spruce tenor ukulele

Noah Rosewood Spruce Tenor

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)


“I’m happy to state this is another of the ‘best of Noah’ that I have had a chance to look at. Those looks did it for me alone. The price then put a bigger smile on my face, but then you learn that it’s also a joy to play and listen to. What’s not to like? Highly recommended”.

Barry Maz in his review of the Noah Rosewood / Spruce tenor in June 2020

This model has now sold out! However, we are currently making more which should be available from October 2020. I am now accepting pre orders, so if you are interested, please email: matt@noahukuleles.com



We had stopped making this model for a period of time due to CITES restrictions which affected the use of Rosewood. However, these restrictions were lifted in 2019, so we recently began making this model again but made some changes which we think have improved it!

The Noah Rosewood / Spruce Tenor now looks different from the instrument pictured (new updated images will hopefully be added soon). For now, you can see how it looks by clicking here.

It now has a similar body shape to the Classic Sunburst and the same slotted headstock. Another important change is that it now has a wider nut at 39mm which makes it very comfortable to play. Finally, we have added what we think is an attractive pin bridge.

In terms of sound, the woods complement each other really well, giving not only a sweet tone but also a wonderful projection both when strummed and finger-picked. It is supplied with Aquila strings and a soft padded case. You can listen to the previous version of the Noah Rosewood / Spruce tenor being played by clicking the links below.

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This model was reviewed in June 2020 by Barry Maz on the Got a Ukulele website and received an overall rating of 9.1 out of 10! You can read the full review by clicking here.


Woods: Solid Indian Rosewood body, back and sides, and Sitka Spruce top
Neck: Solid Maple neck
Nut/Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Chrome Geared tuners
Strings: Set up with Aquila strings


Finish: Available in satin or gloss
Case: Supplied with a soft padded case
Options: This ukulele is also available in soprano and concert sizes. The tenor is also available with a fishman sonitone.

11 reviews for Noah Rosewood Spruce Tenor

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    So, what do I think of my recently purchased Noah Rosewood Spruce Tenor Ukulele? LOVE IT,LOVE. LOVE IT!!!
    Beautiful to look at and beautifully set up. Lovely action, good intonation right the way up the neck and attention paid to fret finishing. Another nice touch is that it has been personally signed by the maker.All-in-all a very nice instrument to hold and play. Lovely, sweet tone with good projection, My other ukuleles have been parked up since the arrival of the Noah. I did change the Aquila strings for D’Addario pro-arte carbon strings but this is a personal preference.
    I would thoroughly recommend Noah Ukuleles. Excellent value for money and excellent service.

    Many thanks

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had my rosewood tenor for a few days and the sound is fantastic nice and mellow and good intonation very good. Picked the noah after trying many ukues in this price band Bob W

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great service Matt,
    I’ve just received my new Noah Tenor Rosewood/Spruce, quality and I love it 👍😁
    Great build quality and a beautiful soft 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 👌😁

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve had my Rosewood/Spruce tenor ukulele for about eight months, and I really love it. It is beautifully made and looks fantastic. It is a joy to play. The intonation is accurate right down the neck, the action is good, and it sounds lovely. The tone manages to be mellow and bright and refined all at the same time – it really is exquisite, and the sustain just goes on forever. It’s great for both picking and strumming.
    Six months in, I’d thoroughly worn out the original Aquila strings and replaced them with some Living Water fluorocarbon ones. The uke sounds great with both.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been playing ukes for about 8 years. Soprano and then concert. I decided to move up to tenor because the slightly larger fretboard makes playing more complex chords much easier. After a lot of research I eventually discovered the Rosewood/Spruce model. I settled on buying this one having seen Matt Hicks playing this particular Noah tenor. I’ve had the uke for a few days now and it’s a delight to play. The tone is sweet and bright with good sustain. The pitch at the high frets is perfect. The workmanship is exceptional and if you have the opportunity to buy one of these beautifully crafted, handmade, solid wood ukes then you should. The price is very reasonable and you won’t regret it. Each model has the maker’s name and date made and is viewable through the sound hole. Mine was made by the chief luthier – how fortunate am I? 🙂

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am delighted with my Noah spruce topped rosewood tenor. The fit and finish is flawless. Intonation is spot on with outstanding clarity and sustain.
    The action is spot on. The neck is smooth as butter, making both strumming and finger-picking a breeze.
    After only a few hours it feels like an old friend in whose company I am very comfortable.
    Thank you Matt for your good communications and excellent service.
    Brian G.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking at Noah for a couple of years. Went for the new Rosewood Tenor and it’s beautiful. Sounds a different class compared to my old Uke. A lovely hand made, all solid Uke 😍

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I wanted a really smart looking uke for my next memorable birthday. I set my mind on this spruce and rosewood tenor but was concerned about the 38 mm nut; it might have been just a tad too wide for my hands. After much useful discussion with Matt, I took the plunge and ordered one. It arrived really promptly and boy, it certainly didn’t disappoint. It is truly beautiful, feels good, looks good and sounds fantastic! (Althought I can’t really play it until July, I’ve had a little while to strum and finger pick). The 38 mm nut is perfect; I won’t be going back to the standard 35 mm. All in all it is a beautiful ukelele and I can certainly recommend Noah ukeleles and the advice and service you get from Matt. I’ll probably be back for another in a little while. Thanks Matt.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Thanks for a great ukulele and fast turn around.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m relatively new to the world of Ukes but I knew I needed to upgrade my Amazon cheapy that had got me started. However, I also knew that I didn’t want to go down the route of the mass produced factory Ukes that seem to dominate the marketplace. I’d almost given up due to the lockdown restrictions and decided to wait until I could start visiting the local music shops when I happened along Barry Maz’s brilliant site Gotaukuele.com, it was there I first heard about Matt and Noah Ukes.
    I was after a Tenor and almost at the stage of buying the Sunburst Tenor, when Barry so helpfully posted his review of the Rosewood Spruce Tenor, what can I say – it just hit every tick box; handmade, wider nut, excellent materials, fantastic sound and stunning to look at. I ordered one up and I can honestly say I was even more impressed when I arrived. It makes my cheap Amazon ukes look like toys, the feel, the finish and the sound – even when I’m playing it.
    Long story short – if you’re considering a Noah, don’t procrastinate any longer, you won’t regret it. Only downside – I can’t see this being my last Noah ukulele!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    I don’t know what to write really. I don’t have a lot of experience with ukuleles, but I wanted to leave a review because I’m over the moon with my Noah Spruce rosewood tenor!
    It is the most fun instrument to play (I am having an absolute blast with it!) and Matt was so helpful with delivering it to me. If you’re on the fence, my recommendation would be to buy one, you won’t be disappointed!

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