The Bondi Ripple Electric Kalimba gives you a magnificent Koa body with the flexibility to amplify your sound. The onboard Piezo pickup is similar to the pickups in most Acoustic Electric guitars. Piezo pickups are famous for maintaining the natural sound of your instrument when using an amp.
The Ripple Electric Kalimba uses the same 1/4" output jack that guitars, keyboards, and electric ukuleles use. You can plug this directly into a keyboard amp or acoustic amp using a standard instrument cable.
Featuring a natural finish to bring out the orange highlights in Koa, this Kalimba uses a beautiful pearl inlay rosette as a final touch.
Pro Tip: Experiment with multi effect processors. You can get some really awesome sounds by adding a little reverb or delay.
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Included add ons
ElectronicsPassive pickup installed
Colours & Materials
SoundholeIndigo Blue Pearl Rosette
Key MaterialOre Metal
A truly stunning instrument, very well made and presented, plays beautifully with a lovely tone, sounds great plugged in, the case is beautifully made. I highly recommend the product, service and delivery is exceptional. My respect!
The Bondi Kalimba sounds great, beautifully crafted with a lovely tone. Fantastic customer service both prior & post sale. Highly recommended!
Loving my new Kalimba, the craftsmanship is just as beautiful as it sounds. Thanks UkuleleMate!
The sound is just as beautiful as the design!
The Kalimba came with a tuning mallet, cleaning cloth and robust carry case.
The tuning was very good from the start, and the tone is wonderful.
Postage was fast! Thanks Ukulele Mate!
A pocket sized instrument I can take everywhere with me - quality workmanship and beautifully finished this kalimba has a sweet and resonant tone. I use it with a Spark Mini amplifier on battery on walks through the forest. Great choice for a really appealing kalimba
Yes! The Kalimba is one of the easiest instruments to learn. Unlike the piano which has many keys and complex scales to learn, the basics of the kalimba can be learnt really quickly. It's an instrument that can be learnt without prior musical experience. On the other hand, someone with musical experience may well be playing simple melodies within minutes of picking it up. The beauty of this instrument is that it sounds beautiful, no matter who is playing it.
Yes it is. Also known as a mbira or thumb piano, the Kalimba orginated in Africa around 3000 years ago. At the time African tribes were in need of a portable instrument to play while walking. Whilst we may not walk and play the Kalimba these days, the portability of this instrument is a big reason for its popularity.
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 Kalimba comes with a custom hardcase. This protects it from dings and scratches. Each year we ship thousands of instruments all across Australia and the world. We guarantee you will receive your Kalimba 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.