September 1936 Gibson banjo shipping totals

31TB-00
31Kalamazoo tenor banjo
23Kalamazoo five-string banjo
20#1593 Recording King tenor banjo
19RB-00
11TB-11
5RB-11
4Kalamazoo mandolin-banjo
4MB-00
3MB-1
2Kalamazoo plectrum banjo
2RB-2
2TB-3
1MB-2
1PB-00
1RB-3
1TB-1
1TB-6
1#30 Spiegel banjo***
1#11 Ward banjo*****
1UB-1
165TOTAL

***This banjo was part of a large shipment which also included guitars and mandolins, all noted as samples and sent to the mail-order company Spiegel, May, Stern and Company on September 11, 1936. The ledgers do not record any other shipments to Spiegel, May, Stern and Company; this banjo was most likely tenor-necked but has not been included in the tabulation of banjos by neck type.

*****This banjo was part of a large shipment which also included guitars and mandolins, all noted as samples and sent to the mail-order company Mongtomery Ward on September 11, 1936. The ledgers record shipments of banjos to Mongtomery Ward from 1935, to 1939, but this is the only appearance of this particular model. It was most likely tenor-necked but has not been included in the tabulation of banjos by neck type.


number shipped this monthpercentage of this month’s banjo shipping
non-Gibson-brand banjos8250%
non-Mastertone Gibson-brand banjos8149%
Mastertone banjos42%

number shipped this monthpercentage of this month’s banjo shipping
tenor banjos9759%
plectrum banjos32%
five-string banjos5030%

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