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harpdog cc
03-31-2011, 05:49 AM
Got my email, ordered my FIREFLY banj uke from Magic Fluke! Ordered mine with pegheds...production starts next week! Who's STOKED!?!!...

bazmaz
03-31-2011, 08:48 AM
Can't wait to read your review and see pictures!

ksiegel
03-31-2011, 11:25 AM
Got my email, ordered my FIREFLY banj uke from Magic Fluke! Ordered mine with pegheds...production starts next week! Who's STOKED!?!!...

Way to go, Harpdog!

Mine is also ordered with pegheds - Phyllis confirmed that my order was in the queue last week.

Shall we race? (g)

I am probably driving down to pick mine up, rather than having it shipped - depends on my wife's schedule. If I can figure out how to do a video, I'll also post.

Here are the two prototypes I played when I visited the shop:
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I can't wait for mine, either!

-Kurt

lovinforkful
03-31-2011, 11:49 AM
I'm pretty stoked because my birthday is in April.. do I have to e-mail them to find about the banjolele?

harpdog cc
03-31-2011, 12:34 PM
They emailed me - I had called a while back to be on a waiting list...they might have started the list with my call...sounded that way.
They ended up going with dark wood, walnut neck, non see-thru skin. I'm glad for that.

janeray1940
03-31-2011, 02:24 PM
Curious to know how much these are selling for?

(I will not allow myself to be tempted. I will not allow myself to be tempted... Oh, who am I kidding?)

pepamahina
03-31-2011, 02:45 PM
I'm pretty stoked because my birthday is in April.. do I have to e-mail them to find about the banjolele?

I got an email because I called them on the phone and put myself on their waiting list for one about a month or two ago. Today they said that they are now beginning the process of fulfilling all those waiting list orders and that I should get mine by the end of the month. If you want one soon, I'd give them a call.

pepamahina
03-31-2011, 02:47 PM
Curious to know how much these are selling for?

(I will not allow myself to be tempted. I will not allow myself to be tempted... Oh, who am I kidding?)

$229, plus postage

pepamahina
03-31-2011, 02:49 PM
Mine is also ordered with pegheds

-Kurt

Wait a minute, pegheads? As opposed to what? Should I have asked for pegheads?

ksiegel
03-31-2011, 03:40 PM
Wait a minute, pegheads? As opposed to what? Should I have asked for pegheads?

The will normally come with Grover 2B friction tuners. The Grover 4 series, or peghed tuners are available for an additional charge - it is $69 for the pegheds.

If you want them, either drop Lucy and email, or call, and give them the update.

Dale, Phyllis, Lucy and Beth are all terrific to work with.

Tell them I said "Hello". (g)

-Kurt

LoMa
03-31-2011, 03:43 PM
Congratualtions! Will love to hear what you think of it.

Pegheds rock, by the way!

pepamahina
03-31-2011, 03:51 PM
Pegheds rock, by the way!

Do they rock 69$ worth?

zac987
03-31-2011, 04:10 PM
I'm really tempted, but the one video of James Hill playing it is not convincing me to get it, lol. He could make fishing wire attached to a stick and a tin can sound good.

pdxuke
03-31-2011, 04:19 PM
I was planning on buying, and may still, but later, when they start doing the lower cost plastic fretboard. I'm having WAAAAY too much fun with the Mainland...

ADD
03-31-2011, 06:59 PM
Got my email, ordered my FIREFLY banj uke from Magic Fluke! Ordered mine with pegheds...production starts next week! Who's STOKED!?!!...

I'm stoked by that dog of yours. Happy for you about your future banjo uke. When you post pics of it when it arrives, post a few more of your dog, too.

ksiegel
03-31-2011, 10:19 PM
Do they rock 69$ worth?

Oh, yeah.

Ive got pegheds on my Fluke - they do rock. Light as a feather, ultra-responsive. I wouldn't hesitate to get them on anything I can order, or custom.

Not that I'll be able to order anything custom for a long, long time....


-Kurt

grammy
04-01-2011, 12:40 AM
IO mailed them to ask aobut when they wouldbe available, they sent me a mail yesterday asking for my details to preorder. to be honest i like the idea and i like the price but i need to hear it and see it a bit more before i am ready to commit. also it is not the cost of the uke that might deter me it is the 45 bucks shipping and then the 70 bucks VAT i will have to pay in the uk, with the pegheads, which are a must cos i hate friction heads, that makes it a 420 dollar uke for me. not such a bargain.

harpdog cc
04-01-2011, 03:32 AM
I'm stoked by that dog of yours. Happy for you about your future banjo uke. When you post pics of it when it arrives, post a few more of your dog, too.

