August 1937 Gibson banjo shipping totals

11 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
10 #1593 Recording King tenor banjo
9 TB-00
7 TB-1
7 UB-2
5 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
5 TB-11
4 RB-00
4 TB-4
4 TB-6
4 TB-X "Reser model"
3 TB-Granada
2 PB-00
2 PB-11
2 RB-1
1 #1584 Recording King five-string banjo
1 Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
1 MB-00
1 MB-1
1 MB-3 Special
1 RB-11
1 RB-75
1 RB-1 Special
1 RB-Granada
1 TB-3
1 TB-7
1 TB-75
91 TOTAL

The first banjo to be listed in the shipping ledgers under the style 75 designation was TB-75 #934-4, shipped to the Grossman Music Company of Cleveland, Ohio on August 10, 1937; because this banjo was shipped previously (as a TB-3) on November 9, 1936, it has not been included in this month's shipping totals.  The next two banjos to be listed in the ledgers as style 75 were TB-75 #162-2 on August 18, 1937 and RB-75 #56-3 on August 23, 1937.
 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 28 31%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 46 51%
Mastertone banjos 17 19%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 54 59%
plectrum banjos 4 4%
five-string banjos 22 24%


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