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.
See this ukulele in action
Included add ons
TunersChrome Closed Geared
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.
I’m so happy with my new ukulele! Bondi Arcadia is a beautiful uke with the pearl inlay, it’s beautifully constructed and it was love at first sight for me. This is my second uke from Ukulelemate. My first was a Makala shark and it was good enough to start learning from. To me, Bondi Arcadia was an upgrade. It sounds much more smoother, warmer, and less twangy.
Ukulelemate is the best and most reliable ukulele store in Australia in my opinion. Great service, plenty of variety to choose from, and fast shipping. Very happy that it got delivered right on time for my birthday!
I ordered my ukulele 2 days ago and it came in today! Delivery was really fast which was amazing. The ukulele has a beautiful sound and the colour is really nice. Definitely highly recommend it, you won't be disappointed.
It was only about a month ago, that I picked up a ukulele and immediately fell in love with it, I knew straight away I wanted my very own. So when searching online I knew I didn't want to spend too much but also looking for quality. I could've bought a cheap one from eBay as a starter but am extremely happy that I paid just a little more. The first glance and feel of the instrument you know it's good quality. Plus all the extras that came with it, you have everything you need to start to learn. I definitely would recommend Ukelelemate to anyone, so much so I purchased my 2nd Uke already! Thanks Ukelelemate!
I love my Uke! It is the perfect size, it sounds great, easy to tune, and is great fun and extremely satisfying to listen to. Thank you!
Love it! All the help and information I have received after purchasing my ukulele has been amazing!
Overall experience- delightful! My concert size uke arrived promptly, and it was love at first sight, and sound! Been practising every day since then. For some years now, I have had an on again, off again relationship with a very cheap, twangy, soprano uke ( more like a child's toy really) but after starting all over again with the 30 day ukelele challenge with Bernadette on you tube, I knew I had to upgrade or give up again. Even though it was an online purchase I felt supported in my choice and have no regrets about buying the next size up. Also, I have put some of the accessories to use straight away, I love the tuner. It was interesting to read too, that you should learn to play without the strap. There are many helpful hints to be found in the booklet.
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.
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