Ben from Sheffield, MA / Mountains of Wyoming
In July, I purchased a Mandolin Flea from the Magic Fluke after much searching for a lightweight mandolin to take on a 25 day wilderness expedition in the mountains of Wyoming. The folks at Magic Fluke were very helpful and got the Mandolin Flea to me last minute (and on a weekend) right before I left for my trip.
I have played the mandolin almost every day since and love it. It has great action, great intonation, is easy to play, is easy to tune, the neck feels good in my hands, and it stood up well to drastic temperature changes. It is also lightweight enough to travel on the outside of a backpack. Now that I'm out of the mountains I find I reach for the flea rather than my traditional F-style mandolin.
This mandolin will travel with me wherever I go! It is very well made and the folks at Magic Fluke are great. I am a very happy customer!