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From approximately 1927 to about 1931, B & D added the Roy Smeck  name to it's line of Silver Bells. Roy was a very famous entertainer from the 1920's to the late 1960's. He died just a few years ago in his late 90's. He was a major vaudeville star, and made many recordings, as well as appearing on the radio and in movies. He was billed as "The Wizard of the Strings".

The banjo pictured here is a Roy Smeck # 3 plectrum. The serial number of 25577 shows it to be 1928. The fingerboard, peghead overlay, and heel cap are fashioned with gold sparkle celluloid. The wood used is a very attractive rosewood.

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