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Lawson White


From:
New York, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Gene,

Thank you so much! You and Michael have been so helpful!

Do you know who D.M. is?

Gretsch in Brooklyn, correct?

Thanks a million,

Lawson


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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 8:06 am     Ser.# 4753 Reply with quote

Lawson,
Sorry I forgot to put the Mod. #6153.
Gene Haugh
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Gene Haugh


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 8:19 am     Ser. # 4753 Reply with quote

Lawson,
My best guess would be Duane Marrs.
Gene
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Gary L Reed


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Castle Rock, CO
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:04 am     Reply with quote

Gene, you have been great help. Any info on this one? Thanks in advance.
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:16 am     Reply with quote

Gary, can you post the s/n and the model. Perhaps you can make it out better than the picture.

S/N looks like 11220? 11229?
Model# 614? or what does the decal say on the front?

Thanks

I'm updating my database as we go.
Also what is the color, # of pedals, # of knees, and anything else that you know about the guitar.
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Jason Putnam


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:32 am     Reply with quote

If you want to add it to the list you are making, I have Shobud Pro 1 Ser#5375 built 04-18-74 by D.M. Shipped to Gretsch 04-19-74 in Cinc. Ohio. Blonde Pro 1 with 3&2 from the factory I think.
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Michael Yahl


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Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:39 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Jason, logged in!
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Gary L Reed


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Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:42 am     Reply with quote

Michael, it is a Pro 1. I'll try to get a better look at the serial no. when I can and post it. Thanks.
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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:46 am     Reply with quote

S-10, 3&2, serial# 4300, No sticker underneath. Kind of a blue green color. 73?
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Michael Yahl


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Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 9:59 am     Reply with quote

For all of you looking at this thread,

There are a couple of us that maintain this database. Currently there are only 280 Sho~Bud's that we have cataloged.
Serial Numbers start at 1000 and go to 18695! those numbers don't include the Fingertips, Crossovers, and anything else they built.

To say the least, we're missing a few. So, if you have one or know someone that does, could you post the following information on each guitar:

Serial Number
Model Number
Model Name
Style (S10, SL10 i.e. 6139, SD10 (i.e. LDG), D10) (the original configuration)
Color
Pedals
Knees
Builder (if tag is still present)
Name of Current owner
Build date (if you have original paper work or know for sure)
Comments (Anything that you know about the guitar, i.e. C6th neck removed, Repainted, knees/pedals added/removed, who you bought it from)

We work on this as we get a chance and my time is getting scarce but I do what I can.

Also, we don't have anything on any of the 4400 Fender Artist Series guitars that they built. But they're out there somewhere!
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Michael Yahl


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Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 10:04 am     Reply with quote

John,
Falls in about 10/08/1973. Is it 6139 or a 6148?
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chris ivey


From:
california - r.i.p.
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 10:10 am     Reply with quote

wow! over 20.000 sho~buds floating around from the professional to the super pro era!

putting it in that perspective, you've got quite a few steels just counting sho~bud, emmons and msa.
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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 10:12 am     Reply with quote

"Is it 6139 or a 6148?"
Same specs as a 6148, but racks, not two hole pullers.
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"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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Michael Yahl


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Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 10:29 am     Reply with quote

John, most likely a 6139. It would not have had any name decal. Those didn't start until the Pro I when they changed that body to have the 2 hole pulls.

Chris, yeah, kinda mind boggling ain't it. I don't know what MSA's numbers were but I'd estimate about half of Sho~Buds. And then what, about say 5000 Emmons rough WAG?

So that alone is roughly 35,000 steels! Now I estimate there's about 15,000 members who have joined the forum over the years and figure roughly 1.3 guitars per (some guys got GAS bad!) that comes up to about 19500 guitars owned by members.

Where are the rest? Don't forget all the smaller builders that have come, gone, and are still around.
Have the aliens been sending them back to their home planet or what?
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'72 Sho-Bud Professional D10, (in pieces .....), '78 MSA Classic XL D10, '74 MSA Classic D12, Fender 2000
Peavey Session 500 BW, Crate Digital Modeling Amp

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Lawson White


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New York, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 2:17 pm     Reply with quote

Do you know if the steel was shipped to Gretsch on 12/31/73, would it have been shipped from the shop 416B Broadway in Nashville? And would it have been shipped to Gretsch in Brooklyn, NY? Any way to know?

Thanks so much!

Lawson
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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 2:49 pm     Reply with quote

Michael, do y'all have mine?
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Michael Yahl


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Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 3:24 pm     Reply with quote

Lane, I've got ya down for a D12 #8927.
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 30 Apr 2015 3:30 pm     Reply with quote

That's the one. Walnut. Original configuration known but to Gene.
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Michael Yahl


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Post Posted 1 May 2015 4:50 am     Reply with quote

Lawson, Gene would have that information. Just have to wait and see if he looks at this again soon.
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Peavey Session 500 BW, Crate Digital Modeling Amp

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Gene Haugh


From:
Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 1 May 2015 6:51 am     Ser. # 4753 Reply with quote

Lawson,
I only have the production cards, and some has more information than others. The information I have posted is all I have. Wish I could have more but sometimes in a factory, a worker "might" be in a hurry and at the time some info. just don't seem important.
Wish I had more
Gene Haugh
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Paul Smith


From:
Ma
Post Posted 2 May 2015 7:21 pm     shobud 6139 serial number Reply with quote

Hello Gene,

My name is Paul Smith, and I just purchased a ShoBud 6139 which is a 3x1, rack and barrel undercarriage, blonde maple, the serial #3129, any information would be greatly appreciated, I purchased it from a guy out in Chicago area, and I live in Massachusetts

thanks for taking time to answer all these questions,

sincerely,

Smitty
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Billy Easton


From:
Nashville, TN USA
Post Posted 3 May 2015 9:44 am     Reply with quote

I have a D10 with 8/6 Super Pro; black, wooden necks, serial #16868 built (according to Gene Haugh's list) in August 1981. I traded for this steel from Gary Ball in Idaho a few years ago. A great sounding, but heavy by today's standards, guitar. There is no builder's tag on the instrument, and has been modified under the guitar.


Billy Easton
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Gary L Reed


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Castle Rock, CO
Post Posted 9 May 2015 6:56 am     Reply with quote

All this info is great and helps keep a little history going. I don't know much about one but I have a red, S10 Pro 1. The mod. no. is 614? (last no. has been scratched off. Serial no. is 11220 and inspected by D. Marrs. Any sales history. Thanks so much.
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Jeff Mead


From:
London, England
Post Posted 1 Jun 2015 7:49 am     Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I recently bought a Sho~Bud and found this thread. Any info would be appreciated.

Model: 6139
Serial: 9335
Inspected by D. MARRS
S10
3 pedals
5 Knee levers
Maple

Currently in the UK.
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Michael Yahl


From:
Troy, Texas!
Post Posted 1 Jun 2015 7:59 am     Reply with quote

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?
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'72 Sho-Bud Professional D10, (in pieces .....), '78 MSA Classic XL D10, '74 MSA Classic D12, Fender 2000
Peavey Session 500 BW, Crate Digital Modeling Amp

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