|Shakespeare Catalog May 1969|
“The Necedah” is one of Shakespeare Archery’s most famous and popular Wonderbow Models. It was the first Wonderbow to be named after a famous hunting area, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. This bow is a sweet shooter and was a strong competitor with Bear Archery. Its design shows the obvious Ernie Root influences and resembles the Root Warrior Model.
|Ernie Root's Bush Master Game Master and Warrior 1966 Ad|
My bow is a 55”AMO Necedah x26 @50lb.
|My 55" Necedah|
Necedah X 28, 1974, 58 inches
Necedah x 31 1975-76? 58 inches
- Weights 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 lbs
- Cinnamon Brown or Forest green fiberglass
- Handle Imbuya Wood or Wonderwood (specially impregnated hardwood)
- Sight window 4 1/2 inches
- Brace height 7 3/4
- 2 inch wide limb
- Imbuya or Wonderwood tip overlay
- arrow speed 12 shots avg. 410 grain arrow- 50 lb. Necedah 55” -187.74 FPS, 45 lb. Necedah 58"- 184.66 FPS
|Lavi Niv's nice X26 Green Glass|
|Lewis Kent's beautiful Wonderwood X28 with stabilizer|
X - 31 dates unknown (probably 1975-76)
This variety is unusual. It is similar to both the Necedah X 28 and Super Necedah. It is 58" AMO and has green glass. It uses Green Wonderwood in the riser but it also has multi-lamination, rare for a Shakespeare Bow. I don't own this bow yet so my descriptions are based on two examples which I found online. The photo below (top row) shows it's profile next to a Super Necedah.
guyver of Archerytalk forum for top two photos
eBay's adamash310 for bottom two photos.
|November 1965 Ad|
*Information of the Necedah is sketchy especially in regards to the 58” X-26 and X-31, the dates are unclear. Anyone with additional information PLEASE comment.