View Full Version : Magic fluke unveils banjo ukulele

01-12-2011, 10:14 PM
Flea market music is unveiling its version of the banjo ukulele at Namm. Pics and details posted tomorrow aloha MGM in anaheim

Hippie Dribble
01-12-2011, 10:33 PM
Awesome Mike. Lots of people been waiting for this. Bet you're having a ball there. :) Thanks for the info...can't wait to see pics...and colorful designs?????? :drool:

01-13-2011, 07:50 AM
Hell, yeah!

Thanks Mike, I'm looking forward to it.


01-13-2011, 09:21 AM

01-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Heard it is a 14" Scale Soprano with a 8" head :D

01-13-2011, 11:13 AM
Just caught a glimpse of it in the background of this video about the solidbody U-Bass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UbIQXr0WW0

01-13-2011, 11:32 AM
Good eye. Looks pretty conventional, but couldn't see much detail.

01-13-2011, 09:00 PM
okay heres a video and the player on the banjo uke aint to shabby

01-13-2011, 11:34 PM
Whoooaaaaaaa! Love it! :drool:

01-14-2011, 12:54 AM
Sounds good, looks good. Is the head a skin and how is it held in tension? Looks like a Remo skin and maybe a Grover bridge...where are the hooks?

01-14-2011, 04:34 AM
Looks like the head and the hoop are basically a Remo PTS series hand drum. The heads are pre-tensioned pretty tight and non-adjustable. Probably a fiberskyn head, plastic but made to look like a skin head.

01-14-2011, 04:40 AM
Fiberskin is nice stuff - I have it on a djembe. I suppose that means if it ever goes loose it would take a new pre-tensioned head . Small enough cost I guess.

Edit: AHA! Here's Jim Beloff on video with it from another UU Friend:


01-14-2011, 05:16 AM
That's a nice sounding and nice looking banjo uke.

01-14-2011, 05:21 AM
Having James Hill playing it is not really an indication of what a normal human would sound like, though. I like it. It seems kinda like a throwback.

01-14-2011, 05:25 AM
Pretty cool! I like the open back and the price seems reasonable.
When they start making the concert neck with a plastic fretboard I'll probably need to get one.

Thanks for the videos.

01-14-2011, 06:21 AM
Nice!! I like to see more people making these - the more the merrier!

01-14-2011, 07:38 AM
In case some haven't seen it...UU's interview with the Beloff's from Flea Market Music...they show off the banjolele.

01-14-2011, 08:21 AM
I really like the looks of those. Perhaps there will be one in my future ;)

01-14-2011, 08:31 AM
A banjolele? I've never heard of one before (pardon my noobness haha). Now, I feel like I must own one :drool: :iwant:

01-14-2011, 09:02 AM
I love it - love the minimalist look - sorry trad banjo lovers - I play an Ozark banjolele, and I love it, but the idea of a simple banjo without tensioners and a fluke head - well, droooooool!

01-14-2011, 09:12 AM
Looking forward to getting these!

01-14-2011, 02:24 PM
I want one. NOW.

Howlin Hobbit
01-14-2011, 02:34 PM
they remind me an awful lot of the ones Roy Cone (from ukuleleworld.com) used to make. except IIRC he used some sort of rainbow sparkly mylar-headed drums. hopefully someone in Seattle will get some in stock so I can plink on 'em a bit. :-)

Ambient Doughnut
02-19-2011, 10:14 AM
Really interested - uk stockists or another costly import?