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 .
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Gretsch began date-coding serial numbers in August 1966.
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.
Instruments previously produced in Fullerton, CA between 19.
Clarence Leonidas Fender was born in 1909, and was raised in Fullerton, California.
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Subsequent research has unearthed quite a few inaccuracies in Scott's numbers, so any serial number guides cribbing from Scott are also incorrect.