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Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele Natural

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The all-koa Tenor Ukulele from Fender bears the name of Nohea, from the Hawaiian word for "lovely." It evokes the sound and the spirit of Hawaii with acrylic abalone binding; laminated koa sides and b... Read More

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The all-koa Tenor Ukulele from Fender bears the name of Nohea, from the Hawaiian word for "lovely." It evokes the sound and the spirit of Hawaii with acrylic abalone binding; laminated koa sides and back, with mahogany neck; aged fretboard binding; and a unique Telecaster guitar headstock shape.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Body style: Tenor Ukulele
  • Scale length: 17" (432mm)
  • Top: Laminated koa
  • Bracing: Scalloped fan bracing
  • Back and Sides: Laminated koa
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Nut width: 1.38" (35mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Tuners: Die-cast with vintage-style buttons
  • Strings: GHS Hawaiian Ukulele Tenor (1-A, 2-E, 3 Wound-C, 4-G)
  • Unique features: Telecaster guitar headstock shape
  • White dot position inlays
  • Gold silkscreened Fender logo
  • Aged white fretboard binding
  • Acrylic abalone rosette and body binding
  • Includes Fender gig bag
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FenderNohea Koa Tenor Ukulele
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fender̴� Nohea Ukulele Great Uke for Price!

I'm a Fender̴� artist and use the Fender̴� Nohea onstage in LIVE performance and in the studio for recording. It's an excellent uke for the money. Mine is...Read complete review

I'm a Fender̴� artist and use the Fender̴� Nohea onstage in LIVE performance and in the studio for recording. It's an excellent uke for the money. Mine is custom fitted with a Fishman Infinity Matrix preamp/pickup system. It's great acoustically and plugged in. Tenor size is great for guitar players! Great action, intonation and holds tune. I highly recommend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'd give less stars if this would let me!!!!!

I am a new player, I asked for a ukulele for Xmas, so the wife got me a cheapie and I learned to play. Valentines day I get this item as a gift,...Read complete review

I am a new player, I asked for a ukulele for Xmas, so the wife got me a cheapie and I learned to play. Valentines day I get this item as a gift, I loved it. Three weeks later, the E string starts to flatten out in the second fret, as time goes by, the A string and G string are affected. Now after changing strings twice, and after driving a 500 mile roundtrip to have it looked at, I was told the following. 1. It has a design flaw with the joining of neck and fret placement. 2. Let me use a hammer and a screw driver to fix that. whack whack whack Whack!!!!! 3. If it doesn't stay fixed drive 500 miles again and I will super glue it for you. 4. Are you kidding me????? Spend your money on something else, Fender doesn't stand behind this item, and will do nothing to help you when this happens to you. Lifetime warranty my eye! I have spent more then I paid for this item diagnosing poor workmanship.

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5.0

Beautiful Souding Ukulele

By Natasha

from Palo Alto

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Loud
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

    I started ukulele over the summer and for some reason I fell in love with the instrument. This particular ukulele had been recommended to me when I started playing in concerts. It sound and looks very beutiful onstage. I use this ukulele for both practice and preformance for its beautiful and strong sound. I've had minimal problems with the ukulele going out of tune easily, however I bought a tuner just in case. The ukulele itself is for very advanced players. I don't recommend this ukulele for first-timers as well as people not planning on using it very much. I would recommend this instrument for those who are looking to perform and fall in love like I did with the instrument.

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    5.0

    This ukulele is amazing

    By Gabba

    from Atherton, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful sound
    • Consistent
    • Loud, doesn't easily go out of tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

        It's a great ukulele

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Uke and service

        By Nate

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

          I am a novice uke player. I have a concert uke and this was my first tenor. It sounds great. It gives a more rich and full sound. It does not have the high tinny sound of a traditional uke though. I will probably find myself switching between the two.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I cheated on my Gibson J45!

