Romero Creations GT Solid Mango Grand Tenor Ukulele in Gigbag #20062
The Romero Creations grand tenor ukulele finally here! It's easily been the most requested instrument this year with its new conventional shape. Why so anticipated, you ask? Well it does something different and unique and in many respects is the ukulele the world has been asking for.
It has a thin modern style neck with a wider 38mm nut width but retains the compact Romero headstock which many find comfortable behind the hand when playing chords in the first position. It has an enlarged tenor ukulele body that much more closely resembles a baritone with a deep 7.8cm body depth.
Romero Creations like to describe these ukes as having a piano like sound and sustain and its hard to disagree. 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 manufacture influences the unique instruments they produce. There is nothing like a Romero Creations grand tenor or their fantastic tiny tenors. They are professional instruments made for players that need more bass, more volume, a wider fingerboard or just a credible alternative to the norm at the price. 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 or the bubbly undertones when you pick individual notes. The Mango model is darker sounding, but still with great clarity and definition. The correct answer is that you should buy both...
Pictures show actual instrument. Video shows a different instrument, but you will get a good idea of the sound to expect.
Solid Mango 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