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It's No Fluke

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


by in Sep 2007
It’s No Fluke
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In 1999, a brother-and-sister team and their spouses set out to create a made-in-the-USA ukulele for a reasonable price. The result? The Fluke, a small triangular four-stringed guitar-like ukulele ($189-$435). The first 10,000 of these colorful instruments were built in Dale and Phyllis Webb’s basement; now they’re using a refurbished gas station as a production facility. Phyllis’s brother Jim Beloff and his wife, Liz, provide the artistic direction. They also offer the Flea, an oval ukulele ($159-$335). The distinctive look of these instruments is catching on: William H. Macy, Bette Midler, and Dan Zanes play them. Available from the Magic Fluke Company, New Hartford, Connecticut. 800-459-5558, 860-496-1508;

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