January 1938 Gibson banjo shipping totals

10 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
10 TB-00
9 electric tenor banjo
8 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
7 MB-00
5 MB-11
4 #1593 Recording King tenor banjo
4 electric plectrum banjo
3 TB-1
3 TB-X "Reser model"
2 RB-00
2 TB-11
1 #1584 Recording King five-string banjo
1 ERB-150
1 Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
1 MB-2
1 PB-12
1 PB-12 Special*
1 PB-Florentine
1 RB-75
1 special EPB-100
1 TB-12
1 TB-18
1 TB**
79 TOTAL

*This banjo, PB-12 Special Mastertone #770-1, was delivered to Gibson endorser Ken Harvey on January 26, 1938 by salesman Walter "Doc" Caldwell.

**This banjo, shipped on January 6, 1938 to case manufacturer Geib, Inc., was not noted as to style and has not been included in the tabulation of banjos by style or brand.

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 24 31%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 48 62%
Mastertone banjos 6 8%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 42 53%
plectrum banjos 8 10%
five-string banjos 15 19%


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