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5 String Firefly Banjo
Firefly 5-string Banjo, USA made, short scale banjo, nylon string banjo, travel banjo
Firefly 5-string Banjo (Maple only)

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The Firefly 5-String is a lightweight 19" scale travel banjo, tuned to standard banjo G scale (G,D,G,B,D) with nylon strings. The 5-string features the same solid maple components & internal drum head tensioning as our Tenor Firefly Banjo Ukulele. Taking a cue from traditional banjo construction, this model incorporates an adjustable coordinator rod to control neck angle. Now available with decorative, contrasting laser engraving.

  • Solid hard maple neck & fingerboard; Laminated maple pot
  • 19" Scale; Overall length 28"; Rim diameter 9.75"; Weight 2 lbs
  • Standard Grover friction tuners; Optional Peghed geared tuners, frailing scoop, pickup & soft case
  • Available set up for Claw Hammer or Bluegrass - please specify in custom comments. Claw hammer bridge has wider (1 7/8") string spacing and higher action vs. the standard Bluegrass (1 11/16") spacing
base price: $479.00

total price with options: $479.00

Laser Engraving

Laser engraved banjo frame:
No extra engraving
Scroll design engraving [+$25.00]
Wheat design engraving [+$25.00]

Open to Source Sensors internal pickup [+$95.00]
Peghed Tuner Upgrade

Upgrade to Peghed internally geared tuners, including banjo 5th string [+$99.00]
Gig Bag, Bass/Banjo

Softshell Gig Bag, Grey [+$59.00]

Drum Color:
Renaissance (Natural)
Black [+$15.00]
Side Fret Markers

Side Fret Markers [+$15.00]
Frailing Scoop

Frailing Scoop [+$35.00]
Laser Neck Engraving

Custom Laser Neck Engraving:
Custom Laser Neck Engraving [+$39.00]

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Custom Notes

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Armando from Penny Lane Emporium! Great to see you at NAMM and the better to hear you on Magic Flukeā€™s newest 5 string banjo!

Firefly 5 String string set Strap for Firefly
base price: $7.95

base price: $18.00

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Love the Firefly Banjo! October 14, 2020
Reviewer: Kelly Olafson from Singapore  
I just got this from Guitar Gallery here in Singapore as I’m hopefully going to be traveling again post Covid and always missed my banjo when on the road. This little instrument is absolutely perfect for a hotel room - even one with thin walls if you don’t use fingerpicks! And it’s just a lot of fun for practicing at home too. Great sound, wonderful craftsmanship, easy to play and weighs next to nothing. Very impressive!

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5 of 5 Banjo July 6, 2020
Reviewer: Connor from Utah  
This banjo is really great for the size! I replaced the nylon strings with metal ones and it sounds awesome. It packs quite a punch for the size. It can be difficult to tune with the default tuners, but I guess that's my fault for not ordering the upgraded ones. The folks at Magic Fluke went above and beyond to get my banjo shipped to me before a backpacking trip and I'm glad they did, it was awesome being able to play this great instrument up there!

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5 of 5 Firefly 5-String and clawhammer old time music June 17, 2019
Reviewer: Guy Wolff from Bantam Ct.  
I just stopped by to have a look and see what others had said about the Firefly.. I didnt realize I haddn't written anything yet .. Dale made me one of these last year and I have been enjoying it every since ..First it is my mortorcycle banjo and also the one I can take on the plane and throw under my seat on the plane .. Even on United that has no room for anything I can take it on as my boarding bag (unheard of on planes) .It has a clean tone that can be set for many different sorts of playing ..Being a Clawhammerist I made a much wider bridge for mine ... It has the peghead tuners (that I love ) and again for any old timey players who use a lot of tunings I would go for the best tunners you can get .. This is a lot of banjo for nit a lot of money ... THanks Dale for this wonderful banjo

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5 of 5 Firefly banjo review April 4, 2019
Reviewer: Charlie Watters from Portland Oregon  
I love this thing! It has a very plunky loud sound! It is so much fun to play! It is great for traveling. It is also great to leave out around the house because it is easy to pick up and just play for a few minutes. This banjo has helped me to progress in my playing faster. I would go as far as saying this is the best travel banjo on the market!

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