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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...Read More

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Lives up to its name”the Hawaiian word for "lovely."

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
 
4.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (19)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (5)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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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.

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    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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        funny how a good uke is so easy to play

        By bruce

        from lincolnshire, il

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

            Funny how a good ukulele is so easy to play!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just Great

            By The Maturity

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

              I got this ukulele three years ago. Its tone is both warm and pristine. I have played it hundreds of hours and it plays as good as new. Great craftsmanship, great detail on the body, and great sound.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Rockin Little Uke

              By Chickey

              from Ann Arbor

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                I have tried to learn guitar, but always stop when my fingers hurt and blister. They don't hurt with this little beauty! I am practising every day!

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very nice uke

                By Mare

                from Northeast Wisconsin

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong
                • Very Nice Looking

                Cons

                • No Cons I Can Think Of

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                I like this uke very much, and I have a few I like to play including a Martin. I love the finish, the tone and the ease of play. I use only Aquila Nylgut so that is where I am coming from but it tunes up nice, stays tuned, and there you have it. Recommend.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Ukulele

                By BigTexKahuna

                from Makawao, HI

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  This is a very pretty ukulele. I live in Maui, and I am very familiar with the quality of koa wood. Koa is native to the Hawaiian Islands, and there are many things made of this sacred wood, ukuleles in multitude! I was a bit skeptical when I ordered this uke "sight unseen", but once it arrived, all of my concerns washed away on the next outgoing wave in the Pacific Ocean. The quality of the koa laminate is excellent. The tone and sustain is very good. The stings settled-in in less than a week, so the instrument stays in tune very well; however, I did purchase a clip-on tuner, which I now recommend to all who want to play ukulele on a regular basis. It just makes things so much simpler! The "Fender" headstock is indeed 'da bomb! Definitely a recognizable American icon within the musicians' world. When I come home from work I usually turn on the TV to catch the 'fair & balanced' news of the day, grab a beer out of the fridge, and flop down on the couch... but now I pick-up my ukulele, and I just cannot put it down! I also play guitar and bass guitar, so learning the ukulele has been a breeze... but it is a nice "addiction", because I will keep playing it... and playing it. I'm learning a bunch of Hawaiian songs I've never played before... ever... and I'm having all this new-found fun. This is great, and this particular instrument was well worth its purchase price! The only negative comment I can make, and it's not much of one, has to do with the included "gig bag." I wouldn't count too much on this for protection if one were to be taking this uke around for gigs. This thing is very thin... no padding whatsoever! I will be snooping around the music stores on my next visit to Oahu looking for a gig bag or case. I'm afraid the "Fender" headstock might cause my search for something that fits a bit of a challenge, but I shall try...

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  wonderful 'ukulele

                  By OlBlindMan

                  from Asheville, NC

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Stays in tune

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Jamming with friends
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  This is one sweet instrument. Well built, fine looking, excellent tone and resonance, very good intonation, AND it stays in tune! My first Nohea 'uke was damaged in an unfortunate accident (nasty crack across the back), but still plays fine! I was so impressed by the sound and quality of this instrument that I purchased another, and it is just as sweet as the first one. I am always complimented on the sound and appearance of this 'uke. Well worth the price!

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Uke at a good price.

                  By alewatcher

                  from chicagoland IL

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Tough To Tune At First

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Melody Lines
                  • Practicing
                  • Sololeads

                  Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                  This is my first uke but I have owned many other stringed instruments.

                  The uke is nice. Plays well-- nice and easy, low action, and sweet warm tone.

                  The strings didn't ever want to reach in-tune, but once they did the uke is great. Holds tune nicely and sounds great all the way up the fret board.

                  feels well-made

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for the price

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                  By Knights--OG

                  from Yokosuka, Japan

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Visual Appeal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Nohea Koa Tenor Ukulele:

                    My skill level on stringed instruments doesn't justify expensive so I look for the best bang for the buck. Having purchased several ukulele over the past five or six years I finally got around to doing some actual research and am getting into incorporating the sound into my band's performances. This uke has a great visual appeal and the koa laminate really catches the eye. On the other hand, it's so thin that there's no way it enhances the sound. I have no idea what the base wood is and really don't care. But it LOOKS GOOD. The intonation is passable but not perfect and closer than many in this price range. Sustain is excellent. The finish looks great but I found a few minor flaws around the binding and on the neck and sides. I'm partial to Aquila strings and this tenor will get a low G as well as a piezo under bridge pickup for gigging. Just to reiterate, Aquila strings need to be tuned at least daily for a week or two before they settle in. I always pull a couple of turns off of the tuner when I get an uke with these strings as they eventually stretch at least that much. The action is very good and while it could be a little lower for me it is set up pretty good at the southeast Asian factory. I have solid koa, curly maple, spruce, mahogany laminate and bamboo tenors. They each have their own sound and playability characteristics. This Fender is a nice addition to the family.

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