Pepe Romero is a highly acclaimed classical guitar builder who rocked the uke world a few years back by creating tenors with tremendous volume and range. This new shape and model was born out of a conversation and eventual collaboration with Daniel Ho. Daniel’s idea was for this to be as portable as a concert sized uke, but with the feel and tone of a tenor. These eclectic minds harmonized in thought and, Vualá! The “Tiny Tenor”!
The portability is concert, and the feel is that of a tenor. It’s a tenor scale, but “the feel” goes beyond scale length. A concert long neck gives you a concert body and tenor scaled neck, but it still feels like your holding a concert, because you are. The Tiny Tenor difference is primarily achieved by the width of the lower bout, and the way it fits under your forearm. For tenor players this is a large part of their comfort zone, whether they realize it or not. And not only does that lower bout give you the feel of holding a tenor, but it also gives the low end, body of sound, and projection of a tenor. A Pepe Romero tenor!
By working together these two artists we’re able to effectuate this concept to a unique and new instrument with a beautiful voice of it’s own. Sure, it looks different, but that’s part of the appeal for some of us. And the tone is hard to deny. I’ll quote Corey, “Wow! this is really good!”
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