July 1940 Gibson banjo shipping totals

4 RB-00
4 TB-00
4 TB-11
3 PB-00
2 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
2 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
2 MB-11
2 RB-7
2 RB-11
1 PB-11
1 PB-R*
1 TB-75
1 TB-Granada**
29 TOTAL

*This banjo was shipped to H. Polliack and Co., Ltd. in South Africa on July 1, 1940.  "PB-R" does not conform to standard terminology for any Gibson banjo model and this instrument has not been included the tabulation of Mastertone and non-Mastertone banjos.

**This banjo's factory order number, #9152-42, dates it to 1928.  This TB-Granada was shipped to Gibson teacher-agent Betty Reichenbach of Lansdale, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1940; it was not indicated in the shipping ledgers as a repair and most likely represents a banjo which had been returned to the factory unsold by a dealer.
 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 4 14%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 20 71%
Mastertone banjos 4 14%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 12 41%
plectrum banjos 5 17%
five-string banjos 10 34%


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