August 1937 Gibson banjo shipping totals

11Kalamazoo five-string banjo
10#1593 Recording King tenor banjo
9TB-00
7TB-1
7UB-2
5Kalamazoo tenor banjo
5TB-11
4RB-00
4TB-4
4TB-6
4TB-X “Reser model”
3TB-Granada
2PB-00
2PB-11
2RB-1
1#1584 Recording King five-string banjo
1Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
1MB-00
1MB-1
1MB-3 Special
1RB-11
1RB-75
1RB-1 Special
1RB-Granada
1TB-3
1TB-7
1TB-75
91TOTAL

The first banjo to be listed in the shipping ledgers under the style 75 designation was TB-75 Mastertone #934-4, shipped to the Grossman Music Company of Cleveland, Ohio on August 10, 1937; because this banjo was shipped previously (as a TB-3) on November 9, 1936, it has not been included in this month’s shipping totals.  The next two banjos to be listed in the ledgers as style 75 were TB-75 Mastertone #162-2 on August 18, 1937 and RB-75 Mastertone #56-3 on August 23, 1937.


number shipped this monthpercentage of this month’s banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos2831%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos4651%
Mastertone banjos1719%

number shipped this monthpercentage of this month’s banjo shipping
tenor banjos5459%
plectrum banjos44%
five-string banjos2224%

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