While you might expect the ukulele boomlet to have lifted demand for vintage models, the hottest Hawaiian mini-guitars are made by Massachusetts-based The Magic Fluke. The Flea and larger cousin the Fluke have molded plastic bodies, yet aficionados swear they’re better than the classics. “The Flea is fret true, bright and clear, practically indestructible, and it’ll stand on its butt all by itself,” says actor William H. Macy, who also owns a 1950s Martin. “I don’t think Hitler would have ever invaded Poland had he learned to play a Flea.”

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