So many great ideas started by building on perfection.. It is fair to say that reimagining the Ukulele is a brave task and Romero Creations deserve a pat on the back for taking the traditional style and building design of the Ukulele back to the drawing board and compressing and reworking some key components to work in our modern day 'space saving' lives.
The STC is everything you want from a Concert in feel but reduced in size and build to fit into spaces other Concerts couldn't reach. The reduction at the headstock gives the illusion of more space at the top of the neck and the topsy-turvy body design will probably not be to every players taste however, those that like Pineapple Ukuleles with the Ditson like tightness in the bass will agree that this Ukulele has a fantastically clean and honest sound.
The Hawaiian Koa models are a little bit more bubbly and mellow in their output whereas the Mahogany has a little bit less bass but projects a little more confidently and further. In the same vein as Japanese made Ukuleles like Kiwaya and Takumi; this range of Vietnamese made Romero instruments have a mellow nature and would be perfect for somebody looking to play sleepy melodies to themselves with all the nuance and precision normally associated with a louder instrument.
Solid Koa body
Concert scale length
LaBella Low G strings
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Geared machine heads
Bone nut and saddle
Abalone rosette and fretboard inlays
Overall length of instrument is 55cm. The Concerts do not come with a case but fit very nicely in the Boston Concert gigbags.