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Find your banjo's serial number below, then click on the catalog to the left:

1972 Catalog
1972 (best quality: 7.3MB PDF)

1972 (lower quality: 1.9MB PDF)

1971 (#1-43)

#1 - first Ome banjo, style X, open-back (pp. 6-9)
#8 - first style XX (pp. 12-15)
#9 - first resonator Ome
#25 - first style XXX (pp. 16-17)
#29 - first plectrum (pp. 14-15)

1972 (#44-244)

#67 - first style XXXX (pp. 18-19)


1973 Catalog
1973 (best quality: 27.8MB PDF)

1973 (lower quality: 5.3MB PDF)

#81 - first left-hand 5-string (style XX open-back)
#85 - first extra long-neck 5-string (style XX open-back, p. 9)
#91 - first rosewood
#122 - first Grubstake (pp. 4-5)

1973 (#245-594)

#325 - first Juggernaut (5-string resonator, pp. 12-13)
#339 - first tenor (style XX open-back)
#411 - first Silver Mogul (5-string resonator, p. 15)
#415 - first Ome knee mute (Silver Mogul plectrum, p. 14)
#550 - first Black Mogul (plectrum, pp. 18-19)

1974 (#595-929)

#595 - first Juggernaut II (pp. 16-17)


1974 Catalog
1974 (best quality: 2.1MB PDF)

1974 (lower quality: 0.6MB PDF)

#702 - first Juggernaut III (p. 7)
#928 - first Gold Mogul (p. 6)

1975 (#930-1257)

#933 - first Juggernaut Jr. (tenor, p. 3)
#1000 - first Big Mogul (tenor, pp. 4, 7)
#1155 - first Mogul Jr. (plectrum, p. 3)


1975 Catalog
1975 (best quality: 7.8MB PDF)

1975 (lower quality: 2.1MB PDF)

1976 (#1258-1519)

1977 (#1520-1723)

#1570 - first Golden Chime tone ring (triple X 5-string)
#1614 - first Silver Chime tone ring (triple X 5-string)
#1640 - first mandolin banjo (Grubstake)

1978 (#1724-2076)

#2076 - first short scale 5-string (triple X)

1979 (#2077-2209)

1980 (#2210-2390)

1981 (#2391-2548)


1983 Catalog
1983 (best quality: 9.2MB PDF)

1983 (lower quality: 2.5MB PDF)

1982 (#2549-2706)

#2690 - first Columbine (5-string, pp. 4-5)

1983 (#2707-2879)

#2763 - first Ponderosa (5-string, pp. 12-13)
#2764 - first Monarch (5-string, pp. 10-11)
#2875 - first Columbine III (5-string, pp. 4-5)

1984 (#2880-3020)

1985 (#3021-3171)

#3069 first Monarch Deluxe (5-string)

1986 (#3172-3285)

1987 (#3286-3376)

1988 (#3377-3424)

1989 (#3425-3506)

1990 (#3507-3579)


1994 Catalog
1994 (best quality: 16.8MB PDF)

1994 (lower quality: 4.6MB PDF)

1991 (#3580-3610)

#3587 - first Grand Mogul (plectrum, p. 19)

1992 (#3611-3655)

#3621 - first Grand Artist (plectrum, p. 18)
#3626 - first Silver Bell resonator (tenor, pp. 14-15)
#3631 - first Juniper (5-string, p. 23)
#3633 - first Renaissance Megatone and brass (p. 20)

1993 (#3656-3705)

#3673 - first Flushfit resonator (plectrum, p. 23)
#3685 - first Jubilee (5-string, p. 23)
#3690 - first Grand Renaissance (5-string open-back)
#3691 - first Magician (5-string open-back, p. 5)

1994 (#3706-3794)

#3725 - first Megavox (plectrum, pp. 12-13)
#3771 - first guitar banjo

1995 (#3795-3897)


2002 Catalog
2002 (1.7MB PDF)

1996 (#3898-3968)

1997 (#3969-4038)

#3987 - first Zen Artist (tenor, p. 14)

1998 (#4039-4199)

#4082 - first 12" pot (5-string open-back, p. 4)

1999 (#4200-4286)

#4245 - first top tension (5-string Megatone, p. 14)
#4272 - first 12" guitar banjo (p. 8)
#4279 - first short plectrum

2000 (#4287-4347)

#4298 - first tenor/plectrum (p. 14)
#4346 - first Bright Angel (5-string open-back, p. 16)

2001 (#4348-4449)

#4360 - first Sweetgrass (5-string Megatone, p. 19)
#4365 - first Grand Artist Millennium (5-string Megatone, p. 10)
#4369 - first Grand Artist Spring (plectrum, p. 13)
#4420 - first Phoenix (5-string open-back, p. 16)

2002 (#4450-4562)

#4454 - first Primrose (5-string open-back, p. 16)
#4513 - first Odyssey (5-string Megatone, p. 16)
#4536 - first Wildflower (5-string Megatone, p. 14)
#4537 - first Grand Artist Hummingbird (5-string Megatone, p. 12)

2003 (#4563-4692)

#4570 - first 17 fret (tenor)

2004 (#4693-4823)

2005 (#4824-4946)

2006 (#4947-5100+)



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