The combination of wood soundboard and acoustically resonant thermoplastic body, gives this instrument an edge over the traditional standard ukes. It has a rich and bright sound, is comfortable to hold and stands up on its end as well.Known for its easy play-ability with a full 14" soprano scale and generous string spacing - a favorite for seasoned players or a perfect first uke. Its durable construction and meticulous set up is ideal for class or travel, weighing in at about one pound. Available in Soprano or Concert sizes.
Solid maple or walnut neck; laminate top of hoop pine or walnut; solid top of spruce or koa. Injection molded thermoplastic body; and polycarbonate or hardwood fretboard (standard with koa). All sizes can be ordered in a variety of colors and designs as well as with pickup options. Fleas come standard with D'Addario Nyltech strings.
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The Story of The Magic Fluke Company
The Magic Fluke Co. was started by Dale and Phyllis Webb in 1999 in the basement of their home in New Hartford, Connecticut. Dale was inspired and encouraged by Phyllis’s brother Jim Beloff, an accomplished musician and guitarist who discovered the uke a few years earlier. Jim realized anyone interested in playing the uke back then had very little to choose from in the way of available music or instruments and in 1992, he incorporated as Flea Market Music and released the first of many music books and videos.
In the late 90's, armed with prototypes made with thermoformed parts from the kitchen oven, and a handful of Jim’s books and CDs, The Magic Fluke Company was born, and there was no looking back as orders started coming in, and they had to quickly tool up and start producing instruments to meet demand!
The concert Fluke started shipping in June of 1999 with three color options. Over the years, they have added dozens of new colors and designs as well as the tenor scale and various pickup options. After eight years manufacturing in an old renovated gas station in New Hartford, The Magic Fluke Company moved in 2011 to a larger solar powered facility in Sheffield Massachusetts, where they enjoy the lively music and arts vibe of the Berkshires and welcome visitors to their store and factory.
Despite unrelenting competition from imports, Magic Fluke has stuck to their promise of providing USA made, unique, affordable, quality instruments. They continue to source components and materials as close to home as possible including harvesting some of their own lumber. We at Beautiful Sounds are so happy to support this wonderful family-run business, and we heartily welcome them into our family of intuitive instrument makers!
All Magic Fluke Co. instruments including the Fluke Ukelele, Flea Ukelele and Firefly Banjo are shipped from Massachusetts directly to your door!