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Bob Lawrence


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Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, Canada
Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 2:50 pm    
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The following pictures were taken at Fan Fare Nashville in 1973 by my dad (Fred Lawrence, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada). His comments are included.

ShoBud Pro Series Pedal Steel Guitar: this was the prototype of the ShoBud Pro series guitars, which I understand to be their first attempt at an All Pull Guitar.

Dwayne Marrs worked on the development . He told me (at the time) that they were trying to duplicate the MSA All Pull mechanics without infringing on the copyright

Picture #1 this is me (Fred Lawrence) trying out the during its development stage.

Picture #2 this is some kid(name unknown) how came in while I was there and Dwayne(standing next to the guitar) asked him to try out the guitar. He was quite a good player.

Pictures 3 & 4: This is Jim Webb trying some changes that Dwayne had just made and asked for his opinion.

ShoBud Pictures:

Picture # 1:



Picture 2:


Picture 4:

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Bob Lawrence


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Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, Canada
Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 2:51 pm     FanFare Pictures - 1973
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FanFare Pictures - 1973

Curly Chalker:



Julian Tharpe:



Cousin Jody:



Russ Hicks, Don Rich: (Hugh X Lewis Club - Printers Alley - 1973:



Ernest Tubb(Don Helms on Steel):



Lloyd Green:



Jeff Newman:



Hal Rugg:

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Carl Kilmer


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East Central, Illinois
Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 2:55 pm    
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Bob, looks like they've vanished.
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Bob Lawrence


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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 3:06 pm    
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Sorry, I can only put them up one at a time and it will take a while Smile
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John Lacey

 

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Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 8:37 pm    
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Thanks for those pics, Bob. I especially like seeing your Dad, Freddie, because a year later I bought my first double 10 guitar from Fred as I toured the maritimes. Fred was also the spittin’ image of steeler Hal Walls whom I met years later. Apparently Freddie was mistaken for Hal by Curly Chalker and treated like an old friend. Hope Fred’s doing well.
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Chris Templeton


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 7:23 am    
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Thanks for posting those picks from yesteryear.
Julian T. reminds me of that actor who played the villain in "No Country For Old Men".

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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 8:13 am    
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Sho~Bud had an all pull guitar long before 1973. Whoa!
Erv
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Donny Hinson

 

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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 2:53 pm    
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Yup, the fingertip! That was around 1964, I believe, and everything after that was all-pull...if it was a pro model. They continued to use the pull/release system for all the student models, though, AFAIK.
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