It’s No Fluke:
The Fluke Ukulele is Popular!
The Fluke ukulele has a few special features that distinguish it from other ukuleles. It is made from a combination of wood and plastic, which was virtually unheard of before its introduction. It has a triangular shape
to it, which gives it a flat bottom
. It can stand up on its own due to this flat bottom design. Typically a ukulele is rounded, not flat, so this was a big innovation. The construction makes it light weight
, and it is a preferred ukulele for beginners
The Basic Information
As mentioned, this style of the Fluke ukulele is unique in design and construction from other manufacturers. It is a little bigger than a concert sized ukulele, coming in at a length of 23 inches. It features a solid maple neck, Australian pine top and a plastic molded body. The fret board is also made of plastic.
Playing this style of ukulele is simple, as it works just like the concert ukulele. It will tune to the GCEA tuning and can also be tuned to the DGBE tuning. The sound is remarkable. It has good volume and a warm tone.
This style of ukulele is available in a variety of looks, as well. You can find different colors and even some special made designs. It comes in four colors – orange, yellow, purple and green – which are given humorous or playful names to describe the colors. There are also designer styles now available.
This style of ukulele was first seen on the market in 1999. It became known right off as a streamlined ukulele. It is made 100% in the United States by The Magic Fluke Company. The designer behind the idea for this ukulele is Dale Webb.
Due to the unique design, this style of ukulele has been a favorite of travelers. It is easy to take along and stands by itself for ease of storage. Many other players have simply fallen in love with the design and sound of this ukulele, making it a very popular type of ukulele.
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