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Brad Bordessa
12-27-2014, 08:01 AM
I got a Tiny Tenor from the FedEx man on Christmas Eve (I tried writing this then, but the power went out)!

It is brilliant. Pepe Romero figured out how to fit the scale and top surface area of a tenor into a concert sized body. The Romero Creations line are production 'ukuleles made in Vietnam, but each one is inspected by he and Daniel Ho.

The build quality is great. The finish is beautiful, the frets are clean, and the internal bracing is immaculate.

Best of all, it sounds good! It's a bright, snappy sound, but not unpleasant. It has Worth clears on it now I think so some Savarez Alliance strings or something similar might sound better until it opens up a bit.

I'm not usually too excited about most ukes besides my workhorse, but this one has a unique function and is fun to play. Haven't seen much love for these on here so I thought I'd share.

Here's a quick video I made for sound reference:


http://youtu.be/ETvLZK2qK6o

Happy new years to you all. May we all find bountiful love and happiness this year!

Newportlocal
12-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Brad. Congrats on your new uke and nice playing. Little Drummer boy has always been a favorite of mine.

hawaii 50
12-27-2014, 08:54 AM
Aloha Brad....

if you like the tiny tenor..you should try a Blackbird Clara..composite E-Koa....super deep tones and you can take to the beach and leave in the car etc....but no wood on the uke.....and they only make concert size.....

Triduana
12-27-2014, 09:01 AM
Happy new year to you.

I like that, it has a nice sound to it.

I have a silly question though as I'm new to the forum - what does NUD mean in the thread title please?

Newportlocal
12-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Happy new year to you.

I like that, it has a nice sound to it.

I have a silly question though as I'm new to the forum - what does NUD mean in the thread title please?

New Uke Day.

DownUpDave
12-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Happy new year to you.

I like that, it has a nice sound to it.

I have a silly question though as I'm new to the forum - what does NUD mean in the thread title please?


No shame in asking cause at one point none of us knew what it meant. NUD = New Uke Day

Triduana
12-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Ah thank you both!

dkcrown
12-27-2014, 11:09 AM
Sounds great Brad. And way to "hack" your way through "Little Drummer Boy". :)

mm stan
12-27-2014, 11:13 AM
Aloha Brad,
Merry Christmas, and mahalo for the video, congratulations on the new Christmas gift, it sounds great man... happy strummings :)

M3Ukulele
12-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Tiny Tenor is definitely on my list to play. They sound good and nice design. Thanks for sharing. I saw video clip of Pepe, yourself and James Hill. Good discussion.

Camsuke
12-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Very cool Brad, thanks for sharing and a Happy New Year to you too!

Mattyukaholic
12-27-2014, 10:35 PM
That sounds great. Is it the spruce rosewood version?

bonesoup
12-28-2014, 12:19 AM
Very cool. Nice peaceful location for the video too. Happy new year Brad.

Ukulele Eddie
12-28-2014, 04:58 AM
Nice to see a Tiny Tenor is some talented hands. It's a great little collaboration between Daniel Ho and Pepe Romero. And I really like your version of Little Drummer Boy. I had not heard that one before. Is there a tab somewhere for it? Maybe if I start now I'll have it halfway playable by next Christmas or more likely the one after that. ;-)

Brad Bordessa
12-28-2014, 09:03 AM
That sounds great. Is it the spruce rosewood version?

It says on the Romero Creations site that spruce is paired with mahogany, but it looks like rosewood. I'm not so sure.


Nice to see a Tiny Tenor is some talented hands. It's a great little collaboration between Daniel Ho and Pepe Romero. And I really like your version of Little Drummer Boy. I had not heard that one before. Is there a tab somewhere for it? Maybe if I start now I'll have it halfway playable by next Christmas or more likely the one after that. ;-)

Thank you. My friend sang a groovy version of Little Drummer Boy like that at one of our gigs and I liked the vibe. So when I got the uke I eared out an arrangement that sort of captured the feel. No tab, sorry!

DownUpDave
12-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Hey Brad, thanks for the answers on the PM. Romero Creations is now making that with rosewood back and sides, HMS now has them in stock. At one time it was only all koa or sruce and mahogany. Yours sure sounded great.........might have had something to do with the guy playing it too:p

vcs700s
12-28-2014, 09:08 AM
I just ordered a Tiny Tenor in Spruce/Mahogany from HMS.
Now I wait! :-(

lakesideglenn
12-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Great sounding Uke and loved the arrangement of Drummer Boy...on my 'to be stolen' list!
Merry Christmas!

Tigeralum2001
12-28-2014, 11:45 AM
They've come a long way; it sounded very good. I played one of the first Pepe-built Tiny Tenors at Ukulele Source and I wasn't that impressed. I love my Pepe (normal) tenors, though.

Mattyukaholic
12-28-2014, 12:01 PM
I quite like the look of the grand tenors.

Nickie
12-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Congratulations on your Christmas uke! It kinda reminds me of a giant Flea....

Brad Bordessa
12-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Congratulations on your Christmas uke! It kinda reminds me of a giant Flea....

I knew it looked familiar somehow....