          By haveguitarwilltravel

          from Roseville, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Best Friend
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I have been playing Gibson and Fender electric and acoustic instruments fro over 35 years. I am a professional musician who has played with some exceptional musicians and has had my own songs recorded by professional singers as well as my original tunes in film. Needless to say I do in fact KNOW a good if not great instrument when I play it. You can "feel" if the instrument has songs in it. Waiting inside it for the right player. This little gem has the "it" factor. I puled it off the wall and picked a few notes, checked the headstock, the gears, the fret board... licked the proverbial tires if you will and then I got "that" feeling. That undeniable sense that there was magic in this piece of wood. I asked to see a new one fresh out of the box and while it too sounded great the original one I played, the "wall" hanger was the shinning star!

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            5.0

            what a great instrument!

            By Mr. Wonderful

            from Brier, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • absolutely beautiful
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • does not come with Cate Blanchett's phone #

            Best Uses

            • playing at my son's wedding
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I was blown away when my son asked me to play ukulele at his wedding in Hawaii. I play guitar, but never uke - so I got a starter kit to get acquainted, then decided to go with a tenor size, and I dug the Fender headstock, and bought the base model and played it for a couple of weeks, then decided: hey, it's my son's wedding! (now, yes, there are $1,000 models out there, but hey...) so I upgraded to the koa model. (thanks, BTW, to the friendly folks at guitar center) and got an instrument that is drop dead gorgeous (like Cate Blanchett) plays like a dream, and is a stone STEAL at two fitty. If you want a uke that will put a grin on your face every time you pull it out of the gig bag, THIS IS THE ONE! (condolences to the guy that got the lemon.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Bought used, for that price I love it.

            By enzoab

            from Riverside, CA

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I think it's a bit over priced at retail but look for a used one. You can find them between $129 to $149 in perfect shape.

            Good build quality, nice wood and inlays. Sounds find. My wife has very small hands but she likes this one more then the concert.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I'd give less stars if this would let me!!!!!

            By James

            from LHC AZ

            Site Member

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I am a new player, I asked for a ukulele for Xmas, so the wife got me a cheapie and I learned to play. Valentines day I get this item as a gift, I loved it. Three weeks later, the E string starts to flatten out in the second fret, as time goes by, the A string and G string are affected. Now after changing strings twice, and after driving a 500 mile roundtrip to have it looked at, I was told the following. 1. It has a design flaw with the joining of neck and fret placement. 2. Let me use a hammer and a screw driver to fix that. whack whack whack Whack!!!!! 3. If it doesn't stay fixed drive 500 miles again and I will super glue it for you. 4. Are you kidding me????? Spend your money on something else, Fender doesn't stand behind this item, and will do nothing to help you when this happens to you. Lifetime warranty my eye! I have spent more then I paid for this item diagnosing poor workmanship.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender Nohea Koa

            By Christina

            from Upland, CA

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I recently became interested in the ukulele and searched online and read the reviews of many different ukuleles on this site. The Fender Nohea Koa by far had the best reviews. So I went ahead and purchased it. I recieved the ukulele on 12/25/14 and I was not only pleased with the sound but the ukulele was more beautiful in person than online. Now it has taken some time for it to stay in tune, but after a week it is doing great. So happy I have this little guy and will enjoy playing it for many years.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My first Fender!

            By mike webb

            from Bristol

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            I'm no professional, but I really like this uke. Stays in tune fairly well, sounds & looks great. Yes , I'm very pleased with this purchase! Only had it a few weeks so I'm trusting Fender built an instrument that will last for years to come. Travel bag is nice too. Now the question is -- can I bring my skills up to the quality level of this ukulele? Thanks to Fender & Guitar Center!!

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender NOHEA

            By Blade Coats

            from Ohio

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            This is the best ukulele i have ever touched. I have wanted a ukulele for around a year now and i have read almost every forum. I have played many ukuleles either my sisters, or at my friends house. this is by far the best uke i have ever played and i strongly recommend it for people.

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