October 1938 Gibson banjo shipping totals

11 #1593 Recording King tenor banjo
11 TB-00
8 #1584 Recording King five-string banjo
8 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
8 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
7 Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
7 RB-00
6 TB-11
6 TB-75
4 ETB-150
4 UB-1
4 UB-3
3 MB-00
3 TB-1
3 UB-2
2 ETB
2 RB-1
1 EPB-150
1 Kalamazoo plectrum banjo
1 MB-3
1 RB-11
1 RB-75
1 RB-1 Special*
1 TB-7
1 TB-400**
105 TOTAL

*This banjo was shipped on October 7 to Uncle Dave Macon.

**This banjo, shipped on October 24 to H.E. Whisler, is a one-of-a-kind top-tension Mastertone patterned after Gibson's Super 400 archtop guitar.
 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 43 41%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 52 50%
Mastertone banjos 10 10%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 53 50%
plectrum banjos 2 2%
five-string banjos 28 27%


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