PDA

View Full Version : Has anybody played a Flea or Fluke with a walnut-laminate soundboard?



Thumper
06-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Looks like the Magic Fluke Company has been staying busy - I see that they now offer Fleas and Flukes with a walnut (laminate) soundboard.

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=281

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=278

Has anybody played one of these yet? I'm curious as to any potential sonic differences between these and the regular pine-laminate Fleas and Flukes.

Thumper
06-04-2012, 07:22 AM
El bumpo.

:anyone:

nix
06-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Yes! I have a Fluke with a walnut soundboard and a walnut fretboard. The soundboard has the hibiscus shaped sound hole. It's sort of hard to say how it differs tonally from the pine because I also have it strung with low G Fremont black strings. It seems to have more sustain all around than my pine Flea but that could be from being a Fluke instead of a Flea or from the strings or even from the shape of the sound hole or it could be from the walnut. I really like it and enjoy the sound very much.

Nix

Thumper
06-05-2012, 04:51 AM
Thanks, Nix!

:cheers: