Shop Tour

From the outside, you would never know that this was a musical instrument factory. This gorgeous specimen of post and beam construction became home to Magic Fluke in 2010, when we moved from an '50s era Shell gas station in New Hartford, Connecticut. We build all of our instruments right here in southern Berkshire County, and we invite anyone to stop in to see the operation, browse our retail hallway, and test drive our instruments.

Inside the shop production area.

Mike's workbench with all of the tools of the trade.

Re-dressing the frets on a Firefly Banjo uke

Steady hands with the hot glue gun

Another angle inside the shop.

Shop dogs Timber & Zappa keeping watch.

The Cricket violin rest and tailpiece are acrylic components, laser-cut, heated in a standard kitchen oven, then hand molded against wooden forms.

Dye-sublimation station

Designer tops lined up for assembly

Up close with the laser, engraving a Flea top

Part of the mold for the Cricket backshell. We work with a local injection molding shop in Pittsfield, MA.

Array of fixtures for CNC milling necks. We work with a CNC wood shop in Norfolk, CT.

Stack of raw Timber Bass bodies, fresh off the mill