Romero Tiny Tenor Ukulele - Koa
Conceptualized by GRAMMY Award winning ‘ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho and master luthier Pepe Romero, the Tiny Tenor is a tenor scale ‘ukulele built to the length of a concert ‘ukulele, maximizing portability without compromising sound.
The Tiny Tenor came about when the world renowned ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho and Pepe Romero were talking about 'ukuleles, and the qualities (like portability, playability and sound) that make them so attractive. They talked about creating an instrument that excelled in these areas. Could a tenor uke be built to the size of a concert without sacrificing sound? We realized the most meaningful dimension in being more portable is its length. So Pepe shortened the headstock as much as possible and placed the tenor neck at 14 frets to the body to position the bridge in its "sweet spot." The next question was how to maximize the pumping area of the top so the instrument will have the acoustic resonance of a tenor body and not the sound of the smaller concert body. Daniel suggested eliminating the waist, giving a greater area for the bridge to vibrate the top, and exaggerating the arch of the back. Done! At this point, one could imagine a pineapple 'ukulele. Then Daniel suggested the importance of having a wider butt on which to brace your forearm when playing. With these ideas the Tiny Tenor was created.
- DESIGNED BY PEPE ROMERO
- HANDCRAFTED, ALL SOLID WOOD
- 17” TENOR SCALE LEGTH
- 14 FRETS TO THE BODY
- FITS IN A CONCERT UKULELE CASE
- EASY ACCESS TO ALL FRETS
- POWERFUL, CRISP TONE
- HIGH QUALITY 16:1 TUNERS
- ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
- ROSEWOOD BRIDGE
- EBONY TUNER BUTTONS (HAND MADE)
- GENUINE ABALONE ROSETTE
- GENUINE ABALONE FRET MARKERS
- MOTHER OF PEARL DANIEL HO LOGO
- ALL HAWAIIAN KOA MODEL
- SPALTED MANGO MODEL
- MAHOGANY MODEL
- PEPE ROMERO STRINGS (LOW G)
This uke may be a tiny tenor but it sounds grand! You will love the tone and feel.
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