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Murray McDowall


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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 2:09 am    
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Hi Gene,
Interesting reading!!
I have owned a D10 Sho-Bud Professional since 1977, purchased S/H. The Serial Number is #1321.
Could you tell me some information about it.
Many thanks Gene,
Murray.
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Gordon Hartin


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Durham, NC
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 4:09 am    
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Hey Gene,

Any help on this one.

Shobud Pro 3
SN: 9572

Gordon Hartin
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 6:33 am     Sho- Bud Serial #
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Brent, Sorry I cant do anything without a number.Wish I could.
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 6:38 am     Sho- Bud Serial #
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Bent,
Sorry I spelled your name wrong on other post been a long time since High School.
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 6:52 am     Sho-Bud Serial #
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Michael,
Something don't seem to match, I show serial# 16592 is a 6148 natural. Built- 6/3/81 and shipped to L R C Music Center Canada on 6/25/81. Don't know why the difference.
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 7:06 am     Sho-Bud Serial #
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Al,
It sure has been a long time, I miss the days when you and Shot would come to the factory and I could listen to war stories from you and Dean Porter. I sure miss him. I got to play music with him for about 15 years, such a thrill. So good to hear from you.
A Friend
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 7:25 am    
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Micheal,
The last LDG I can come up with was built Probably about 11/20/95. I built it and the Serial # was 18695
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 7:40 am    
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Dennis Wallis
Serial # 5119 = Built 2/28/74 built and ok'd by D.M.
Shipped 2/28/74 to Gretsch Cin. Thats all I have on this one.
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 7:48 am    
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Russ Wever,
Good to hear from you Russ, The first time I took a Sho-Bud booth to St Louis you were the first steel player I got to see. I think that was 1980. Sure was sad to hear about Bobby Caldwell.
In answer to your question serial # 14400 the only thing I can find is Model 6166 Black, Shipped 3/30/79 to Quigly Music in Kansas City Mo.
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 7:57 am    
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Murray McDowall
Serial # 1321 = Model - 6143 Red and Natural finish 4 knees, Built 13/7/71 by Paul Franklin. OK'd by someone with a J. for a last initial. could be either Shot, Dave or Harry. Shipped 9/9/71 to Gretsch then reshipped 5/24/73 to Sho-Bud Nashville.
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 8:02 am    
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Gordon Hartin
Sreial # 9572 = Model 6164 Red, Built 9/22/75 by D. Marrs, Checked by Yasu, Shipped 9/26/75 to Gretsch Cinn.
Gene
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Chris LeDrew


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 8:27 am    
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Okay, this is the best Sho~Bud thread to date. No pun intended. Very Happy
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John Lacey


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Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 8:48 am    
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Gene, I just sent a nice old LDG to a fellow in Holland, it was owned by Mike Doll of Grande Prairie Alberta for years before he passed. Ser. # 4489?
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Jack Musgrave


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Rogersville, Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 9:27 am    
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I have always suspected that Pro 3 guitars existed before 1975 and now with Gene's help I have the facts to prove it. My guitar has the rounded front single raise and lower

Jack,
The only info I have is Model # 6164 built 8/22/74 by it looks like P.N.
on the production record. Don't know who this is. It shipped 8/28/74 to
Gretsch Cinn.
Not much but that is what I found.
Gene

Thanks Gene for your help. your information is much appreciated by all of us Sho Bud fans
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Rick Batey


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London, England
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 9:44 am    
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I would love to know the date of my S-10, serial 11777. Thanks so much, Gene - it really is appreciated.

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Michael Strauss


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Delray Beach,Florida
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 10:35 am    
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Hi Gene,

Thanks for the info. Strange about that though. I'll take some pictures and send them to you if that's ok. It looks like an LDG.

Michael
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:02 am    
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John Lacey
Serial #4489 was built 11/19/73 shipped 11/21/73 to Gretsch in Cinn. Ohio
Gene H.
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Johnny Thomasson


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:07 am     Another Request
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Gene,

I hate to trouble you, but do you have any info on a Pro-II serial number 5692?

Many Thanks,
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:14 am    
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Rick Batey
Serial # 11777 = Model 6139 Red, built 3/14/77 shipped 10/31/77 to Baldwin, Daoenham, Essex England. I am sorry if I spelled the name of the town wrong but the penmanship is not that good on the records. I hope you can make it out.
Gene Haugh
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:22 am    
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Johnny Thomasson,
Serial # 5692 = Model 6155 built 6/12/74, shipped 6/20/74 to Gretsch in Cinn. Ohio. Don't know who built this one.
Gene Haugh
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Ryan Gimpert


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Detroit, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:48 am    
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Hello Mr. Haugh, your appearance on the forum is like finding the Rosetta Stone!
Thanks so much for your efforts. We all appreciate it.

I was wondering what you could tell me about serial number 5798. I am particularly interested in the original color, as I have strong reason to believe mine was refinished at some point (it's purple now).
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:50 am    
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Gene
Your information is fantastic and super valuable! Thanks!

How about a red Professional ser. no. 7702 ?

The guitar was rack and barrel undercarriage, round front cabinet, and late-60's pickups. Duane Marrs thought it might be a custom guitar since the neck selector and coil tap switches are between the necks instead of the right endplate.
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Johnny Thomasson


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 11:53 am    
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Gene Haugh wrote:
Johnny Thomasson,
Serial # 5692 = Model 6155 built 6/12/74, shipped 6/20/74 to Gretsch in Cinn. Ohio. Don't know who built this one.
Gene Haugh


Gene, thanks so much for the info!
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 12:19 pm    
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Herb Steiner,
Herb, Bad news! I do not have access to serial number 7702. What I have in my information is a note that states - ( numbers missing between 7000 and 8110 are the origional numbers used on Sho-Bud in the beginning and are kept in a file folder) I do not have access to that file folder.
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 12:28 pm    
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Ryan Gimpert
Ryan,
Serial # 5798 = Model - 6148 built 6/26/74 by B.S., checked by Yasu, shipped 6/28/74 to Gretsch. I believe as you do that if the color is Purple then it has been repainted. For some reason they didn't indicate the color with the information I have, however the dominate color of the 6148 was red.
Hope this is enough.
Gene Haugh
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