Bondi Vintage Clawhammer Series Banjo Ukulele Bundle

Bondi Vintage Clawhammer Series Banjo Ukulele Bundle

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Listen To This Banjolele

The Banjolele(also know as the Banjo ukulele or Banjo uke) has actually been around since 1917! Why are they so hard to find and buy in Australia? We can confirm there aren't many companies around the world with the skills to make Banjo ukuleles. It has taken us over 18 months to find a quality supplier of these instruments. Finally they have arrived! Take a listen to the soundbite below and you'll get an idea of the quality.

Banjo Ukulele Videos

Setting Up This Banjolele

Banjo ukuleles combine the classic twang and tone of banjos with the familiar playability of ukuleles. The concert sized bondi vintage clawhammer banjo ukulele is an open back instrument. Open back banjo ukuleles remove a lot of the muddiness you’ll find in closed back versions.

This combined with the all maple neck and frame give you wonderful natural projection. The stripped rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, and dense bone nut give you maximum sustain for a banjo instrument.

This one is finished in a classic Tobacco Sunburst matte finish for a stunning look and smooth playability. Bondi strings this up with Aquila Super Nylgut strings which are a vegan version of traditional gut strings. Paired with the Remo vintage style skin, you get a classic banjo tone.  

The banjo ukulele is complimented with chrome hardware that contrasts the darker finish perfectly.

Specifications

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Size:
Concert
Scale Length:

43.70 cm

Total Length:

66.05 cm

Nut & Saddle

Bone / Rosewood

Width at Nut:
35 mm
Skin:

Remo Fiberskyn

Body:

Maple

Fretboard:
Rosewood
Tuners:
Chrome Plated Machine Heads
Brackets
12
Strings:
Aquila
Frets:
18

Machines:

Open Geared

Head:
Flamed Swamp Ash
Binding:
White
Inlay:
Dot Pearl
Finish:

Matte

Customer Reviews

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Paul Luth
Good buy

Purchasing the instrument was easy and got lots of helpful info before deciding on which one to buy. It arrived quickly and was packed well, no damage. The looks nice and has a Remo drum head which adds to the overall appearance. It does have open gear tuners which I am not a fan of but so far they are keeping it in tune fairly well. The intonation is a little off on the high notes that can be played but fussing around with the bridge has got it pretty close to perfect. Notes up around the 15th fret do not always ring clear (for me) but I rarely plunk notes that high. Having never played a higher end banjolele not sure how this would stack up. I can say it is much better than ones in the $150 range. I would recommend spending the few dollars more on this one if your looking at mid hundred dollar range instruments.

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Paul Luth
Not bad but not great

I had ordered a Banjolele on Amazon and ended up returning it, poor quality of some of the components. I set a budget of $250 so I was left with a mass of cheep ukes (< $200) or higher end ones that would blow my budget. This seem like a good compromise. It came in excellent condition and appeared well made. Took a while to get the bridge in the correct position so all strings were 0/12 near perfect. It has plenty of volume and banjo sound, nothing rattling. The biggest complaint is the strings (especially the E & A) didn't play clearly past fret 10. I tried as best I could to correct it but no luck. It appears the strings are being muted by the next highest fret. I am left not knowing whether to recommend it. If high notes are not an issue I'd say yeah give it a chance. If you like to play the high notes, I'd say look at another choice.