Romero Creations GT Solid Koa Grand Tenor Ukulele in Gigbag #20023
Easily the most requested instrument this year has been the new 'conventional shaped' Romero Creations grand tenor ukuleles. Why you ask? Well it does something different and unique and in many respects is the ukulele the world has been asking for.
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 unique setting for the manufacturing influences 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 need more bass, need more volume, need a wider fingerboard, need 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 but still with great clarity and definition. The correct answer is that you should buy both...
Pictures show actual instrument you will receive. Video shows a different instrument, but you will get a good idea of the sound to expect.
Solid Hawaiian Koa body
Oversized tenor body with 7.8cm depth
38mm nut width
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Romero headstock design and geared tuners
Romero gigbag included
Bone nut and saddle
Pepe Romero Clear Fluorocarbon strings fitted with polished wound Low G string
Saddle compensated for better intonation