Koa has long been the tone wood of choice for ukuleles. In fact, it's believed that the first ukulele was made out of Hawaiian Koa. It's a visually stunning wood with intense striping and orange hues. The wood is so beautiful that it's used in high end furniture.
The Bondi Ripple Koa Series uses this beautiful wood for the top, back, and sides of the body. This creates a balanced tone with a slight mid push. Mahogany is used for the neck because of its stability and feel. The fretboard and bridge are made from ebony and provide a wonderful contrast to the Koa.
The Ripple Koa ukuleles are finished in semigloss to make the striping pop. An elegant Indigo Blue Pearl binding and headstock inlay completes the look. These are high quality ukes with a wonderful tone that stands out in the mix.
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Included add ons
TunersChrome Closed Geared
StringsD'addario Pro-Arte Carbon
Colours & Materials
SoundholeIndigo Blue Pearl Rosette
Body BindingIndigo Blue Pearl
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 purchased the Koa Tenor Ukulele, and it was delivered very quickly! However, the first ukulele I received had a defect which I was not happy with so I contacted Ukulele Mate about it, and they promptly replaced it! I was very impressed by their customer service and very happy with the 2nd ukulele they sent me
My Uke arrived on Tuesday. I love it and it's been practically surgically attached to me ever since, apart from when I had a work shift yesterday. As I keep telling my husband "he's a little beauty".
I've got Waltzing Matilda, Will the circle be unbroken and Keep on the Sunny Side down pat now. I love it more than my guitar, mandolin and banjo and equally as much as my accordion that I inherited from my grandad about 30 years ago.
Thanks so much for all of your help and faultless customer service.
It really is a beautiful instrument with a wonderful tone. My only comment is that the fretboard and bridge are advertised as sunkissed walnut, however mine appears to have black ebony. I actually think the black looks quite striking with the Koa, it's just not what I was initially expecting. Otherwise I'm super happy with this ukulele, just please update the advert's details to reflect this change.
The Ripple Koa is a quality instrument that is a pleasure to play . It looks and sounds excellent . I would highly recommend this ukulele to anyone looking for a quality ukulele.
The Bondi Ripple Koa is an exceptional ukulele . It looks good . It plays really nice and the sound is amazing. This truly is a quality instrument. The service and customer relations from ukulele mate is phenomenal. I highly recommend the Bondi Ripple Koa and Ukulele mate . Cheers .
Excellent. Really enjoying it.
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.