Mahogany Tiny TenorMost of us ukulele players are open minded. We don’t mind things being “out of the box”. That’s exactly where Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho went to design this new instrument called a Tiny Tenor. It travels like a concert, feels like a tenor, and has an absolutely gorgeous tone.
This is the “affordable” version made of Pepe’s custom work. However, these guys didn’t cut corners. The workmanship is very well done and the materials are top notch making for a great value.
The most standout feature of this instrument is it’s sound.We recently went and visited Pepe and upstairs from his work shop in the Romero family house we recorded Daniel Ho. He gives us a beautiful sound sample of this mahogany Tiny Tenor.
Spalted Mango Tiny Tenor
This is a rare instrument grade spalted mango is amazing and we buy all of these models from Pepe whenever he can get them. Like I said, the wood is rare. Kris Fuchigami was visiting and gave us a sound sample. As you can hear, they sound at least as good as they look.
This sound sample has Aquila all plain high G strings but they now come with Pepe’s fluorocarbon strings. To learn more about Pepe’s strings we have them at our web store HERE.
Spruce top Spalted Mango Grand TenorPepe Romero’s Grand Tenor design has been a real hit among some great players here on the island. It has a deep body, a wider nut spacing (1.5″) and a robust tone you’ll love! The spruce top adds volume and clarity that many players prefer.
This model comes in occasionally in small limited run batches because of the lack of high quality spalted mango. But when they’re in it’s a treat. They all have this coloring and unique black spalt lines like nature’s doodling abstract art. Quite psychedelic and they sound great too. I especially like the spruce tops like this one.
Kris gives another sound sample. Such a fantastic player! Check out his page at our Artist pages.
Solid Top XS
This was a concept of Pepe’s as a mini version of the Tiny Tenor. The XS Soprano is a soprano scale but built to the length of a mini soprano uke. A extra small soprano and a great “take anywhere” instrument. These can fit into most backpacks! From the regular all solid RC lineup Daniel Ho shows the XS in mahogany below.
Solid Top TT
Coming in well under $300, this new model Tiny Tenor package from RC hits a new price point for a fantastic value. If you were looking for a quality, travel friendly tenor, at an affordable price, then this is an excellent choice.
Part of buying an instrument in this price range from us is that we put a lot of time into our QC and final setup work. What you end up with is an instrument that feels awesome right off the bat. Through us, I know you can get a fantastic instrument without breaking the bank. This new line from Romero Creations is a great example of that.
Solid Top GT
This is the entry level Grand Tenor from the RC line. As you can hear, it has a warm punchy tone with great volume. The solid spruce top has been the choice of luthiers and musicians for hundreds of years and there is no question in the integrity and acoustic quality of fine quarter sawn spruce like these new Romero’s have.
The Grand tenor is loved by those with large hands, or those that feel cramped on a regular ukulele fretboard. It also has a slightly larger and deeper body than most tenors and it gives that thick tone many love.
Another recording from NAMM 17. Pepe Sr. playing a Pepe Jr. guitar and Daniel on the Koa Tiny Tenor. Check out more videos with Daniel at our artist category.