A true virtuoso of the five string banjo, Bela is the Captain Kirk of Banjodom - He goes where no one has gone before.
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Bela is shown with his new Dogwood Design strap (the dark cordovan strap is barely visible against Bela's black shirt). You can see the genuine elk skin lining fairly well. The ugly guy standing next to Bela is the one who makes all the straps. This picture was taken at Merlefest 1999
Here is Bela playing my old '33 Granada. When he finished, he handed it back to me and said,
"If you ever want to sell it, call me". I've not called him...yet.