Timber Bass redesign update

Timber Bass redesign update

Thanks to all those who have provided input so far about the Timber Bass redesign.  We have compiled these notes to guide our design process.  So far these are our objectives: - Maintain overall size & scale length of the
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Cricket Violin Sound Post Setting

Cricket Violin Sound Post Setting

The Cricket has a traditional sound post positioned just behind the treble foot of the bridge, visible through the bass side “C” hole. It is positioned and held in place by small dimples in both the top and back which fit the slightly conical ends of the soundpost. The post is set to be held firmly in place with no bridge or string tension on the top. It is unlikely but possible that the post becomes dislodged if the instrument is dropped or mishandled during shipping. In this case it will not be visible through the C hole and will be loose inside the instrument.
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Cricket Violin/Viola Care and Setup

Cricket Violin/Viola Care and Setup

All you need to know to maintain your violin, viola or 5-string cricket.
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Timber Bass - Update

Timber Bass - Update

After almost 10 years and hundreds of Timber basses shipped, we are taking a break from production to redesign and retool. But the bass will be back soon!
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Fluke SB and Timber Bass Strap Removal

Fluke SB and Timber Bass Strap Removal

No need to cut off the strap from your Magic Fluke instruments! They are easily removable if you would like to modify or replace them. Here's how to remove the leather strap from either your Timber Bass or Electric Fluke SB.
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Flea Mandolin Care and Setup

Flea Mandolin Care and Setup

How to take care of and maintain your 4 String Flea Mandolin
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Berkshire Style - Our Favorite Things

Berkshire Style - Our Favorite Things

It’s the 1920s. Picture a canoe drifting on a moonlit lake, a young swain in white linen pants, a trendy pink shirt and straw boater hat picks out a tune on a ukulele, wooing his lady love. The instrument’s popularity has just jumped to the
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Chord Changes: A Sheffield ukulele company draws interest far and wide

Chord Changes: A Sheffield ukulele company draws interest far and wide

In a solar-powered timber home overlooking mountains and fields in Sheffield sits Magic Fluke Company, a ukulele-manufacturing business. Inside, an immediate perfume of freshly cut birch, walnut, maple, and other woods fills the space around you. A white, mild-tempered chihuahua greets customers at the front door, giving them a once-over before carrying on happily within this shop filled with hundreds of ukulele parts lining its walls.
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Ukulele revival creates the Magic Fluke

Ukulele revival creates the Magic Fluke

Ukulele revival creates the Magic Fluke
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No Fluke

No Fluke

The Magic Fluke Company in Massachusetts can help you channel your inner Jake Shimabukuru with hand-crafted ukuleles Dale and Phyllis Webb have made it a lot easier to be a gypsy. Dale, a formally trained engineer, and Phyllis, the sister of
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On a string and a prayer: How a Sheffield shop helped ukuleles strike a new chord

On a string and a prayer: How a Sheffield shop helped ukuleles strike a new chord

SHEFFIELD — If you've noticed there seems to be a lot more people playing ukuleles than there used to be, you can blame that on Dale and Phyllis Webb of Sheffield. Tracing the ukulele's resurgence in popularity after the happy little guitar's
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Got A Ukulele Review - Magic Fluke Firefly Tenor Banjo

Got A Ukulele Review - Magic Fluke Firefly Tenor Banjo

It's many moons back in 2012 since I first looked at a Firefly Banjo Ukulele from Magic Fluke musical instruments. And I really rather liked it too. I'm therefore thrilled to be looking at their latest re-vamped tenor version.
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Hawaii Calls, With Clarity

Posted to the New York Times December 11, 2005 by By BRENDAN I. KOERNER
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Firefly Pickup Installation

Firefly Pickup Installation

A how-to on installing our Open to Source sensors pickup onto an already-built Firefly banjo or banjolele.
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Firefly 5-String, Baritone & Tenor Setup and Care Instructions

Firefly 5-String, Baritone & Tenor Setup and Care Instructions

Already the owner of a Firefly banjo, or just curious about how they hold up? Find out how to set up one of our Fireflys out of the box and keep it going for years to come!
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Firefly Soprano/Concert Setup & Care Instructions

Firefly Soprano/Concert Setup & Care Instructions

For those that have or are considering a firefly banjolele, here is how to set it up out of the box and keep it playing for years to come.
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Custom Capabilities

Custom Capabilities

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
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Custom Fluke & Flea Gallery

Custom Fluke & Flea Gallery

These are a sampling of the custom works we have done with our ukulele soundboards, for hand painted, dye-sublimation, and laser engraving. Use these as an example to customize your own unique ukulele.
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Ukulele Restringing Instructions

Ukulele Restringing Instructions

Do one at a time so you can match the others. Knot each end – double knot or figure 8 knot for smaller G and A strings to prevent slipping through the slots on the bridge. Needle nose plyers work well for pulling knots tight and wire cutters or
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Replacing the Fretboard on Fluke and Flea Ukes

Replacing the Fretboard on Fluke and Flea Ukes

For those that want to try their hand at repairing their instruments, here are the procedures for replacing or upgrading your polycarbonate fretboard.
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Repairs & Upgrades

Need a replacements part? Want to upgrade your existing Instrument? In need of a repair? Find all the information you need here!
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Instrument Specifications

Here is a list of all our instruments, and their various specs to help compare sizes, materials, and types of instruments.
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Ukulele Standard Artwork Gallery

The designs you've come to know and love are still here, available to order. Check out the designs we have had over the years, from our dye-sublimation process, laser engraving, and hand-inlayed rosettes.
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Firefly Banjo Options Explained

Firefly Banjo Options Explained

An explanation on all the upgrade options you can choose for our Firefly banjos and banjoleles, including Hardwood Fretboards, Pegheds tuners, and Side Fret Markers
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Ukulele Options Explained

An explanatin of all the various upgrade options you can choose on our newly built instruments, including Hardwood Fretboard, Pegheds Tuners, Side Fret Markers, and Player Sound Port
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