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.
Re-dressing the frets on a Firefly Banjo uke
Steady hands with the hot glue gun
The shop on a snowy day.
Our shop dog, Shiloh, impressing us all with his ability to hold 3 toys at once
Part of the mold for the Cricket backshell. We work with a local injection molding shop in Pittsfield, MA.
The Cricket violin rest and tailpiece are acrylic components, laser-cut, heated in a standard kitchen oven, then hand molded against wooden forms.
The secondary shop, located at owners' Dale & Phyllis's home, is where our CNC parts are made, with help from son Ben