Here at Magic Fluke we build most instruments 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. For more examples of custom ukuleles, visit our Gallery page here. If you would like to build your own custom fluke or flea, visit our Built to Order page here and select either the custom Fluke or Flea.
We also still have all our old designs that you have come to know and love available through our Built to Order custom page. Simply select the design that you would like to order through our Standard Artwork Gallery page here and type in the name of the design in our Custom Fluke or Flea pages!
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. Keep in mind when choosing artwork for printing, the image is printed on a natural finished board, so all colors take on a slightly warmer sepia type appearance. Since white is not printed, light colors will take on the natural color of the wood including any subtle grain details. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
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.
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.