot came to the factory in Arkansas and after working hours was over would bring a bottle of courage in and sit it on the work bench and we would work until the wee hours of the morning tooling and setting up the process of building them Shot's way. Those were good days and time's when you didn't want to go home because you didn't get to come back until the next morning. I can still hear his laugh when he would tell something as only Shot could.
I sure miss working with him and Earl Dean Porter our guitar tech. who's regular guitar had 5 pedals that he could use to produce some great music.
I could probably write a book but no one wood read it.
Gene Haugh
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