Butters is uke-friendly

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/ElGuitana/butters.jpg


... the 45 bucks shipping and then the 70 bucks VAT i will have to pay in the uk, with the pegheads, which are a must cos i hate friction heads, that makes it a 420 dollar uke for me. not such a bargain.

I think if I was in the UK I'd rather look for a fine vintage BU. Seem to be a lot of them there.

Jnobianchi
04-01-2011, 05:24 AM
This is exciting! Please post some video and reviews when you get the chance. :)

pepamahina
04-01-2011, 05:52 PM
Oh, yeah.

Ive got pegheds on my Fluke - they do rock. Light as a feather, ultra-responsive. I wouldn't hesitate to get them on anything I can order, or custom.

Not that I'll be able to order anything custom for a long, long time....


-Kurt

Alright, I upgraded....hanging around with you guys is expensive! I hope it's worth it. I really wouldn't be buying a banjo uke at all if it weren't for this one. I hate the weight and clunkiness of most of them, and I dislike having to "mess with them" all the time as they say. I love the incredible lightness of this one. The other reason I want one honestly is that I'll be able to hang the silly thing on my wall where I can grab it often. I got a serious lecture about humidity here in the furnace heated midwest from half the people on this forum when I first started coming here, and now I'm practically afraid to take my acacia concert out of the case long enough to play it! So I'm happy about being able to hang this one on the wall without fear of it splitting up the middle.

Teek
04-01-2011, 10:25 PM
And that is probably going to be it's best selling point, plastic back wall hanger for less worry. It looks like it would look great on the wall behind our Remo drum. I will wait til someone has both this and the Mainland and does a comparison. And also because my pc's mobo lost it's mojo and I am going to have to give an arm to my Visa to pay for the new cool GPU I bought and put in because <long sad story> and to get the rig out of hock.

Hippie Dribble
04-02-2011, 02:00 AM
Alright, I upgraded....hanging around with you guys is expensive! I hope it's worth it. I really wouldn't be buying a banjo uke at all if it weren't for this one. I hate the weight and clunkiness of most of them, and I dislike having to "mess with them" all the time as they say. I love the incredible lightness of this one. The other reason I want one honestly is that I'll be able to hang the silly thing on my wall where I can grab it often. I got a serious lecture about humidity here in the furnace heated midwest from half the people on this forum when I first started coming here, and now I'm practically afraid to take my acacia concert out of the case long enough to play it! So I'm happy about being able to hang this one on the wall without fear of it splitting up the middle.

good move pepamahina. I think pegheads are the best way to go by far. I have them on most of my ukes now.

KentSantaBarbara
04-02-2011, 06:30 AM
I put my order in too. With pegheads and rosewood fret board. I am looking forward to it
I wanted a HSC, but they don't have those yet, they started a wish list.
Stay tuned.....

harpdog cc
04-04-2011, 01:16 AM
It made the Fleamarket on line catalog http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=263

harpdog cc
04-12-2011, 02:18 AM
Firefly shipped yesterday - I should have it Thursday!

ichadwick
04-12-2011, 02:48 AM
Ah, would that they offered a tenor size...

ksiegel
04-12-2011, 03:24 PM
Got my FireFly and Les Paul Uke today. No time to play with 'em, have to get up for work 3am EDT. (5 hrs or so from now.)

here's a photo:
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As I said yesterday.....


SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


-Kurt

scottie
04-12-2011, 07:39 PM
Do they rock 69$ worth?

Yes, they do.

harpdog cc
04-13-2011, 02:19 AM
Got my FireFly and Les Paul Uke today.
-Kurt

Wow - same day - what is strange is that I am waiting for the same winning combination!

harpdog cc
04-14-2011, 04:21 PM
And here it is - number 17. Very pleased with tone, build, playability. Nice that the rim looks like dark finished wood. Glad I got the pegheds - sweet tuners and worth the price.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/ElGuitana/Music%20Stuff/Firefly41411.jpg

That's a 20's "The Sterling" next to it.