Sho Bud Professional II

Electric Guitar

Made by Sho Bud

Description D-10 Pedal Steel Guitar
Posted By Bill North (12505)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 5/6/2006, Bill North (12505) posted:
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A dream that took 40 years to come true. I've wanted a Sho Bud since I was a kid. Parts are still available as is service from the original maker, even though Sho Bud itself is no longer an entity.
Model Year: 1972
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: Duanne Becker
Features:
Made in Nashville, Tennesse
Birdseye Mape Body and Neck with transparent brown lacquer finish
Double neck 10 string pedal steel guitar
8 pedals
4 knee levers
neck selector switch
two single coli pickups
Kluson tuners
Playability:
This is a well worn stage guitar that has seen the stage of the Grande Ole Opry over 40 times when owned by Duanne Becker.There are numerous nicks and battle scars on her body tetsifying to work. I found this guitar through the Steel Guitar Forum. Duanne Mars rebuilt the mechanism a few years back. It's nice and precise. This is from the "Golden Era" at Shobud with pickups wound by Shot Jackson himself
Sound Quality:
I play this through my Mesa Boogie Mk IV amp This particular guitar was bonked by the "tone fairy" in abundance. She sings in that wonderful woody tone that Sho Buds are known for.
Durability:
Well, its 26 years old and still kicking after years of stage use. I'm pretty sure it will last nowthat it's in relative retirement. Like any pedal steel, it is an intensely mechanical device that must be adjusted and lubricated on a regular basis. Duane Mars (who built this guitar in 1972 at Sho Bud) rebuilt it about 5 years ago to include his latest refinements, so it's better than straight out of the factory. Thanks Duanne !!!!