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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (22)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loved It Before the Fret Buzz

This was my first Fender Uke purchased in August of 2012. I have since purchased the solid Mahogany tenor as well. I really enjoy the brightness of this Koa model. It really cuts...Read complete review

This was my first Fender Uke purchased in August of 2012. I have since purchased the solid Mahogany tenor as well. I really enjoy the brightness of this Koa model. It really cuts through. The Mahogany is very noticeably more mellow which is a very pleasing sound as well. They both have their places. I am a Telecaster Man and I just love these headstocks! I am also very happy with the feel of these necks. Well done, Fender.

I have done recordings with both as you can see if you look up my videos under "eternalrhythmflow".

Unfortunately, this Koa model has recently started to fret buzz on the low C string from the 1st to the 4th frets. It is terribly irritating because there is no way to adjust the neck to solve the problem. The only way around it is to play softly, which is pointless when trying to express energy.

I am really upset about my Koa and now have to contact Fender about their warranty. Really looking forward to that, not.

Regardless, even if I just lost on this one, I will probably get another one because it has been a good musical companion and I do enjoy the Koa tone and the fender neck.

I hope this helps. Enjoy my videos!

VS

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

A great sounding uke

By Jep

from Arkansas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

      This is a great sounding uke. I have many ukes but this one sounds the best. The action is tight and or looks great too.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Mary

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

      It sounds amazing the ukulele is beautiful. The inlaid abalone is amazing.

       
      5.0

      Great first choice

      By HCB

      from N. Alberta

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Pretty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

        First uke. Fender bass player, so I gambled on this after only seeing pictures. Very happy with looks, sound, value. I just read somewhere it was top 5 rated overall, after some lots-more-expensive ones. Also, love tenor size for my thick hands. Another plus, it fits standard mandolin hard case.

         
        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.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

               
              5.0

              My Daughter Loves this Uke!!

              By Tim two tone.

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                This Uke Was recommended to me by a long time semi professional friend and he did not steer us wrong. My daughter has been plying now for about 5 months and she loves it.

                (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.

                  (2 of 2 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!

                     
                    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.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would recommend this to a friend.

                    By Robo Grod

                    from Missouri

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                        Always wanted one and while you can buy less expensive I have learned it's usually better to spend a little more for quality.

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