July 1937 Gibson banjo shipping totals

22 UB-1
18 TB-00
12 TB-11
12 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
9 #1584 Recording King five-string banjo
9 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
8 Kalamazoo plectrum banjo
7 Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
6 RB-00
6 UB-2
5 TB-1
4 MB-1
3 RB-1
2 Kalamazoo tenor banjo 13*
2 MB-00
2 PB-00
2 RB-11
2 TB-3
1 MB-11
1 PB-3
1 PB-4
1 RB-4
1 RB-1 Special**
1 RB-Granada
1 TB-6
1 TB-7***
1 TB-12****
1 TB-18
1 TB-Florentine
1 UB-3
143 TOTAL

*The significance of this model designation is unknown.

**This banjo was shipped to Uncle Dave Macon on July 6, 1937; no factory order number was recorded.

***This banjo, #1392-1, was taken out as a sample by salesman Robert Anderson on July 2, 1937 and was the first style 7 top-tension Mastertone to leave the factory.

****This banjo, #1393-2, was taken out as a sample by salesman Lawrence "Lanky" Neal on July 9, 1937 and was the first style 12 top-tension Mastertone to leave the factory.
 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 47 33%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 87 61%
Mastertone banjos 11 8%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 56 39%
plectrum banjos 12 8%
five-string banjos 32 22%


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