Noah Monkeypod Series

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 26 customer ratings
(26 customer reviews)


“The Noah Monkeypod Series really is gorgeous. The sound is beautiful and the intonation is spot on right up the fretboard. If anyone asked me to recommend a uke, I’d certainly tell them to buy a Noah”.

Alison Benson, a performance winner at the GB Ukulele Festival, loves our handmade, all-solid wood ukuleles – and we think you will too!



The Noah Monkeypod Series has proved very popular with ukulele players looking for a handmade instrument that not only sounds great, but looks beautiful as well. Like all our instruments, it’s constructed using only all-solid woods and other high quality materials. In addition to the soprano, mahogany and tenor sizes, we are now doing an electro version with a Fishman Sonitone preamp. It is supplied with Aquila strings and a soft padded case. Click on the following links to hear different sized Noah Monkeypod ukuleles being played: Noah Monkeypod Soprano; Noah Electro Monkeypod Soprano (with fishman sonitone); Noah Electro Monkeypod Tenor (with cutaway and fishman sonitone). 


Body: Solid Monkeypod body, back and sides, and top
Neck: Solid Maple neck
Nut/Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Chrome Geared tuners
Strings: Set up with Aquila strings


Finish: Available in satin (all sizes) and gloss (in concert size)
Case: Supplied with a soft padded case
Options: This ukulele is available in soprano, concert and tenor sizes. Also available with a cutaway and Fishman Sonitone.

26 reviews for Noah Monkeypod Series

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a quality instrument at a very good price. I bought tenor monkeypod as a bit of a treat for myself and I love it. The finish is great, it came tuned (and has yet to go out of tune despite lots of play) and the setup is perfect. If you’re looking for a great uke at not too expensive (for whst you get) a price you can’t go far wrong. The service I received from Matt was first class and delivery was fast and well packaged. I can highly recommend this company and this instrument. I’m an enthusiastic beginner and this gorgeous instrument makes my practise sessions a joy.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    These ukes are beautiful,they look gorgeous and have a deep, harp-like sweet sound. Definitely the best thing I’ve seen for this price. Got two monkey pod concerts,one acoustic and one electro-uke and I’m in love with both. Instruments with soul.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Matt Cronin Got a monkeypod concert with fishman pickup. Outstanding!!!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought a concert monkey pod at the first Grand Northern festival two years ago, and I have been pleased with both the construction and the sound it makes ever since. In fact the sound just gets more mellow as each year passes

