Dragonfly CS-5/345 review

A custom five-string from Japan that places plenty of tone options at your fingertips

Dragonfly CS-5/345 bass
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Guitar World Verdict

An interesting custom bass with much going for it.


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    Tonal options make it a good fit for many styles.

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    The treble EQ is a little muted and the low B didn’t shine.

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    Headstock bias.

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The Dragonfly bass guitar brand emanates from the Harry’s Engineering company in Japan, which features bass builders who previously worked for Aria in the ’80s. 

This particular model may look a little understated, but its materials, construction, finishing, and electronics package suggest otherwise, especially when it comes to coaxing some suitably impressive tones from it. 

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