As a teenager, he developed an interest in electronics, and soon was building and repairing radios for fellow classmates.
After high school, Leo Fender held a bookkeeping position while he still did radio repair at home.
If you'd like to learn more about Gretsch serial numbers, we highly recommend Ed Ball's "Gretsch 6120: The History of a Legendary Guitar." Ball is one of the key researchers who have determined the actual dates, years and features Gretsch serial numbers correspond to.
Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.
It does have a Broadkaster style headstock with Gretsch logo inlay and a inlay ribbon with "B". (I've only seen four digit serial numbers) I would estimate that your banjo was very early in the Broadkaster run and quite possibly made in 1929. ) your banjo is described as walnut neck and resonator and was priced at .
Given the three digit serial number on a "wood" model!!
Natural or Silver sealer, then we can look at the number of ply's in the shell.
Gretsch Snare Drums Catalog Pages is a great place to start your research.
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Recently Graduated From Cornell University Fred Gretsch, Jr., oldest son of Fred Gretsch, head of the Fred Gretsch Mfg. turer, importer and wholesaler of musical merchandise, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.
Y., graduated last month with a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University, and has entered the firm to learn the business. Gretsch, who is the third Fred Gretsch in the history of this forty-three-year-old concern, achieved scholastic distinction at Cornell and promises to make good in business rapidly.