Bytown Ukuleles Present Romero Creations!

Romero Creations was founded by Luthier Pepe Romero to provide unique instruments of the highest quality, at an affordable price.His goal is to offer incredible sounding, playing, looking instruments that people will treasure for a lifetime.The first Romero Creations instrument was the Tiny Tenor, a unique tenor ‘ukulele.

About Pepe Romero, Jr.

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Pepe Romero Jr. was born into a family established in the tradition of the Spanish guitar.  Regarded as royalty in the classical guitar world, Pepe’s grandfather, father and uncles have been knighted by the king of Spain for their achievements and excellence in guitar playing.

Pepe’s guitars are in great demand by concert guitarists and collectors worldwide.  Some fans of his instruments are Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Daniel Ho, Mike Love, and every concertizing member of his family.

In recent years, Pepe has applied his expertise and knowledge of the classical guitar to his ‘ukuleles.  Each is hand crafted in the traditional Spanish method.  He approaches them like small classical guitars and builds them to be light and powerful with a full warm tone that can fill a concert hall while played un-amplified.

A UNIQUE LINE OF PRODUCTION UKULELES BY PEPE ROMERO

  • Inspired by world-class musicians
  • Handcrafted by master luthiers
  • all solid wood construction

The Tiny Tenor Story

The Tiny Tenor came about when world renowned ‘ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho and Pepe Romero were talking about ‘ukuleles, and the qualities (such as  portability, playability and sound) that lend to their attractiveness.  They exchanged ideas about creating a consummate instrument that excelled in these areas. Could a tenor ‘ukulele be built to the size of a concert ‘ukulele without sacrificing sound?

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Portable

The most meaningful dimension in being more portable is its length.  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.”

Sound

The next question was how to maximize the pumping area of the top so the instrument would 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.

Playability

Then, Daniel suggested the importance of having a wider butt on which to brace your forearm when playing.

Thus, the conception of the Tiny Tenor, with its powerful, crisp tone, comfortable feel, and compact proportions, was born.