October 1936 Gibson banjo shipping totals

48 #1593 Recording King tenor banjo
22 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
22 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
18 TB-00
8 TB-11
7 RB-00
7 TB-1
5 Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
5 TB-3
3 MB-00
2 RB-4
2 RB-11
2 B-00*
1 MB-1
1 MB-3
1 PB-1
1 PB-11
1 RB-3
1 TB-2
157 TOTAL

*Two instruments with the invalid model designation "B-00" are noted in the ledgers as being shipped to the New York Band Instrument Company on October 9, 1936.  These were most likely TB-00s but have not been included in the tabulation of banjos by neck type.
 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 97 62%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 51 32%
Mastertone banjos 9 6%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 109 69%
plectrum banjos 2 1%
five-string banjos 34 22%


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