Romero Creations GT Solid Koa Grand Tenor Ukulele in Gigbag #22001
This grand tenor ukulele has a thin modern style neck with a wider 38mm nut width but retains the compact Romero Creations headstock which many find comfortable behind the hand when playing chords in the first position.
It has an enlarged tenor body that much more closely resembles a baritone ukulele with a deep 7.8cm body depth. Romero Creations like to describe these ukuleles as having a piano like sound and sustain and it's hard to disagree because the bigger body really does create a deeper richer sound without the higher frequencies and notes suffering or getting lost in the mix.
Many of the Romero Creation models like this one are made in Vietnam and the rather unusual setting for the manufacture punctuates the unique instruments they produce. There is nothing like a Romero Creations grand tenor or the tiny tenors. They are professional instruments made for players that needed more bass, needed more volume, needed a wider fingerboard, needed an alternative. I am truly sorry it took so long to get them. It is only now I know just what we were missing out on!
What's the difference between the two? The koa model has a little bit less bass and a little more of the sparkly bubbly undertones when you pick individual notes whereas the mango model is darker and more of a strummer's instrument. The correct answer is that you should buy both...
Pictures show actual instrument you will receive.
Solid koa body
Oversized tenor body
38mm nut width with 30mm G to A string spacing
17" scale length
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Romero headstock design
Romero geared tuners
Deeper 7.8cm body depth
High quality Romero branded rigid gigbag