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Herb Steiner


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 12:32 pm    
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Gene
That makes sense, because the characteristics of this guitar are definitely 1967-69, which wouldn't jive with the numbering scheme you have. Thanks for looking for me though. You're the man!
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 1:13 pm     Sho-bud Sn#
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GENE COULD YOU CHECK A COUPLE OF NUMBERS FOR ME,
SR#1367, and SR# 11302. GREAT INFO YOU HAVE, YOU SHOULD MAKE A BOOK.
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mike nolan


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Forest Hills, NY USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 1:25 pm    
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Gene,

Thanks a lot for doing this. I always thought it unlikely that the serial# system at Sho~Bud was totally random.... but there was no way to know for sure. I hate to add to the flood, but I am curious about my 2 LDGs # 4694 and # 5025. These both have the characteristics of the '73 LDGs.... . It would be interesting to know if the round fronts continued into '74
I also have a black single 10 # 8805 that I always suspected was a late '75

Thanks!

If you have any interest in publishing this information, I would be glad to offer some help on the digital end.
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Bobby Burns


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 1:52 pm    
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If #s 7000-8110 are part of an earlier number system, and those numbers are in a file folder that Gene does not have access to (as stated in the note in Gene's file), this implies that there WAS an earlier system, and someone must surely know about it, and maybe even have access to these file too!
This is great stuff Gene!
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 1:54 pm    
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Bob Muller
Bob,
Serial # 1367 = Model 6139, Built 8/3/71 by Paul, shipped 8/23/71 to Manny's in New York.
Serial # 11302 = Model 6155 Brown, built 11/9/76 shipped 7/26/77 to Mary Childers Music Bolivar Mo.
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Gene Haugh


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Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 2:04 pm    
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mike nolan
Mike, Serial # 4694 = Model 6150 built 12/22/73 by D.M.
shipped 12/28/73 to Gretsch Cinn. I think it was sold to William Griffin of Mt Nebo West Virginia.
# 5025 = Model 6150 built 2/15/74 by D.M. shipped 2/21/74 to Gretsch
#8805 = Model 6139 black, built 5/7/75 by D, Marrs, shipped 5/16/75
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mike nolan


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Forest Hills, NY USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 2:22 pm    
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Thanks Gene!
So I have a round front LDG from 1974.... I wonder when the change to square happened. Anyone with a later serial # ??
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 3:18 pm     Sho-bud Sn#
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THANKS SO MUCH GENE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LOOK UP THIS INFORMATION. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN ANYTHING ON SR# ON THESE GUITARS.
BOB
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Michael Barone


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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 3:25 pm    
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Thanks to Jimmie for starting this topic.

Gene, welcome to the forum.
I have a Sho-Bud Pro-1 model 6148, Serial number 8504, inspected by Duane Marrs. Can you determine the year it was made? My guess is 1975.

Thank you for all of your time and work in providing such valuable information about Sho-Bud history.

Mike
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Murray McDowall


From:
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 4:19 pm     Sho-Bud Ser. No.
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Hi Gene,
Many thanks for the info.
This is just about the fastest growing thread I have seen for a while! There must be still quite a few old 'Buds out there!

Many thanks anyway, regards to all,
Murray.
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Skip Edwards


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LA,CA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 5:12 pm    
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This is all very cool...the Rosetta Stone to dating Buds by their serial numbers. Joe said you'd be busy with this and he was right...
Ok... how about Super Pro 13838?
Thanks...
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Jack Guthery


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Exeter, California, USA
Post  Posted 21 Nov 2009 8:38 pm    
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i bought my sho bud in feb. 1980 pro 11 still playing it seril# 13519 great guitar.
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CrowBear Schmitt


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Ariege, - PairO'knees, - France
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 1:14 am    
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Hi Gene
Welcome to this Great Forum
ye'r gonna be gettin' swamped in request now that you done did it

here's mine :

ProII Custom - Serial # : 13514

Thank you Very Happy
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Murray Cooke


From:
Brampton, Ont.Canada
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 11:35 am     SHO-BUD seial #s
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Hi Gene,
Hope you can help me with some info on my LDG.The serial # is 13632.Appreciate anything you can tell me.
Thank-you,
Murray Cooke,
Ontario Canada
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David Slack


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Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 1:28 pm    
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Gene,

You are a wealth of knowledge. I have S-10 serial # 6369. What can you tell me about it?

Much appreciated!

David
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Todd Brown


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W. Columbia , South Carolina
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 1:47 pm    
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Gene , wondering if you got anything on a Maple Maverick. Early '70's Serial #2952 Thanks Todd
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Jim Lawler


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 2:10 pm    
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Gene, I have a green Pro III custom with 8 pedals and six knees, #8959. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
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George Shute


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Sidney, B.C., Canada
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 2:29 pm    
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Gene, I have Ser. No. 3808 Model 6153 natural with
about 8 inches of each end painted black feathered into the natural wood. Any idea what they called this finish?
Thanks for any information.
George Shute.
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Ted Nesbitt


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Northern Ireland
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 3:28 pm     Ldg
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Hi Gene, this is wonderful news that this information is available. Can you give me details on LDG Serial # 16398
Many thanks in advance

Ted Nesbitt
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Kevin Mincke


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Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 4:24 pm    
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Hi Gene and welcome to the forum! Your knowledge and history is what us Sho~Bud nuts have been looking for.
Thanks for sharing your info with us. When you get time please. Thanks, Kevin

Pro III ser#10260 green 8X4
Pro I ser#17247 tobacco 3X6 (two S~B knees added after factory)
SuperPro ser#17921 blonde birdseye 8X6
SuperPro ser#13378 black


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Danny Bates


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Fresno, CA. USA
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 5:08 pm    
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Gene, can you please check two numbers for me?

9898 and 14701

Thanks in advance
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Dennis Wallis


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Arkansas
Post  Posted 22 Nov 2009 8:40 pm    
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Thanks Gene. Kinda odd that it was shipped the same day it was built huh ? It couldn't have been played much if any before I bought it at a Thomas Organ Co in Jacksonville,AR in mid '74 . ** Thanks for the info . I was able to acquire a factory new old stock case a few years ago . It was still in the original shipping box. It has never been used as yet . Very Happy
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Marco Schouten


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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2009 11:20 am    
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Gene,

As I have an older Sho-Bud, I'm curious who has the file with the serial numbers between 7000 and 8000?

Thank you,
Marco Schouten
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2009 1:06 pm    
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Michael Barone
Michael, 6148 Red -#8504 Built 3/17/75
Gene
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 23 Nov 2009 1:12 pm    
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Skip Edwards
Skip, For some reason I can't find any information on #13838, some numbers are just missing.
Sorry
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