The Arcadia Series by Bondi Ukuleles are one of the best value instruments we have ever played. Most ukuleles in the price range of $100-$400 will have some kind of compromise, they may look great but be poorly setup, they may lack the wow factor, they may lack the finishing touches, there always seems to be a shortcut taken from my experience.
I can tell you that the Arcadia series is one of the first ukes in this price range that ticks every single box. Not a single compromise.
They are perfectly built and have phenomenal playability with Japanese carbon strings. They also look gorgeous with an indigo pearl rosette, maple body binding and fretboard binding. The logo is inlayed which looks and feels way better than other ukes in this price range which use cheap stickers or screen printing.
Super impressive ukulele for the price.
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Included add ons
TunersChrome Closed Geared
Electronics3 Band EQ
Colours & Materials
SoundholeIndigo Blue Pearl Rosette
Nut & SaddleBone
What you get with your ukulele:
Your choice of ukulele bag between 18 options
A complete set of spare strings to back you up
Tuner with LCD display to always give you that sweet sweet sound
Adjustable soft cotton ukulele strap for perfect balance and comfort
68 page ukulele book to guide you through your practice
6-pack of custom designed ukulele felt picks for the classic mellow tone
Foldable A3 chart with 156+ chords to give you quick reminders
A set of fretboard "learn to play" stickers to guide you in your first days
Self-inking ukulele chord stamp
Gold plated ukulele bookmark so your uke’s always on your mind
Ultra-soft microfiber cleaning cloth so your uke is always stunning
Organic cotton bag for your accessories to take them all with you
30-min lesson over skype with a pro to point you in the right direction
Plus 16 tips & tricks emails to keep you motivated and learning with over the shoulders video tutorials.
This is my 2nd ukulele from Ukulele Mate in a few weeks! I bought a Tenor Bondi Arcadia Electric Ukulele a few weeks ago along with red hard case. I loved it so much that I just bought the Concert Version of the same ukulele! I now have both and I LOVE THEM. The ukuleles and cases are beautiful. They sound amazing and look so good. Playing and learning the ukulele makes me happy. It really has changed my life and helped get through Covid lockdowns with a smile on my face. If you're wondering if you should give the ukulele a go…just DO it! You'll love it! The included extras with Bondi Ukuleles is all you need to get started on your musical journey. Well done Joel and the crew at Ukulele Mate!
I love my ukulele. The sound of it is so beautiful, which is why I bought it (the sound samples on the website helped me with this decision). I am a beginner ukulele player and have found it really easy to play on and I can't wait to learn more. Thus ukulele will see me through all stages of my ukulele playing journey. So happy with it!!!
I bought this Uke as a gift for my daughters 20th Birthday. She absolutely loves it!! It is great on its own and the electric pickup is fantastic- she is already playing it in our church band! All the accessories are awesome too.
Thanks for a great product.
Excellent, the postage was quick, and uke is amazing. I love the pack with beginners essentials in it.
love it..best purchase ever, top quality stays in tuneeven after a few hours of playing. The hard case is perfect for popping into the back seat of the car..highly recommended 😁
I learnt guitar for years as kid and teen but have not picked one up for decades. A few weeks ago I saved a cheap $15 Ukulele from my neighbour who was about to throw it out and started playing around with it. I had a ball, but it was horrible quality and so small as it was a kid's toy. So, for my 53rd birthday I spoilt myself and bought a new "Bondi Arcadia Mahogany Concert Electric Ukulele - Midnight Kakau", with built in electronic tuner and pickup. I chose the red hard case and it's excellent quality. The bag of goodies that come with each Ukulele Mate Uke is amazing too - everything you need. I'm delighted with my new ukulele and a few family members and workmates are so impressed (not maybe so much with my playing and singing!) that they're looking to buy from Ukulele mate too and start making music as well. Thanks so much Joel for the passion you and your staff have in treating customers so well and making available these great high quality instruments and everything you need to get started in the one package. 5/5 from me. Craig - Geelong Vic
All ukuleles under $1000 are made in China. There are a handful of instruments made in the USA/Australia but they come with a hefty price tag and aren't always worth the price. Often the more affordable instruments are just as good, if not better. At ukulelemate, we have tested thousands of instruments and found the sweetspot where quality meets value.
Yes you can! We have the best returns policy in the Australian music industry. No matter what you buy from us, we will take it back within 60 days and give you a full refund for the original purchase. What's even better - we pay for the return shipping. It's simple and easy.
We offer a lifetime warranty on all products. You won't find this anywhere else in the world, most music stores offer 12 months, maybe 24 months if you are lucky. We sell products that are high quality and will last. We stand behind them with a lifetime warranty.
Each ukulele that leaves our warehouse will undergo a strict QC and setup process by our experienced staff. The setup process if fairly similar for all instruments but we will spend more time on the more expensive models. The budget models will receive all of the crucial checks but we won't spends as much time on things such as fretboard lemon oil.
We package the ukes extremely well with our own thick custom made boxes. Each year we ship thousands of ukuleles all across Australia and the world. We guarantee you will receive your uke in 100% perfect condition.
All orders before 4pm are dispatched same day. We choose the fastest courier based on your postcode. Over 80% of our orders arrive in 1-2 days. If you live in a rural area, it will take a couple of extra days, but we will make sure it's dispatched fast and with the best courier possible.