Here at Magic Fluke we build each instrument to order, meaning there are endless opportunities to customize your instrument along the way. Here we'll showcase some examples of custom work we've done in the past, and the tools that we have to make it happen. If you have a custom request, tell us in the "Custom Notes" text field on the instrument product page.
Dye sublimation soundboard printing
Many of our designer soundboards are transferred directly into the finish through a process called dye-sublimation. Graphics are printed on special paper & ink, then absorbed into the polyurethane finish under heat and pressure. We can now produce one-offs in-house, so you can have your own image printed on the soundboard of your Fluke or Flea ukulele.
We use our Epilog 50 watt laser machine for everything from zapping out wooden uke soundboards and acrylic violin nuts, to engraving the little bug on the back of the Firefly strut and Timber's paw print on the electric bass that bears his name. The custom possibilities are endless with this tool. Often we'll engrave text and fill with dye personal notes on the back of a neck, or a company emblem on the soundboard, or even custom sound holes and inlay.
Flea soundboard in laser engraver
Engraved & laser cut inlay Fluke top
Personalized Flea top with engraving & inlay
Casino Fluke, dye-sublimated graphics, laser sound hole.
We have worked with many artistic customers who like to apply their own creativity directly to the soundboard. At your request, we'll send a blank soundboard for you to design as you wish, then send it back here and we'll build your one-of-a-kind instrument.
Painted Flamingo Flea
Painted 'Woodstock' Fluke
Painted Cat Flea
Painted Elephant Flea
Flag of Wales Flea
Beautifully hand-painted Flea with the Flag of Wales, by local artist Bill Wood.
OFF THE WALL
Here are the crazy ones
Sharky Fluke Solid Body, entirely hand-painted
Charlie Brown Flea, hand-painted