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Jeremy McCoy

From: Washington, USA

posted 20 November 2005 03:57 AM     profile     
I just recently purchased a Sho-Bud LDG, and have been searching the archives for information regarding model year. In the responses given in the past, there seems to be a common thread. There is no relation between model year and serial number, and a half dozen or so folks on the forum seem to have a keen ability to identify the mfg year by viewing photos of a particular instrument. Has there ever been an effort to pool the knowledge of these "Masters of the Sho-Bud" into a database that may be a tool for those of us rookies out there without taxing you gents with the same questions over and over? The model number decoder on the "Unofficial Sho-Bud Site" is nice, but this information really should be recorded in a more thorough manner for future generations. Just my $.02


Duane Becker

From: Elk,Wa 99009 USA

posted 20 November 2005 10:47 AM     profile     
Jeremy, this whole thing is a mess. I am the guy that compiled the info for the Unofficial Sho-Bud website. I work at a local county museum that collects and preserves history and artifacts. So I do have some idea of what it takes to put together a written history. I have loved Sho-Buds for many years, and one day around 1997, I had several questions on the history my Sho-Bud pedal steels. After searching online and countless attempts with music stores, I found nothing. I was fortunate enough to be also working with a national band that was working in Nashville 3 or 4 times a year, so I started to look up the old employees to get info. It then turned into what you see on that unofficial shobud website. I found that everyone who I interviewed was great, but their memories on times and dates were fading. I did not have time to really dig into a history of the Sho-Bud other then what you see on the website. It is far from complete and I agree, it does lack. But from the standpoint of nothing else being out there besides brochures, and catalogs from Sho-Bud printed in the 1970's, the website isn't bad. We do need a complete history of ShoBud and a complete file system on the models. If this would ever happen, I would suggest that someone do it that has had prior experience working at Sho-Bud before 1984 and no guess work. For me this was a major problem, because I never worked for Sho-Bud nor never had the chance to meet or know Shot Jackson.
Rodney Garrison

From: Bowie, Texas

posted 20 November 2005 10:57 AM     profile     
As a beginner and proud owner of my 1st "pro" guitar ,SHO-BUD s-10, I do appreciate and have enjoyed your hard work. I know you still work on the info and I do check your site for any updates. Please continue your efforts! Some day soon I even plan to get an amplifier.
Duane Becker

From: Elk,Wa 99009 USA

posted 20 November 2005 12:46 PM     profile     
I might add to my reply that Shot's son David and Harry worked at Sho-Bud. David was a large part of Sho-Bud for many years. I am real happy to see that he is leading the Jackson Steel company. Duane
Randy Reeves

From: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

posted 21 November 2005 06:11 AM     profile     
Duanne. thanks for your site. I really appreciate your work.
I own a 74 ShoBud Pro 1 and know a bit about it from your web page.


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