January 1938 Gibson banjo shipping totals

10Kalamazoo five-string banjo
10TB-00
9electric tenor banjo
8Kalamazoo tenor banjo
7MB-00
5MB-11
4#1593 Recording King tenor banjo
4electric plectrum banjo
3TB-1
3TB-X “Reser model”
2RB-00
2TB-11
1#1584 Recording King five-string banjo
1ERB-150
1Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
1MB-2
1PB-12
1PB-12 Special***
1PB-Florentine
1RB-75
1special EPB-100
1TB-12
1TB-18
1TB******
79TOTAL

***This banjo, PB-12 Special Mastertone #770-1, was delivered to Gibson endorser Ken Harvey on January 26, 1938 by salesman Walter “Doc” Caldwell.

*****This banjo, shipped on January 6, 1938 to case manufacturer Geib, Inc., was not noted as to style and has not been included in tabulation of banjos by style or brand.


number shipped this monthpercentage of this month’s banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos2431%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos4862%
Mastertone banjos68%

number shipped this monthpercentage of this month’s banjo shipping
tenor banjos4253%
plectrum banjos810%
five-string banjos1519%

BANJOS SHIPPED IN JANUARY 1938:

PB-12 Special Mastertone #770-1, the “Ken Harvey”


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