Ebay Auction Item

Friday, August 2, 2013


Here we have a rare beast!  This Broadkaster parlor format guitar pre-dates the Gretsch American Orchestra archtop product line (’32-39ish).  It is listed in the 1933 Gretsch catalog (No.33), and was presumably made prior to that for only a short period.  The pearloid headstock and etched vertical logo running down it’s face matches the headstock aesthetic of New Yorker and Orchestrella banjo models offered during the same period. The Broadkaster sub-brand was applied to banjos, drums, and brass instruments.  The specimen in this auction is serial numbered, and research suggests that it’s from the 1931/32 time frame.

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