Magic Fluke Flea Natural Concert Ukulele (Discontinued)

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$249
Magic Fluke Flea Natural Concert Ukulele

One look at the Magic Fluke Flea and you'll easily figure out that it is not your average ukulele.

While it does retain conventional elements like having a wooden birch soundboard and hard maple neck, it features polycarbonate fingerboard and a molded body, that's far more durable than regular wood.

This improved structural strength and durability makes this instrument more viable for outdoor use, and should also be more resistant to changes in temperature and humidity.

The frets are also molded with the fingerboard, so there are no metal frets that can be uneven or rough on the hands.

The obvious downside to not using wood is that there will be a noticeable difference in tone when compared to a traditional all wood ukulele.

Specifications

  • Top: Birch
  • Body: Molded Polycarbonate
  • Neck: Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Polycarbonate
  • Frets: 14
  • Extras: Polycarbonate

Pros

The Magic Fluke Flea gets a lot of thumbs up for its durability, people report that it has become their grab and go instrument be it at home or outdoors. There are many who favor the smooth playability its polycarbonate fretboard, along with its intonation and ability to keep the strings in tune. Users are also pleased with its tone, which is described as warm yet clear sounding.

Cons

This is not a ukulele for those who prefer traditional wooden instruments. Since the fret wires are molded with the fingerboard, the frets can be hard to see in low light settings, but experienced players who don't need to look at the fretboard while playing won't have any problems.

Overall

It doesn't get much more durable and sturdy than the Magic Fluke Flea, don't hesitate to check this out if you're looking for a reliable and portable ukulele.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, however you can get excellent alternatives which you will find in our guide to The Best Concert Ukuleles.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.