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For Sale: Bellstar manfactured by the Dekley Co in the 80's, (Ken Whelpton, former pres of Ome banjos)

Posted By: sonhouse (+18) | Rate Member
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The quirky Americana touches coming out of the 1980s Bellstar factory produced this little songbird - includes a cast iron ring but surprisingly not as heavy as one would guess (8.8 lbs!) - she's resonant for days! The cast iron and ply closed back make for a very charmingly warm tone Sort of like those Ode cast aluminum banjos, and I have had several of those. This one is somewhat similar in tone to those but warmer, sweeter and deeper in tone. Very much like a real good archtop.

Super cool and rare banjo made by the Dekley Banjo Catalog Very Rare 1981-1985 mfg. for Dekley pedal steel guitar Co.?
Their catalog shows the 5 models of banjos manufactured for Dekley Pedal Steel Guitar Co.
Bellstar Student
Bellstar Standard
Bellstar Deluxe
The Dekley Banjos were manufactured in Beecher Il. From 1981 - 1985 by Ken Whelpton, the former president of The OME Banjo Co. These Banjos are very rare and the catalog is even more rare.


United States, Boston, MA



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Used - Excellent Condition




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