Romero Creations - Koa "Tiny Tenor"

$599.00
  • Romero Creations - Koa "Tiny Tenor"
    $599.00

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    Portability of a Concert - Feel & Tone of a Tenor!

    Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho designed this new instrument called a Tiny Tenor. It travels like a concert, feels like a tenor, and has an absolutely gorgeous tone. This model has an All solid Hawaiian Koa body with a profoundly beautiful abalone shell rosette with a high gloss lacquer finish.

    This is the import, "affordable" version made by Romero Creations. It's better than I had imagined, This is truly a high quality musical instrument at a great value. The workmanship is beautiful and the materials are top notch. But by far, the most standout feature of this instrument is it's sound.

    take a listen~

    (our sound samples are completely dry with no added reverb or compression)

    These do not normally come with a case or gig bag, but we are including the same Access Gig Case that Pepe includes with his customs. 

    This gig bag is a compact concert with rigid protection and back pack ready. A perfect compliment to the useful design of this Romero Creations Tiny Tenor.

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    Specs
    • DESIGNED BY PEPE ROMERO
    •  LA BELLA PRO-UKE STRINGS (LOW G)
    •  ALL SOLID WOOD CONSTRUCTION
    •  17” TENOR SCALE LEGTH
    •  14 FRETS TO THE BODY
    •  FITS IN A CONCERT UKULELE CASE
    •  EASY ACCESS TO ALL FRETS
    •  MADE BY HAND
    •  POWERFUL, CRISP TONE
    •  HIGH QUALITY 16:1 TUNERS
    •  ALL HAWAIIAN KOA MODEL
    •  ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
    •  ROSEWOOD BRIDGE
    •  EBONY TUNER BUTTONS (HAND MADE)
    •  GENUINE ABALONE ROSETTE
    •  GENUINE ABALONE FRET MARKERS
    •  MOTHER OF PEARL DANIEL HO LOGO
    • STRINGED WITH LaBella Pro ‘UKULELE STRINGS
    Options

    You can customize your order in many ways. This is ukulele fits perfectly with the concert gig case included.

    One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

    This ukulele comes with a Low G but it can be strung with the more traditional high G is no extra charge.

    Put a note in the special instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

    After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

    Under the accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

    Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEX 2 day shipping. 2 days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below at our footer.

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    Exceeded my expectations!
    The first thing that struck me when I pulled this all koa uke out of the case was the stunning look and the quality of the craftsmanship. I would say the quality of the build is equal to the higher priced tenor ukes I own. While the shape may seem unusual, the fit is very comfortable. Resting my arm on the wider bout feels very similar to playing my standard size tenors.

    I know you want to hear about the sound, but before I get there I need to comment on my buying experience with HMS. First, let me say I would buy from HMS again in a heartbeat, but as with all companies there is always room for improvement and I hope my comments will be taken in the constructive way I intend.

    I emailed HMS on a Monday asking when they might be getting in more koa tiny tenors as there were none on the website. I emailed because of the time difference and because, well....they said email us. By Thursday I still had no reply so that didn't give me a warm fuzzy.

    So I called on Thursday and got Eli and asked him the same question. He said he didn't know the answer but he would find out and get back with me. Within a half hour Eli calls back and explains they don't have a date yet on future shipments, but he found a koa tiny tenor in the store and asked me if I wanted to buy it. Absolutely! Then Eli waits till I can bring up the HMS web page on my computer before he puts this tiny tenor on the website, so that I can order it instantaneously before someone else snatches it up. Thanks Eli for going that extra yard!

    After ordering I realized I hit the order button so quick I had forgotten to ask the uke be strung with D'Addario J71's because I am a high G player, and that's my stock strings. So I replied to my order email with my request. The next day I get an email confirmation they had gotten my request and they would make sure the J71's got put on. Thanks again HMS!

    From the date of order to the date of delivery only took 7 days which was much faster than I expected because of the time to setup the uke. The setup was just what you would expect from HMS, superb. Only one problem though. The J71's never got put on, unless I missed where D'Addario is now packaging those with a wound low g. Bummer. I didn't have any J71's at the moment, so I ordered those elsewhere.

    Bottom line, yes there were a couple of irritations and no company gets it 100% right every time, but I know HMS is the kind of company that always works to get better. And to repeat, I will buy from them again.

    Finally, let's talk about the koa tiny tenor with high g strings. The only reviews I had ever seen, or heard, was with the La Bella low g strings. So I was a little apprehensive as to how the uke would handle the high g's. As said before in other reviews, the uke has plenty of volume and tremendous sustain for coming right out of the box. When picked it responds with clarity. When strummed it doesn't sound as deep as a standard tenor, but it's close! (Maybe different strings would close that difference.) It certainly doesn't sound like a concert. My wife thinks it sounds like my standard tenor.

    I would highly recommend the tiny tenor to anybody. It looks great, sounds great, and is fun to play. And you can easily take it anywhere!
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    Review by Dennis / (Posted on 11/22/2014)