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Rick Johnson


From:
Wheelwright, Ky USA
Post Posted 2 Mar 2016 10:28 am     Reply with quote

I bought this guitar from Mike Cass a few years ago.
Originally it was 8/2. Mike may have installed two more knee levers. Emmons setup.
According to Mike this guitar once belonged to Rick Derringer. I contacted Rick on his website and he told me that Pete Drake sold him the guitar back in the '70's It appears to be a late '73 or early '74
These guitars in this condition don't come around very often. So I'll see if there is any interest. Original case(well worn)
It has a small crack between the changer and end plate on the E9th neck. This guitar has been to Jeffran College at least once but I don't know who owned was at the time.
Very quite guitar. Original pickups too.
Sorry no trades. Lower 48 states only.







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Rick Johnson


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Wheelwright, Ky USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2016 4:33 am     Reply with quote

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Dale Rottacker


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Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2016 6:00 am     Reply with quote

Pretty guitar Rick, and with easy to clean fretboards too Very Happy
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2016 7:19 am     Reply with quote

Wow that is the REAL DEAL Sho~Bud. Best playing/sounding Sho~bud EVER made. Rick; without serial number; I'm going to guess 1973...cause that is the only year they put a little Green Tint in the underneath plaster paint; wanna know why?? ok for those interested in history. 1973 was the very first year of the "emerald green" Sho~bud LDG; so they always put a dab of emerald green in the plaster bucket for that year; for all Sho~Bud models underneath white plaster paint...ah...ha..ONLY 1973 also.
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Chris Boyd


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Leonia,N.J./Charlestown,R.I.
Post Posted 28 Jul 2016 7:23 am     Reply with quote

Very cool history lesson Ricky ! Beautiful guitar Rick!
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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 29 Jul 2016 1:43 am     Reply with quote

WOW ! What a beauty ! The crack that Rick talks about is a NON issue, I have owned several older SB D10's they all had a slight hairline crack back there. Leave it alone , don't even begin to mess with it. It's part of the iconic beauty of these guitars.

And thx Ricky for the history lesson which goes to show that we are never to old to learn sumpthin'... Smile
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Tim Russell


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2016 3:01 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar...

And can someone tell me, as I've always wondered; why do some Sho-Buds have the left knee offset like that? I know not all Buds are set that way, as I played a friends 70's D-10 years ago that had all of them sticking "straight" down.
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Lem Smith


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Long Beach, MS
Post Posted 29 Jul 2016 7:08 am     Reply with quote

PM sent, Rick.
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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 29 Jul 2016 9:05 am     Reply with quote

Tim Russell wrote:
Beautiful guitar...

And can someone tell me, as I've always wondered; why do some Sho-Buds have the left knee offset like that? I know not all Buds are set that way, as I played a friends 70's D-10 years ago that had all of them sticking "straight" down.


My feeling and experience is it placed off-set because if it was NOT the two knee levers would be way too far apart for your left leg. Visually straiten it out and you will picture what I am saying. It would move the LKL another 2 inches toward the end plate. On one of my Pro III's I have moved the LKL lever even closer to LKR.
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Tim Russell


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 29 Jul 2016 1:43 pm     Reply with quote

Tony Prior wrote:


My feeling and experience is it placed off-set because if it was NOT the two knee levers would be way too far apart for your left leg. Visually straiten it out and you will picture what I am saying. It would move the LKL another 2 inches toward the end plate. On one of my Pro III's I have moved the LKL lever even closer to LKR.


I can see that, if you straighten out the knee...but then, my next dumb question is, why use an attaching rod that seems like it is 2" too long? Unless I'm not seeing things correctly, it looks to me like there would be room to mount it parallel with everything else.

I've not played a Sho-Bud set up like this, I would like to so I could actually see/feel what the advantage or reason is.
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Brian Gattis


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Georgia, USA
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 12:17 pm     Reply with quote

I have this guitar now. I absolutely love it. Ricky Davis went through it for me and added tru tone pickups. It sings!!! Any other info on its past owners would be greatly appreciated.
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Douglas Schuch


From:
St John, US Virgin Islands
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 5:47 pm     Reply with quote

Brian, just a suggestion - you maybe should start a new post in "Pedal Steel" - by adding onto the for sale notice a lot of people will miss this, and the guitar is not (I presume) for sale. If you want to borrow those pics, you can right-click them to get their web address, then paste that in your post.
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Brian Gattis


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 6:27 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Douglas, I didn’t think about that.I will make a separate post. I cant figure out how to delete this post I am on my phone. Dont have access to a computer at the moment
Thanks
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Rick Johnson


From:
Wheelwright, Ky USA
Post Posted 8 Jan 2018 5:14 am     Reply with quote

Brian
Its good to see this guitar has a good home.
I loved the tone but it was too heavy for me.

I searched and searched for more history on
this guitar but couldn't find any more that
what Mike and Scott Templeton told me.

I believe someone had the guitar at Jeffran College
at some point and Buddy and Jeff signed it.

Best regards

Rick

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Brian Gattis


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 8 Jan 2018 9:14 am     Reply with quote

Rick,
I love this guitar. Im glad you sold it. It is heavy as a beast, but it stays at home.
It seems like it has an interesting history. I would love to know more.
Thanks

Brian G
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