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I fell in love with my Monkeypod soprano uke the minute I picked it up. The feel of it oozes quality. The first chord I strummed acoustically rang out through the room with a depth of tone I’ve rarely heard from a soprano uke. The Fishman pick-up meant I could be sure of a great amplified sound. And it was. This little gem of an instrument has become an eve present on stage with me and has been admired every time people hear it. It came with Aquila strings which I love too. Next string change I’m going to try out Ken Middleton’s Living Waters strings. I have then on my a Kala tenor Uke and they make for a distinctly rich and powerful sound. By the way, Matt who sells these is a patient, attentive and knowledgeable guy. He made the buying process easy.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I picked my Monkeypod Tenor uke up at the ukulele festival of Great Britain. I spotted it sat on the Noah stall from which point forward it was speaking to me in a very faint voice saying “Buy me”. To be honest it didn’t need to as I think the decision had already been made. It was clearly beautifully put together and the sound when strumming it was outstanding. I am not a professional musician so I am not one to comment on intonation up and down the neck etc but it sounded rick compared to my old uke. Matt was great and told me the history behind his company and how it was named. Needless to say Noah is lucky to have a Dad like Matt. If you are thinking about buying one of these lovely instruments, don’t hesitate. You won’t regret it.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    I met Matt at a local ukulele group where he was selling his ukes. At that time I thought my laminated wood uke was fine but have been pondering whether to buy a Noah ever since. Today I bought a Noah monkeypod concert uke with Fishman preamp after having another brand for a few months. These are quality instruments which are really worth the money. They also sound beautiful and look impressive. Had I known about Noahs before I bought my first uke I would have definitely bought one.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Monkeypod concert Electro Cutaway, I love it, it’s everything I hoped for because I bought it direct from Matt’s website. I based the purchase on reviews from youtube etc. Yes I was a bit apprehensive, but Matt was easy to deal with via email and he even gives you a couple of weeks to make your mind up or your money back! how cool is that. And the uke itself? apart from the the Quality, Value for Money and all the rest, the neck just feels so comfortable to me it just asks to be played again and again, so Well Done Noah Ukuleles!.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bought my Noah Monkeypod Tenor from Matt when he came to see us at Balham Ukulele Society in late 2014. I continue to be blown away by it. Good build quality, wonderful tone and loudness, and with a wonderful low and easy action. Will be back for the electro-acoustic when I have saved up my pennies.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought my Noah at the GSUF in October 2015 and it’s beautiful. Matt was really helpful and answered all my questions about it. It was in tune when I bought it and it’s still in tune; something I’ve not experienced with my other ukes. It plays like a bird and is very sweet sounding, so much so that I am intending to use it for my Ukulele Grade 2 exam in a month. Well done for producing such a great ukulele. By the way, it looks stunning too!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought a Monkeypod concert size ukulele and haven’t been able to put it down since. This instrument oozes quality regarding looks and sound/tone and it came with Aquila strings and a top quality padded gig bag( better than most gig bags out there on the market) the Uke has a lovely warm tone and good volume. I tried living water strings on the Uke and it increased the tonal qualities and volume without being detrimental to the already great sound/tone. It certainly is great value for money and worth every penny….I mean a hand crafted uke of quality for this price – you can not lose! The customer service Matt provides selling his product is equal to this fantastic uke, Matt answered all questions promptly and gives excellent customer service and after care to a level that is seldom found these days. I am one very happy customer and I shall be returning in the near future for a electro/acoustic model.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love my Monkeypod soprano. It oozes quality, feels great to hold, sounds fabulous and I love to just look at it on the sideboard. Tremendous value for money especially with the gig bag included. Thanks Matt

