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Doc_J
08-25-2013, 06:24 PM
This is delightful and limited availability 2011 Pepe Romero tenor with a figured koa body. Condition is essentially the same as the day it left Pepeís shop. It has seen limited playing time since new in 2011 from HMS. Itís extremely light and very responsive/beautiful clarity on each note ALL the way up the neck. Pepe uses his reverse fan bracing in his ukes. The bridge, fretboard, binding, and headstock overlay are all rosewood and the tuners are Peghed brand. RWB purling on top. It has a beautiful custom rosette. There are 12 frets to the body and 18 frets overall. Top and side MOP markers are at the 5,7,10 frets. The neck is mahogany and the finish is an amazing hand-finished glossy French polish with no nicks, scratches, or dings in it. Note: As a hand-made instrument is has a couple light tool marks and not all grains are 100% filled. Comes with the original hard shell case which is in perfect shape. Currently, I have it strung with (and prefer) South Coast Medium Lights but I will also include a new set of La Bella tenor strings, the stock strings that Pepe uses.

Here is a video review of this very instrument by MGM.

http://youtu.be/5O8buAtzaO4

Perfect balance of highs and lows, warmth and clarity. It has a low setup and is just over 2 mm at the 12th so easy to play.

My sound sample with South Coast Medium Lights
https://www.box.com/s/ynnb43uhf9n8xxots3u4

My sound sample with LaBella Strings
https://www.box.com/s/0rb2tp9wnz3744uqhi9e

Itís an outstanding instrument. But, I find I havenít been playing it much. I might be sorry I sold this, but I need to reduce my number of tenors, so time to re-home. Hereís a chance to get a Pepe Romero koa tenor in essentially new condition, at big discount. If you have been waiting for nice one at a good price, this is it.

Update: SOLD shipped Continental US, UPS Ground.


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53236&d=1369023470
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53019&d=1368501401
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53234&d=1369023341
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53022&d=1368501536

Doc_J
08-25-2013, 06:34 PM
More Pics + another sound sample, and one of my favorite songs:https://app.box.com/s/qgqewyzpwv3dtjdr50vb


http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53235&d=1369023408
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53233&d=1369023272
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53021&d=1368501490
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=53020&d=1368501441

Tigeralum2001
08-25-2013, 06:37 PM
Hi Doc,
Are you entertaining trades or is this for sale only?

Doc_J
08-25-2013, 06:56 PM
Hi Doc,
Are you entertaining trades or is this for sale only?

I've got a few coming in, so I'm not really looking to trade, unless it is something really special.

PM me.

Doc_J
08-30-2013, 04:39 PM
Photos of the hard case.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57961&d=1377913981
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57960&d=1377913645

kamaaina1
08-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Very beautiful sounding (and looking) Uke...

Doc_J
09-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Bump for the final price drop.
SOLD

Doc_J
09-08-2013, 05:21 AM
This uke is now SOLD. Thank you.