When Epiphone introduced their Masterbilt archtop guitars in 1931, the Broadway was offered in Grand Auditorium size (16 3/8 “ lower bout) and priced $ 175. It was the second in line Masterbilt archtop, one step down the De Luxe. The Broadway featured walnut sides and back . The 1932 catalog states: catalog 1932
According to Wiedler Epiphone produced from 1931-’57 around 2500 Broadways of which now 261 examples have been registered.
Epiphone catalog 1934