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought a Monkeypod soprano for my daughter for her 25th birthday and she is delighted with it. It looks stunning and has a beautiful bright sound. I researched ukes for a long time before settling on a Noah Monkeypodand it was definitely the right choice.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    My little Monkeypod Soprano was born in April 2016 and found her way to me a week ago, we are now inseparable! I set my heart on this one, purely from all the excellent reviews given. I can only repeat what everyone else has said; this is a superb instrument. Thank you Matt and thank you Tan for your excellent workmanship.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    My new monkey pod tenor arrived a couple of days ago. It looks beautiful and sounds amazing. Can’t walk past without picking it up for a quick tune! Thanks Matt and for fast delivery.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve had my Noah Monkeypod Concert Electro Cutaway for a year now, it’s the only one in my collection that i would not part with, end of story. Oh except for one thing, please make an 8 string soon.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Got my Monkeypod soprano in the post this week. I don’t usually buy instruments without playing them first, but I read all the reviews and decided I would give one a go. So glad I did. It’s beautifully crafted, lovely to hold and makes such a sweet, pure sound, even in my none too skilled hands. It oozes quality. Thank you Matt, I am certain that it will help me to improve my playing. It’s a complete joy.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great chatting with Matt before receiving my concert sized Monkeypod… Excellent customer service, an enthusiastic owner and I love the Noah Ukeleles back-story…However, onto the main reason to the review…the Noah ukulele itself….. I love it! It looks fantastic with the wood grain looking sweet on front and back. It is well made and clearly done by hand so it isn’t a machined robot but rather a beautifully handcrafted instrument that shows this. It has a wonderful tone – not the loudest ukelele around but a good sound and one that is getting better and will do doubt continue to do so over the many years I intend to play it.. It arrived with a well balanced action and It holds its tune incredibly well. I have it on an equally wonderful Cooperstand not far from my armchair and just love looking at it….. As I told Matt, for me instruments are not just about the wood or the way they are made or the strings or the action or the workshop and country of origin or the story – they are about the sum total of all of that and I like buying instruments that have a certain character on all of those fronts. That is why I chose a Noah Monkeypod ukelele…..great looks, lovely wood, handcrafted, great story, small workshops in Vietnam with a strong partnership between Matt and them and importantly a good sound….. Thanks Matt and I wish Noah ukeleles every success.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve only had my Monkeypod Concert Uke for a week or so now, but am already loving it! Such a bright, full, open tone. It feels really nice, too. I got the satin finish and it looks absolutely lovely with the beautiful Monkeypod grain patterns. Matt was really helpful in getting the ukulele shipped to a friend’s place in France (I live in Switzerland) and also accommodated me in other ways as well, which I am grateful for – thanks, Matt! I don’t think you can beat one of these ukuleles in terms of value for money. It’s a solid, beautiful, lovely sounding, hand-made instrument at an almost unbelievable price. Very happy with my ukulele!!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Had my Monkeypod concert for a few days now. Wow, looks stunning and plays great ( well as great as it can with me on the end of it!). I had a list of 2 other ukes to add to my collection. At least one of those (Pono) has now been relegated to be replaced by another Noah (exact model still being mulled over) due to the quality and value for money offered by Noah. Great service from Matt, with prompt answers to my questions. Very happy customer. Thanks Matt, keep up the good work.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After having the concert uke for a couple of weeks , i have to add my name to the list of 5 star reviews. It feels so comfortable to play and i just enjoy tinkering around with it which in turn is improving my playing. A thumbs up for the gig bag which is an added bonus. Thank you for your friendly service.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These ukes are fabulous. I purchased a 6 string guitalele a few weeks ago and it’s already earning it’s keep in more ways than I expected. I compose and record library music in our studio and this little thing has turned a few heads I can tell you. It’s so versatile across a huge range of musical styles. So I added a Mahogany Soprano to the collection last week and again it’s exceeded my expectations. Apart from all the obvious compliments of great sound & tuning, finish, playability, construction etc., the one thing that really stands out to me is the quality of the machine heads on both ukes. The Guitalele has a traditional slotted headstock with classical style tuners & the Soprano has flat stock with modern geared tuners. They’re both so smooth, frictionless, and accurate with no play whatsoever making tuning a breeze. These are real quality components, often overlooked when sourcing out parts, but these are better than the heads on some of my “famous” instruments costing well over 4 figures. I’ll be back soon for a Concert with the pick-up option. Well done Matt. Fantastic quality at an affordable price.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought the Guitalele and I am absolutely delighted with it.Not only is it a beautiful looking instrument , it is a delight to play. My one regret – I didn’t find my way to this instrument earlier! To my mind, great value for the money.
    Toying with the idea of buying the tenor model next!!!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great service Matt,
    I’ve just received my new Noah Monkeypod Tenor and I love it 👍😁
    Great build quality and a beautiful clear sound, and I love the personal touch of the written serial number and person who made it 👍
    Thanks again and if I would of done some real research before purchasing my other Ukes, I would of bought more Noah’s and not Kala.
    Onwards and upwards 👌😁

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Purchased a concert with pickup about 18 months ago, and thanks to Matt and his friends via email I successfully tuned it to GDAE to go with my mandolin collection. It is gigged regularly, and sounds amazing through a big PA system. The electrics are crystal clear and the sound cuts through perfectly and sounds lovely with effects. Would recommend 100%

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have had my Monkey Pod Concert Ukulele for only a short time, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Build quality is excellent and the tone is just a joy to listen too. A quality instrument for a very reasonable price. I am glad my research bought me to Noah. I’m sure I shall be returning if /when I want to purchase a Tenor. Thank you Matt for great customer service.

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