August 1939 Gibson banjo shipping totals

7 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
5 RB-1
4 TB-00
3 #1593 Recording King tenor banjo
2 EPB-150
2 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
2 MB-11
2 PB-00
2 TB-11
1 #1584 Recording King five-string banjo
1 EPB
1 ETB-150
1 experimental banjo*
1 GB-1
1 MB-00
1 PB-1
1 PB-75
1 TB-1
1 TB-6
1 TB-12
1 TB-75
41 TOTAL

*It is not known whether this banjo was of Mastertone construction or what its neck configuration was; it has not been included in the tabulation of Mastertones and non-Mastertones or in the tabulation of banjos by neck type.

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 13 32%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 23 58%
Mastertone banjos 4 10%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 16 40%
plectrum banjos 7 18%
five-string banjos 13 33%


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