Reimagined, affordable instruments that are as enjoyable to play as they are artfully designed. Built in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with locally sourced materials & solar power, offering innovative designs & individual customization. Established in 1999 by Dale and Phyllis Webb beginning with the now iconic Fluke and Flea Ukulele.
This is real banjo, but friendlier & more approachable than most. Super lightweight and portable, available in four string ukulele sizes and a new five string banjo tuned to A.
Fluke & Flea Ukuleles
These iconic instruments have been a standard since 1999. Loved for their big warm sound, ease of play, and durability for travel. Suitable for all players with lots of options and customization available.
Available as an acoustic or with pickup for amplification, this unique instrument is as ready to travel as it is easy to play.
Sets a new standard for short scale, solid body, electric basses: versatile, portable, tuned to EADG. Metal wound strings give it a feel and sound of a full size bass guitar.
“I picked up a walnut Firefly a couple of months ago. I am in love with that thing. I keep it at my side. I've started taking it to old time jams. So cute, so punchy, so light, so good.”
“I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy my Flea. I just bought a very expensive custom Boat Paddle ukulele which I have tried to love but I keep coming back to my concert Flea.”
“Wow!! I received the Firefly yesterday. It is beautiful! What craftsmanship! I couldn't hope for a better looking uke. Sounds great. First song played.... George Forby's “With My Little Ukulele in my Hand“.”
“I want to express my happiness with the job you did on this instrument. It looks beautiful and with the low G La Bella strings it has a beautiful and mellow sound that is literally music to my ears.”
Here at Magic Fluke we build each instrument to order, meaning there are endless opportunities to customize your instrument along the way. We offer full color dye-sublimation of your art (or you may choose to hand paint your own) and laser cutting and engraving. 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. The custom possibilities are endless with this tool.
In the Shop
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.