Firefly Banjo Ukulele
The Firefly Banjo Ukulele, like a luminescent lightning bug, is great to have around a campfire, and attracts lots of attention. This marvelous hybrid combines the ease of playing the uke with the distinctive twang of a traditional banjo. Weighing in at just under one pound, the Firefly is lightweight, travels well, and sounds delightful. The new Tenor with 17" scale opens up new tuning opportunities supporting CGDA (Irish Tenor or Mandola) and DGBE Baritone tuning as well as standard uke and low G.
Available in TENOR, CONCERT, or SOPRANO size.
TENOR size features a unique internally tunable design using an 8" Remo banjo head and steel tone ring. Solid hard maple neck and fingerboard; Laminated maple pot; 17" Scale; 18 Frets; Overall length is 25.5"; Rim diameter is 9.75"; Weight is 2 lbs; Standard Grover friction tuners; Optional pickup or Peghed geared tuners.
CONCERT AND SOPRANO size feature a 8"
Renaissance Mylar drum head with Acousticon pot, factory tuned and assembled
for us by Remo in California. The simple open back design is
lightweight, very comfortable to hold and play, weighing in at less than one pound. Action is easily
adjustable with shim washers where the dowel stick meets the tailpiece. Grover 2B tuners; walnut or maple neck; maple and ebony bridge; polycarbonate molded or hardwood fret board; and Nyltech strings. Maple neck comes standard with ivory colored tuners. The CONCERT FIREFLY has a 15.5" scale, 18 frets, and is available only with hardwood fretboard. Soprano scale is 14", 16 frets. Amplification is available with optional passive pickup by Open Source. Drum assembly is easily replaceable.
Over 5,000 made, proudly in the USA.