What was the relationship between Sho-Bud and Gretsch? When I was in high school in the late 60'sl, my Dad had a friend find a mid 60's Gretsch Tennessean as a surprise for me and he bought it through Sho-Bud. A note in the case said that Chet Atkins had played that guitar on the Grand Ole Opry. I think it was just my Dad's friend that typed it out and stuck it in the case, but I still have the note. Anyway, I'm gonna finish out the Corvette body that I have and see how it ends up. I just got bored with the filling and sanding and put it up for awhile.