A Celebrity Instrument
B&D Silver Bell #5 Plectrum

© Frank Ford, 2003; Photos by FF

This super deluxe B&D Silver Bell #5 pearloid extravaganza was made for and used by a hot banjo player who performed under the pseudonym of "Sleepy Hall." Thirty years ago, friend and mentor, Jon Lundberg, told me that there would come a time when I'd come to understand and appreciate these flashy combinations of gold, engraving, plastic and paint. He was so right!

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