Fender® brings you the authentic sound of the Hawaiian Islands with its first-ever series of ukulele models. Ukuleles are enjoying renewed popularity, with exquisite sounds and designs that are a far cry from mere musical toys. Originally built by Portuguese immigrants to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1880s, the small guitar-like instruments produced a lilting sound that instantly evoked the lush South Pacific atmosphere of their island homeland. Fender’s three new tenor-style ukulele models offer finely crafted sound and construction; they too instantly evoke the sound and spirit of Hawaii. Each features the distinctive Fender Telecaster® guitar headstock shape, unique body shapes and bracing patterns designed exclusively for Fender and a Fender ukulele gig bag to get you started. This one is the Fender Ukulele Nohea. In Hawaiian, this name translates directly into the English lovely, which this model certainly is. Built of laminated koa (a native Hawaiian hardwood used by ancient Hawaiians to build dugout canoes), with a gloss finish and aged abalone acrylic binding.
You are welcome to praise or criticize the products you have purchased. However, please be specific in your comments as to why you like or dislike a product, so that it’s helpful to others in their decision-making process. All reviews will be monitored, and normally posted within 1-2 business days. Please refrain from including phone numbers, addresses or URLs in your review. Also, we ask that you please do not post promotional content such as advertisements of any kind (including “for sale” ads), links to your music page or music video, or repeated posts that make the same point excessively. Fender reserves the right to reject publication, without notice, of any review due to content, language or other issues.
Note: currently we are only approving reviews written in English.
How do you rate this item?
Enter a title for your review:
Review this item:
Style of music you play:
Your review is in queue for moderation and will be made available soon. Please do not re-submit your review.
owns this item
owns Fender product(s)
I own a 1957 Stratocaster reissue, Telecaster F Hole and now a Concert Ukulele. I'm a very active player and have been since 1968. I have been in many different bands over the years, even opening big shows many times. I bought a Ukulele about (2) years ago but never did anything with it until about a month ago and played that Ukulele about a week. I walked into Guitar Center about (3) weeks ago to buy some strings and ended up
buying a Fender Concert Ukulele. I love it and have been playing it every day. I only wish I would have bought the electric version of this Ukulele. I would have never thought I could have so much fun playing something like this. It looks very cool sitting in between my other two Fender Guitars.
Don Brumfield owns this item
One of the braces on the top of the body or w/e you call it came loose, half the glue on the brace un-stuck and created an awful hissing the more i played. I brought to the store after 6 months and the guitar tech who was actually cool figured out the problem and is gonna inject some glue back in and clamp it n set it for me. They didn't charge me either which is cool since it doesn't fall under manufacture defect...i guess. I think it was the lack of humidity that caused the separation in the first place, though.
That aside, this uke looks and plays amazingly and I can't wait to get it back and play. I never thought id ever say this but you should get a little humidifier for this Koa uke. Unless you live in Hawaii you might have a similar problem with dryness. This is uke is soo nice though any other I see make me laugh at their inferiority.
The fretboard feels really nice too and the abalone inlay and the glossy finish are sexy, you cant help but play and make this beauty weep.
thefuzzball owns this item
This is my fourth ukulele. I am comparing it to my Lanikai koa wood uke, Same price range, same laminate wood, same strings. When it comes to tone, sustain, and playability, the Fender wins hands down. The bridge and compensated saddle are better quality, and look better on the Fender Nohea. The nut is very small, so there's no hand interference. The tuners are very smooth, and the Nylagut strings are standard on all of my ukes. So, we have a great player, right out of the box. Then you have the iconic Fender headstock, the abalone purfling, and the cream binding, top it off with a finish worthy of my (sorry) Les Paul guitar, she's a beauty!
papauke owns this item
As the ratings show, this ukulele is the best purchase I have ever made. Just everything about it is flawless. I was debating between Gibson Les Paul uke or the Fender Nohea uke, and I had many recommendations for Fender! Best decision of my life!
Reece Coles owns this item
At first glance, I was struck at just how pretty this uke is. The koa is stunning and the abalone-style inlay really sets off the grain in the wood. Now, looks aren't everything. It plays really well all the way up and down the neck. Good volume. And I really dig the Tele-style headstock. It's a keeper!
PDMan owns this item
|Model Name:||Ukulele Nohea, All Koa, Concert shape, Tele® headstock, New String-Aquila Nylagut® Tenor Wound C|
|Series:||Folk Music Instruments|
|Number of Frets:||19|
|Strings:||Aquila Nylagut® Tenor Wound C|
Your Fender Profile is your golden ticket that grants you access to most of the cooler stuff going on here at Fender.com.
Create a Fender profile and get the most out of the Fender community by reviewing your gear.