September 1938 Gibson banjo shipping totals

9 MB-00
8 Kalamazoo five-string banjo
7 UB-1
5 electric tenor banjo
5 Kalamazoo tenor banjo
5 TB-7
5 TB-11
4 #1584 Recording King five-string banjo
4 #1593 Recording King tenor banjo
4 TB-75
3 MB-11
3 EPB-150
3 TB-1
3 RB-00
2 ETB-150
2 Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
2 PB-1
2 PB-11
2 RB-1
2 RB-11
2 TB-00
1 experimental electric tenor banjo
1 ERB-150
1 special electric tenor banjo
1 MB-2
1 PB-7
1 RB-2
1 RB-75
1 TB-12
1 TB-Granada
1 TB*
1 UB-2
93 TOTAL

*This tenor banjo was taken out as a sample on September 20 by salesman Louis Hope.  No style number was recorded for this banjo; it has not been included in the tabulations of non-Gibson-brand, Mastertone and non-Mastertone banjos.
 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos 23 25%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos 56 61%
Mastertone banjos 13 14%

 

  number shipped this month percentage of this month's banjo shipping
tenor banjos 40 43%
plectrum banjos 8 9%
five-string banjos 22 24%


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