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Rakelele
01-05-2019, 04:25 AM
Among the new models that Pepe Romero has presented in his import line is a "Replica" of his own custom tenors. Depending on the wood options, they usually sell for $799 to $999. But now, there is a new "limited edition" model available with a little less bling: no Abalone purfling, a relatively simple ornamented rosette instead of Abalone, and a satin finish instead of high gloss, but still with geared Planetary tuners and all solid woods: Acacia body with a Spruce top. I haven't found out where they are made, if it is in China like his inexpensive laminate series or in Vietnam like the all solid gloss line.

They cost about a third less than the fully blinged models and are now available at Uke Republic (https://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/romero-creations-the-replica-all-solid-spruce-mahogany-tenor-ukulele) as well asElderly (https://www.elderly.com/catalog/product/view/id/148774/s/romero-creations-limited-edition-satin-replica-tenor-ukulele/), in both places for $539 USD.

I think they might be a great value. If I didn't have too many tenors already, I'd try one for sure. Would love to see some reviews about them. Here is a video which Pepe posted a couple of months back:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o1kzA-PxVM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o1kzA-PxVM

Note that I am not affiliated with these stores nor with Pepe, I just like the things he brings to the ukulele market.

Rakelele
01-05-2019, 04:29 AM
Here is another video where Jason Arimoto demoes this model:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tktOWHHgmb4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tktOWHHgmb4

kvehe
01-05-2019, 08:29 AM
This is my kind of uke, but alas, also too many tenors.

Rakelele
01-05-2019, 08:44 AM
This is my kind of uke, but alas, also too many tenors.

Aw c'mon Katathryn, I was hoping you'd get one and let us know how you like it! :o

Rakelele
03-08-2019, 07:53 PM
The Limited Edition affordable version of the Romero Replica is now available at Hawaii Music Supply (The Ukulele Site). Here is their demo video:


https://vimeo.com/320606807

slackkey007
03-09-2019, 04:48 AM
Here's the HMS (The Ukulele Site) video w/Kalei playing the uke:

https://vimeo.com/320575023

I own the Romero Creations Replica 1st generation high gloss Mahogany/Spruce tenor and LOVE it!!! It is very light, very resonant, and sounds great for both finger picking and strumming!!!:shaka: