Archive for February, 2012

It’s True! Sho Bud Made Banjos…

Posted in Music on February 21, 2012 by bigsmokey

I was missing my trusty old Fender Banjo which I sold last year to get into my dream Pedal Steel Guitar, a Sho Bud LDG “Loyd Green Model”.   Coincidentally, I have been interested in building a Sho Bud instruments collection.  Though they are best known for pedal steels, they also made resophonics (Sho Bro), acoustic guitars and banjos.  When I decided to start searching for a Sho Bud banjo I thought that I would be in for a  long haul….  BUT one popped up on Craigslist literally a few days after I started looking.  So I got it!   I took it to banjo guru, Charlie Cushman, for a set up and a new Steve Smith bridge.  It now plays and sounds like a dream…

Here are some pics courtesy of Kathryn Johnson.

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Sunday Valley

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 by bigsmokey

Lately I have had the pleasure of playing Pedal Steel and Baritone Guitar with Sunday Valley on select dates.  These guys are killer.

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