Vintage Gretsch Guitars

New Vintage Gretsch Banjo day.

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I picked up this old Gretsch BANNER Blue banjo today. I don't play banjo but will give it a try. I bought it as an addition to my other Gretsch items basically for display. Needs a bit of cleaning up, tightening of the head and new strings. Other than that it is pretty decent.

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These are interesting little models. I've documented a few of them. Best I can determine they were offered from'46ish to '48ish. The highest serial number I've found is #738.

Please check for the serial number on yours. It will be stamped into the dowel rod that spans the rim, visible from the back.

3

That looks great!

4

Number is 487 on mine. Also it looks like he paid extra for the Paramount tailpiece which from the catalog was an option.

5

Yep... I had that one in my records already. Enjoy your new toy!


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